Tim Smith

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How Ancient Spiders Weaponized An Arachnid Version of Insulin

Venom contains powerful and highly targeted neurotoxins, allowing spiders, snakes and other predators to immobilize their prey and make for an easier meal. In many snakes, venom jump-starts the digestive process along with keeping the predator safe from a wriggling, often larger quarry.<p>Spider venom …

Serenity

“It was one of those sunsets that induced a deep sense of serenity … “<p>Josh Blash submitted this photo to EarthSky and wrote:<p>With thunderstorms moving …

Looking for Dark Matter Under A Mountain

Scientists may finally spot the mysterious substance<p>A mile beneath Italy’s Gran Sasso mountain lies the DarkSide-50 detector. The three-story cylinder was built to search for our universe’s most mysterious substance: dark matter. “We know it exists in our galaxy and roughly how much there is,” says …

Top 10 cool things about stars

Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!<p><b>1. Every</b> …

Astronomy

6 Surprising Facts About Caffeine

What you didn't know about the world's most popular stimulant<p>You’ve almost certainly taken the world’s most commonly used psycho­active drug. In the U.S. alone, 90 percent of adults consume caffeine daily—often as coffee, but increasingly in the form of beverages, pills, snacks, and even pure …

How Filthy Is Your Neighborhood? This Map Can Tell You

New EPA map is looking for environmental justice<p>Do you know how many tiny particles are in the air you breathe? What about the amount of lead paint in your neighborhood? Or if you live close to a toxic dump site? Now, a new online tool can help you find answers.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency …

New map confirms 4 Milky Way arms

Although we can’t see it from the outside, astronomers know our galaxy has an overall spiral structure. For years, they’ve been trying to pin down …

Asteroid Day tries to save life as we know it

Scientists and astronauts launch appeal for infra-red telescope to detect objects that could bring catastrophe to Earth<p>It would be the end of the world as we know it. A relatively small lump of rock – a small asteroid, perhaps only a few hundred metres across – plunging to Earth would devastate a …

Hackers Can Tap Into Hospital Drug Pumps To Serve Lethal Doses To Patients

They probably won’t, though<p>The LifecarePCA is a drug infusion machine for hospital patients, designed to correctly administer the right dosage of medicine straight into the arm of a person in need. When it works as it should, mechanical precision thwarts human error and eases care. If someone with …

Lonely galaxy

NGC 6503 resides at the edge of a strangely empty patch of space called the Local Void.<p>Here is a new image of lonely galaxy NGC 6503, located some 18 …

Cause We're Loving The Crüe: Meet the Most Hardcore Mötley fans in the UK

Is that an Umlaut running down your cheek or are you crying? Yes it's true, Mötley Crüe are about to embark on their final tour.<p>Is that an umlaut running down your cheek or are you crying? Yes it's true, Mötley Crüe are about to embark on their final tour, celebrating over 35 years of insanely …

Rock Music

Dave Grohl Broke His Leg During A Show And Continued Playing Like A Total Badass

Rock 'n' roll personified.<p>According to a concert attendee:<p>View this post on Facebook

50 Things That Are Definitely, 100 Percent Confirmed PUNK

Finally, the definitive list of punk things.<p><i>Photo by Darren Robb for Getty</i><p>Earlier this week, Virgin Money announced that they had teamed up with The Sex Pistols for a series of credit cards themed around the legendary UK punk band. Naturally, this lead to some irate folks crying sell out. It even …

Daft Punk

Members of Oasis reunite, perform “My Generation” with Roger Daltrey — watch

Three principal members of Oasis reunited alongside The Who’s Roger Daltrey for a one-off performance on UK television show <i>TGI Friday</i>.<p>Liam Gallagher …

The Couch Potato's Guide to Music Festivals

Excited to see Bonnaroo but apprehensive about smelling Bonnaroo? Stream it!<p><i>Photo by Joshua Mellin</i><p>So you want to go to Bonnaroo... but you don’t actually want to <i>go</i> to Bonnaroo? The lineup looks dece, but the powerhouse funk produced by hippie sweat, backwoods mystery meat sandwiches and dirt weed …

Festivals

What Your Favorite Music Festival Says About You

The music festival you choose to attend says a lot about you as a person.<p><i>Lollapalooza, photo by Petya Shalamanova</i><p>It’s almost that time again… festival season! Actually, it already is that time because festival season never ends. With so many music fests going on around the world, you could …

Festivals

16 Musicians Losing Their Shit on Stage

Everyone has off nights.<p>Touring is a pain in the ass. You’re stuck in a van or bus with the same smelly people, day in/day out. You have to do your job every single night in front of a whole room full of people, even when you’re sick, tired, hungover, or just generally don’t feel like it. And on …

Dave Grohl

This Is Why the UK Loves Slipknot, According to Slipknot

"I hold England responsible for everything that has happened to us."<p>When I showed up on the first morning of secondary school, all the new kids were quickly sorted into two social circles. If your gelled hair shimmered like an oil slick and the pervasive musk of Lynx followed you from the gates to …

Rock Music