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Wolfgang's Vault

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Like live music? Of course you do. Know where to listen to thousands of legal concerts for free? I'm guessing many of you don't, which is why I'm really excited to introduce you to, the coolest site I've discovered in the last weeks.

And it's not just a Web site—it's an amazing, user-friendly iPhone app, as well. From great Bob Dylan concerts (in their entirety) to rare Mile Davis shows, from interviews with Bono to bands you probably never even heard of before, the free streams are simple to play, easy to switch between, and also available as reasonably priced mp3 downloads.

Plus, there's tons of really interesting memorabilia for sale on the site, too, for those looking for that unique gift, or those who fancy themselves collectors, like this backstage pass from a Kiss show in the late 70s, or this Led Zeppelin ticket from one of their final shows ever.
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And if all that wasn't enough to motivate you to mosey on over to, next week, on November 3rd, they're cracking the vault open, putting more than 1,000 new concerts up there for download. And guess what folks?! We've got some free downloads to give away. So check back here next Tuesday for details on how to score "˜em. Meantime, take some time to explore the Bill Graham Archives, the King Biscuit Flower Hour, Ash Grove, Newport Jazz and all the other live collections they've got over there for free. It's pretty fantastic.

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Can’t See the Eclipse in Person? Watch NASA’s 360° Live Stream
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Depending on where you live, the historic eclipse on August 21 might not look all that impressive from your vantage point. You may be far away from the path of totality, or stuck with heartbreakingly cloudy weather. Maybe you forgot to get your eclipse glasses before they sold out, or can't get away from your desk in the middle of the day.

But fear not. NASA has you covered. The space agency is live streaming a spectacular 4K-resolution 360° live video of the celestial phenomenon on Facebook. The livestream started at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and includes commentary from NASA experts based in South Carolina. It will run until about 4:15 ET.

You can watch it below, on NASA's Facebook page, or on the Facebook video app.

Cephalopod Fossil Sketch in Australia Can Be Seen From Space

Australia is home to some of the most singular creatures alive today, but a new piece of outdoor art pays homage to an organism that last inhabited the continent 65 million years ago. As the Townsville Bulletin reports, an etching of a prehistoric ammonite has appeared in a barren field in Queensland.

Ammonites are the ancestors of the cephalopods that currently populate the world’s oceans. They had sharp beaks, dexterous tentacles, and spiraling shells that could grow more than 3 feet in diameter. The inland sea where the ammonites once thrived has since dried up, leaving only fossils as evidence of their existence. The newly plowed dirt mural acts as a larger-than-life reminder of the ancient animals.

To make a drawing big enough to be seen from space, mathematician David Kennedy plotted the image into a path consisting of more than 600 “way points.” Then, using a former War World II airfield as his canvas, the property’s owner Rob Ievers plowed the massive 1230-foot-by-820-foot artwork into the ground with his tractor.

The project was funded by Soil Science Australia, an organization that uses soil art to raise awareness of the importance of farming. The sketch doubles as a paleotourist attraction for the local area, which is home to Australia's "dinosaur trail" of museums and other fossil-related attractions. But to see the craftsmanship in all its glory, visitors will need to find a way to view it from above.

[h/t Townsville Bulletin]


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