Science & Medicine

Metropolis
1:30 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Metropolis: 9/20/14

Disclosure's new collaboration with Mary J. Blige, "Right Now," is featured on this week's episode of Metropolis.
Courtesy of the artist

This Week's Playlist

  • Tokimonsta, "Drive (feat. Arama)" (Ultra)
  • Redinho, "Playing With Fire" (Numbers)
  • Kacy Hill, "Experience" (Promo)
  • Aphex Twin, "4 bit 9d api+e+6 [126.26]" (Warp)
  • Trentemoller, "Come Undone (Trentemoller Remix)" (In My Room)
  • Choir Of Young Believers, "Hollow Talk (Jody Wisternoff, James Grant, Lane 8 Remix)" (Anjunadeep)
  • London Grammar, "Hey Now (Sasha Remix)" (Columbia)
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The Two-Way
1:25 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

A plane flies over the Bardarbunga volcano as it spews lava and smoke in southeast Iceland on Sept. 14. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors a day since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode.
Bernard Meric AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 1:59 pm

The tiny, island nation of Iceland is in the middle of a growth spurt. For the past month, the country's Bardarbunga volcano has been churning out lava at a prodigious rate. And the eruption shows no signs of abating.

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All Songs TV
12:58 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Myrkur, 'Nattens Barn'

Myrkur.
Courtesy of the artist

Somewhere between the folk-based black metal of Ulver's Bergtatt and the weightless shoegaze of Cocteau Twins lies Myrkur. In recent years, that combination isn't a new one — if anything, it's overdone. But something stands out here, and it's not just that Myrkur's sole member is Amalie Bruun, a Danish model who co-leads the Brooklyn indie-pop band Ex-Cops.

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The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

3 Afghan Army Officers Disappear While Training In U.S.

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 1:10 pm

Three Afghan army officers training in the U.S. went missing from a U.S. military base on Cape Cod over the weekend, days after two Afghan police officers disappeared during a DEA training program in Virginia.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the men, who vanished during a training exercise at Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass., might be trying to find a way to stay in the United States.

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Goats and Soda
11:36 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Dr. Daniel Bausch (in blue T-shirt) has spent years studying Ebola. In April, he went to Guinea, where the current outbreak began.
Courtesy of Daniel Bausch

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has been a "very personal outbreak for me," says Dr. Daniel Bausch. The virologist spent "quite a few years" working on hemorrhagic fevers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Ebola as well as Marburg and Lassa fever. He knows the Ebola virus all too well, and he knows many of the people who've been deeply involved in fighting the current outbreak, including Dr.

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