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Leonard Bernstein Presents “The Greatest 5 Minutes in Music Education”

We’ve previously written about one of Leonard Bernstein’s major works, <i>The Unanswered Question</i>, the staggering six-part lecture that the …

Leonard Bernstein

The Viral Video Star Behind the Fitness Fad That May Replace CrossFit

Ido Portal teaches famous athletes how to use their bodies in entirely new ways. But is it all snake oil?<p>“Bro, what kind of <i>muscles</i> you have?” asks Ido Portal in a short video introducing his philosophy. He’s barefoot and shirtless, his long hair pulled back as he tumbles across the frame and does …

Martial Arts

Physicists Just Tied Light in Knots to Study The Strange 'Holes' in Between

What??<p>Using a new holographic technology, researchers have been able to twist and manipulate a beam of laser light to tie it into knots, creating …

Quantum Physics

Dessert Hummus Is Actually Amazing—Here’s How to Make It in Minutes

Dessert hummus may sound strange, but the creamy chocolatey spread tastes decadent—and packs nutrients too.<p>When I first heard about the dessert …

Healthy Eating

These 2-Ingredient Bagels Are About to Change Your Life (and They Take Less Than 30 Minutes to Make)

<i>Healthy bagels that don’t taste like cardboard? We’re all ears.</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on Cookinglight.com by Jaime Ritter.</i><p>I’ve been seeing a …

Breakfast

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

Neuroscience

The 100 best movies of all time as chosen by actors

1<p>Movies, Comedy<p>Tootsie (1982)icon-chevron-right<p><b>Director:</b> Sydney Pollack<b><br>Cast:</b> Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray<br>A struggling actor (Hoffman) …

Robert DeNiro

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won't have to sacrifice quality for much longer -- Microsoft has …

Apps

Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology

Edmund Husserl (1859 – 1938)<p>On April 8, 1859, German philosopher and mathematician <b>Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl</b> was born. He is best know as the …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

5 incredible places you have probably never heard of, according to a woman who traveled 100 countries

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you really want to feel like one of the first few tourists to …

National Parks

The Mostly Online 'Space Kingdom' of Asgardia Attempts Democracy

The self-proclaimed “space kingdom” of Asgardia is currently limited to a glitchy website and a satellite orbiting the Earth about the size of a loaf …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Scientists found a galaxy with almost no dark matter. Here's what that means.

by Kristin Houser March 28, 2018 Hard Science 30211<p>Roughly 65 million light-years away from Earth is a galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 (DF2 for short). …

Dark Matter

36 of the Most Insane Movie Sex Scenes

😳 😳 😳<p>They can be funny, they can be intense, they can be romantic. They can involve puppets, or multiple people, or pools. Cinema has been around for more than a century, and throughout the course of filmmaking history, skillful directors have elevated the sex scene to new heights. Here are some …

Warren Buffett Says You Should Ask This 1 Question to Become the Best Version of Yourself

The Oracle of Omaha offers some practical self-help advice.<p>Warren Buffett is well known for his finely honed ability to spot immensely profitable investment opportunities.<p>Besides his sage advice for investing in companies, though, Buffett has been known to share some of his time tested advice for …

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

TV shows

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

French Olympic Ice Dancers Make Skating as Ethereal as Ballet

The Olympics ice dancing competition came down to a dress.<p>On Monday night, the French team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the silver medal while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold. The back story, which everyone probably knows by now, is that near the start of the …

After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist novel Annihilation and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

Science Fiction

Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion

Patrick Hughes is an artist like no other – he doesn't do 'normal' and presides over all conventions to create insanely mind-bending paintings that …

A Wilderness Like No Other: Chile’s New Patagonia National Park

By Robin Walter<p>After fording a rib-deep and bone-cracking cold river whose current could have easily swept away a person much bigger than I am, I …

How to Make One Pot Chicken with Farro

This easy dish is perfect for a casual get-together with friends. Inspired by arroz con pollo, it is hearty with satisfying complexity. Cumin, …

Weird Ways to Cook Eggs You Haven’t Thought of Yet

The humble egg isn't above being poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried — even pickled. But isn't it time we found new tricks for this fan …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again

Rather than just focusing on increasing lifespan, one field of anti-aging research is concerned with extending healthspan – the stretch of our life …

Beastly Thermite Sword Is Forged in Explosive, Highly Dangerous Process

If you think Valyrian steel swords from <i>Game of Thrones</i> require one of the most dangerous and difficult bladesmithing processes ever, with all of that …