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All of Jimi Hendrix’s gigs in one beautiful flash

Legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix died exactly 50 years ago today.From September 1966 to his death, he performed over 450 times.This spectacular 'gigograph' shows the geographic dimension of his short but busy career.Last night at the Samarkand On September 17, 1970, Jimi Hendrix awoke at the Samarkand Hotel in Notting Hill, London, in the basement...

Airspeeder's ‘flying car’ racers to be shielded by virtual force-fields

Airspeeder is a company that aims to put on high-speed races featuring electric flying vehicles.The so-called Speeders are able to fly at speeds of up to 120 mph. The motorsport aims to help advance the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sector, which could usher in the age of air taxis.Airspeeder, the world's newest motorsport, is set to...

'Viking' was likely a job title among diverse people, says DNA study

A team of international researchers spent years analyzing the DNA of 442 people, most of whom lived during the Viking age.It's the largest DNA analysis of Viking remains to date.The results show that Vikings were more genetically diverse than previously thought.In the late 8th century, a seafaring people from modern-day Scandinavia began to earn the...

To be a great innovator, learn to embrace and thrive in uncertainty

Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was America's first female self-made millionaire. She pioneered a line of hair care and beauty products for people of color early in the 20th century, and the recent Netflix series "Self Made" details the story of this talented innovator and the challenges she overcame on the way to her success.To accomplish...

Animal magnetism: Bacteria may help creatures sense Earth's magnetic fields

Some animals can navigate via magnetism, though scientists aren't sure how.Research shows that some of these animals contain magnetotactic bacteria.These bacteria align themselves along the magnetic field's grid lines.It's one of the more fascinating discoveries of the last several decades: the growing list of animals who can navigate the Earth's magnetic...

Why Erdogan wants to turn Istanbul into an island

The Bosporus is three times busier than the Suez Canal, and getting worse.To resolve marine congestion, Turkey wants to build a 'second Bosporus'.The controversial project would alter local geography – and may have unintended consequences.Special status"It does not befit Turkey to think small or to act small," Recep Teyyip Erdogan said last December,...

Study: Private prisons result in more inmates, longer sentences

After adopting strict sentencing laws in the '80s and '90s, many states have turned to for-profit prisons to handle growing prison populations. A new study in Labour Economics found that privately-run prisons correlate with a rise in incarceration rates and sentence lengths. While evidence is mixed, private prisons do not appear to improve recidivism...

Tools for Mars are being developed in preparation for colonization

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design constructed Mars-ready tools in preparation for colonization. The team chose chitin as a cheap and abundant material to fashion a wrench and habitat. Chitin occurs naturally in arthropod exoskeletons, fungus, and fish scales.In 1963, a spaceship crash-landed on Earth. The vehicle was carrying...

Study links 'sun-seeking behavior' to genes involved in addiction

There are a number of physical and mental health benefits to sun exposure, such as boosted vitamin D and serotonin levels and stronger bones. Addictions are multi-step conditions that, by definition, require exposure to the addictive agent and have also been proven to have a genetic factor. Countless people are exposed to addictive things, but not all...

Is this the end of the myth of American exceptionalism?

In "American Rule," Jared Yates Sexton wants to eradicate the myth of American exceptionalism. Since its founding, Sexton writes that America has been constructed to protect the wealthy elite. In this interview, the writer suggests that facing up to our tragic history affords us an opportunity to build something new. Jared Yates Sexton wants to destroy...

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