The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends.
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Sofi Collis, the 19-year-old girl from Scottsdale reported missing on Christmas Eve, has returned home safely late Tuesday night, Scottsdale police say.
Collis had been reported missing after being last seen about 1 p.m., possibly on Rollerblades. She was said to have learning disabilities and epil ... More >>
Ever since Curiosity survived the seven minutes of terror and landed on Mars last Sunday, we continue to be fascinated by the rover's pictures. Last week the device, which looks like it could be Wall-E's cousin, took a cool black and white panoramic shot of the red planet. The environment kind of lo ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano, the scribe behind the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! (and also editor-in-chief of New Times' sister paper, OC Weekly), is on a quest to find out just how Mexican food got to be el norte's most American one. He's explored the Aztecs' contribution to world cuisine, the latest str ... More >>
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Arizona State University scientist Paul Davies and research technician Robert Wagner propose a sort of "why not" project in search of proof for extraterrestrial civilizations:
In Acta Astronautica, an online scientific journal, they suggest inspecting new, close-up ... More >>
Salvia sales in Los Angeles have rapidly increased since a video of teen pop star Miley Cyrus allegedly smoking salvia from a bong leaked early Friday morning, according to NME.Apparently the video has triggered salvia sales to triple overnight.It seems many lots people than usual went to L.A. sh ... More >>
How well do you know your favorite cookhouse contraptions? See if you can guess today's gadget and check back next week for the answer, and to see if you've won a most-awesome prize.
Here are a few shots at this week's trickster, add yours to the comment box below:
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Doomsayers and the easily fooled are focused on 2012 right now (so much so that poor NASA had to issue statements debunking the movie myths). But we've got a different date in mind: 2010. The New Year begins the end of an era. Well, a decade actually.
Technology has certainly advanced in ... More >>
A fire burning in the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness area near Tucson has grown to 5200 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Elk Horn Fire, was about eight percent contained by Sunday...A Valley man is in critical condition after he was stabbed at a trailer park in Glendale. The man, 53, was reportedly returni ... More >>
Cafe Carumba! in Old Town Scottsdale serves seriously tasty comfort foods, from hearty breakfast fare to Southwest specialties like Chicken Oaxaca and Habenero Braised Ribs. But while you're downing that Mercado Chicken Chili, don't look up -- because while the eats are stellar, the decor suffers f ... More >>
Honeywell's Glendale manufacturing plant is about to begin work on parts for a spacesuit planned to be used in future explorations on the moon.
NASA announced in June it had awarded a contract to a Houston company, Oceaneering International, to design and build two types of spacesuits. One ... More >>
Most conspiracy theories are so ridiculous, it's hard to choose which are the least plausible or which faces the higher mountain of opposing evidence.
Some seem within the realm of the possible, such as the ones that surround the assassination of JFK, the Pearl Harbor attack or the murder of Pr ... More >>