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Dead & Company Let It Grow In St. Louis

Dead & Company brought their inaugural tour to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Friday. Grateful Dead members <b>Bob Weir</b>, <b>Mickey Hart</b> and <b>Bill</b> …

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Hacker Builds Virtual Reality Oculus Rift Style Headset For $50 (video)

If you missed out on purchasing a developer edition of the Kickstarted launched Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, before Facebook acquired the …

An Interactive Guide To The Fourier Transform

The Fourier Transform is one of deepest insights ever made. Unfortunately, the meaning is buried within dense equations:<p>Yikes. Rather than jumping …

Mathematics

Music and Computers

A Theoretical and Historical Approach<p><b>Phil Burk</b>, SoftSynth.com <b><br>Larry Polansky</b>, Department of Music, Dartmouth College <b><br>Douglas Repetto</b>, Computer Music …

Columbia University

Echo Chamber

This <b>petiful</b> episode introduces us to a new member of Dr. J's household - Celsius the cat. A cool customer with a hot temper, Celsius spends most of …

Science

Which Seat Should You Pick at the Movie Theater?

Every Thanksgiving, Hollywood releases a handful of blockbusters. This year, <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i>, <i>Frozen</i>, <i>Homefront</i> and <i>Oldboy</i> are all …

You Got Dumped. Turn to Sociology, Not Psychology

You just got dumped. It’s not because something is missing or lacking in your personality or in your beauty or in who you are, which is what many, …

Imagine No Religion. Here's What It Looks Like.

The Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch imagined a world with no religion in his iconic painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights," depicted above (click …

Early Cancer Detection, Brain-Controlled Robotic Arms: This Is Not Your Average Science Fair

If you missed the White House Science Fair today -- which you probably did -- you can see the rebroadcast below, featuring hosts LeVar Burton and …

Bill Nye

Will We Ever Celebrate Earth Day on Another Earth?

NASA's recent discovery of two Earth-like planets within the Kepler-62 solar system - the most Earth-like planets ever detected - is creating …

Earth Day

The Biggest Limitation on Human Thought: Certainty

I think that human beings are most limited in their tendency to pursue certainty and to think that answers are somehow absolute or even beneficial. …

Singularity

A National Public Library, Now Available Online

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched its Web site last week, more than two years after the first …

APIs

Evolution Isn't Neat. Why Your Brain is a Freaking Mess.

Why is it that mere ideas can activate the pleasure circuit when those ideas have nothing to do with evolutionary survival, or adaptive advantage at …

Neat

Debunking Straw Vulcan Rationality

It's a common belief about rationality that being rational means being emotionless, being stiff, unable to appreciate beauty in the world, unable to …

Star Trek

The Shakespeare of the Future Will Be a Bot

This is becoming the central paradox of the Information Age: the easier it is for humans to create content and information on their digital devices, …

Chatbots

Virtuix Omni and Oculus Rift come together for literal running and gunning

Omni-directional treadmills promise to take things a stationary step further than current motion controllers, such as the Wii-mote, PlayStation Move …

Virtual Reality

What a Liberal Arts College Might Look Like in the 22nd Century

Amid all the cheering about the advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), another high-tech, path-breaking model in higher education is being …

Education

Immortality is a Waste of Time

Forget about immortalizing yourself. Don’t waste money. Don’t waste time. Don’t waste thought or anxiety on having yourself frozen or your brain …

Singularity

Immortality IS NOT a Human Possibility

So BIG THINK published a sensible little essay by the distinguished public intellectual John Gray. He says don't think about immortality as something …

Groundhog Day

Mind Memes for April 3: Mars Buzz, An Anti-Drone Hoodie and More

<b>1. The Anti-drone Hoodie</b><p>Some clothing is designed to make you stand out from the crowd. Then there are the clothes that are to designed to make you …

Buzz Aldrin

So They've Kinda-Sorta-Not-Quite Found Dark Matter. Now What?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>On Wednesday, NASA announced that the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a particle detector residing on the …

Dark Matter

To Go With Those 3D Printers, Affordable 3D Scanners

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Toronto-based developers Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox have built what they're calling on their IndieGogo page "the …

How 'Symbolic Immortality' Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

Humans have this almost paralyzing fear of death. One thing that keeps it from being paralyzing is this belief in what’s called symbolic immortality. …

Singularity

Accelerating Change: Exploring the Marijuana-Gay Marriage Analogy

The movement to legalize marijuana hit a major milestone yesterday. According to a Pew Research Poll, for the first time a majority of the American …

Cannabis

Scientists Need to Throw Out Ideas Like Yesterday's Newspaper

Throughout my career I’ve been surprised. Perhaps the most amazing surprise to me was actually one that I ultimately proposed but it defied …

Amazing

3 Ways the Magic Wand of 3D Printing Will Go Mainstream

<b>What's the Big Idea?</b><p>"I’ve been working with 3-D printers since the late ‘80s," says Hod Lipson, the co-author, along with Melba Kurman, of the new …

3D Printing