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First major Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition in UK

First major Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition in UK

Entertainment
He was the rock star painter who inspired rappers, filmmakers and street artists. For the first time in the UK, the Barbican's major retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat gives audiences the chance to see his explosive expressionistic style up close."What's really amazing to see is the range of people who were inspired by his work," curator Eleanor Nairne admits."On one hand you have a film-maker like John Akomfra, who says that was it not for Basquiat he wouldn't be an artist today, (and on the other) a huge figure like Jay Z who not only cite him as a really influential figure but also own some of these pieces."Image:Basquiat, pictured in 1981, died of a heroin overdose in 1988. Pic: Edo BertoglioAt the start of the 80s, in a matter of years, Jean-Michel Basquiat went from being a homel...
Girl with 3D printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every MLB park

Girl with 3D printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every MLB park

Sports
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball teams are lining up to let 7-year-old Hailey Dawson throw out a first pitch at their games.Dawson has a rare disease called Poland Syndrome and was born without three fingers. She had a 3D printed hand, which works with fishing line.Hailey has already thrown out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles. She wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark.On Thursday, something really special happened. Teams responded quickly to her wish, asking her to come to their games and take the mound. Bleacher Report posted a link to a video featuring Dawson, which the teams responded to in droves.Those teams included: the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians...
Rami Malek: First look at Mr Robot star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

Rami Malek: First look at Mr Robot star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

Entertainment
After years of delays, production has finally started on a biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.Actors including Johnny Depp, Ben Whishaw and Sacha Baron Cohen had been linked to the role, only to drop out. Producers finally cast Mr Robot star Rami Malek as the Bohemian Rhapsody singer, and the first photo of him in character was released on Tuesday.Wearing Mercury's Live Aid outfit, Malek looks uncannily like the flamboyant star."When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it's a very affirming moment," Malek told Entertainment Weekly.The biopic will chronicle the story of Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed up with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band's performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of com...
SpaceX tests first stage of 'world's most powerful rocket'

SpaceX tests first stage of 'world's most powerful rocket'

Science
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- SpaceX has completed testing of all three first-stage cores on its Falcon Heavy rocket. The company is preparing for the rocket's first flight test, scheduled for early November."Falcon Heavy's 3 first stage cores have all completed testing at our rocket development facility in McGregor, TX," the aerospace company announced on Twitter.Falcon Heavy's 3 first stage cores have all completed testing at our rocket development facility in McGregor, TX → https://t.co/GJu23QdZRKpic.twitter.com/ivVXPhWu0u- SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 2, 2017SpaceX touts the Falcon Heavy as the "world's most powerful rocket.""Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost," the company claims on its website.SpaceX e
A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

Health
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an exciting possibility, but it needs much more study because the heart experiment wasn't intended to test that. Doctors say the results on the drug, canakinumab (can-uh-KIN-yoo-mab), open a new frontier. Many heart attacks occur in people whose cholesterol is normal and whose main risk is chronic inflammation that can lead to clogged arteries. "We suddenly know we can address the inflammation itself, the same way we learned almost 25 years ago that we could address cholesterol. It's very exciting," sa...