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How the monkey brain assimilates a virtual limb into its body map

About a hundred years ago, the great neurologist Henry Head suggested that the brain contains maps of the body, and that these maps – which he referred to as 'schemata' – can expand to incorporate clothes, tools and other objects. "Anything which participates in the conscious movement of our …

Watch Steve Ballmer Promote Windows 1.0

Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released way back in November 1985. It wasn't great -- I know, because I ran it on my (totally underpowered) home PC with …

Casey Weldon 's bill Murray/Wes Anderson Series is one pop culture tribute we can all enjoy. #billmurray #art

7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)

Disturbing advice from the mid-20th century. It’s about to get real.<p><b>1. Don't Talk</b><p>Oh, did Mavis from next door insult your prize winning squash? Did …

Lyndon Johnson

A 3D printer that uses—wait for it—printer paper

Most 3D printing is done with different types of plastic, but as we’ve said before, there’s more than one kind of machine that falls under the “3D printer” umbrella. Along with the devices that print organs and cars, there’s one that uses the last material you’d expect: printer paper.<p>Demonstrated …

3D Printing

Xbox One requires launch-day patch 'not tied directly' to offline functionality

Xbox One users will need to download a launch-day patch before they can begin using the console, and the update is "not tied directly to enabling offline functionality," a Microsoft representative told Polygon today.<p>"A day one system update for Xbox One has always been planned to accommodate the …

15 Things You Should Know About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, naturalist and taxidermist Carl Akeley led a series of expeditions to Africa to collect specimens for the Field …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Needles, Canyonlands National Park

Outlast is a stealth horror game designed to make the player suffer

The scariest thing about <i>Outlast</i> isn't its mountain asylum setting, or even the thing stalking you through the bloodied building, it's that the game features a hide button.<p>The ability to hide isn't always there and it's not the only thing you can do in the game. Sometimes you can run, crouch, climb. …

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Shocker: Mary Jane Watson Cut From the Film

The lightning bolts coming out of Electro's fingers aren't the only things shocking on the set of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2.' Despite filming on the …

Comics

Morning Clouds Reflected

Chocoholic: Fudgy Chocolate Pretzel Cake

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>This cake is inspired by one of my favorite chocolate cakes of all time. Pulled off the internet when I worked as a pastry chef at an old country inn in Connecticut, I fell in love with the Double Chocolate Layer Cake from Engine Co. …

What is Salvia?

'20 Feet From' The Spotlight, There's Singing Worthy Of One

The documentary <i>20 Feet From Stardom,</i> which explores the world of rock 'n' roll's backup singers, opens to the soundtrack of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side." Reed sings half the refrain — "And the colored girls go, <i>doo do doo do doo</i>" — until a chorus of backup singers pick up the "Do doo" line. At …

Sierra Climber Norman Clyde

<b>Originally from Philadelphia, Norman Clyde migrated to California</b> to become a schoolteacher in his mid-20s. After the sudden death of his wife in …

Fresh Air Weekend: Stephen King, Daft Punk And Cannes

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

The Patient Who Let Us Peek Inside A Brain In 'Present Tense'

In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental brain surgery in an attempt to alleviate his severe epileptic seizures. The surgery left him with a form of amnesia; he could remember many things from the past, but was unable to form new memories.<p>"He could tell us about where …

'Beside Ourselves' Explores Human-Animal Connections

<i>Note: The audio and text of this review describe a major plot point that is not revealed until partway into the book.</i><p>If you know Karen Joy Fowler's writing only from her clever, 2004 best-seller, <i>The Jane Austen Book Club,</i> you're in for a shock. Fowler's new novel, <i>We Are All Completely Beside</i> …

A Brief History of Rum for National Rum Day

<i>Celebrate National Rum Day (August 16) with a little history.</i><p>Let’s talk about rum—but first we need to discuss garbage. Caribbean sugar farmers of …

17 of our favorite words from Game of Thrones

Have you recovered from Sunday's episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>? We have, just barely, but not before losing our collective minds. We've recouped enough …

Here’s what a John Travolta/Robert DeNiro movie that goes straight to VOD looks like

Can you imagine how bad a movie starring John Travolta and Robert DeNiro would have to be to go straight to VOD? Well imagine no longer, Charlie Dulldreams, because we have the trailer for <i>Killing Season</i>, which hits VOD and opens in limited released (probably reeeally limited) July 14th.<p>Why wouldn’t …

Nasa's Opportunity rover finds Martian water appropriate for the origin of life

Opportunity has made one of its greatest scientific discoveries so far. Clay minerals in a rock called Esperance clearly indicate that neutral water …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

This 'invisibility cloak' could conceal satellites — or hide your kids

Scientists have been slaving over the development of exotic materials that can serve as invisibility cloaks for small objects in specific wavelengths, but father-and-son researchers are showing off a type of invisibility that's done with simple sets of mirrors, lenses or tanks of water.<p>In a paper …

Giant Shark Caught off Calif. Coast Breaks Record

<b>Giant Shark:</b> A 1,323.5-pound mako shark caught off the coast of California on Monday by fishermen on the reality TV series <i>The Professionals</i> has …

Reality TV

The Beatles George Harrison’s lost guitar solo

In this clip from <i>Living in the Material World,</i> Martin Scorsese's documentary about George Harrison, the late Beatle's son Dhani, along with George …