The oil crisis has been an easy target for the media, so now it's our turn to get in on the hype. No matter what your political views are (left, right, or center), the rising price of oil is a concern for everyone. Even the most patriotic gas-guzzlers out there are beginning to question their driving habits. Now, if you ask the R&B star Rihanna, she'll tell you to "shut up and drive," but we think (and hope) that she's making a sexual reference.
While we wait for gas prices to drop, let'… Read more
Stumbling bleary-eyed out of a dank Philadelphia basement, Dr. Dog is ready to take on the world. With a universally appealing sound that combines joyful pop with ramshackle roots rock, Dr. Dog is the rare band that elicits Beatles and Neil Young comparisons yet sounds completely and refreshingly original.
First place contenders at the math-rock science fair, iForward, Russia! sputters and jerks frantically beneath emotive vocals using erratically staccato guitar phrases. Weaving '80s-inspired synth elements into their arsenal, this post-rock outfit seamlessly blends punk, screamo, and new wave influences for a sound that's at once jarring, inviting, and romantic.
Money from Beatles record sales helped fund the invention of the CT scan (also known as CAT scan), a medical tool used to take three dimensional photographs of the insides of people's bodies.
As recounted on the blog Epidemix, the story starts with Godfrey Hounsfield, a researcher at EMI back in the 1950s. Although it's a (somewhat struggling) major record label today, EMI--which stands for Electrical and Musical Industries*--was once an industrial research company. Hounsfield did some pioneering work on computers, helping to build the first all-transistor computer, but the division wasn't profitable for EMI and … Read more