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This story of a Sri Lankan drummer boy will tug at your heartstrings

When an LA rocker saw a video of a barefoot boy playing drums made of plastic bottles and tin cans, he vowed to find him...<p>Last February, a YouTube video touched the hearts of thousands. It showed a young boy, barefoot in blue shorts, playing drums outside a basic brick hut in a clearly hot, but …

Sri Lanka

​Unearthing the Secret History of 'LA's Deadliest Punk Rock Gang'

'Disco's Out... Murder's In!' explores the story of La Mirada Punks, a group of loosely-organized criminals who became known for slam pit stabbings, murders at punk shows, and tarnishing the music scene.<p>Punk music changed forever when it hit LA. Tempos became faster, bands became meaner, violence …

Little-known disease found to be a threat to millions

Research into the little-known but deadly bacterial disease melioidosis has revealed that millions of people are at threat.<p>Also known as Whitmore's disease, the illness is caught from skin contact, inhaling or by drinking contaminated water infected with the bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei.<p>The …

Public Health

The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

Donny McCaslin remembers making Bowie's Blackstar

When Bowie entered New York City’s Magic Shop studio in January 2015 to record his 28th (and final album) <i>Blackstar</i>, he had already been battling …

Kendrick Lamar

NASA’s New Office Wants To Save Earth From Asteroids

The newly formed Planetary Defense Coordination Office will monitor potential asteroid and comet threats to our planet.<p>In a move that could easily double as a plotline in a sci-fi flick, NASA has created a task force that will be charged with scouting for asteroids and other potentially devastating …

Watch David Bowie grill MTV about excluding black artists

David Bowie is famous for pushing boundaries and challenging attitudes, but this did not stop with his gender-bending or eccentric sense of style. He also used his own success as a platform to challenge discrimination of others in the media. Looking peachy in this MTV interview from 1983, Bowie …

David Bowie played a mystical hologram in his lone video game role

Before Quantic Dream broke through with games like <i>Indigo Prophecy</i>and <i>Heavy Rain</i>, the French studio bet it all on an ambitious debut that, despite some …

David Bowie, a video game pioneer as well

David Bowie, who died this past weekend at the age of 69, didn't always seem real. He was, in fact, at one point in his career a pure digital creation.<p>Musically he'd been an alien, a shape-shifter, an innovator and an experimenter with all things digital. His career was one marked by restlessness …

David Bowie

A father’s tribute to his son who died of cancer: A video game of love and grace

You are in a hospital room at sunset, the angular light casting long shadows across the blue and green walls. You’re wearing glasses and a rumpled green shirt, and your demeanor — even in this rough-hewn, pixelated form — is exhausted. You carry yourself as though you’ve got too much on your …

San Francisco

Mumbai Creates 'No-Selfie Zones' After Drowning Death

Mumbai police have identified 16 “no-selfie zones” across the city on India’s west coast after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the …