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Flashback: Luther Vandross Stuns Dionne Warwick With ‘A House Is Not a Home’

Luther Vandross was facing a formidable crowd when he took the stage to perform “A House Is Not a Home” at the 1986 NAACP Image Awards. Janet Jackson …

Aretha Franklin

Reimagining of Schrödinger’s Cat Breaks Quantum Mechanics—and Stumps Physicists

In the world’s most famous thought experiment, physicist Erwin Schrödinger described how a cat in a box could be in an uncertain predicament. The …

Quantum Mechanics

The 10 best iOS music-making accessories: audio interfaces, controllers and mics for iPhone and iPad

<b>The gap between iOS and desktop music making gets increasingly narrow with every passing year. The latest synths and effects on the Apple App Store</b> …

Headphones

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

How The Grateful Dead’s Brilliant ‘Wall of Sound’ Changed the Quality of Live Shows From That Point On

Music writer Polyphonic, who makes incredibly informative video essays on an ongoing basis, explained how The Grateful Dead‘s short-lived, but …

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a Tiny and Tough Drive for Outdoor Photogs

If you’re an outdoor photographer who needs a tiny and lightweight storage device that can withstand everything that you and your camera can, …

Portable

Appreciating The Unfinished Legacy Of Mac Miller

Last Friday, rapper and producer Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home. His fans, who had heard Miller openly address drug use in interviews and in his music for years, immediately speculated that the cause was an overdose, though postmortem …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mac Miller: grizzled determination made troubled star a rap icon

It was grizzled determination more than natural talent (though there was plenty of that too) that made a rap icon of Mac Miller.<p>When the Pittsburgh MC first exploded into hip-hop in 2011 with his first album, Blue Slide Park – a wide-eyed glide of airy boom-bap beats and youthful rhymes that his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Perfectionism Combined With a Rotating Roster of Brilliant Session Musicians Made Steely Dan So Good

In a brilliantly and detailed analysis, the knowledgeable music essayist Polyphonic takes a look at the absolute genius of Steely Dan. He …

Steely Dan

Barack Obama's Illinois Speech Slammed Donald Trump So Brutally, I Can't Even

President Barack Obama stepped back into the political arena on Friday, Sept. 7, delivering a speech at the University of Illinois at …

Donald Trump

Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.

<i>Want climate news in your inbox?</i> <i>Sign up here for</i> <b>Climate Fwd:</b><i>, our email newsletter.</i><p>As a powerful typhoon tore through Japan this week, travelers at Kansai International Airport looked out on a terrifying void: Where they should have seen the runway, they saw only the sea.<p>They also saw what could be …

Sea Level

(via SEVDALIZA & Emmanuel Adjei present SHAHMARAN - YouTube) RUNAWAY status

(via SEVDALIZA & Emmanuel Adjei present SHAHMARAN - YouTube)<p>RUNAWAY status

富士山ココ

Online map shows areas where Mount Fuji can be viewed ‘by anyone’

The Japan Map Center on Monday released an online guide to locations where Mount Fuji can be viewed, showing that the nation’s renowned 3,776-meter …

Mount Fuji

Philips Hue's $64 portable Go LED Smart Light offers millions of color options

The Philips Hue Go Dimmable LED Smart Light is currently on sale at Amazon for just $63.89. When not discounted, it can regularly be found selling …

Home Automation

Mercedes G500 4x4² Landaulet Is Supreme Opulence

Before losing its roof, this G-Class stopped by Brabus for some upgrades.<p>It’s safe to say the G-Class has been an interesting vehicle ever since its …

Here’s A Closer Look At The Should-Be-Illegal Ford Raptor S

A more up-close view of the star-studded Raptor.<p>Remember the Ford Raptor S that could pass as the most luxurious truck ever built? Here’s a closer …

Campers

‘Late Registration’: How Kanye West Handed In A Stone-Cold Classic

One of the most notable debuts in hip-hop history, <b>Kanye West</b>’s 2004 album, <i>The College Dropout</i>, established him as one of the genre’s most vital …

Rap & Hip-Hop

TM2 Pen Case Transforms A Sharpie

If like me you tend to use Sharpie pens on a daily basis you may be interested in a new pen case called the TM 2 which has been specifically designed …

Crowd Funding

How Google Earth led a team of scientists to discover an untouched mountaintop rainforest

In 2018, what is left to explore in the world? It seems unlikely, say, that humans might find an untouched forest to study, someplace that hasn’t been bulldozed and burnt and exploited within an inch of its life for precious minerals or virgin timber. But that’s exactly what happened this past …

Google Earth

Kendrick Lamar Talks Lyrics, Kanye West’s Trump Comments & the N-Word With ‘GQ Australia’

For a pulitzer winning hip-hop artist who is already considered by some to be <i>the</i> greatest rapper of all time, Kendrick Lamar is still a pretty humble …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Picasso’s Incredible Childhood Paintings Reveal a Different Side of the Modern Artist

Usually, an artist's “<b>early work</b>” refers to pieces completed at the start of his or her career. In the case of modern master Pablo Picasso, however, the oldest examples of his prolific artistic talent date back much further—beginning, unbelievably, when he was just a child.<p>Picasso was born in 1881 …

Art

Mercedes's iconic Silver Arrow racer gets an electric makeover for Monterey

The original Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow was a remarkable feat of technological prowess, with its lightweight chassis and supercharged 595 bhp (444 …

Carbon Fiber

There’s a new optical illusion hand trick that’s sweeping the internet… and people are really, really confused

THERE'S a new optical illusion hand trick that’s sweeping the internet… and it is really confusing.<p>It popped up on Twitter on Tuesday, and has left …

James Corden

This LEGO Technic RC Porsche 917K will really get your motor running

When the Porsche 917K hit the racing circuit, it made waves with victories at Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. This historic race car achieved further fame …

Lego

Bugatti One-Ups Itself With Its New Divo Supercar

The Bugatti Veyron and Chiron already both rank in the top ten fastest cars, ever. But in the never-ending arms race for the extreme, Bugatti thinks …

Sports Cars

50 Cent Explains Why Kendrick Lamar is "Special"

Everyone wants to know what it takes to be considered the greatest of all time, or, at the very least, to make a lasting impact on their craft. …

One Minute of Music Changed Childish Gambino’s Career Forever

Donald Glover’s five-year-old soul stunner “Urn” stood out in an irony-driven musical catalogue and helped create the maverick artist we know today.<p><i>Because the Internet</i>, Donald Glover’s second album as Childish Gambino, remains a weird record even after five years and a significant generational …

We can’t tell if this art-creating AI is brilliant or broken

A team of researchers developed an AI called AttN:GAN last year that generates original images from text input. Now you can try it for yourself, and we hope you do. Because we can’t figure out whether it works or not.<p>The big idea behind AttN:GAN, which was developed by researchers from Microsoft, …

Machine Learning