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Bassnectar: Noise vs. Beauty

Low-end theorist Bassnectar's tenth LP is his most mature. Known mostly for extremes of sternum-caving bass, the festival star balances out his sound …

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Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

The next evolution of science is not happening in a lab, but in a basement in a rural Florida county. Thanks to online crowdsourcing, thousands of non-scientists can visit a site called Notes From Nature and lend a hand to university researchers cataloging their collections, from bark to bugs.<p>Bill …

How the ancient Greeks shaped modern mathematics – video animation

In this Royal Institution animation about a group of revolutionary thinkers who changed the way we see mathematics, we see that maths isn't just about performing calculations, but a way of understanding and testing the reality of the world around us. Ancient thinking is still helping engineers, …

Girls, listen up: 'studying science opens doors to fascinating careers' – FTSE boss

FTSE 100 General Manager Nikki Yates claims more women in science and tech would boost the economy and mean women overall are better paid. She outlines her rational ahead of her speech at the UN commission on the status of women on Wednesday<p>My day job requires me to be a leader. As a senior manager …

Listen: Del the Funky Homosapien Shares Free LP

Fresh off last year's Deltron 3030 resurgence, Del the Funky Homosapien has new solo material to share. He's posted a (surprise) new "free LP" called <i>Iller Than Most</i> on SoundCloud, where he writes: "Lyrically ill but fun to listen to, nothing super heavy. I did the production on it as well."<p>Stream …

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Del the Funky Homosapien releases surprise new album, Iller Than Most

Del the Funky Homosapien had a busy 2013: not only did he reunite with Deltron 3030 for <i>Event 2</i>, but he also dropped Hieroglyphics’ first new album in …

Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin explained in ten seconds

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LG Goes Phablet With The LG Pro Lite

Larger screens are becoming all the rage, as we more towards an apparently standardized form factor of about six inches. And LG is no exception, with …

As Tanzania's Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears

Targeted by witch doctors and underserved by government, East African albinos face many challenges.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>People have been trying to kill Josephat Torner since the day he was born.</b><p>In his rural Tanzania hometown, some encouraged Torner's …

South Dakota ranchers reel after 'catastrophic' storm leaves up to 100,000 cattle dead

Ranchers in South Dakota fear they may lose everything after a freak storm dumped up four feet of snow in parts of the state last week, killing as many as 100,000 cattle.<p>Matt Kammerer, a 45-year-old rancher whose family has operated in South Dakota’s Meade County since 1882, told FoxNews.com that …

Senator calls for Sebelius’ resignation over ObamaCare website problems

A Republican senator called Friday for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign over what he described as the bungled launch of the ObamaCare exchanges.<p>Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., blasted the secretary following widespread problems reported by would-be customers in using the …

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

“Get Lucky Wit It”, the Daft Punk-Will Smith mash-up and even more ridiculous video

Grumble, blargh, eek — another goddamn mash up of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. No, no, I’m right there with you. The song’s been twisted, mashed, …

The Periodic Table Could Soon Be Getting a New Member

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists at Lund University in Sweden announced yesterday that experiments they had conducted …

Scientists confirm existence of new, super-heavy element 'ununpentium'

A heavyweight contender for the periodic table<p>Swedish scientists have confirmed the existence of a new super-heavy element, temporarily dubbed ununpentium for its position at the 115th spot on the periodic table. First proposed by Russian scientists back in 2004, the new element was created by a …

Burma: Buddhist mobs burn down Muslim homes and shops

Sectarian violence breaks out again in north-west of the country after rumours of a sexual assault<p>Fresh sectarian violence broke out in north-western Burma late on Saturday when Buddhist mobs burned down dozens of homes and shops following rumours that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a …

Reflecting on mirror neurons

The discovery of mirror neurons has been touted as one of the most important of modern neuroscience, but what exactly are these cells, and should you believe the hype?<p><i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most</i> …