Last week, classic rock band Styx met the man who named a moon after them - well, sort of. Pluto’s smallest moon, Styx, is really named after a mythological river, in keeping with International Astronomical Union naming conventions. But the SETI institute’s Mark Showalter, who discovered Styx (the moon) in 2012, says…
It doesn't get any more metal than this. This headbanger filmed a video of himself spinning his head and making his hair whip in dizzying circles while working construction jobs. It's so hardcore badass but also incredibly goofy and fun all at the same time. He rocks out with his caulk out.
The most effective way to clean found water is to boil it. But, how do you do that if you don't have a metal container? Or any container at all? With a rock of course.
Congratulations, humanity: After millennia of building cathedrals and toiling over great works of art and science, we've finally created something that will far outlast us. It's called Plastiglomerate, a stone made out of molten plastic, and yes, we should probably be ashamed of ourselves.
This is just a stone. Not a photo of a stone with a Hubble Space Telescope image pasted over it. Not a hologram made inside some piece of glass. Not a portal to another dimension. Just a stone. It's like a some spacetime wizard captured a piece of the Universe and trapped it inside.
Like music? Buy albums? Go to concerts? Wear band T-shirts? Sure. But do you have a thousand different band T-shirts that you can wear for a thousand days in a row? Didn't think so! Isac Walter does though. And he did it. He crushed it.
Frank Valenzuela is known to many people in Tucson as The Miner. He doesn't look for gold—although I'm sure that he would be happy to find it—but mineral awesomeness. Like this amazing rock, a chalcedony on chrysocolla stalactites, which he sold for $5,000.
We know that the rocks of Stonehenge were carried there from over 200 miles away, but we've never known why. Now, researchers say they believe it was for the special sonic qualities of a particular kind of stone—and that Stonehenge might have served as a bell-like instrument.
At last, NASA's scientists have revealed the mystery of the mysterious rock that materialized out of nowhere right in front of the Mars Curiosity rover—the infamous jelly doughnut rock rock that surprised everyone at mission control, prompting NASA Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist Steve Squyres to exclaim "wait a…
Left: a photo taken 3528 days after the Opportunity rover arrival to Mars. Right: the exact same spot 12 Mars days later. Notice the difference? NASA JPL scientists did too: "It's about the size of a jelly doughnut. It was a total surprise, we were like 'wait a second, that wasn't there before, it can't be right. Oh…
At the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu, China, tourists flock to see China's own version of the Grand Canyon: A mountain range of densely packed layers of minerals and rock that are dramatically striated into a layer cake of magenta, maroon, and lemon-colored stone.
We're used to thinking of the moon as a cold and unassuming lump of rock—but new research suggests that it could have been made of a strange magma mush for hundreds of millions of years before it solidified into the object we now see every night.
This song is supposed to be a hardcore rock song. And though it has the punching anger throat sounds of any respectable hardcore rock song, it so obviously doesn't have anything else that quite resemble the music of core hards. Instead, the song is mixed with an EDM dance track. That's because the band didn't pay its…
Who doesn't enjoy getting lost in a big budget action adventure flick; maybe even pretending you're the swashbuckling hero, if just for a little bit. Well, French indie rock quartet, Stuck in the Sound, took those cinematic fantasies a step further in Pursuit, the title track from their identically-named 2012 album.…
You know what goes well with a full belly, an empty house, and that warm feeling you get after spending the day with friends and family? More pumpkin pie? That, and a little folk rock. While the Americans are distracted with their drunken turkey-induced comas, let me introduce you to a group of talented Torontonians…
The Mars Curiosity Rover has touched a Martian rock for the first time. And, in the process, it gave us the closest, most detailed view of the Red Planet (a tiny part of it) yet, using her Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at ten, two and one inches from the rock.
NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity has its first analysis target, an intriguing rock with a pyramidal shape that is now 8.2 feet (2.5 meter) from its current location. The scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are excited about this and other features discovered by the rover's cameras.
In the 60s and 70s, America spent $109 billion on getting rocks from the Moon back to Earth*. In 2012, America spent a couple billions on moving an Earth's rock to Mars**. Moving rocks is a lot of fun!
Distorted guitar, jarring chords and screeching solos get a lot of us pumped up. New research, though, reveals that it's not something we've learned to love—in fact, the distinctive sounds of rock music echo the raw, visceral warning sounds of humans and animals from prehistoric times.
Meet Lost Coves. I'm always at a loss for how to describe them. Experimental stoner rock? Hallucinogenic post-punk crash and bang? I'm not good with genres. What I know is that Lost Coves create soundscapes that suck you in.