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15 essential Kurt Cobain rarities

Today marks the release of <i>Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings,</i> a series of tracks culled from previously unreleased tapes made by Nirvana frontman …

The release of a new 'Dragon Ball Z' movie proves why this action cartoon is still a phenomenon after more than 25 years

Funimation<p>"Dragon Ball Z" was something of a pop culture phenomenon — created in 1989 and brought to the US in 1996, the anime series (and its …

Anime

13 Fun Facts About Joss Whedon's SERENITY

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old<p>Astronomical data is and has always been “big data”. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This …

Big Data

How close to finding alien life?

The search for life beyond Earth has heated up. Here are some of the ways that scientists have been thinking and talking about it.<p>In recent years, …

Astronomy

Creative Commons is building a mobile app to kill stock photos

Content sharing nonprofit Creative Commons has been hard at work over a mobile app that lets people and organizations request and use images from users under an open license — ringing the death knell for stock photos.<p>It’s called The List, because it provides lists of locations, people, objects and …

Apps

Joss Whedon discusses unpleasantness with Marvel, his thwarted hopes for Spider-Man in Age of Ultron

With <i>Avenges: Age of Ultron</i> behind him, Joss Whedon has been surprisingly open about the filmmaking process for one of the biggest blockbusters of all …

We've Never Stopped Thinking About Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago today. It's hardly news. You've probably already seen plenty of tributes to his career and what might have been, along with, perhaps, a criticism of the impulse to memorialize his death simply because it's been a round number of years since the event.<p>We tend to agree …