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The Most Intriguing Theories About 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s influential classic <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> turns 50 this week. One of its most enduring qualities is how open to interpretation it …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Alcohol

PicoBrew Z series is a modular all-in-one setup for serious homebrewers

After introducing Keurig-like pods for brewing beer at home, PicoBrew is back with a more traditional all-grain setup. The new Z Series allows brewers to use their own loose grains and hops instead of the company's own pre-packed ingredients. There are also four models, from 2.5 gallons up to 10 …

The best washing machines (and their matching dryers)

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 100 hours of research, we …

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2017

This year, we were glued to our TVs and/or whatever device was streaming our scifi and fantasy favorites. It was tough narrowing down a top 10—and …

The Week In Review: First Human Embryo Editing Experiment In U.S.

For the first time this week scientists removed deadly gene mutations from human embryos, marking a significant breakthrough that scientists theorize could potentially engender the end of some genetic diseases.<p>The landmark study, which successfully expunged a portion of disease-causing genes, …

Genetics

You Can Make Your Home Look Expensive Without Spending Big—Here's How

Unless you're a seasoned interior designer, making décor decisions can be a daunting process: <i>How high should these curtains be hung? How big should</i> …

10 Great Forgotten Notorious B.I.G. Verses

Mary J. Blige, “Real Love (Hip-Hop Mix)” (1993)<p>“Look up in the sky, it’s a bird it’s a plane/Nope, it’s Mary J., ain’t a damn thing changed,” …

9 Overlooked Hip Hop Albums That Deserve More Recognition

The last 15, or even 20 years, saw real Hip Hop gradually lose ground to mainstream rap music. Generic – and often negative and dumb – rap music …

Worried about the separation of powers? Then confirm Judge Gorsuch

<i>Hatch is the senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.</i>Last week, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice …

Antonin Scalia

25 Best Guest Verses In Hip Hop History

Hip Hop artists have always been unafraid of working together. No other form of music, with the possible exception of Jazz, knows as many …

Top 15 Hip Hop Concept Albums

[<i>A</i> concept album <i>is an album unified by a larger purpose or meaning to the album collectively than to its tracks individually. This may be achieved</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NASA's New Astronaut Suits Are Straight Out of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Someone at Boeing has been on a serious Kubrick kick, as evidenced by the new spacesuits it made for Boeing Starliner astronauts. The blue suits, …

This Supergroup Featuring Members Of Tame Impala And Stereolab Is Amazing

When you hear “supergroup featuring members of Tame Impala, Stereolab and Acid Mother’s Temple,” you should kind of know what you’re getting into. The only thing that can come out of that sort of meeting of the minds is going to be groove-heavy, psychedelic and weird. But above all, it’s going to …

The Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2016

It’s time to review the best Hip Hop releases of this year. Let’s be honest folks. This year, up until recently, has been somewhat stale. There was a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

FDA Approves Large-Scale Clinical Trial for Ecstasy

Ecstasy isn’t only for ravers—a small series of clinical trials have demonstrated taking MDMA can be an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress …

Top 100 Hip Hop Songs Of The 1990s

Below you will find 100 classic 1990s Hip Hop tracks. Are your favorites missing? Share your opinions in the comments! Also read: Top 100 Hip Hop …

The reality of parenting in Sweden will make you rethink how we raise kids

You get 480 days of paid parental leave.<p>Known for having the best parental leave policies in the world, Sweden pays 80% of your salary for 390 of …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

4 parenting tricks from the French, who are great at raising kids

The story, an excerpt from her book "Bringing Up Bébé," concluded that French kids were better behaved because their parents weren't obsessive, and because they taught their kids how to wait.<p>A year later, Druckerman followed up on her WSJ column. She put some of the French parenting strategies she …

Parenting

Global peace deteriorating as world violence hits new all-time high

Global violence has reached its highest level in the last 25 years. That's despite a new ranking showing that the world would be growing more …

Go From Sitting to Standing to Sitting Again With This Affordable Monitor Riser

<b>Update:</b> Sold out at $186. Hope you got one!<p>So you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do …

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Parenting

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.<p>The …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Photos: Artists turned an entire Mexican neighborhood into a colorful mural

A neighborhood in the Mexican city of Pachuca has become the a giant colorful canvas for a collective of urban artists.<p>More than 200 houses in the hilly neighborhood of Palmitas, one of the most depressed areas of the capital city of Hidalgo, located in the center of the country, have abandoned …

Mexico

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Opinion analysis: Justices unsettled in trademark preclusion dispute

The Court apparently designed its decision Tuesday in <i>B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries</i> to answer as narrow a question as possible and I think most …

Judiciary

Sony cuts the price of its 'Digital Paper' and now it's only $1,000

If the only thing keeping you from Sony's electronic paper replacement was the price, you're in luck. According to <i>The eBook Reader</i>, these days anyone can grab the flexible 13.3-inch E Ink display from Sony's online store (previously it was restricted to legal or banking professionals), and the …