Acoustical fears force cancellation of heavy metal concert at museum

Fear that the sonic effects of live heavy metal music* would destroy exhibits and perhaps part of the building led the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, to cancel a scheduled performance by the musical group Napalm Death. The concert was scheduled to happen this Friday night, but now is not. Details are in The […]

The Further Adventures of Malcolm Hole

Malcolm Hole‘s [pictured here] new publication is perhaps his most titillatingly titled: “Heavy metal, sex and granites: Crustal differentiation and bioavailability in the mid-Proterozoic,” John Parnell, Malcolm Hole, Adrian J. Boyce, Samuel Spinks and Stephen Bowden, Geology, epub June 8, 2012.  The authors are at the University of Aberdeen and at Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre […]

Heavy Meals / Heavy Metals: Typo?

This study’s title appears to have a typo. Does it? “Heavy meals in urban roadside soils, part 1: effect of particle size fractions on heavy metals partitioning,” Xue-Song Wang, Yong Qin and Yong-Kang Chen, Environmental Geology, vol. 50, 2006, pp. 1061–1066. The authors are at Huaihai Institute of Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, […]