Jason Zarko Nedeljkovic

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Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

Anthropology

Iggy Pop Blasts Music Industry: ‘Why Don’t I Just Die Now?’

Iggy Pop attended the Cannes Film Festival Thursday in support of Jim Jarmusch’s new Stooges documentary <i>Gimme Danger.</i> At a press conference anchored …

Film Festivals

Flashback: David Bowie Sings ‘Hurt’ With Nine Inch Nails

When Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie teamed up for a tour in the summer of 1995, they faced a pretty thorny question: Who would headline? At this …

nails

I thought Lazarus was David Bowie’s latest guise…

Our critic’s review of Blackstar was published on 10 January; the next day the news broke that David Bowie had died. With the benefit of hindsight, she reappraises an extraordinary album<p>Critics are supposed to have perspective on their subject. We are supposed to have some degree of insider …

David Bowie on 9/11 and God

Bob Guccione Jr. Talks to David Bowie About the Future of Rock ‘N’ Roll—Not to Mention God, 9/11 and Ozzy.<p>David Bowie both does and does not exist. …

Facts About David Bowie You May Not Have Known

Looking back on little-reported moments in the life of the Thin White Duke.<p>One day, the frail knot of people and places that is you will dissolve forever. It doesn't matter who you are—one day your body will leap up and kill you. That seems to be a feeling pushing back against everyone's sense of …

About The Time David Bowie Walked In On A Band’s Recording Session And Changed Their Lives

In the summer of 1999, Rustic Overtones were in New York City. The band from Maine had been signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis and were in town to record their first album for the label. Producing the album was Tony Visconti, known for his work with T. Rex, The Moody Blues, Thin Lizzy, and …

David Bowie

Watch Foo Fighters Play ‘Under Pressure’ With Queen, Zeppelin Members

Foo Fighters returned to the United Kingdom Saturday night for the first of three make-up gigs following Dave Grohl’s fractured leg. The frontman …

Foo Fighters

Corgan slams current state of rock

Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan has hit out at the current state of rock music – saying Radiohead are the only band to do “anything new with …

Classic Rock

Five British guitar bands bringing rock back to life

After years of EDM and R&B dominating British charts, could the success of Royal Blood signal a comeback for guitar music? Here are five bands hoping to rock on<p>When Kiss frontman Gene Simmons declared in an interview last year that rock'n'roll was 'dead', the mainstream radio playlists seemed to …

Hear Father John Misty’s Haunting Cover of Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’

As a Valentine’s Day gift to fans and to celebrate the release of his intimately titled new album <i>I Love You, Honeybear</i>, Father John Misty, the solo …

Indie Music

10 Badass Rock And Rollers That Should Be On Your Radar Forever

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the 11 best voices in hollywood

actors who have got serious singing chops<p>Back when Disney Channel original movies were still a thing (R.I.P.), there were only a few truly great triple-threats in Hollywood. And while there are now more young actors and actresses who can boast professional vocal training, when it boils down to it, …

Anne Hathaway

Beck Brings the Funk with ‘Billie Jean’ Cover

After his performance on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> last week, Beck took a break from the lush, sprawling folk of his latest album <i>Morning Phase</i> and busted out …

Music

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

USC Scientists Create New Battery That’s Cheap, Clean, Rechargeable… and Organic - Press Room

June 25, 2014<p>Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu<p>Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long …

Hear Isolated Tracks From Five Great Rock Bassists: McCartney, Sting, Deacon, Jones & Lee

Last week we sparked some heated debate (and some typical internet vitriol) with a post featuring isolated drum tracks from six of rock’s best …

Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Mike Byrne Leaves Band

Billy Corgan has confirmed that drummer Mike Byrne is no longer with the Smashing Pumpkins. Asked by MusicRadar if Byrne would be drumming alongside newly-recruited percussionist Tommy Lee on the band's forthcoming <i>Monuments to an Elegy</i> (slated to arrive sometime next year), Corgan responded, "Mike, …

Smashing Pumpkins

Gene Study Shows Blond Hair Color Is Just Skin Deep

A tiny mutation gifts a person with golden locks, scientists find<p><b>For thousands of years, people have both prized and mocked blond</b> <b>hair</b><b>. Now, a new study shows that many can thank a tiny</b> <b>genetic mutation—</b><b>a single letter change from an A to a G among the 3 billion letters in the book of</b> <b>human DNA—</b><b>for</b> …

Do animals like drugs and alcohol?

Is it true that elephants, monkeys, dolphins and other animals seek out recreational highs in nature? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>In South Africa, local legend has it that the elephants like to get drunk. They seek out the marula tree, overindulge on its sweet fruits, and enjoy the intoxicating …

Humans Evolved Weak Muscles to Feed Brain's Growth, Study Suggests

Weak muscles evolved even faster than smart brains in people.<p>We humans may be weaklings by nature.<p><b>Humans appear to have evolved puny muscles even faster than they grew big brains, according to a new metabolic study that pitted people against chimps and monkeys in contests of strength.</b><p>The upshot, …

Algorithm Reveals Link Between Sour Cream And Traffic Accidents

Visualizing the unexpected correlations that surround us<p>Data suggest: marriages in Alabama are causing deaths by electrocution, divorces in South Carolina are causing bees to produce more honey, and Nicolas Cage movies are saving thousands of lives each year.<p>Tyler Vigen created a program, …

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

Dwarf Planet Discovery Hints at Hidden World Orbiting Solar System

Plenty of dwarf planets hide out beyond Pluto, perhaps steered by something much bigger.<p>Discovery of an icy "dwarf" world beyond Pluto hints that a much bigger planet may hide even farther out in the dim reaches of the solar system, astronomers suggested on Wednesday. (Read "Our Solar System" in</i> …

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …