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Spokesman: Russia launches 18 attacks in Syria in last 24 hours

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian jets have launched 18 attacks inside Syria over the last 24 hours, according to the country's official news agency, despite international concern about the military campaign.<p>The Tass news agency reported Friday that Russia had "conducted 18 sorties against 12 facilities of the …

Middle East

Father John Misty Shares Behind-the-Scenes Clip for Making-Out-With-Himself Video

Recently, Father John Misty released the surreal video for "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment", in which Tillman encounters a depressed version of himself at a bar and, after a romantic evening, hooks up with himself.<p>Today, Tillman has shared a behind-the-scenes clip chronicling the …

'1989' by Ryan Adams: EW review

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>Taylor Swift’s squad—that endlessly documented, ever-expanding amoeba of supermodels, TV starlets, and sundry other plus-ones—gained a …

See Lana Del Rey’s Aquatic, Surreal ‘Music to Watch Boys To’ Video

Lana Del Rey swims, lounges and mugs for the camera in the impressionistic video for her <i>Honeymoon</i> tune “Music to Watch Boys To.” Although the clip …

Lana Del Rey

Dodge and Burn

Robert Plant once described Led Zeppelin’s 1971 classic “Black Dog” as a “blatant, let’s-do-it-in-the-bath type thing.” This would also be an …

Dead Weather Guitarist Describes ‘Let Me Through’ Technique

The Dead Weather have shared another of their zany instructional videos detailing the construction of their new LP, <i>Dodge and Burn.</i> In their newest …

Guitar

Björk Shares Third Installment of Vulnicura Remixes

Björk has shared the third of three sets of <i>Vulnicura</i> remixes, which have been released over the past few weeks by One Little Indian. Previously, she's collaborated with Lotic, Mica Levi, Katie Gately, and Kramphaft as well as the Haxan Cloak, Untold, Rabit, and others. Her collaborators on the …

The Roots (as "Black Simon & Garfunkel") Sing the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" With the Real Art Garfunkel on "Fallon"

On last night's episode of "The Tonight Show", ?uestlove and Kirk Douglas of the Roots donned their best black turtlenecks once again to appear as their recurring characters "Black Simon & Garfunkel". They began singing the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face", in the style of the folk icons. Right before …

U.S. Stocks Limp Into October

Dow industrials edge lower; S&P 500, Nasdaq gain<p>By<p>Saumya Vaishampayan<p>Saumya Vaishampayan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@saumvaish<p>saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com<p>U.S. stocks limped into October, following the worst quarter for benchmark indexes since 2011.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 12.69 …

Stock Markets

Nest gets more smart home devices talking to each other

Getting your connected-home gear to actually connect with one another can be a pain. Nest is trying to alleviate at least some of that hassle by adding Weave, its ad-hoc networking system to Works with Nest, it's third party development platform. Weave lets items talk to each other without relying …

Hear Florence + The Machine's somber cover of 'Where Are Ü Now'

Florence + The Machine’s third album <i>How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful</i> hit No. 1 in the U.S. earlier this year in part due to the tenderly personal …

Blank on Blank releases Tom Waits interview from nearly 30 years ago

<i>Blank on Blank</i>, the online video series from PBS Digital Studios, unearths and animates rare interviews from celebrities and artists. The 30 previous …

Phil Woods, Top Jazz Saxophonist, Has Died

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods, a leading jazz performer since the 1950s, died Tuesday afternoon. The cause was related to emphysema, his longtime agent, Joel Chriss, confirmed. Woods was 83.<p>As a teenager, Woods would commute to New York City for lessons with pianist Lennie Tristano, then check out …

R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Announces New Album Warzone Earth Featuring Jeff Tweedy and Krist Novoselic

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has announced his latest solo record, <i>Warzone Earth</i>. It's out October 16 via Little Axe Records. Jeff Tweedy, Krist Novoselic, and Buck's super-Earth bandmates Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Kurt Bloch will appear on the record, according to Stereogum. …

WFUV Announces Compilation Featuring Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Tweedy, Future Islands, and More

The noncommercial, listener-supported New York radio station WFUV has announced its latest compilation of live-recorded songs, <i>FUV Live 18</i>. The album contains tracks by Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Tweedy, Future Islands, Twin Shadow, and more. Find the full tracklisting below.<p><i>FUV Live 18</i> is …

Democracy of Sound: Is GarageBand Good for Music?

Over the last decade, GarageBand has become the Starbucks of digital recording studios: consumer-friendly, global, omnipresent. Pre-programmed into every Apple device, anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac can open the program and record something amazing (or, perhaps more likely, something totally …

Human

The Landscape of Mars: Pictures

Telescopes

Why beef is the new SUV

<b>Lexington, Texas (CNN) —</b> This is the story of a giant pile of beef.<p>Well, 1.27 pounds (0.58 kilos) of brisket, to be exact.<p>But before I get into the business of explaining where this meat came from, and why eating this stuff has a massive, unexpected effect on climate change, I feel the need to …

Agriculture

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.<p>The …

Economists predict 203,000 job gains for September

A solid report on private-sector job gains could herald a rebound in the government's closely watched employment report Friday, but some economists say payroll growth will soon slow as the labor market tightens.<p>Private payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 200,000 in September, …

Logitech's Circle camera is a portable Dropcam-killer

If you were disappointed by Nest's minor update to Dropcam's home monitoring cameras, Logitech might have just what you're looking for. The new Logi Circle is a home monitoring camera similar with a unique twist: You can unplug it from power and stream video from anywhere in your home for up to …