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Wu-Tang Clan to Remix Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever"

<i>Photo by Pooneh Ghana</i><p>A few days ago, Drake released a track called "Wu-Tang Forever", which sampled Wu-Tang Clan's "It's Yourz". Now, as <i>Vibe</i> reports, Wu-Tang are readying a remix of that track. “Meth did his verse—we all did our verses," said U-God.<p>There's no word on when it'll surface yet, but …

Is war with Iran inevitable?

Last time Obama tried to engage Iran, it led to the regime’s most serious popular crisis. Time to try again<p>Michael Axworthy<p>September 15, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “Revolutionary Iran”<p>The election of President Obama at the end of 2008 created a new predicament for the ruling group in Iran. …

New Music: Raekwon Feat. Mic Geronimo & The Kid Daytona “T.U.R.K.E.Y.”

After sprinkling words of wisdom on young Troy Ave’s “New York City” earlier this week, Raekwon recruits his own NYC cast for his latest offering, …

Kanye West Goes Ape Sh*t While Introducing Pusha T’s ‘My Name Is My Name’ (HQ Video/Photos)

New York City’s hip-hop tastemakers were all out tonight. The usual album listening party filled with groupies and stranglers didn’t happen for Pusha …

All Is By My Side: Toronto 2013 – first look review

No one – not whites, blacks, nor space brothers – can hear Jimi in writer/director John Ridley's restless film about the mercurial rock guitarist. The Hendrix estate was not consulted, so his songs remain locked in the vault. In their place are montage and feedback, cross-dialogue, distortion and …

New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world's thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were …

Obama calls for Syria's Assad to be held accountable

WASHINGTON– In an address to the nation Tuesday, PresidentObamamade his case for holding Syrian PresidentBashar Assadaccountable for an alleged nerve gas attack that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 people, some while they slept, in suburbs outside Damascus.<p>Obama called the Aug. 21 attack …

Peaceful ant species uses invaders as mercenaries to kill off other foes

Being raided by a colony of parasites ought to be a nightmare for a peaceful nest of ants, but in the case of the <i>Sericomyrmex</i>, that's far from reality. Research led from the University of Copenhagen noticed that <i>Sericomyrmex</i> ants were effectively able to use a colony of parasitic invading ants as …

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Their Craven and Brazen Hypocrisy on Syria

The Republican hypocrisy on Syria is just amazing. Imagine that Mitt Romney were president. Romney took a far more hawkish line than Barack Obama did …

Associated Press News

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few would be turned on by a nuzzled nose? And why do men seem to have fewer erogenous zones than women? A new …

Science for potheads: Why they love to get high

<b>(Riccardo Mojana via Shutterstock)</b><p>There’s so much misunderstanding around marijuana. Here’s what’s really happening to people when they smoke weed<p>K.M. Cholewa<p>September 8, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Drug warriors have long tried to smear marijuana as a dangerous scourge, seeking to criminalize possession of a …

President Obama Considers Address to Nation on Syria

Sergei Karpukhin, Pool/AP Photo<p>President Obama is considering a high-profile address to the nation on the need for military intervention in Syria - a …

NSA and UK spy agency regularly crack encryption

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Efforts to protect privacy are subverted by U.S. and British spy programs, often with cooperation within services<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 5, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Encryption services -- promising privacy to email users -- are regularly surveilled and cracked by both the NSA and the U.K.'s …

Obama pushes for Syria support from G20 as Congress undecided on strikes

Barack Obama began personally calling wavering US lawmakers during his trip to Russia on Thursday as his pursuit of congressional authorisation for military action against Syria threatened to drag on well into next week.<p>The majority of Congress remains undecided, according to various unofficial …

10 weirdest right-wing Christian conspiracy theories

<b>Pat Robertson (Reuters/Brian Snyder)</b><p>Fundamentalist Christianity is crawling with conspiracy theories, urban legends, and just plain bizarre beliefs<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>September 5, 2013 5:28pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>For the Christian right, having a “faith-based” worldview …

Researchers look beyond silicon to boost electronics speeds to 'almost instant'

Computer silicon can move electrons fast, but researchers want to make something even faster. A team at Oregon State University has been working for several years now on a new type of electronics that could transport electrons "almost instantaneously." They say that it could ultimately mean the …

What's In Your Pee?

Over 3,000 compounds isolated in largest urinalysis ever<p>It took seven years and 20 researchers, but a team at the University of Alberta have finally, using all available state-of-the-art equipment, figured out the chemical composition of human urine. This also means there's a good chance that …

Drug Cures Mice Of Down Syndrome With A Single Dose

But it's not a cure for humans yet.<p>Cure Down syndrome with a single injection? Well, maybe--if you're a mouse. A team of scientists from John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have cured newborn mice of Down syndrome by injecting them with a drug that stimulates what's called …

Tamu Massif is Largest Single Volcano on Earth

Tamu Massif is the largest single volcano on Earth. It is the size of the state of New Mexico. It is located about 1,000 miles east of Japan and is …

Bestival 2013 – the festival's first arrivals

As gates for Bestival 2013 open, festivalgoers get ready for the next four days of music and madness on the Isle of Wight. This year marks Bestival's 10th anniversary and sees performances from Elton John, Snoop Dogg, MIA, Chic and more than 300 other acts. Here we capture the excitement as the …

Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine – review

The 18-track culmination of a reunion that's been brewing longer than the full line-up of Goodie Mob lasted first time around, Age Against the Machine feels less like a grand comeback statement to lay the group's demons to rest and more like sweeping up forgotten odds and ends from the studio. At …

Syria crisis: Vladimir Putin under growing pressure

Vladimir Putin is to be confronted at the G20 summit of world leaders in St Petersburg this week with an array of western intelligence including damning new French evidence directly linking Syrian government forces with a massive and co-ordinated chemical attack on 21 August that led to hundreds of …

The Latest In Scientific Field Equipment? Fido's Nose

Dave Vesely is busy training his dog, Sharpy. She isn't learning to sit or fetch or even herd sheep; Sharpy is learning to find the nests of western pond turtles.<p>These turtles are sneaky. After laying their eggs in a small hole, they knead together dirt, leaves and their own urine to plug the …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …

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