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Blue Moon Film Festival, Glasgay!: this week’s new film events

Blue Moon Film Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne<p>Stories about women’s under-representation behind the camera, and dodgy stereotyping in front of it, keep on coming – the latest being a UN-backed study last month that found “deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping” of women in film. All …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

Earth Science

Apparent suicide after deadly South Korea concert collapse accident

A day after 16 died in an accident at a concert in South Korea, a man responsible for safety measures was found also dead, the country's semi-official news agency reported. It was an apparent suicide.<p>On Friday, a ventilation grate gave way, and more than two dozen people standing on it plunged some …

The Tide Slowly Turns in Kobani

U.S.-led airstrikes are reportedly tipping the balance against ISIS in the battle for the Syrian border town.<p>Less than two weeks ago, the newly announced American-led airstrikes against ISIS already appeared destined to fail. ​An Islamic State siege of the Syrian town of Kobani was about to give …

Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Primus singer and bassist Les Claypool says that the idea for the band's seventh studio album, a cover of the soundtrack to the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's <i>Charlie And The Chocolate Factory</i>, started as an idea in his head for a cover of "Candy Man." Then, the idea became the theme for one …