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'About Time' review: Everlasting sci-fi love

<b>About Time</b><p>Comedy-drama. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Curtis. (R. 123 minutes.)<p>"About Time" is a time-travel drama, made by a British filmmaker who seems to have zero interest in science fiction.<p>Instead, writer-director Richard Curtis uses the device …

U.S. Government Uses Early Knowledge Of Microsoft Bugs For Spying

Forget PRISM, this is real super-villain stuff.<p>Buggy software isn't just annoying—the right compromised code can leave private information vulnerable to clever hackers for as long as the problem is unnoticed. The only thing that could make bugs worse? Government agencies gaining access to the …

The Week In Numbers: Saturn's Moon Hides An Ocean, New Human Body Part Discovered, And More

<b>700 miles</b>: the diameter of Dione, an icy moon of Saturn that may be home to a subterranean ocean—and "astrobiological potential"<p><b>13 million light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to this perplexing black hole, which appears to have recently gone quiet at the center of the Sculptor galaxy<p><b>1975</b>: the year …

Where To Go When The U.S. Government Is Chasing You

I hear Namibia is nice this time of year.<p>The U.S. government hasn't officially declared its intentions to extradite former CIA employee and PRISM leaker Edward Snowden back to the States, though that certainly doesn't mean it won't. Snowden is currently hiding out in Hong Kong, though where in that …

Magnetic Graphene Clouds Can Be Made To Appear And Disappear

Toggling graphene's magnetic field on and off could lead to faster, smaller electronics.<p>Add another point to the list of reasons why graphene, the darling child of material physics, is a wunderkind. A team led by researchers at the University of Manchester has succeeded in turning magnetism on and …

100 Greatest Guitarists

Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage. On songs like …

Guitar

Jimi Hendrix Plays Berkeley in 1970

"He's the baddest psychedelic blues cat around – man, you might say it's too much to even sit around and talk about him," deadpans one young Jimi …

Guitar

Jimi Hendrix Goes Exploring on 'Somewhere' – Premiere

On March 5th, 12 previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix recordings from 1968 and 1969 will be available as <i>People, Hell and Angels</i>. The legendary …

Guitar

Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell & Angels

Jimi Hendrix made three historic studio albums in 1967 and '68. He spent the rest of his life laboring and failing to finish a fourth. But it was a …

Guitar

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

Jimi Hendrix Experience<p>Reprise 1967<p>Every idea we have of the guitarist as groundbreaking individual artist comes from this record. It's what Britain …

Guitar

New in the Shop: Vincent Bourilhon's Enchantingly Surreal Worlds

Based in the upper Normandy region of France, 21-year-old photographer Vincent Bourilhon first caught our eye earlier this year with his charming photography set in a surreal world. His passion for expressing his imaginative dreams is clear through his enchanting images. As he says, “I am …

Photography

Rosa Verloop’s weirdly fleshy sculptures are composed entirely of nylon and pins and almost take pride in simulating the textures of huma…

Rosa Verloop’s weirdly fleshy sculptures are composed entirely of nylon and pins and almost take pride in simulating the textures of human folds

Segue 2 As part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in 2009, a team of astronomers used the Keck Observatory and its twin 10-meter telescopes, to identify one of the smallest dwarf galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood. Containing only about 1,000 stars held together by galactic glue known as dark matter halo, this dwarf galaxy is a rare find. Astronomers have been searching the cosmos for years in hopes to find such a galaxy. Finally locating Segue 2 orbiting our own Milky Way, helped to solve a galactic enigma and reassured theoretical understanding of structural formation in our universe. So what makes this little galaxy so special? Segue 2 is the faintest known galaxy shining only about 900 times brighter than our Sun. Our own Milky Way shines about 20 billion times brighter than Segue 2. The presence of this little galaxy could mean there are many more galaxies just like Segue 2 orbiting just beyond our detection. Telescopes with superior optics and multi-object, high-resolution spectrographs are vital in helping astronomers locate other faint galaxies. -ALT Source: http://bit.ly/16BPEsX Image Credit: Keck Observatory

"Scientists have engineered a virus that could help restore sight to blind people. The newly created adeno-associated virus can deliver corrective genes into the retina and will greatly improve gene therapy - it could also lead to a cure for diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration." Please, please take the time to read the article before making zombie plague jokes. Article here: http://bit.ly/ZSA7mF Story via ScienceAlert.