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Motorhead fan suffered brain injury from headbanging, report says

There is no greater accolade for a hard rock band than to be considered "dangerous," and if any band ever qualified it would be Motorhead.<p>The group is reputed to be one of the loudest bands in the world, and Lemmy Kilmister, its founder and front man, is a truly scary sight, with a singing voice to …

Indie Music

What Does Cold Sound Like? See If Your Ear Can Tell Temperature

Can you hear the difference between hot and cold?<p>A British "sensory branding company" called Condiment Junkie wanted to know the answer. They specialize in sound design for all sorts of advertisements. Now they're taking a look at how they might use sound design to make better beverage ads. Take …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Spectacular images bring new perspectives on phenomena from the aurora borealis to nebulae as far as 7,500 light years away<p>Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are …

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Dave Grohl Says Crowdsourced Shows May 'Change the Game' of Touring

"If people want us to come somewhere, maybe we'll come there," rocker says of fan-orchestrated Richmond show<p>Dave Grohl said the fan-orchestrated and …

Dave Grohl

The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

An Extra Period In The Declaration Of Independence Might Change Our Understanding Of Government

But the document's official transcript, produced by the National Archives, might contain a significant error — an extra period right in the middle of one of the most significant sentences, The New York Times reports.<p>A quick Google search for the text will show that many websites and organizations …

New York Times

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

Goldman Sachs asks judge to force Google to unsend an email

The investment bank has taken its complaint to the New York State Supreme Court to scrub an email containing confidential info accidentally sent to a total stranger.<p><b>Editor's note, July 3 at 10:50 a.m. PT:</b> <i>Goldman Sachs has now confirmed that Google agreed to its request to block a sensitive email</i> …