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Guns N’ Roses Are Asking For A Ton Of Money For Those Reunion Shows

Getting a bunch of famous people to share a stage — especially a group that has spent the last several decades straight-hating each other — doesn’t come cheap. <i>Billboard</i> is reporting that the Axl Rose-Slash-Duff McKagan version of Guns N’ Roses is asking up to $3 million per reunion show.<p>If this …

Music

David Bowie Just Broke Adele’s Impressive Music Video Record

On Oct. 23, 2015, the day “Hello” said hi to the world, Adele’s Vevo page received more than 36 million views. That smashed a one-day record previously held by Taylor Swift (to put 36 million into context: That’s the most-watched episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, TV’s highest-rated show, times two). …

David Bowie

Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Lemmy give cancer 'the finger' in viral tweet

Music website posts image of the three stars in defiant poses after all three died of the disease<p>All three were struck down by cancer within days of each other - to the shock and dismay of their fans worldwide, who did not know they were suffering from the disease.<p>Now a tweet featuring Alan …

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

All About Workout Tips and How to Lose Weight

We’re about to enter the season of eating and indulgence, so get ahead of that defeated feeling and start shoring up your discipline and resolve. By this point, the benefits of exercise are well known, but that doesn’t stop readers’ voracious appetites for all manner of workout tips, shortcuts and …

General election 2015: Labour takes lead in opinion polls

Labour has taken the lead in three opinion polls, giving a boost to Ed Miliband’s hopes of becoming prime minister.<p>Ways to right the coalition wrongs of NHS reorganisation | Letters<p>Read more<p>A Panelbase poll put Labour six points ahead of the Tories while it recorded a four-point lead in a Survation …

Elections

5 Small Changes to Push Her Over the Edge

The difference between ho-hum and “oh yeah” is attention to detail.<p>“A lot of men just barely miss the mark,” says Ian Kerner, Ph.D., the author of <i>She Comes First</i>. “A woman doesn’t want to hurt a man’s feelings, so that’s one of the main reasons she’ll fake it.”<p>Be prepared to end her acting career …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.

5 Biggest Needs Philadelphia Eagles Have Yet to Address This Offseason

Despite the many blockbuster moves the Philadelphia Eagles have pulled off this offseason, the roster is remarkably full of holes—and it’s unclear how Chip Kelly will fill them all in time for opening day.<p>Sure, the NFL draft is still a month away, although you can’t necessarily count on rookies to …

Gary the goat and Jimbo nearly get killed by a secret agent.

French couple guilty of possessing stolen Picasso works

Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec given two-year suspended sentence over cache of 271 works that retiree claims artist gave him as gift for odd jobs<p>He had claimed the pile of sketches, drawings and “crumpled paper” was no more than a dull-looking gift that he left in a cardboard box in his garage for …

Art

Two killed and more than 10 injured in Swedish pub shooting

Two men have been killed and more than 10 wounded after gunmen opened fire in a pub, in a suspected gang-related attack in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, police have said.<p>Customers in the bar were watching football on television when the shootings took place, late on Wednesday.<p>“Two died and …

Europe

London schoolgirls' Syria checklist found in bedroom

Handwritten list found in home of one of girls believed to have run away to join Islamic State includes costs of items from plane tickets to socks<p>A handwritten list discovered in the bedroom of one of the three London schoolgirls feared to have fled to join Islamic State (Isis), seen by the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile carrier preorders are breaking records

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were only officially announced last week, but preorders for the new smartphones are reportedly breaking company …

Marcus Mumford on How Radiohead, Led Zeppelin Inspired ‘Liberating’ New LP

When Mumford & Sons went on break in the fall of 2013, Marcus Mumford had no idea how long it would last. But the band reconvened just three months …

Indie Music

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Will You Want an Apple Watch?

We separate the reality from the hype about the device's health and fitness features. The results? Intriguing<p>Before the Apple Watch was made public, rumors swirled that, among its many attributes, its body sensors would revolutionize the personal health field, by tracking and monitoring everything …

Smartwatches

Lewis Hamilton, the artist, lyricist and curator contemplates life after F1

Lewis Hamilton,Mercedes GP,Formula One 2015,Formula One,Nico Rosberg,Sport,Motor sport<p>The Mercedes driver and world champion is looking at his options to determine the next stage of his life when he retires from Formula One<br>• Hamilton’s intention to set up a museum<p>Lewis Hamilton does not need a …

Motor Racing

England’s World Cup humiliation means Peter Moores’ number could be up

Sometimes, in order to maintain one’s sanity, it is necessary in this job to retain a sense of perspective.<p>So at the outset, on what is without question one of the most dismal days in reporting 30 years of England cricket, it was also one of the most uplifting. For Bangladesh did not fluke their …

Cricket World Cup

Isis attacks on ancient sites erasing history of humanity, says Iraq

Antiquities ministry reiterates calls for international community to intervene after reports of new attack on ancient city of Dur Sharrukin<p>The Iraqi antiquities ministry has acknowledged reports of a new attack by Islamic State militants on an ancient Assyrian city north-east of Mosul, reiterated …

Mesopotamia

Leaving EU would make UK the North Korea of Europe, warns Gordon Brown

In article for the Guardian, former PM says an EU exit would leave Britain out in the cold with few friends and no influence<p>Britain faces a friendless future as the North Korea of Europe if it leaves the European Union and seeks to forge a role in “Anglospheric” parts of the world such as Hong …

North Korea

Apple Announces New Cool Stuff

Vatican receives €100k ransom demand for stolen Michelangelo letters

The Vatican has received a ransom demand for two documents written by Michelangelo that were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago.<p>The theft of the documents – one a letter including the signature of the Renaissance artist who painted the Sistine Chapel, designed part of St Peter’s Basilica …

Vatican

UK man behind Isis beheadings named as Mohammed Emwazi

Emwazi, a 26-year-old west Londoner and university graduate, was given the moniker ‘Jihadi John’ by a group of his hostages<p>A British man has been identified as the knife-wielding militant who appears in Islamic State videos claiming responsibility for the beheadings of US, British and other …

Terrorism

England off the mark at Cricket World Cup with comfortable win over Scotland

Beggars cannot be choosers, so England will gratefully accept their first win of the World Cup, comfortably defeating Scotland by 119 runs with plenty of time in hand. It was a win against a feisty opponent that snapped like a terrier throughout, and certainly had its good points. Moeen Ali stroked …

Cricket World Cup

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. That is outrageous

Poor customers should not have to choose between being spied on and forking over money<p>Imagine if the postal service started offering discount shipping in exchange for permission to scan every letter you receive and then target you with junk mail based on the contents of your personal mail.<p>One of …

Customers

NFL Combine results: Defensive linemen run the 40-yard dash

Vic Beasley was the top defensive lineman in the 40-yard dash Sunday, with a time of 4.53 seconds. The slowest player was one of the top prospects in the nation, Danny Shelton.<p>While the top defensive linemen from around the nation generally put on an impressive showing in the weight room Saturday, …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

It Looks Like The Pirate Bay May Be About To Come Back

Back in December the Pirate Bay was taken offline after a police raid, the site has been down now for over a month, and there have been rumors that …

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