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Xscape

Michael Jackson has been more prolific in death than he usually was while alive. For his second posthumous studio LP, weighing in at an ungenerous …

Tweens

The Playlist: new bands

Jetta - Crecendo<p>Jetta John-Hartley, a 24-year-old Liverpudlian, started out as a backing singer for Paloma Faith and Cee Lo Green. She has also been in the studio with Jim Elliot, who has worked with Drake, Kylie and Ellie Goulding. Not sure if that was Elliot at the controls for her tracks Feels …

Five albums to try this week

From Michael Jackson’s second posthumous release to Chromeo’s salacious electro-funk, here are five albums to hear this week<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney manage, as ever, to sound more robust than a typical two-piece. If you enjoyed their pivot away from grungy blues and …

French Pavilion for Milan Expo Designed to Grow Fresh Food

For the upcoming Expo Milan 2015, the country of France envisioned their pavilion as a covered market. A competition was held to design the space with the winning entry coming from X-TU architects. They centered the 3,600 square meter building around the concept of “producing and nurturing in …

Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

The two rockets pictured above may look the same, and in many ways they are: Both are launched pointy-end up, and both can carry a satellite into orbit.<p>But the rocket on the left, known as an Atlas V, costs between $100 million and $300 million more to launch (depending on whom you ask) than the …

The Navy's Next Heavy-Duty Helicopter Can Carry 27,000 Pounds

Plus, a new armored SUV<p>This week, defense manufacturers unveiled two separate vehicles each named “Stallion.” The King Stallion, by helicopter giants Sikorsky, is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter. In the future, it could transport troops and vehicles in war zones.<p>Sikorsky’s King Stallion is the third …

Dark matter and drugs | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

A critique of a recent dark matter 'hint' provides a CoGeNT argument for open data<p>Dark matter is an enduring and exciting puzzle in physics. Multiple astrophysical observations give really strong evidence that most of the matter out there in the universe is invisible – or, more precisely, only …

A Tractor Beam Made Of Sound Waves

The device can move around centimeter-sized objects.<p>Tractor beams (short for "attractor beams," which can bring one object closer to another from a distance) are a common trope in science fiction. But could they be made in real life? Researchers made news earlier this year when they created a kind …

New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …

Climate Change Already Having Wide-Ranging Effects On U.S., Report Finds

People are already grappling with drought, heat, flooding, and sea level rise.<p>When it comes to climate change, the future is now; it no longer makes sense to (solely) talk about potential impacts in the future, since it is already having a wide range of effects in the United States, according to a …

Pencil on paper drawings by Nicola Alessandrini

A selection of bizarre pencil on paper drawings by artist Nicola Alessandrini.<p>Nicola Alessandrini is an Italian artist, designer, and illustrator. He …

Calamityware: Disastrous Scenarios on Traditional Blue Porcelain Dinner Plates | Colossal

<p>For centuries artisans have been crafting white porcelain dishes and decorating them with intricate cobalt blue patterns, from floral designs to …

Burly Bike for the Big City

While most urban areas have smooth paved streets, others can be just as treacherous as off-road terrain. For these perilous paths, there’s the Summit …

Ni LED Parasol Big Garden Torch With Finger Sensing OTC

The inspiration of <b>Ni LED Parasol Big Garden Torch</b> design was coming during a holiday time in Malidves luxury resort. This concept parasol redefines …

Parrot unveils its ultra-light Bebop drone with a 14MP fish-eye high-def camera

French gadget maker Parrot is unveiling its remote-controlled Bebop Drone flying robot today with an ultra-light body and a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera.<p>The smartphone-controlled device is one of the most advanced consumer drones yet, and it shows just how sophisticated the consumer drone market is …

MPs to demand Pfizer protect British scientists' jobs for at least a decade

MPs will this week demand that the US drugs company Pfizer guarantee British scientists' jobs for at least 10 years as its boss Ian Read flies in to face parliamentary scrutiny over his proposed £60bn takeover of AstraZeneca.<p>Andrew Miller, the Labour MP who chairs the science and technology select …

Zero-hours contracts breed mistrust and feelings of insecurity, says Acas

Workers on zero-hours contracts are often afraid to look for other jobs and feel excluded from the sense of security given to full-time employees, according to a study.<p>The conciliation service Acas said it was receiving around 70 calls a week about zero-hours contracts, with a feeling of "effective …

Iraq army 'using barrel bombs' in Fallujah

Shelling by the Iraqi army in the city of Fallujah has killed more civilians, hospital sources and witnesses have said, amid allegations that government forces were using barrel bombs in an attempt to drive out anti-government fighters from the area,<p>The use of barrel bombs in civilian areas is …