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How hemp got high

 A team of researchers led by Drs Jon Page and Tim Hughes from Canada sequenced DNA from the potent Purple Kush (PK) marijuana strain Taiwanese pottery shards dating from the Tapenkeng culture...

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NASA to land car-sized rover on Mars

Gale crater, just below the equator of Mars, is set to receive its first significant activity in three and a half billion years. Scheduled for August 2012, a capsule will break its fall by popping a...

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Ideageneration present album art by Storm Thorgerson

Far from being a dead art, the album cover as a statement has developed and adapted to its newest, most challenging form – the tiny square on the display of an iPod. In spaces so small, only...

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David Lynch to curate Club Silencio, Paris

Not a bad idea here from Club Silencio, having David Lynch add his very personal touch to proceedings at their Paris club. Not that Lynch would ever be so predictable as to raid his own oeuvre so...

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Sledding causes injuries. Ouch.

Ow. Child meets tree, at speed. Never the most auspicious of circumstances. Although Newtonian physics tell us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, it always seemed to me that the...

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First track of Paul Catten’s new album

As a follow-up to Trebuchet's review of the intriguing album Themes and Variations for Strings and Electronics, it's nothing but a pleasure to direct you all to the exclusive stream of the...

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Flatulent oceanic microbes contributing to global warming

Much like teenage boys using their own gases to communicate amongst themselves, or perhaps even like the schoolkid's trick of burping the alphabet, it seems that oceanic microbes have been up to...

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Johnny Foreigner put new album on the road

Johnny Foreigner announce two album launch shows plus special album pre-order New album Johnny Foreigner vs Everything released November 7th, Gigs in London and Birmingham on 12th and 13th...

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Join Wall Street Petition

As the momentum of the Wall Street protest grows, Avaaz.org offers the opportunity to add your voice to the voices of those involved in the event. Dear friends, Thousands of Americans have taken over...

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Computer virus hits US Air Force aircraft

In another confidence-inspiring episode from the originators of the acronym 'snafu' and the phrase 'broken arrow', US military news informs us that their Predator and Reaper drone...

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Supersonic Festival Update October 2011

  Greetings one and all, As a reminder, the day line ups of music look like this: FRIDAY – APPAT/CLOAKS/DRUMCUNT/MIKE WATT/PART CHIMP/SCORN/SCOTCH EGG/SECRET CHIEFS 3/SLABDRAGGER/ SATURDAY...

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Burial and Massive Attack collaboration on release today

Burial might not be as aptly named as may initially appear. After a previous collaboration featuring Thom Yorke, and then providing the subject material for Context MC's 'Listening to...

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Kate Bush announces ‘Wild Man’

KATE BUSH ANNOUNCES “WILD MAN” The First Single to be taken from her Brand New Album “50 Words for Snow” Released via Fish People (through EMI) on 11th October 2011   The...

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Faith No More and evolutionary scientists proved right.

Aquatic fish jump into picture of evolutionary land invasion Research sometimes means looking for one thing and finding another. Such was the case when biology professor Alice Gibb and her research...

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Coffee causes Cocaine Addiction?

Jonesing for java: Could caffeine use predict risk for cocaine abuse? Or.  I'm tense and nervous and  I can't relaxe. Get to the conclusion or distract me, a Columbian blend...

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Removal of restrictions decreases music piracy

New research from Rice and Duke challenges conventional wisdom that removal of restrictions would increase piracy levels. Researchers are still mulling over what, at least to most people, is a dead...

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Cass Mccombs to lay Robin Blue Egg on public.

“Robin Egg Blue” will be released as the first single from Cass McCombs’ forthcoming album, Humor Risk and will be available digitally (RUG436D) from 21st November. The promo...

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Nasa to probe space Hotties

Nasa probe to discover space hotties Nasa has recovened team-scorchio for  what has been informally dubbed 'project Icarus' in order to ascertain 'how hot is the sun exactly'....

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Rock’s Backpages Launches New eBooks Series

Rock's Backpages, the world's largest online library of rock journalism, announces the launch of its new Backpages eBooks division, headed up by former MOJO editor Mat Snow. Backpages eBooks...

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Cults announce UK tour

“David Lynch goes dreampop” – Guardian Guide   “11 hook-laden lullabies to be lured in by, all underpinned by a sultry menace that’s impossible to ignore”...

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Supersonic Festival 2011 – Update

Its time for the day tickets/line ups to be announced for this year's festival (though the exact times have yet to be released). Additionally, Supersonic have announced two more musicians to the...

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MOGWAI – ‘Earth Division’ EP released today

Arch weirdos MOGWAI release their latest quizzical opus.  Having thus far enjoyed a monumental year, with a sold out world tour and the release of the superb and critically acclaimed 7th studio...

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Gauntlet Hair’s Free download! Top Bunk.

Gauntlet Hair's Self-Titled Debut Due October 17. Download Free MP3 For "Top Bunk". Over the last year and a half, Gauntlet Hair has seen its noise-pop anthems released on 7"s...

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David Lynch threatens to release whole album

Visionary filmmaker David Lynch will make his solo debut as a musical artist this fall with Crazy Clown Time. With his previous efforts being rather shaky it's a wonder what this latest grouping...

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Disorder is key to nanotube mystery: Water into wine

Caltech researchers find that disorder is key to nanotube mystery. Scientists often find strange and unexpected things when they look at materials at the nanoscale—the level of single atoms and...

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Looking for Causes of Teenage Alienation: See Television

For proof that rejection, exclusion, and acceptance are central to our lives, look no farther than the living room, says Nathan Dewall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky.  "If...

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Superscience: Effortless sailing with fluid flow cloak

Duke engineers have already shown that they can "cloak" light and sound, making objects invisible — now, they have demonstrated the theoretical ability to significantly increase the...

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Bacteria used to produced nano-tech electrical wires

Research team discovers new conducting properties of bacteria-produced wires. The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter...

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Free Single by Remember Remember

Partially Exclusive to Trebuchet readers we present a Free Track Download. John Candy by Remember Remember: Stream // Download // Press Release: Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Remember Remember return...

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Crass member announce Nov 2011 show

In 2007, I got a call asking me if I wanted to play at a punk festival in the North of England.   I didn't even have a band at the time, hadn't played a gig in ages.  It took me...

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