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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>The election of President Obama at the end of 2008 created a new predicament for the ruling group in Iran. His early declarations of openness to direct talks with the Iranians, his …

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

John Ridley's unpredictable film delivers a Jimi Hendrix experience somehow the richer for sidelining the man himself<p>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 …

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 …

Engineering

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 …

Middle East

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 …

Biology

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

If Romney were president, his party would be wailing for Assad’s head on a pike, says Michael Tomasky.<p>The Republican hypocrisy on Syria is just …

Associated Press News

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

Survey asks men and women to rank parts of the body by pleasure – and some of the results prove surprising<p>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 …

Dreams: The Telling Tells More Than The Contents

How we describe our dreams can be more important than what they contain. Host Rachel Martin talks with Stephen Grosz, a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of <i>The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves</i>. Grosz uses dreams to better understand his patients' motivations and …

The Mysteries Of Sleep Were Just Too Mysterious

Before he was a journalist, NPR science correspondent Joe Palca studied psychology, and focused on sleep research. He found it frustrating to study sleep: Though there are many questions about why and how we sleep, scientists have very few answers.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We've been exploring …

Science

Science for potheads: Why they love to get high

There’s so much misunderstanding around marijuana. Here’s what’s really happening to people when they smoke weed<p>Drug warriors have long tried to smear marijuana as a dangerous scourge, seeking to criminalize possession of a leaf they clearly do not understand. The key to comprehending its effects …

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NSA and UK spy agency regularly crack encryption

Efforts to protect privacy are subverted by U.S. and British spy programs, often with cooperation within services<p>Encryption services -- promising privacy to email users -- are regularly surveilled and cracked by both the NSA and the U.K.'s GHCQ spy agency.<p>The Guardian reported Thursday, based on …

National Security Agency (NSA)

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

President expected to make direct appeal to American people to corral further support for military action against Assad<p>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 …

10 weirdest right-wing Christian conspiracy theories

Fundamentalist Christianity is crawling with conspiracy theories, urban legends, and just plain bizarre beliefs<p>For the Christian right, having a “faith-based” worldview extends far beyond claims about demons and angels. Unsurprisingly, the world of fundamentalist Christians is absolutely crawling …

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 Right Records)<p>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 …

Cee-Lo Green

Syria crisis: Vladimir Putin under growing pressure

Russian president to be urged at G20 summit to come closer to accepting that Bashar al-Assad has to stand aside<p>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 …

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 …

13 Bands That Have Been Together Since High School

Billie Joe Armstrong

The pill that can text from inside the body

Scientists are set to trial a new ‘digital pill’ which can send a text to relatives and doctors from inside the body.<p>It is hoped the pills could be used to cut the number of drugs that are wasted each year as well as alert family members if medication isn’t being taken properly by elderly relatives.<p>…

Medical Technology