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10 Questions for Dan Deacon – Rats, Player Pianos & Theremins

One of our absolute favorite musicians, Dan Deacon did the music for “Theo Anthony’s Rat Film.” The film, which uses the urban rat as a way to explore a deeper story of urbanization and segregation, is a unique blend of history, science and sci-fi, poetry and portraiture. And Deacon’s music, a unique blend of styles, genres and instruments is the perfect match for what Anthony was doing. In a Pitchfork review of Deacon’s album incredible album “America,” Jess Harvell wrote, “As carefully constructed as the work of any highbrow electronic savant you’d care to name, Deacon’s music alone should clearly paint him as a smart dude, a thinker, and a craftsman.” Click through to read the interview, and check out his incredible video for a song we love called “When I Was Done Dying” after the Latest Posts section below.

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New Species of ‘Indestructible’ Animal Found in Surprising Place

This isn’t any ordinary microscopic organism. It’s a tardigrade—the most ‘indestructible’ animal on Earth. Also called water bears, tardigrades can survive up to 30 years without food, live in volcanoes, and endure the vacuum of space. Researchers say they could even survive an asteroid impact like the one that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Only the eventual death of the sun may be enough to wipe out the tardigrades.

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“Genius Visa” As Deportations Rage On

Seventeen years ago, Melania Knauss was granted legal residency in the United States through a green card with the elite EB-1 program—dubbed the “Einstein visa”—reserved for those who demonstrate that they have “an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager.”

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