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High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, on 11 July 2012 from White Sands missile range in New Mexico. Hi-C's image sequences show the twisting up or braiding of the magnetic field that …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring astronomical distances. 'There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on the Earth.' So how far is a light year? And supposing …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Syrian foes to attend Geneva peace talks in January

Government and opposition representatives will meet for first time to discuss peaceful transition, UN announces<p>Syria's government and opposition will meet for the first time in Geneva in January, in an attempt to halt the nearly three-year-old civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people, the …

Susan Rice meets Hamid Karzai as tensions rise over troops agreement

• Pentagon urges Karzai to change mind and sign security pact • More than $8bn for Afghanistan security forces also at stake<p>The US national security adviser, Susan Rice, met Afghan president Hamid Karzai Monday in Kabul, as the Pentagon urged the leader to change his mind and sign a security pact …

Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor Unite in New York

Duo teams up for a mindblowing set of blues classics<p>Around 11 p.m. last night at New York's Cutting Room, Ronnie Wood closed his eyes and began …

Music

British study finds that metalheads are pretty much how you think they are

by <b>Doug Moore</b><p><b>MDF 2011</b> (more by Fred Pessaro)<p>It’s always a little weird when academia turns its attention on metal. From 2009’s (in)famous “black metal …

Exclusive: Eminem Responds to 'Rap God' Homophobia Accusations

"I think people know my personal stance on things and the personas that I create in my music"<p>In the years since the initial uproar over the use of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Rips Through 'Foxey Lady' in 1968

Get a first look at exclusive footage from the band's Miami Pop set<p>Newly unearthed footage of Jimi Hendrix performing at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival …

Guitar

Lou Reed's Last Words: Watch His Final Interview

See the rock icon's final conversation about the sounds that moved him to tears. "Ordered sound is music," he said. "My life is music."<p>On September …

Lou Reed

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Google Plus Creates Uproar Over Forced YouTube Integration

Google Plus is back in the headlines again, but not for any spike in users or must-have new features. Rather, Google’s social network has now become further entwined in yet another of Google’s properties, YouTube.<p>YouTubers, both video creators and commenters, are upset about the new requirement of …

NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on providing digital access to all

"The foundation of New York City's digital strategy is access," explains Rachel Haot, fresh off her Expand press day opening remarks. "We define that as access for all New Yorkers, regardless of income level, regardless of the resources you may have in your household. Libraries play a very vital …