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Iain Banks/Iain M Banks

Author Iain (M) Banks falls to cancer at 59

Obit The internationally renowned Scottish author of both literary and science fiction Iain Banks has passed away unexpectedly early at 59 after suffering from an aggressive form of cancer.
Iain Thomson, 09 Jun 2013

Headbangers have a gas, gas, gas in mosh pits

“Dancers” in mosh pits at heavy metal gigs form patterns that resemble the behaviour of gas particles, according to a study in Physical Review Letters titled “Collective Motion of Humans in Mosh and Circle Pits at Heavy Metal Concerts” (PDF).
Simon Sharwood, 09 Jun 2013