{R}emnants

By {R}emnants  | The inside look at the outside culture

Rumble Explores the Influence of Native Americans on Rock. Turns Out It’s Too Big for One Movie.

Link Wray’s 1958 instrumental “Rumble” is a seminal work of American popular music, one of those songs that’s so fundamental that even if you don’t …

Native Americans

This 19th century woman wrote one of the most beautiful and important books on eclipses

Mabel Loomis Todd had a talent for both science and writing<p>Why travel hundreds of miles for something that lasts no longer than a few minutes? In a …

Books

Further Research into Artificial Wombs Brings Us Closer to a Future Where Babies Grow Outside the Body

An Innovation in Artificial Incubation<p>Around 15 million babies are born preterm or premature every year, according to the World Health Organization …

Pregnancy

Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War” Soundtrack: Beatles, Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, More | Pitchfork

Ken Burns’ upcoming PBS series “The Vietnam War” begins airing September 17, with an original score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to come along with it. Today, in addition to detailing their score for the new 18-hour series, the Nine Inch Nails members have revealed a companion soundtrack …

Music

How a famed writer hid her husband from her other husband

Some people keep homes on either coast. Anais Nin, the mid-20th century writer known for her tell-all diaries and steamy erotica, kept two husbands: …

Literature

Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever

In 2015, a video showing a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built drone went viral, raising concerns for authorities, including the …

Drones

Ethereum Announces Metropolis Hard Fork Coming Late September

With all the hubbub about Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash in the news, Ethereum has been overlooked by some.<p>However, the Ethereum Developer team has just …

Cryptocurrency

How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter leads science-themed tours</i> …

Astronomy

Steve Bannon’s porn and meth house: “You have no idea what kind of evil stuff went on”

When award-winning underwater cinematographer Lawrence Curtis moved into the lush Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, he had no idea the house he …

Steve Bannon

Porn Site xHamster Wants to Produce ‘Sense8’ Season 3

xHamster tells the Wachowskis that it wants to bring back Sense8.The post Porn Site xHamster Wants to Produce ‘Sense8’ Season 3 appeared first on …

The internet is making me sick

There’s a significant body of research that says going to the doctor too often can actually be harmful to your health. It’s not that the doctor …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Court orders Telstra and other internet service providers to block piracy sites

Telstra, Optus, TPG and Vocus given 15 days to take ‘reasonable steps’ to disable access to 42 websites that breach copyright laws, such as Pirate Bay<p>Film distributor Village Roadshow has won a legal battle to force internet service providers, including Telstra, to block sites used to illegally …

Internet

A Pro-Donald Trump Rally Will Take Place at the Same Time as the Juggalo March

In order to protest their fans being classified as a gang by the FBI, the Insane Clown Posse have planned a demonstration on the National Mall in …

Donald Trump

Johnny Cash's family tells white supremacists to get Johnny's name out their mouth

×<p>Tag History<p>JohnnyCash created by Walter Einenkel at 08/16/2017 03:19 PM<br>• JohnnyCash WhiteSupremacist created by Walter Einenkel at 08/16/2017 03:19 …

Johnny Cash

The Difference Between Post- and Meta-modernism

Lately I have written a great deal about metamodernism which is the overall philosophical school of thought this blog and my books are devoted to. I …

I Don't Think It Is

The Color Palettes of Your Favorite Films: The Royal Tenenbaums, Reservoir Dogs, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner & More

We tend to think of film as roughly divided into the "black and white" and "color" eras, the latter ushered in by such lavish Technicolor productions …

Cool Stuff

A Trip Through Syd Barrett's The Madcap Laughs

The stories told about the making of The Madcap Laughs are nearly as legendary as the album itself. Here I go through it track by track.<p>So much …

Pink Floyd

Super ‘wide-angle’ Italian lobby cards for ‘Easy Rider’

I haven’t posted much about lobby cards on Dangerous Minds. They can be cool but basically it takes a lot to impress me. Most lobby cards are just …

In Case You Didn't Know

The Origin Story of Animals Is a Song of Ice and Fire

It begins with the melting of a snowball earth, and the rise of algae.<p>Around 717 million years ago, the Earth turned into a snowball. Most of the ocean, if not all of it, was frozen at its surface. The land, which was aggregated into one big supercontinent, was also covered in mile-thick ice. And …

Biology

Why NASA Is Launching Massive Balloons of Bacteria During the Eclipse

Monday’s total solar eclipse will provide some much-needed wholesome enjoyment for all of us here in the United States. To make things even sweeter, …

Space

Jack Posobiec, Pizzagate and Seth Rich Conspiracy Theorist, Has Top Secret Security Clearance

Members of the intelligence community want the Navy to “explain how the f*ck he still has access to classified information.”<p>Jack Posobiec is one of the right’s leading agitators and conspiracy theorists.<p>He implied there may be a child-sex ring under a D.C. pizza joint run by Democrats. He peddled …

Seth Rich

The Death of Socrates…and the State that Killed Him

by Anya LeonardAccording to the Oracle at Delphi, Socrates was the wisest of them all. It is usually considered unwise, however, to publicly attack …

Chelsea Manning

'No-talents': Artist RB Kitaj takes revenge on critics from beyond the grave

Memoir discovered among possessions after his death in 2007 to be published with preface by friend David Hockney<p>David Hockney has condemned “vicious” attacks by art critics on his late friend and fellow artist RB Kitaj, who is taking revenge on them from beyond the grave in a memoir to be published …

Art

Record-shattering 2.7-million-year-old ice core reveals start of the ice ages

Scientists announced today that a core drilled in Antarctica has yielded 2.7-million-year-old ice, an astonishing find 1.7 million years older than …

Global Warming

William Burroughs: Advice for Young People

Literature

Another climate-change nightmare: 91 new volcanoes beneath Antarctica’s ice

Antarctica has been having a rough time of it lately, you may have heard.<p>You know — greenhouse gases, warming oceans, trillion-ton icebergs breaking off the continent like a middle-aged man losing hair in the sink. Not the best century for the old South Pole.<p>And now it turns out Antarctica has …

Climate Change

The Metalhead Kids Are All Right

Among Americans' periodic periods of panic over the corrosiveness of pop culture, the 1980s campaign to vilify heavy metal music stands out for the …

Psychology

NASA has made it a lot easier for aliens to attack Earth, extra-terrestrial expert warns

Forty years on from the launch of NASA's Voyager 1 probe, some researchers are questioning whether or not the space agency made a serious …

Aliens

‘Magic mushroom’ enzyme mystery solved | Chemical & Engineering News

Researchers deciphered the biosynthetic route in <i>Psilocybe cyanescens</i> “magic mushrooms” (shown) that makes the psychoactive natural product psilocybin …

Biology