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Musical Training Can Accelerate Brain Development and Help With Literacy

The notion that musical training can have positive effects on cognitive functions other than music has long been a source of interest. Research first emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. Standardised assessments of IQ and musical ability suggested the two were correlated – and it was thought that… » 7/21/15 10:40am 7/21/15 10:40am

11 Great Songs That Prove The Misfits Were Better At Girl Power Than Jem

One of the saddest things about the live-action Jem & the Holograms movie is that Jem’s rival band, the Misfits, are nowhere to be found. That’s incredibly dumb—because the Misfits are an integral part of why the 80s cartoon was so amazing. And, if you believe the opening theme, their songs are actually better. » 7/03/15 10:00am 7/03/15 10:00am

Today's Best Media Deals: Jurassic Park Digital Rental, and a Lot More

If you just saw Jurassic World and want to relive the original Jurassic Park, you can rent it in HD for just $1 on Amazon right now, or buy it for $8. Once you pay for the rental, you’ll have 30 days to start it, so you won’t need to schedule an impromptu Wednesday movie night if you take advantage. [Jurassic Park HD… » 6/17/15 10:45am 6/17/15 10:45am

Laibach Explains Why Science And Fiction Are Such A Powerful Combination

The Slovenian avant-garde rock band Laibach references science fiction a lot in their music, from Margaret Atwood to Kurt Vonnegut — and they did music for the science fiction spoof Iron Sky. In a new interview, they explain why science fiction is such an important dialectic for them. » 5/20/15 12:37pm 5/20/15 12:37pm

Britney Spears And Iggy Azalea's Remake Of Earth Girls Are Easy Is Awful

Here it is — the video for “Pretty Girls” by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, which is supposedly inspired by the classic movie Earth Girls Are Easy. The best part is where the women say things like “Your alien powers are like totally radical” to Iggy, who’s a visiting alien who just wants to party. » 5/13/15 11:28am 5/13/15 11:28am

Today's Best Media Deals: Comic Bundle, Edge of Tomorrow, and More

Today on Story Bundle, you can name your own price for 10 digital comic books and graphic novel collections, and even choose to donate a portion to charity, if you wish. If you pay $15 or more, you'll get 10 additional bonus comics, including Game of Thrones #1. [Story Bundle] » 4/09/15 10:45am 4/09/15 10:45am