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Tracy McGrady was the NBA Hall of Famer sent directly from the future

T-Mac heads into the Hall of Fame as a star wing ahead of his time.<p>Tracy McGrady loved to sleep. As an 18-year-old rookie on the Toronto Raptors, McGrady would reportedly sleep for up to 20 hours a day. That doesn’t sound like an inherently intimidating quality, but McGrady had a way of making it …

On the Front Lines of Ohio’s Heroin Crisis: Playwrights

KENT, Ohio — An epidemic that fills coffin after coffin with people in their 20s. Activist-minded theatermakers who work furiously between funerals to bring the tragedy to life onstage. Audience members who express fear that if nothing changes, they or someone they love will be gone soon, too.<p>For …

An iOS app can help you create an ambient music masterpiece

Getting into electronic music is a breeze these days with all the great iOS apps out there. Ripplemaker, for example, is a fantastic modular synth app that even newbies can use, while veteran synthesizer manufacturers like Korg, Electro-Harmonics and Moog regularly update their apps with the best …

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How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

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Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long touted the potential health benefits of a Mediterranean diet for adults, but can the diet offer benefits for little ones, too?<p>"There is no reason why a child could not thrive on a Mediterranean dietary pattern," said Rachel Johnson, a professor of nutrition and …

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Researchers at Harvard University say they've managed to create a potentially revolutionary material that has only been imagined in theory for the …

7 new trailers you should watch this week

And lots of Sundance stories to read<p>It's Sundance week, which means that trailers came slow, movie deals came fast, and there's a whole lot to read. Here are some quick recommendations:<p>Movies: <i>Kuso</i> (super gross, made by Flying Lotus), <i>XX</i>(horror compilation from four exciting female directors), and</i> …

Al Capone, Bloodthirsty Mobster, Was a Pretty Good Dad

While Al Capone's criminal life has been written about endlessly, his personal life is still a mystery. In a new book, Deirdre Bair explores what the gangster was like behind the crime scenes.<p>In the chronicles of gangster lore, "Scarface" Al Capone is typically recognized as the most infamous …