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Review: Judas Priest rocks hard with refreshing 'Firepower' album Special

Metal fans are in for a treat. Acclaimed heavy metal band Judas Priest is back stronger than ever with their latest studio offering "Firepower."

Norway's Norsk Hydro hit by ransom cyber-attack

Oslo - One of the world's biggest aluminium producers, Norway's Norsk Hydro, said Tuesday it had been hit by a ransom cyber-attack of unknown origin, with hackers demanding a ransom.

Review: Mötley Crüe gives Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' a heavy metal twist Special

Mötley Crüe brings the worlds of pop and heavy metal together with their distinct rendition of "Like a Virgin" by Madonna.

New process melts gold at room temperature

To melt metals requires the application of high levels of heat. This fundamental of physics has been altered by a research team who have succeeded in melting gold at room temperature. This comes down to tension.

Skillet's John Cooper talks Fight The Fury, 'Still Breathing' EP Special

Skillet front-man and bass player John Cooper chatted with Digital Journal about their new metal side project Fight The Fury.

World's biggest copper mine announces $1bn first semester profits

Santiago - The world's biggest copper mine by output, Chile's Escondida, announced on Friday profits of $1.086 billion for the first semester, just over a month after avoiding a strike by workers.

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Boticas - Mining firms are racing to open new lithium mines in Portugal, already Europe's biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Review: Bad Wolves will blow your mind with new album 'Disobey' Special

On May 11, acclaimed metal band Bad Wolves released their new studio album "Disobey" via their label, Eleven Seven Music.

Magnate Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to escape US sanctions targeting its founder and key shareholder.

Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to escape US sanctions targeting its founder and key shareholder.

Chatting with Lita Ford: 'The Queen of Metal' Special

Jim Thorpe - "The Queen of Metal" Lita Ford chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming show at Penn's Peak in Pennsylvania, as well as her illustrious career in rock music.

Women of Colombia's emerald mines shine after smashing taboo

Coper - For decades, women like Rosalba Canon were banned from Colombia's emerald mines: men said they brought bad luck.

Judas Priest earns 2018 nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Judas Priest has a major reason to celebrate. They have earned a nomination for the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2018.

Eight still missing at flooded Russian diamond mine

Moscow - Rescuers Saturday helped an injured worker out of a flooded Russian diamond mine but the search continued for eight other still missing in the disaster, mine owners Alrosa said.

Recycled foil becomes catalyst for biofuel

An intrepid researcher has successfully taken some used, dirty tin foil and used the material as the basis for a biofuel catalyst. The solution is environmentally-friendly, effective, and cheaper than current technology.

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

Goma - In the lush hills of eastern DR Congo, where the trade in rare minerals has long fed unrest, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income.

Niger gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams

Niamey - Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.

Gambia's new government mired in controversy

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's administration faced a backlash Tuesday after admitting its new vice-president may be constitutionally barred from serving and confirming ex-leader Yahya Jammeh will be permitted to keep a fleet of luxury cars.

Gambia's new government mired in controversy

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's administration faced a backlash Tuesday after admitting its new vice-president may be constitutionally barred from serving and confirming ex-leader Yahya Jammeh will be permitted to keep a fleet of luxury cars.

Lawmakers push to block Chinese takeover of US aluminum firm

Washington - A group of US senators called on the government to block the Chinese metals giant Zhongwang's takeover of a US aluminum processor for the auto and aerospace industries.

Review: Black Sabbath farewell tour show at Jones Beach is a celebration Special

Wantagh - On Aug. 17, iconic heavy metal band Black Sabbath performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, as part of their farewell tour, for a venue that was completely sold out.

Review: The Soft Shades explore different moods on 'Keeper of the Groove'

Formed in 2011, The Soft Shades is an ambitious prog rock/metal instrumental project - the brainchild of Ukrainian musician Dmitry Gubsky. 'Keeper of the Grove' is their debut album.

Metallica sells out Minneapolis stadium in less than 10 minutes

Minneapolis - Acclaimed band Metallica announced its headlining concert at Minneapolis' brand new U.S. Bank Stadium, and it is already sold out.

Acquittals over Hungary toxic spill spark outrage

Veszpr - Victims of Hungary's worst ever toxic spill, which killed 10 people and injured 150 in 2010, voiced outrage after the boss of the alumina plant that caused the disaster was cleared of any wrongdoing on Thursday.

Nanotechnology creates new, super strong magnesium

Scientists have invented a new, super-strong and structurally light metal that possess extremely high specific strength.

Review: Dumb but sometimes amusing ‘Rock & Roll Christmas’ opens in T.O. Special

Toronto - “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” sounds like an absurd parody TV special from “The Simpsons” or “SCTV”. In fact, it kept reminding me of the old “KISS Saves Santa” bit from “Family Guy.” In 2015, life imitates silly art.

Watch what you take home, warning about kids and lead risks

Washington - These days greater controls are in place about the risks of lead exposure, especially with children, but risks still exist — especially with items brought home from the workplace and when kids get hold of them.

iPhone 7 may ditch the plastic antenna strips

A new patent granted to Apple suggests that it may have solved the issue of the plastic antenna strips on the iPhone 6, making the unsightly bands across the metal chassis a thing of the past on the upcoming iPhone 7 while maintaining signal strength.

Unused mobile phones are wasting £100 million of gold says report

A study has found that over £100 million worth of gold is being wasted inside unused or broken mobile phones in the UK alone. It suggests that mobile operators should be doing much more to encourage the recycling of old devices.
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Detail from "Amemo (Mask of Humankind)", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (variable) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
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Detail from "Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.

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