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Trump's Refusal to Condemn Putin as a 'Killer'

The real significance has nothing to do with Russia.<p>While Fox was airing its pre-Super Bowl interview of President Donald Trump, who refused to accede to Bill O’Reilly’s characterization of Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a killer,” Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. lay in a medically induced coma in a …

Russia

Logic Pros (101): Getting started with Logic Pro X – The interface

If you’re new to audio recording and editing on your Mac, or upgrading from GarageBand or another audio recording suite to Apple’s Logic Pro X, <i>Logic Pros 101</i> has you covered.<p>In this first installment, we give you an introduction to the app with a tour of its user interface. In the future, we’ll …

Music Production

Permian hyperbole

ON THE outskirts of this west Texan city, on top of one of America’s most prolific oilfields, sit 230 square miles (600 square km) of scrubland owned …

Guts, greed and gushers

<b>Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire.</b> By Peter Doran. <i>Viking; 352 pages; $28.</i><p>JUST over 100 …

Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

A rust-belt revival

IN 1984 Ronald Reagan ran a re-election ad on the theme of “It’s Morning Again in America”. Today’s presidential hopefuls ought to run a follow-up …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Dark Matter

Your Ultimate Guide To The Pluto Flyby

Witness history in the making<p>It’s not everyday we get to explore a completely new planet. But on July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will become the first to visit Pluto. (And, oh yes, we did just call Pluto a planet!—more on that later.) The likes of this encounter haven’t been experienced in …

2 Weeks, 4 Deaths, and the Beginning of America's Fear of Sharks

It took a string of shark attacks in New Jersey a hundred years ago to make U.S. swimmers fear the ocean’s top predator.<p>In the twilight of July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Charles Vansant bled to death in a beachfront hotel in New Jersey. Several men had pulled his maimed body from the water.<p>Five days …

Nature

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Which active desk designs are best for your body and mind? Read on.<p>If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, it’s become painfully clear through science that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What’s especially alarming about this evidence is that extra physical activity doesn’t …

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

The last male northern white rhino on Earth is under 24-hour armed guard

In 1960, there were over 2,000 northern white rhinos roaming the Earth. In 1984, there were just 15. Today there are only five, including just one male, and he’s under around-the-clock armed surveillance to protect him from poachers.<p>The 42-year-old rhino, named Sudan, is guarded all day and night …

Endangered Species

What Happens Underground When a Missile or Meteor Hits

When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder to see.<p>Duke …

Astronomy

Don't blame kids if they do not enjoy school, study of twins suggests

When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation. A study of more than 13,000 twins from six …

Neil deGrasse Tyson shares meaning of life with 6-year-old, nails it

It's an impossible question to answer -- unless you're Neil deGrasse Tyson. Watch the famed astrophysicist take on a young boy's loaded query, and knock it out of the park.<p>As an astrophysicist and host of last year's " Cosmos" reboot, Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken on explanations of physics, …

Five tips for managing your money with Mint.com

Ready to get into financial shape? Get to know some of Mint.com's most helpful features.<p>It's around this time of year -- after more-than-intended gift spending and holiday travels -- that bank statements tend to get more of an eyebrow-raise than usual.<p>Mint.com, a free personal finance site, is one …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

An Interview With The Great Eddie Kramer

Unquestionably, one of the most renowned and well-respected producer/engineers in all of rock history, <b>Eddie Kramer’s</b> credits list is indeed …

3 Simple Things You Can Do Today To Get More Out Of Your Home Studio

If I asked you "Have you maximized your home studio?" what would you say? Would you get overwhelmed with thoughts of acoustic treatment, expensive …

Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Unlike the dramatic increases in hard drive storage required during the personal computer era, modern-day mobile devices are …

Apps

Health Tip: Find Purpose in Life

The growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier<p>There are a handful of junctures in life when a person’s sense of purpose is prone to twinkle and fade. In unemployment or professional stagnation; in financial or romantic straits, or after the death of a loved one; …

Al Schnier Performs With Terrapin Family Band & Phil Lesh

Jam stalwarts moe. headed out to the West Coast over the weekend for a one-off performance at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Saturday night as part …

Festivals

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement<p>One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, …

Understanding Harmony: Part 1

What is harmony? How do chords relate to one another? How can a chord progression build a framework for a song? In this tutorial we'll answer those …

Electric Guitar