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Today in World War II History—June 23, 1942

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 at RAF Pembrey after German pilot Oberleutnant Armin Faber landed there by mistake, 23 Jun 1942 (Imperial War Museum)<p><b>75 Years</b> …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

RT @TrevorABranch: The blogs read by 600 science bloggers, top four in order: @edyong209 @BadAstronomer @carlzimmer and @DynamicEcology http://t.co/nYEmg7XYAf

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees

Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around …

The Origins of the Shroud of Turin

Charles Freeman, surprised by the lack of research into one of the great unsolved mysteries, reveals for the first time his groundbreaking …

Ten Perfect Orchestral Recordings

I don’t know that perfection is of the greatest importance in music-making. Spirit, power, phrasing, tempo, expressiveness—all these things matter more than note-perfect execution. Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954) is widely considered the one of the greatest—if not the very greatest—conductors of …

Flute

Donders Wonders

Latest<p>“Ik heb veel moeite met focussen. Ik heb teveel gedachten.” zie vorige strip over aandacht Redactie: Roselyne Chauvin, Isabelle Malet, Caroline …

Herbert von Karajan speaks and plays

Peter Higgs interview: 'I have this kind of underlying incompetence'

The story of the physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle is a charming tale about a quintessentially British national treasure. Ever since Peter Higgs was named as this year's Nobel prize winner, the tale has been endlessly retold, and goes like this.<p>Higgs struck upon his theory …

World’s first robot suicide? Android ‘rebels’ against monotonous housework

<b>Has the world just witnessed its first ever robot suicide?</b><p>Tedious housework was seemingly too much for one cleaning robot to take, when it apparently …

The Average Faces of Women In Different Countries — myscienceacademy.org

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

News and Information | UW News<p>University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain …

RT @historycrusades: PODCAST - Episode 43 now live. This week we look at the famous Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers. Enjoy! http://t.co/C5IKSe4DmQ

Easily Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to the Computer

Voice Memos is that ever-useful app that lets you make a quick recording of a voice note, memo, record a conversation, or just generally replace one …

4 Essential Tips for MacBook Air Owners

The MacBook Air just might be the greatest laptop ever made, it’s extremely light, powerful, has an amazing battery life, and somehow packs all of …

Who’s Telling The Truth About PRISM? Computer Security Expert Gene Spafford Weighs In [TCTV]

Between the reports this week about that the U.S. National Security Agency has been mining personal user data from some of the world’s biggest Internet players through a project called ‘PRISM’, to the government’s defense of wide scale data collection for security reasons, and finally the outright …

The Quantified Brain of a Self-Tracking Neuroscientist - MIT Technology Review

Russell Poldrack, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Austin, is undertaking some intense introspection. Every day, he tracks his mood and …

Think brain scans can reveal our innermost thoughts? Think again

The grip of neuroscience on the academic and popular imagination is extraordinary. In recent decades, brain scientists have burst out of the …

Humoral theory on my mind... #TacuinumSanitatis #FridayNight #ArtHistoryNerd http://t.co/qTq7P84Kr6

"La Plainte d'Orphée" - 9 Pianists in Comparison

Dave Grohl, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt & Other Friends Make Surprise Appearances on Rolling Stones Tour

It's good to be Dave Grohl these days. One day you get to serenade Paul McCartney; the next, Sir Paul jams with you and the surviving members of …

Glenn Gould Offers a Strikingly Unconventional Interpretation of 1806 Beethoven Composition

Here's a strikingly unconventional interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1806 composition, 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, by the …

10 Great Performances From 10 Legendary Jazz Artists: Django, Miles, Monk, Coltrane & More

<b>Billie Holiday Sings 'Strange Fruit,' 1959:</b><p>Last week we brought you a post titled "Miles Davis and His 'Second Great Quintet,' Filmed Live in Europe, …

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen: The Poet-Musician Featured in a 1965 Documentary

Look what the vintage video gods have delivered today. Filmed in 1965, the black and white documentary <i>Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen</i> …

Watch the Only Known Footage of the Legendary Bluesman Lead Belly (1935 and 1945)

Huddie Ledbetter, better known as "Lead Belly," was one of the greatest blues musicians of all time. His songs have been covered by hundreds of …

Digital mapping at Stanford reveals social networks of 18th-century travelers

Through a digital analysis of correspondence from travelers on the famed European "Grand Tour," classicist Giovanna Ceserani is discovering how …