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Hit songs help memory research

<b>Hit songs by Elvis Presley, Abba and The Spice Girls are among those being used in research that hopes to unlock the secrets of how memory works.</b><p>Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have created an online game in an attempt to shed light on why some tunes get stuck in your head.<p>Fans must …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

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George R.R. Martin: Outtakes From the Rolling Stone Interview

Over the course of 10 hours, <i>Rolling Stone</i> writer Mikal Gillmore sat with <i>A Song of Fire and Ice</i> author George R.R. Martin — the man responsible for …

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Tim Tebow Offered Contract By Arena Football League Team LA KISS

The Arena Football League team owned by the band KISS wants Tim Tebow to be its new quarterback. The LA Kiss announced Monday it offered Tebow a three-year contract "with the possibility for Tebow to earn millions."<p>"Tim Tebow is one of the most recognized and respected athletes in sport," Paul …

Playstation Vita TV Is Sony's Most Progressive Product In Years

Sony announced a strange little device today. It’s white, smooth, and about the size of a pack of cards (sound like anything else you know?) It has a broadband connection, but it can still play some video games on your TV. It costs about $100. It’s an entertainment device that could appeal to a …

Spitzer space telescope: Ten years of amazing views

As Nasa’s telescope celebrates its tenth anniversary of revealing the Universe’s dark side, we show some of the most memorable images it has captured.<p>Before the Spitzer space telescope launched on 25 August 2003, a lot lay hidden in the dark corners of the Universe. One of Nasa's four Great …

Reggie Wayne makes the most ridiculous catch of the preseason

This is why we do the tip drill, guys.<p>Reggie Wayne made a preseason memory when this poor Andrew Luck pass was bobbled by the Giants’ Aaron Ross, then bobbled up by Reggie Wayne, who then somehow made a diving catch for the touchdown.<p>The Colts beat the Giants 20-12.<p><i>(Thanks to Gifulmination for</i> …

Military Discounts

Saluting Our Military<p>Kennywood Military Ticket Purchase Policy:<p>Active duty, retired military members and veterans, who present a valid Military ID …

Science Confirms The Obvious: The Pull-Out Method Is Not Great For Avoiding Pregnancy

It's even worse for avoiding herpes.<p>Today in scientific studies that confirm the obvious, we have a paper from the Duke University Medical Center that led to this stellar Reuters headline: "'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies." Well, um, yeah.<p>Most current guides on contraception cite …

The One Thing That Will Determine The Success Of Fox's ESPN Killer

Despite the red flags that we've seen in recent days, the quality and success of FS1 is completely tied to the quality of its live sports coverage.<p>If FS1 wants to compete with ESPN, it has to be as good as ESPN at the only thing people watch and care about.<p>Say what you will about the truly awful …

How Apple's Text Alert Tone Was Created

Apple’s iconic ‘Tri-tone’ alert sound that plays when you receive a text message on the iPhone was born back in 1999, nearly a decade before the company shook up the phone industry when it released its first iPhone. That’s according to a blog post from its creator, Apple software designer Kelly …

The Elder Scrolls Anthology coming to PC Sept. 10

The complete The Elder Scrolls series will be included in a single physical package, <i>The Elder Scrolls Anthology</i>, next month, bundling five PC games, seven add-ons and five physical maps.<p><i>The Elder Scrolls Anthology</i> will include 1994's <i>The Elder Scrolls Arena</i> through 2012's <i>The Elder Scrolls 5:</i> …

Pirates closer Jason Grilli won't need surgery for arm injury

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Jason Grilli has a flexor strain in his right arm and won't need surgery at this time, the team announced …

A Shocking Number Of Americans Think The First Amendment 'Goes Too Far'

The results are even more surprising when considering that the proportion is up significantly from last year's results (only 13 percent of the country said the same). This, according to a press release put out by the Newseum Institute, is the largest single-year increase since the study first began …

Hamels outpitches Cole, Phillies beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Cole Hamels insists that leading the major leagues in losses doesn't bother him and he has been able to keep a positive attitude …