Robert Morrissette

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11 Problems Music Can Solve

Music is a splendid thing. It can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. …

What to expect from Amazon’s TV streaming device

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: littleny / Shutterstock<p>Amazon (S AMZN) is set to announce its Roku and Apple (S AAPL) TV competitor at a press event …

Associated Press News

5 Dead After Powerful Quake Strikes Off Chile's Coast

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile tonight, strong enough to be felt nearly 300 miles away in …

Natural Disasters

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author.

When You read something that strikes you as interesting, you should write to the author. This can lead to connections ranging from friendships to …

Cure for the "See-Food" Diet

I'm a "see-food" dieter. What grabs my eye in a moment of hunger is often what I go for. I imagine many of you can relate. Companies like Frito-Lay and Burger King count on it. Watch TV on an empty stomach and the next thing you know, you're speed dialing Dominos for an order of stuffed cheesy …

Healthy Eating

11 Things We Do That Make Us Miserable

Oftentimes we read about what we can do to increase our happiness through valuable tips, tricks and techniques. I <i>love</i> reading this stuff and noticing the impact it has on my day and my life. Sometimes equally important is identifying what habits we have that negate all of the positive mindset …

Happiness

Samsung's New Ultra HD TV Is 105 Inches of Curvy Excess

When it comes out in the second half of this year, Samsung's whopping 105-inch Ultra HD TV won't be the first television set with a 21:9 aspect …

Science Graphic of the Week: Radar Reveals Massive Antarctic Ice Retreat

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 3:04 pm. 3:04 pm<p>Over the last 20 years, radar from satellites …

50 Years Ago This Terrifying Megaquake Jolted an Entire Ocean

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 5:04 pm. 5:04 pm<p>Fifty years ago today, the ground heaved, …

Hypnotic Art Shows How Patterns Emerge From Randomness in Nature

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>'Dr. …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The 6-Foot Earthworm That Sounds Like a Draining Bathtub

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Related Galleries<p>Don't Do Drugs and Watch …

Watch a Time-Lapse of Every Storm That Hit the East Coast This Winter

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 1:43 pm. 1:43 pm<p>Watch the clouds roll serenely over the East …

Design FX: *Noah'*s Epic Storm Was Controlled by a Single iPad App

And on the eighth day, we got apps. Director Darren Aronofsky's new film <i>Noah</i> is, of course, about the Biblical flood so massive it required one man …

A Futurist on Why Lawyers Will Start Becoming Obsolete This Year

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 7:45 pm. 7:45 pm<p>Karl …

Comics Plus (Android)

<b>Pros</b><p>Lots of free comics. A wide variety of publishers. Free.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Frequently crashed. No account-creation from within the app. Loads slowly. …

Get a Dell Touch Monitor for $159.99

Dell is offering the Dell E2014T monitor for a full 36 percent off through March 31 only.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Daily Roundup: virtual Facebook concept, ThinkPad X1 Carbon review and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Newly discovered dwarf planet could challenge what we know about our solar system

While Pluto might have been stripped of its full planetary status, thanks to a shift in official definitions, a newly discovered planetoid could actually hint at the existence of a "super-Earth" in the far reaches of our solar system. The ball of rock and ice, known as 2012 VP113, is estimated to …

Are computers ruining music?

Thanks to automatic tuning you no longer need talent to create a flawless performance. But can it turn even the worst of voices into that of pop star?<p>With the help of music studio engineer Estelle Rubio, science journalist Alok Jha finds out. He hears how his voice sounds auto tuned. He then meets …

Celebrity Gossip

Could an app help you read a novel in 90 minutes?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the tech claiming to quadruple reading speed and what living longer means for life-sentenced criminals.<p>Hell on Earth<br>Ross Andersen | Aeon | 13 March 2014<br>Life-extension technologies could keep bad people alive as well as good ones, allowing …

BitTorrent

What is the world’s scarcest material?

Should we worry about natural resources running out? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, that’s the wrong way of looking at a far more complex problem.<p>Of all the world’s materials, which one will “run out” first? The more we consume as a society, the more we hear about how vital ores and minerals are …

Rare Earth

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from the worlds of science and technology, including secrets lying within the ocean and at the dawn of the Universe.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Sexy robots and an eerie whale<p>Aurora mission and frozen falls<p>Leopard escape and London time travel<p>Iced-up airliners and a violent Sun<p>…

Photos

Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

University of Iowa

Where does all that snot come from?

Snot is just a form of mucus, a slimy secretion produced by the mucus membranes which line all external cavities of the body exposed to the outside environment. The job of mucus is to lubricate and protect these parts of the body.<p>Your respiratory system is protected by a special type of mucus, …

Dental Care

What causes an avalanche?

Forget what you've seen in the movies, the biggest cause of snowslides might surprise you.<p>Despite what you may think, yelling isn't likely to trigger an avalanche. Neither will a sonic boom or a low-flying plane.<p>As Earth Unplugged’s Maddie Moate reveals what’s more likely to cause an avalanche is …

YouTube

The Orgasmatron: Strange tale of a pleasure implant

Pleasure-inducing implants can induce orgasms at the push of a button, but as Frank Swain discovers, there’s a curious history behind this technology.<p>This month, news outlets worldwide issued breathless reports of a wondrous implant that causes orgasms at the touch of a button. The Orgasmatron, …

FDA

Hydrogen cars: Ready for the roads?

The technology for vehicles powered by fuel cells is established, and is set for market. However, the biggest challenge will be to make sure the fuel is available when the cars are available.<p>Chris Hostetter, group vice president of strategic planning for Toyota Motor Sales, believes the automotive …

Fuel Cell

‘I had a double hand transplant’

Imagine looking down at your hands and seeing fingers that aren’t your own. Rose Eveleth asks a woman with a double hand transplant what it feels like. It’s the first in a series where we talk to fascinating people who are living the future today.<p>The first thing Lindsay Ess remembers after waking …

Microscopy