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  • Copper prices top $4 a pound for the first time in over 9 years

    Copper futures topped $4 a pound on Friday for the first time since 2011, with expectations for a global economic recovery and a rise in renewable energy sources lifting the industrial metal’s demand outlook.Copper demand and prices “should continue to benefit from a recovering global economy and [a] transition to “green” energy sources,” said Brent Cook, an economic geologist and senior adviser for the newsletter Exploration Insights.
  • Man builds guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton, uses it to play black metal

    02/11/2021 8:46:21 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 57 replies
    Guitar World ^ | 2/09/2021 | Richard Bienstock
    We all like an electric guitar fitted with a nice bone nut and saddle. But how about one that’s just, well, bones? Meet YouTuber Prince Midnight, who constructed a guitar with a body built from an actual human skeleton. The skeleton, as Prince Midnight tells Guitar World, belonged to his uncle, Filip, who passed away in the ‘90s in Greece.
  • House installs metal detectors to check congressional lawmakers after Capitol riots

    01/12/2021 2:25:00 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/12/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will now be required to walk through metal detectors before entering the House of Representatives chamber in the wake of the Capitol riots. The acting Sergeant At Arms announced on Tuesday afternoon that magnetometers had been placed at selected entrances to the chamber and reminded lawmakers that firearms were forbidden.
  • Canada to retaliate dollar for dollar after US announces 10% tariff on aluminum

    08/07/2020 9:06:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | Published on Fri 7 Aug 2020 13.41 EDT 422 | Tracey Lindeman in Ottawa
    Canada has announced that it will retaliate dollar for dollar – to the tune of C$3.6bn – after the US announced a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum. Donald Trump announced the new aluminum tariffs on Thursday at a campaign stop at a Whirlpool appliance plant in Ohio, accusing Canada of taking advantage of its trade relationship with the US. “The aluminum business was being decimated by Canada, very unfair to our jobs and our great aluminum workers,” he said. At a news conference on Friday, Canada’s deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freeland, called the move “unwarranted and unacceptable” and said [cut]...
  • Bacteria that eats metal accidentally discovered by scientists

    07/16/2020 10:53:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/16/2020 | By Amy Woodyatt
    California Institute of Technology (or Caltech) accidentally discovered the bacteria after performing unrelated experiments using a chalk-like type of manganese, a commonly found chemical element. Dr. Jared Leadbetter, professor of environmental microbiology at Caltech in Pasadena, left a glass jar covered with the substance to soak in tap water in his office sink, and left the vessel for several months when he went to work off campus. When he returned, Leadbetter found the jar coated with a dark material. Researchers discovered that the black coating found on the jar was oxidized manganese which had been generated by newly discovered bacteria...
  • KORN star announces a show with Kanye West: "This just got more interesting."

    01/12/2020 2:32:36 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Metalhead Zone ^ | Jan 2020 | Eren Merdan Gursoy
    Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch has shared an unexpected update, which is he will be on the stage with one of the most famous rappers in the world, Kanye West. According to the official statement of Brian Welch, he agreed with the Kanye West to play together on 18th January at the Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix. After he shared this news, he added that this will be much more interesting than it seems. Here is what Brian Welch captioned: “Kanye added to our JANUARY 18 event in @sundevilstadium in Phoenix AZ, this just got more interesting… see you there.”...
  • Leftists Rage After Donald Trump Posts Photoshopped Image Honoring Hero Dog

    10/30/2019 5:23:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/19 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Anti-Trump leftists reacted negatively on Twitter Wednesday to President Trump’s tweet of a photoshopped image honoring the hero dog that chased Islamic State (ISIS) founder and leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, into a tunnel. Trump tweeted an obviously photoshopped image depicting him honoring the dog, whose photo was released on Tuesday.“AMERICAN HERO!” Trump wrote alongside the photoshopped image:However, Trump’s decision to tweet the image, reportedly created by Daily Wire, prompted some to fact-check the obviously doctored image.“I’ve requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo. There was no such canine event on today’s @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony...
  • Greta Thunberg sings Swedish Death Metal

    09/27/2019 11:19:02 AM PDT · by OddLane · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/25/19 | John Mollusk
    All music written and performed by John Mollusk. Inspired by, and all lyrics by Greta Thunberg.
  • SABATON Bassist Says Group Isn't 'Promoting' War: 'It's Not About That; It's History'

    08/25/2019 8:36:49 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 24 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | August 24, 2019 | N/A
    SABATON bassist Pär Sundström recently spoke with France's United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow... On SABATON's lyrics: Pär: "War is not really black-and-white. War always has a very gray color, because war is conceived by different sides for whatever [reasons] they have. In all conflicts, there are a lot of losers and a lot of people who have their different inputs and think that, 'We are the good guys. They are the bad.' For SABATON, it's not about taking a stand. We write the songs from different kinds of angles all the...
  • Yet Another Study Finds That Heavy Metal Is Good For Your Mental Health!

    08/12/2019 8:11:16 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    Metal Sucks ^ | August 6, 2019 | SKAYLATONWITCH
    There’s no better time than now to start seriously defending metal — after it was revealed that the Dayton, OH mass shooter was a metal fan himself, and even the frontman of a misogynistic pornogrind band, it’s imperative that our sacred realm of heavy music doesn’t become the scapegoat for violent behavior. So it’s with relief we report that a new study by Nick Perham, Cardiff Metropolitan University lecturer and die-hard metal fan, has concluded that metal actually offers fans a healthy way to cope with unpleasant emotions and experiences.“Fans who were made angry and then listened to heavy metal...
  • China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

    05/18/2019 1:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2019 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves. And in a twist, the investors include Chinese companies that are still interested in having access to wastepaper or flattened bottles as raw material for manufacturing. “It’s a very good moment for recycling in the United States,” said Neil...
  • Metal 'rabbit' sold for US$91mil

    05/16/2019 6:58:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    The Star ^ | Thursday, 16 May 2019
    The playful, stainless steel, 41 in (104 cm) high rabbit, regarded as one of the most celebrated works of 20th-century art, was sold for more than $20 million over its pre-sale estimate. Christie's said the sale made Koons the highest-priced living artist, overtaking the $90.3 million record set last November by British painter David Hockney's 1972 work "Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures.)" The shiny, faceless oversized rabbit, clutching a carrot, is the second in an edition of three made by Koons in 1986.
  • Metal shavings found in toddler’s intestines after eating Zarbee’s multivitamins, mother says

    12/16/2018 11:27:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox19 ^ | 12/15/2018
    The child’s pediatrician recommended the family go to the emergency room to get an X-ray, and though the report says they didn't find large amounts of metal in her body the family said it did show metal in her intestines. Andersen said she’s since researched how metal could end up in food products, but isn’t satisfied as to why. "Food is mass produced these days and metal machines will break apart and I guess pieces will fall into the production line, but there's supposed to be people or tools to catch those things," she said. "The FDA is aware and...
  • Scream For Me Sarajevo

    06/29/2018 8:44:39 AM PDT · by waterhill · 6 replies ^ | today |
    During the longest siege a capital city has faced in the history of modern warfare, and amid the mortars and grenades, a heavy metal band agreed to play a concert… Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. Risking their lives, they were smuggled into the besieged city to play a concert for its citizens amidst the chaos of war.
  • Japan just found a ‘semi-infinite’ deposit of rare-earth minerals — and it could be (trunc)

    04/15/2018 8:39:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jeremy Berke
    Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for centuries, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, says the deposit contains 16 million tons of the valuable metals. Rare-earth minerals are used in everything from smartphone batteries to electric vehicles. By definition, these minerals contain one or more of 17 metallic rare-earth elements (for those familiar with the periodic table, those are on the second row from the bottom).
  • The Earth's core has a 'jet stream' of molten iron

    12/21/2016 11:18:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    You know jet streams as fast-flowing air currents in the atmosphere that can help predict temperature and help planes fly faster. According to data sent back by a trio of ESA satellites called Swarm, though, there's also a jet stream deep beneath our planet's surface, and it's made of molten iron. A team of European scientists have discovered the jet stream in the Earth's outer core that's located 1,900 miles underneath its crust. It moves at 25 miles per year, three times faster than the speed of the other layers in the outer core and a thousand times faster than...
  • Want a Vintage Metallica T-Shirt? That’ll be $1,000

    12/04/2017 2:38:23 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Dec. 4, 2017 1:40 p.m. ET | By Jacob Gallagher
    From the Rolling Stones to Styx, music T-shirts are are the biggest thing in vintage clothing right now—even if buyers have never even listened to the band.
  • The Mystery of Hollywood's Dead Republican

    04/27/2005 6:03:30 AM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,902+ views
    NY times ^ | 4/26/05 | david halbfinger
    ON the morning of Saturday, Feb. 26, a day before the Academy Awards, the actress Carrie Fisher woke up in her Beverly Hills home next to the lifeless body of a gay Republican political operative named R. Gregory Stevens. Thus ended one of the more improbable friendships that Hollywood and Washington have known - and a globe-trotting, adventurous, but ultimately debilitating existence that might be fodder for a Tinseltown thriller, if it only had a satisfying resolution. Before its abrupt end, Mr. Stevens's journey had taken him from the beaches of San Clemente, Calif., and the slopes of Sun Valley,...
  • Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist 'took his own life'

    07/20/2017 3:41:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 | bbc
    Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says. The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself.
  • Scientists shocked: Super-rare metal mysteriously vanishes from lab

    02/26/2017 8:33:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 88 replies ^ | February 26, 2017 | Dan Taylor
    Harvard scientists triumphantly announced that they'd created metallic hydrogen last month, but now it's suddenly gone. Scientists hailed it as the “holy grail” of high pressure physics when they finally produced it in the lab: metallic hydrogen, a century after it was first theorized to exist. And now that sample, which had been held in a hyper refrigerated laboratory, has vanished into thin air, and scientists can’t figure out why. Reports indicate that the metallic hydrogen had been kept between a vice of two diamonds at huge pressures while being stored at 80 Kelvin, but something happened in the lab...