For a never-before-seen look at how an opera singer is able to produce such an amazing sound, German baritone Michael Volle performed Song to the Evening Star from Wagner’s Tannhäuser during an MRI scan. The technique uses magnetic fields and radio waves to see right through the human body, and is able to capture movement resulting in this fascinating, but freaky footage.
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Streaming live TV over the internet is the latest entertainment land grab — as more consumers cut the cord, plenty of companies are finding new ways to offer potential customers a way to get their live TV fix. According to areport from Bloomberg, YouTube might get in the action in 2017 with a new service called Unplugged. The plan calls for YouTube to offer a bundle of cable TV channels, but what channels will be included remains to be seen.Bloomberg notes that discussions are ongoing with major media companies like Comcast / NBCUniversal, Viacom, Fox and CBS but no deals have been finalized yet.
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A WOOD GUITAR can be a fickle thing. Oh sure, the best of them sing with tone to die for. But let it get too hot or too cold, or too humid or too dry, and that beautiful voice can change. Alternative materials like carbon fiber skirt these issues, but lack the traditional aesthetic of a hardwood guitar.
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Nearly a month after telling fans she is postponing her world tour again to “plan our family,” Janet Jackson is expecting her first child with her husband.
Sources close to the “Unbreakable” record maker confirm to ET Online that Jackson is pregnant. It will be the first child for her and her spouse, 41-year-old Wissam Al Mana.
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Another May the 4th, another day of wishing scientists would hurry up and invent FTL propulsion already. But now, NASA has gone and given us the next best thing: a virtual trip to the center of the galaxy, stitched together from a stunning series of Hubble wide-field images.
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Would-be hackers don’t always have to jump through hoops to bring down a website. Researchers have discovered relatively simple exploits in ImageMagick, a common package for processing pictures on the web, that let attackers run any code they like on a targeted server. If someone uploads a maliciously coded image and ImageMagick handles it, they could theoretically compromise both the site and anyone who visits it. That’s particularly dangerous for forums and social networks, where user uploads are par for the course — a vengeful member could wreck the site for everyone.
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The Australian government recently announced an unusual initiative to eradicate a long-standing animal pest problem.
To rid their streams and rivers of invasive European carp crowding out native freshwater species, officials plan to begin introducing a strain of the herpes virus — Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3), or “carp herpes” — into fish populations.
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