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The ONE Smart Piano could make learning to play much more fun

When I was six years old, one of the ways I amused myself was to sit down at the baby grand piano in the living room and tap out tunes I heard on the radio. In response, my parents embarked on a six-year run of piano lessons.<p>While I eventually warmed to the disciplined practice required, once the …

A Powerful New Way to Edit the Human Genome

Putting Canada on the map

Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people<p><i>For a different perspective on Canada,</i> Maclean’s <i>went to the maps. Drawing on a variety</i> …

Canada

The ugly truth about “American Sniper”

It’s not as apolitical as critics make it out to be. Clint Eastwood’s film offers a warped vision of Iraq and Islam<p>Zaid Jilani<p>January 25, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As controversy rages over <i>American Sniper</i>, many supporters of the movie have suggested that it's …

Stephen Hawking is working on a new theory of everything

Stephen Hawking is at it again: In a Facebook posting, the wheelchair-riding British physicist says he’s working on a theory of cosmic origins that …

We’re About To Visit A Tiny Planet In The Asteroid Belt For The First Time

The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades<p>While the world awaits the first visit to Pluto this July, another space mission will reach a strange world much closer to home. And months sooner.<p>A small robot named Dawn is nearing the end …

Astronomy

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Google Glass Meets Prescription Lenses--Something Every Geek Will Love

OK, I admit it. I’m a geek. And my glasses have been a badge of honor that I have worn all my life. And when Google Glass became available, it was love at first sight. Well, almost. As a Google Glass Explorer, my first experience with Glass was fascinating, but awkward. My clunky glasses didn’t …

Stephen Hawking Says 'There Is No God,' Confirms He's An Atheist

Stephen Hawking says he's an atheist, arguing that science offers a "more convincing explanation" for the origins of the universe and that the miracles of religion "aren't compatible" with scientific fact.<p>"Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but …

Magical shot taken by #MatadorU student Paul Doherty:

NASA Video: Three Years of the Sun in Three Minutes

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>This video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows three years of solar activity during solar maximum, the peak of the sun's …

NASA Sets A 2018 Launch Date For The Rocket That Will Take Us To Mars

Three years after its unveiling, NASA managers have approved the development of the rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space. Called the …

Picture of the week: the Woodland Hills High School Prom, by Mark Neville

The British photographer spent four months in Pittsburgh, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum<p>British photographer Mark Neville watched as the students of Woodland Hills high school in Pittsburgh finished dinner at their prom. There was a strong African-American demographic of students but as …

"I was drawn to this particular spot because of the sense of scale it lends to the canyon and the richness of the colors," says photographer Forest Woodward of this shot captured in Arizona's Havasu Creek. Get the story behind this extreme photo: http://on.natgeo.com/1oOWhCw

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights?

How beautiful is this photo? Lake Moraine in Alberta, Canada. Photo by #MatadorN Ambassador Alex Strohl:

45 years ago this morning they were getting ready to do this. http://t.co/RRNaDWgk4x

Taking you back to 1914: Relive the start of the First World War

(The Globe. August 7, 1914, page 3)<p><i>Map of Germany.</i><p>Saturday, August 8, 1914<p><b>Germany guilty of amazing audacity</b> <i><br>Peace only be restored by destruction of disturbers</i><p><i>British labor P.P. talks</i><p><i>Does not believe three cabinet ministers would have resigned had they known all the facts—country appears behind</i> …

Moon Invades Saturn This Weekend

Changing Planet<p><b>Talk about hogging the spotlight! Sky-watchers in North America on Sunday night, August 3, will see planet Saturn cozy up to the bright moon. Over a few hours’ time, as seen from the Eastern Hemisphere, stargazers will see the moon dramatically eclipse the planet.</b><p>And the best news is …

Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars Spotted

Changing Planet<p>A simulated image demonstrates how small the Milky Way would look from the star ULAS J0744+25. Image courtesy Visualization Software: Uniview by SCISS Data: SOHO (ESA & NASA), John Bochanski (Haverford College), and Jackie Faherty (American Museum of Natural History and Carnegie …

#MatadorN's Ross Borden took the "Matadrone" with him while sailing through the Philippines on a 72 ft trimaran:

Dragon Falls, Venezuela. Just 1 of 41 photos of the world's most spectacular waterfalls ➤ http://bit.ly/1iiNGFb

Watch Stunning Live NASA Feed of Earth From Space

Changing Planet<p>High-definition views of Earth like this are now only a click away, thanks to new video cameras streaming live views from the International Space Station 24 hours a day. Credit: NASA<p><b>Cloud watching, that most ancient pastime, enters the modern age, thanks to the astronauts aboard the</b> …

Astronomers find ‘habitable’ Earth-like planet for first time

After years of combing the heavens, astronomers have found planets that are the same size as Earth as well as planets in a temperature zone where water may be able to remain liquid.<p>But until now they have never found a planet that is both of those things.<p>That moment has finally arrived with the …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Astronomers go planet hunting

From the archives: New research suggests our galaxy alone may be filled with billions of planets—literally<p>Maclean’s <i>writer Kate Lunau is the recipient</i> …