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Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington Plot ‘High Rise’ EP

Despite trading lawsuits with ex-frontman Scott Weiland, the remaining dudes in Stone Temple Pilots were able to carve out enough studio time with …

Robin Thicke’s Hit Benefits Classical Composer’s ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has caught a lot of flack for the things that it’s exposed: 1) casual lyrical misogyny; 2) those three nice ladies’ …

Music

Oh, Canada: New Fees on International Bands Prompt Backlash

A recent change to Canada’s border policy has raised sharp concerns within the music community there and abroad. Revisions to Canada’s temporary …

Canada

Notorious B.I.G. Petition Asks New York to Name Intersection in His Honor

One inspired Brooklyn resident has begun a petition to have a local street corner officially named after the Notorious B.I.G. The intersection of …

Notorious B.I.G.

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Nine Inch Nails, the Julie Ruin, King Khan & the Shrines, and More

Prepare yourselves: This week’s round-up of streamable albums features long-awaited comeback records from two recent SPIN cover stars — Nine Inch …

You might see some meteors in early September

The peak of the Aurigid meteor shower has passed, but you still might see meteors in early September. Expect a handful each hour in a clear, dark sky.<p>…

Astronomy

Watch: The Best Science Vines

Amazing science videos, in six-second bites.<p>On August 15th, GE put forth a call: make the best science-themed Vine video you can. Vines are short, 6-second clips, often looping, made with a simple app and very little editing features. Pause and record are pretty much all you get. But the responses …

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

APOD: Fire on Earth (2013 Sep 01) Image Credit: (AFS, BLM) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130901.html Explanation: Sometimes, regions of planet Earth light up with fire. Since fire is the rapid acquisition of oxygen, and since oxygen is a key indicator of life, fire on any planet would be an indicator of life on that planet. Most of the Earth's land has been scorched by fire at some time in the past. Although causing many a tragedy, for many places on Earth fire is considered part of a natural ecosystem cycle. Large forest fires on Earth are usually caused by lightning and can be visible from orbit. Above, in the year 2000, stunned elk avoid a fire sweeping through Montana's Bitterroot Valley by standing in a river. http://fire.ak.blm.gov/ http://www.blm.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130901 #APOD

Mega-Canyon Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

And it's on the same scale as parts of the Grand Canyon!<p>A previously unknown canyon has been discovered in Greenland, hidden beneath the ice. It is at least 750 kilometres long. To put that in perspective, imagine a ten kilometre wide gorge, up to 800 metres deep, running from the Southern coast of …

Praising Arizona

It is not true that academics spend the whole of the summer on holiday, but the pace of life does change and I have eaten more pancakes and been swimming more often that usual<p>Both the pancakes and the swimming are due to being in Arizona for two weeks with the family, where the hotels and motels …

Newly forming star stretched a light-year long

Hot, bright stars generate harsh stellar winds that are blast ultraviolet radiation toward a protostar, sculpting it into the light-year-long shape …

Universe

Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

This date in science: Pioneer 11 swept past Saturn

Pioneer 11 was the first spacecraft ever to encounter Saturn. It paved the way for the even-more-sophisticated Voyager and Cassini</b> …