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New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. They warned that "man is now engaged in a vast geophysical experiment with his environment, the earth" -- one that "may …

Climate

The woman who photographed hip hop history

A New York B-girl turned photographer, Lisa Leone was privy to the rise of hip hop’s biggest names in the 90s as she watched the wave of hip hop swell from the streets of LA and NYC and crash onto the world stage. From Nas’ now-legendary <i>Illmatic</i> recording sessions, Snoop Dogg’s “What’s My Name?”, …

Snoop Dogg Is a Better Planet Earth Narrator Than David Attenborough

[Massive bong rip]<p>David Attenborough could read the phone book and make it soothing, classy, and smart. Really, it's hard to imagine anyone else's voice guiding us through underground caves, unbelievable jungles, and the rarely-explored reaches of the world on <i>Planet Earth</i> (not even Sigourney …

Snoop Dogg

'Straight Outta Compton' a heady biopic about gangsta rap legends N.W.A

Straight Outta Compton<p>Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98<p>Available on VOD on Tuesday<p>Who would've guessed at the start of last year that a biopic about gangsta rap legends N.W.A — starring producer Ice Cube's son as Ice Cube — would not only become one of 2015's biggest hits but also a legitimate …

Richard Branson leaked this UN document to make a point about the drug war

In the post, titled "Finally — a change in course on drug policy," Branson wrote:<p>My colleagues on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and I could not be more delighted, as I have stated in embargoed interviews for the likes of the BBC.<p>Together with countless other tireless advocates, I've for …

Cannabis

Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans: study

But making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States, said the findings in the October 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.<p>Scientists have already …

Climate Change

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

The company just released everything it plans to release through 2019.<p>Its lineup includes reboots, superheroes, a few animated movies, and multiple trips to desert planets in a galaxy far, far away.<p>Among the newest announcements is the much-anticipated "Incredibles" sequel. It will be out on June …

Walt Disney Company

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Iron Man

20 photos that show how insanely crowded China has become

The law is not the most popular, and there have been some unintended consequences, including a skewing of the population towards males and a disproportionate representation of elderly people.<p>Still, many argue that it has been important for the country, as it has helped reduce famine and limited a …

China

Rap Release Dates: T-Pain, G-Eazy, Gilla Da Kid

A few new release dates were announced this week, check out what’s new.<p>T-Pain recently announced the release date for his next album. <i>Stociville The</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jay Z Asks For Delay In "Big Pimpin'" Trial

Jay Z is seeking a delay in the trial over the rights to the sample used in “Big Pimpin'” because he says the plaintiff is being unfair by not …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Most Important Hip-Hop Song of 2004

What This Song Is About<i>It’s a lifestyle song, stuffed fat with meta Houston rap references and slang.</i>Why It’s Important<i>It turned Houston into the</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lil Wayne Wanted To Sign Chanel West Coast, Legal Documents Say

Part of the rift that developed in the Young Money camp between Birdman and his artists was reportedly due to lack of freedom for their product. In …

Rap & Hip-Hop