Mitch Goodman

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In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

So, you can Buy an old Soviet Fighter Jet or a Boeing 747 just like a Used Car on the Internet

<i>H</i>aving a <i>Mig</i>-life crisis?!<p>You’re in luck because a two seater supersonic Mig-21 runs only about $70,000 on the internet these days….<p>That’s right, just …

South Korea Takes Down Christmas Tower

25 Years Ago: The Earthquake Series

Malfunctioning traffic lights, a pot-smoking driver and a losing team didn't stop the San Francisco Examiner from reporting the news that people needed.<p>It was 25 years ago Oct. 17. On a beautiful, sunny October Tuesday in San Francisco, the Giants were hosting the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of the …

Bob Lutz Reveals How the Pontiac Aztek Happened

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac’s Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town, if he knew anything. Turns out, he knows quite a bit.<p><b>I kind of got hired</b> [as GM’s …

Detroit Auto Show

How'd He Do That? Physicist Demos Quantum Levitation

A tiny cube floating and flipping in midair sounds like something straight out of "Harry Potter," but Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev doesn't need …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

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The Human Factor

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small …

The GIF Party Starts When You Get Here

This GIF Party is waiting on only one thing: You! What have you been up to this week? Send your news, life updates, any upcoming plans, and your new …

S.E. Cupp on nude photos: Don’t own things other people want if you don’t want to have them stolen!

Conservative pundit weighs in on theft of celebrity photos by taking a very courageous stand in defense of stealing<p>Conservative columnist S.E. Cupp has weighed in on the recent theft of famous women's photos by writing a passionate pro-thievery column for the New York Daily News. In this helpful …

Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera.<p>The sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, have been the subject of a mystery since the 1940s. The playa is dotted …

Death Valley

7 Ingenious Weapons From History That Should Never Have Worked

Human ingenuity has a way of triumphing over basic logic, and weapons design is one area where impractical ideas and designs have actually worked out.<p>A recent Quora thread posed the question of "what are some of the most ingenious weapons throughout history?" The answers span a wide spectrum of …

Military

Here's Where We Think The World's Nukes Are Stored — And What It Says About Global Security

As they stress throughout their paper, which was also published under FAS's auspices, tracking the number and location of the world's nuclear warheads is an inherently uncertain endeavor. Nuclear-armed powers don't tend to reveal information about other countries' programs, and some governments, …

The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network

Neighborhood gossip and community policing thrive on Nextdoor<p>It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls, a neighborhood of about 500 homes in Columbus, Ohio. The sewer overflowed, dumping a foot and half of water into Chuck Totten’s basement, where his wife Deb kept around $25,000 …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

Burning guitars, big suits, meeting the Beatles — the concert films and rockumentaries that stand head and shoulders above the rest<p>The movies started …

Music

Charleigh Matice Finds Swastika In McDonald's Sandwich Bun

Charleigh Matice lost her appetite when she found a swastika made from butter on the bun of a chicken sandwich at McDonald's.<p>Matice says she discovered the unappetizing symbol while putting mayo on a sandwich purchased at a McDonald's in Morehead City, North Carolina.<p>"Is this a joke? Does somebody …

The Mysterious Fungus Infecting the American Southwest

Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.<p>Last fall, Kirt Emery was on his motorcycle, cruising up the 99 freeway over the mountains from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield, …

Just How Likely Is Another World War?

Assessing the similarities and differences between 1914 and 2014<p>A century ago this month, Europeans stood on the brink of a war so devastating that it forced historians to create a new category: “World War.” None of the leaders at the time could imagine the wasteland they would inhabit four years …

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

World History

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

World History

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …

16 Jon Stewart insults worthy of Shakespeare

The Bard is a much bigger influence on the late night comedy show host than you might expect<p>Jon Stewart takes a week off every once in a while and we are consigned to watching his reruns for a fix, which is okay because they stand up fairly well. It also gives us a chance to take a step back and …

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​The Best Starship Simulator Around Is Even Better On iPad

Ask yourself: <i>"Would I be a good starship captain?"</i> It's time to find out.<p>Every person who has ever seen an episode of <i>Star Trek</i> or <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> …

Teen urinates in reservoir; officials to flush 38M gallons; L.A. weeps

Shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, a 19-year-old in a hoodie and baggy jeans was captured on a grainy black-and-white surveillance video urinating into a reservoir that slakes the thirst of Portland, Ore.'s 600,000 or so residents. (Cue the disgusted "Ewwwwwwwws!" right here.)<p>But really, Portland …

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Computer Simulation of 1,500 People Looking at Smartphones and Walking

Do you text and walk? Don't! Here's computer simulation that shows what will happen. Well, kinda.<p>Recently in Japan, mobile phone carriers like NTT …