Holidays

Artificial Intelligence

Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?

Researchers say it’s a lot more complex than it seems on the surface.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.18
fake plastic trees

Scientists Are Creating Christmas Trees That Don't Shed Their Needles

“Messiness” has been identified as the main reason consumers avoid real trees. Scientists are finding ways around it.
Rosemary Westwood
12.18.17
christmas

What It’s Like To Lose Your Sense Of Taste And Smell

The holidays are all about food. So what happens when you can’t taste or smell?
Emily Senger
1.2.17
Gaming

Furbies Are More Unsettling Than Usual in This Horror Game

Behind those glossy eyes are something sinister, grotesque and extremely annoying.
Zack Kotzer
1.1.17
depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder Might Not Be A Real Thing, Some Researchers Say

About six percent of the US population reports suffering from SAD.
David Silverberg
1.1.17
christmas

A Scientific Explanation for Why Everyone Hates New Year’s Eve

There’s some truth to the adage that happiness equals reality minus expectations.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.31.16
2016

Why I Celebrate Winter-een-mas, a Winter Holiday For Gamers

Every year since 2006, my friends and I have observed the winter gaming holiday.
Marc Shaw
12.25.16
Gaming

How to Get Your Friends and Family to Play Your New Board Games

The trick is simplicity, food and knowing your audience.
Matthew Gault
12.24.16
christmas

Watch and Marvel At a Holiday Ornament Being Made

The intricate process is both festive and meditative.
Madison Margolin
12.24.16
Facebook

An NYC Couple Keeps Getting Letters for Santa, So They Asked Facebook for Help

Miracle on 22nd Street.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.23.16
NEW YORK CITY

How Saks Fifth Avenue Blended Tech Into Its Holiday Light Show

A little old mixes well with the new.
Kevin Wong
12.23.16
christmas

Watch the World’s Largest Useless Machine Light a Christmas Tree

The epic track involved 412 individual mechanical steps and ran for 10 minutes.
Samantha Cole
12.10.16
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