Evaluate weathering conditions around the world to understand the rate determinants of major rock types

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A quartet of researchers at Penn State evaluated different weather conditions around the world in an effort to better understand the rate determinants of major rock types. In their paper published in the journal Sciencesand S.L. Brantley, Andrew Shaughnessy, Marina Lebedeva, and Victor Balashov describe comparing experimental results to tests conducted … Read more

Kiss frontman Simmons wants to rock the Holocaust memorials with his Never Again concert

UNITED NATIONS – Gene Simmons, bass player and co-vocalist for iconic rock band Kiss, called for wider recognition of the Holocaust outside of the Jewish community during Thursday’s Genocide Remembrance event at the United Nations. Simmons’ mother survived the Nazi death camps as a teenager, then moved to Israel after the war. Born Chaim Weitz … Read more

Inuit warn of ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife | oceans

For centuries, sea animals and ringed seals have provided food for Inuit communities on the ice floes of Mitimatalik, or Pond Inlet, on northern Canada’s Baffin Island. But now, the Inuit—who hunted, trapped, and fished in the area long before the Hudson’s Bay Company opened its first Arctic trading camp here in 1921—said they no … Read more

Ringo Starr inspired a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to get sober on his first All-Starr team tour

Ringo Starr’s first tour as a solo artist was a big undertaking. Aside from a few one-off performances, he has not played live since his time in the Beatles. That is, when the All-Starr debuted in 1989, it had been more than 20 years since the drummer had been touring. Ringo faced his insecurities on … Read more

Brendan Fraser didn’t actually speak to The Rock at all on the set of The Mummy Returns, but he got really good at another acting stint

Brendon Fraser / The Rock Brendan Fraser is in the midst of Brenaissance, and many in the audience couldn’t be happier to see him thrive. His heart-wrenching performance Whale He recently won a Critics Choice Award, and he’s already been awarded an Academy Award. While pressing for the film, he was also reflecting on his … Read more