Provocative Chinese artist and human rights advocate Ai Weiwei has debuted the first single, Dumbass, from his forthcoming heavy metal album, The Divine Comedy, via his SoundCloud profile. The confrontational and explicit lyrics allude to the trauma he experienced during and after his 81 days in prison on a tax evasion charge. Weiwei dedicated the song, “…to all those people who do not have the opportunity to raise their voice, who will never be able to raise their voices.” You can follow him here https://soundcloud.com/aiww
The Glowing Spider-Worms of New Zealand
For over one hundred years, millions of tourists have flocked to the ancient limestone Waitomo Caves on New Zealand’s North Island, where a stunning species of fungus gnat called Arachnocampa luminosa live.
Unique to New Zealand and Australia, they are found in caves, grottoes, and other sheltered places. Arachnocampa means ‘spider-worm,’ as the gnat is known for the way their larvae hang strong vertical silk threads from their underground habitats. Since the larvae are luminescent, the thousands of tiny threads light up cave ceilings like a starry sky.