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Nicole Kidman Leads Photograph 51, Opening Tonight in the West End

The Michael Grandage Company presentsthe UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough James Watson, Edward Bennett Francis Crick, Stephen Campbell Moore Maurice Wilkins, Patrick Kennedy Don Caspar and Joshua Silver Ray Gosling. Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November.
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FCC Approves Comcast’s $30 Billion Merger With NBCU

Last night the the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department approved the proposed merger with NBC Universal, ending the long review process which started over a year ago. The FCC voted 4 to 1 in favor of the deal, but has attached several conditions and stipulations to mitigate risks “to the development of innovative online video distribution services.” The Justice Department announced its approval shortly afterward. FCC Chair Julius Genachowski said in his statement that the conditions "include carefully considered steps to ensure that competition drives innovation in the emerging online video marketplace. One notable condition is that Comcast must give up NBCU's position on Hulu's board of directors, though it will retain its economic stake. Free Press President and CEO Josh Silver made the following statement about the approval's implications for net neutrality. Today’s decision by the FCC represents a failure of the agency to live up to its own public interest mandate,
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8 Incredible Health Innovations That Transform Lives

This post was written by Jaymi Heimbuch for PlanetGreen.com

New technologies are helping close the gaps for those with physical disabilities.  Each day, the physical capabilities that technology gives us is incredible, and we're not just talking about texting friends at lightening pace, or the ability to see our energy consumption in real time. We're talking about the abilities given to us by new tech in the health industry, either to supplement or restore disabilities experienced by people across the globe.

Technology is giving us wonderful options for those of us with physical limitations. From the blind to the deaf, from amputees to burn victims, gadgets are creating a whole new realm of abilities.

Here are eight extraordinary technologies that hold promise for an easier life.

1. The Eyewriter The Eyewriter is an outstanding invention for people unable to use their limbs. It is a set of glasses that can
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Peter Steele's Type O Negative Bandmates, Family React To Death

Bandmates say Steele 'had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health' before his death.

By Gil Kaufman

Type O Negative in 1999

Photo: Jim Steinfeldt/ Getty Images

After years of struggling with substance abuse and health issues, Type O Negative singer/bassist Peter Steele was in a good place before his sudden death, his bandmates said. The towering frontman died at age 48 on Wednesday from apparent heart failure.

"It is with great sadness that we inform you that Type O Negative frontman, bassist and our bandmate, Peter Steele passed away last night of what appears to be heart failure," keyboardist Josh Silver, guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, the grief-stricken rockers, said in a statement on their Web site. "Ironically Peter had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health and was imminently due to begin writing and recording new music for our follow up
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Peter Steele Of Type O Negative: A Remembrance

Frontman's dark image belied his friendly, humorous personality.

By Jon Wiederhorn

Peter Steele in 2007

Photo: Greetsia Tent/ Getty Images

I can't pretend I really knew Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele, who died Wednesday, reportedly of heart failure, although I'd met and interviewed him several times.

I knew his music, from the early days of his lurid mid-'80s thrash band Carnivore to the sophisticated melange of Black Sabbath, Sisters of Mercy, Pink Floyd and the Beatles that he and his bandmates conjured with Type O Negative. I knew that he was an amazing performer, haunting and charismatic, commanding yet never pompous.

I knew that every time I interviewed him we'd end up talking about how dismal the music industry — and life itself — can be, how our greatest weaknesses can obliterate our most powerful strengths. And I knew that whenever we talked, whether it was casual conversation at an industry
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Peter Steele, Type O Negative Singer, Dead At 48

Singer reportedly died of heart failure, according to manager.

By Gil Kaufman

Type O Negative's Peter Steele

Photo: Paul Bergen/ Redferns

Peter Steele of heavy metal band Type O Negative has died of heart failure at age 48. Steele (born Petrus Ratajczyk), the burly 6'7" bassist and lead vocalist of the Brooklyn goth-metal band, formed Type O in the early '90s after stints in several other groups, including the hardcore act Carnivore.

A spokesperson for Type O bandmates Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly confirmed the report to MTV News on Thursday (April 15). And according to CBS News, band manager Mike Renault sent an e-mail saying, "Peter passed away last night. As of now it appears to have been heart failure. That's all the details we have right now."

The band's most recent label, Spv/Steamhammer Records, issued an online statement about Steele's passing. "It's with great sadness that we
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Stephen Colbert Models Humanitarian Design Products

Design revolutionary Emily Pilloton was on the Colbert Report last night schooling Colbert on the humanitarian, socially-responsible products featured in her book, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People. Humanitarian design is all about taking problem solving and putting it to work on social issues, Pilloton says. "What's wrong with designing stuff?" he quips. "Have you seen an iPod? That's a really well-designed stuff."

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cEmily Pillotonwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomy

The products modeled by Colbert and Pilloton included three of the 100 or so from her book: The Hippo Roller, a water transport device improved by Pilloton's own non-profit Project H Design; Joshua Silver's Adaptive Eyecare glasses, which can change prescription by adjusting a membrane of silicon oil; and of course the Spider Boot, footwear designed by GadShaananDESIGN that helps diffuse the shock of landmine explosions (on which Colbert makes his
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