Month: February 2018

Jupiter’s Red Spot fading away

Jupiter’s Red Spot fading away

One of the most famous features in our solar system is entering its final years. The Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking. The massive storm, that was once large enough to swallow three earths, is winding down, according to NASA. At its largest, that humanity has documented, it was big enough to swallow four Earths.…

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‘Thoughts and prayers’ don’t stop bullets

‘Thoughts and prayers’ don’t stop bullets

It’s almost 24 hours after shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Parkland High School in Florida and the party in control of the U.S. government, has put nothing forward but “thoughts and prayers” along with their usual whining of “too soon” when it comes to people demanding something be done about guns flooding America.…

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Suffocation’s ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ shows death metal still lives

Suffocation’s ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ shows death metal still lives

Before I heard their 2013 album, Pinnacle of Bedlam, I was only familiar with Suffocation through magazine articles and a Rock Hard death metal compilation I heard back in high school. At the time, they didn’t strike me as particularly memorable. I’m not sure why that was, because after hearing Pinnacle of Bedlam, I have…

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Arkansas has an absurd love of guns

Arkansas has an absurd love of guns

If you want a sign of how absurd the love of guns in America is, just look at Arkansas. Arkansas is a state whose legislature and governor have approved laws to allow firearms to be taken on college campuses, churches, pubs and bars. If that list were a jeopardy question it would be: Places where…

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Demilich puts ‘death’ in ‘death metal’ with Nespithe

Demilich puts ‘death’ in ‘death metal’ with Nespithe

The Finnish band Demilich are kind of like the undead Dungeons & Dragons creature of the same name. They’re monstrous, mysterious and pretty much one of a kind. Seriously, they’re monstrous. Particularly vocalist Antti Boman. His voice is like standing on the precipice of a bottomless black pit. This guy’s voice is so deep and…

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