For those of you who don’t know, every weekend we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. The last week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from the return of Hiro in “Heroes Reborn” to the shocking Germanwings plane crash that has left us stunned. So get ready to kick off the weekend because this is Link25 (134) – The Germanwings Crash Edition.
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Science Shows Why Drum Machines Will Never Replace Live Drummers
The live drummer is an endangered species in much of today’s popular music. Modern post-production makes it supremely easy to substitute programmed drums for an imperfect human performance, or even to buff out errors from a live take. Increasingly, a good drummer is simply an afterthought for producers.
But this trend is definitively misguided. Recent scientific studies show there are [Click on the title to read the full article]
Assassin's Creed in real life (this is awesome!)
Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations’ cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it’s a staple too. Even here in the United States, where people eat a comparatively modest amount of rice, plenty is still consumed.
Rice is popular because it’s malleable—it pairs well with a lot of different kinds of food—and it’s relatively cheap. But like other starch-heavy foods, it has one central flaw: it isn’t that good for you. White rice consumption, in particular, has been linked to [click on the title to read the full article]