Thinking about death can lead to a good life

Western culture has a mental block when thinking about death, but new research from University of Missouri suggests this may be unhealthy. Thinking about death can actually be a good thing. An...

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Living Beyond the ‘Folded Lie’: Part One

Wall Street is again flush with the electronic facsimile of the stuff once known as money. But this is a Botox Recovery Living Beyond the 'Folded Lie': On Life Before and After Collapse Wall...

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Coastal Visits Mend Your Head

Isn't science wonderful? UK readers will be delighted to know that their education system is responsible for such groundbreaking research as this one. It seems that  visiting the coast is...

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Esoteric Antenna Showcase Night [Live]

'more like a mini-festival than a regular gig'. Tim Hall reviews Esoteric Antenna's showcase night at Camden's Underworld. To mark the launch of their new "frontline" label...

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David Lynch Debuts Record Store Day Exclusive

Sunday Best Recordings proudly presents limited edition remixed by Moby.  SINGLE PRODUCED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE INDEPENDENT RETAIL COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE RECORD STORE DAY ARRIVES SAT 21 APRIL To...

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NASA Call For Asteroid-Hunters

Remember when you were a kid playing video games, and you thought to yourself – 'man, imagine if NASA were watching this and decided to recruit me coz I'm so sharp'? And then you...

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Music in the Age of No-Effort

‘97,751 albums released in a year’, Jeremy Schlosberg examines the implications of music market gluttony. I was talking to a music industry acquaintance on the phone not long ago and he...

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Occupy and MoveOn Support civil disobedience training

The MoveOn.org in association with a number of organisations are launching an initiative to train people in non-violent resistance.  The idea is to make 2012 the year for a co-ordinated protest...

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Hot Chip: New Single and Album Artwork

'Night And Day' – the first single from Hot Chip’s forthcoming fifth LP, In Our Heads – is released on June 4th. In Our Heads will be available on 11th June (in the UK) on...

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Killed Under Arrest – Some Figures

Killed whilst under arrest, the figures show an alarming increase. According to researcher Kenneth Jost, writing in the April 6, issue of CQ Researcher, from 2003 to 2009, killings of arrestees by...

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Trioscapes: Separate Realities

If there is a musical equivalent of preservation instinct, it would kick in for most people when jazz and metal meet that most portentious word: fusion. When the proposition involves just drums, bass...

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Megadeth to play special UK show!

One of the most recognized and culturally significant names in metal over the last thirty years, MEGADETH, have today announced that they will be playing a very special one-off show at London’s...

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Tomahawk to release 3xLP!

The revered experimental alternative-rock supergroup Tomahawk will be releasing a very special and luxurious 3xLP retrospective entitled Eponymous to Anonymous exclusively for Record Store Day 2012....

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Trace Elements: Scribble

The Gershwins served up “poe-tah-toe” in their pronunciation-divide ditty Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off for a roller-skating Fred and Ginger to deliver in the movie Shall We Dance...

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Lady Starlight announced for Born This Way Ball with Lady Gaga plus Judas Priest shows

Lady Starlight announced for Born This Way Ball with Lady Gaga plus Judas Priest shows Girls apparently just want to have fun. Fun with benefits and money, and adoration, and more fun. The secret is...

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Membranes release special AAA-side

For record store day, Louder Than War Records will be celebrating the return of the legendary post punk band the Membranes by releasing a triple AAA-side, which marks their first release in 22 years...

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Twitter User Faces Jail for Dropping the C-bomb

Twitter user, and free-speech activist, Olly Cromwell, has been found guilty under Section 127 of the Telecommunications Act 2003 of making a grossly offensive and menacing comment on Twitter....

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An Academic in Africa: Red Lights and Runarounds

Last week I almost got arrested.  Actually, that’s not quite true.  It would be more accurate to say that I drove a policeman around for about half an hour asking him to arrest me...

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Car-Mounted Radar in Development

The worrying part of the Universiy of Navarre's project to develop a pedestrian-avoidance system is that it appears not to exist already. And considering that the state of Nevada approved the...

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Loitered Lens: The Crying Spell [Photos]

'Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid' – Basil King (not Goethe). Len Hotrum, Eric Snyder, Jason Phraner, Chase Culp. Some names are just more rock than others. The Crying...

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‘Excessive Worrying’ linked to Intelligence

It might not be rational or scientific, but there are some of us who just know instinctively that if we don't clutch the armrests with a deathgrip on takeoff, that obviously the wings will fall...

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Edward Burra: Nottingham Lakeside

In some respects a English version of Georg Grosz, Edward Burra's art is more personal, less political. And very sexy. Burra, a master of colour and the human form, places one in a...

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Glimpses of Aurora on Uranus

WASHINGTON—For the first time, scientists have captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus, finding further evidence of just how peculiar a world that distant planet is....

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Handel’s Messiah in Dublin

If the artistic foibles of 21st century musicians and composers ever seem outlandish, it's fair to say they are preceded by a tradition of similar behaviour that stretches back centuries. History...

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Yppah: 81

An attempt to recreate or capture the melodic theme to his own childhood, Yppah (Joe Corrales Jr) named this album 81 to reflect the year of his birth. Childhood musical influences usually tend...

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Electrified Snails as a Power Source for Spycams

No really, it's true. Snails as a power source. Handy, when you think about it. Just pick it up and stick it where you need it. Ideal for lighting those hard to reach areas. The applications are...

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Touchstone at The Duchess, York

Playing progressive rock with the emphasis on rock, Touchstone have achieved much in the past few years. They've now got three full-length studio albums and an American festival appearance under...

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An Ideal Soup: Art Exhibition

An Ideal Soup: The BAR Gallery – Thursday 12th April – Saturday 5th May ‘An Ideal Soup’ opens this week, bringing together a collection of work from Harlesden Gallery –...

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Louder Than War: First Videos

Musician, journalist, author, presenter and owner of a very silly hairdo – John Robb has long been a vociferous defender of indie music and the leftie sensibilities that are traditionally...

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Orbital: Wonky

'boredom, indifference, embarrassment and even disgust', Codex Europa reviews Orbital's Wonky In August 1993 I saw Orbital give a memorable show in a tent at the Deptford Free Festival....

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