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In Perfect Movie Music, Filling Space Is An Art

"I remember the moment. I was working with VHS tapes and a turntable, and I had <i>Psychocandy,</i> The Jesus and Mary Chain, on vinyl. Sofia was over at the house, and I just dropped the needle."<p>— Hollywood music supervisor <b>Brian Reitzell</b> says the climax of Sofia Coppola's <i>Lost in Translation</i> and the song …

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The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

Brian O'Driscoll: Ireland icon ends career in fairy tale fashion

<b>An hour after his final game for Ireland and Brian O'Driscoll still hadn't taken his green jersey off.</b><p>"Because it's the last time, I'm dragging the backside out of it," said O'Driscoll. "It would be a bit weird if I started wearing it at home."<p>But for those Ireland fans who suspect O'Driscoll came …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

NBA Christmas Day Jerseys: Breaking Down the Association's Holiday Uniforms

Fans of holiday hoops will be pleased to know that the NBA has scheduled a quintet of games for Christmas Day—and dished out some exotic uniforms for each team to boot.<p>The sleeved jerseys from Adidas are the source of polarizing debate and controversy, as is commonplace with fashion statements. An …

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Queens of the Stone Age, Death From Above 1979 Get Their Own Christmas Sweaters

The season for Christmas-themed sweaters is approaching; Queens of the Stone Age and Death From Above 1979 have you covered. As Exclaim reports, both bands are celebrating the holidays with their own sweaters. Grab the DFA 1979 sweater (above) here and the QOTSA sweater (below) here.<p>Here's QOTSA's …

NBA Finals, Game 7: A look at the history of the sport's decisive games

Only three times since 1990 has the NBA season come down to a do-or-die, winner-take-all game. We ran down facts and trivia from the times the NBA Finals has needed a Game 7.<p>It was the immortal Zaza Pachulia, speaking semi-coherent English but mostly just yelling, who perfectly captured the wonder …

The Saints: their five greatest moments

Depending on who you ask, how you define the term and whether or not make a distinction between rock’n’roll and punk, the first ever punk record was made in Brisbane: it was called (I’m) Stranded, it was by the Saints, and it was released in September 1976 before bands like the Damned, the …

Check Out Amazing Rare Photos Of Nirvana Before They Were Famous

These images from the new book Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 tell the story of how the band nearly broke up in Rome just before the most crucial show of their career.<p>The new book <i>Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989</i> is a collection of the personal photographs of Sub Pop …

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"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought.<p><b>Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome.</b><p>Based on the arm …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

SanDisk’s wireless flash drive: A simple storage boost for your iOS or Android phone

I love my 32GB iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it’s barely a month old and I’ve already used more than half of the storage capacity. When my previous iPhone …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

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A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

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