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100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

Artificial intelligence is now Intel's major focus

The chip firm powering your laptop today might power your robot by the end of the decade<p>With technology governing almost every aspect of our lives, …

7 Tents You'll Actually Want to Camp In

We'll come out and say it: "glamping" is a dirty word. But there is something to be said for lounging in the outdoors with style. For those who'd rather stay at the spa than sleep under the stars, there are still tents out there for you. It may not be camping per se (one tent comes with a full …

Star Trek and the kiss that changed TV

As the sci-fi franchise reaches the half-century mark, it’s important to remember the heady ideas and political commentary that made it resonate, writes Trekkie Natalie Haynes.<p>In 1968, US television broadcast what many claim was the first interracial kiss on American airwaves. It occurred between …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

Bagpipes: A Rock-and-Roll History

For decades the instrument has played a cacophonous—and subtly political—role in popular music.<p>A few years back, when a friend asked me to play the bagpipes in a concert marking the 15th anniversary of Neutral Milk Hotel’s <i>In the Aeroplane Over the Sea</i>, I was thrilled. In my experience, most people …

The Jailhouse Lawyer Derrick Hamilton’s Role in the Reversal of a Murder Conviction

Derrick Hamilton never went to law school, but prisoners across New York State have heard about his formidable legal skills, which he acquired while he was wrongly imprisoned for murder for more than two decades, reading law books and fighting to get himself and other inmates set free. I recently …

The Untold Story Of How Bicycle Design Led To The Invention Of The Airplane

Many aviation pioneers–including the Wright Brothers–were also dedicated cyclists. Here’s what they learned from bike design.<p>In the early 20th century, many in the scientific establishment insisted that a true flying machine was physically impossible. Nevertheless, cyclists could already “fly” at …

Acquainted

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of July 2016

Bask in the cool breeze of your air conditioner and check out what Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes have to offer.<p>Streaming service selections vary widely from month to month, and in July, they'll fluctuate for the much, much better. It's hard to remember the last time Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes …

The True Story of What Happened When A Plane Loaded with 6,000 Pounds of Pot Crashed in Yosemite

How Samantha Bee Crashed the Late-Night Boys’ Club

December 1985: it’s an icy Toronto night, and 16-year-old Samantha Bee is on a mission to not fail out of 10th grade. It’s going to take some doing. …

Comedy

Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever.<p>"Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program …

‘My Country Accepts Me as a Woman’

Hillary Clinton was the force behind a little-known breakthrough in transgender rights. So why doesn’t she talk about it?<p>Jackie Richter is the foul-mouthed, frank-talking owner of Heels and Hardhats, a small construction company near Rockford, Illinois. For almost half a century, she lived as a …

The Civil War that Could Doom the N.R.A.

As the tragic pattern of gun violence continues, federal gun laws remain unchanged, thanks to the hardball tactics of the National Rifle Association. But despite the organization’s $310 million in revenues, political clout, and five-million-plus membership, the N.R.A. does face a genuine threat to …

Michael Phelps' Final Turn

With his curtain call weeks away, the greatest swimmer of all time hopes to put his nightmares behind him and embrace life on dry land.<p>“The way they …

Who are the Real-life Models of “Silicon Valley” Characters? We Have Them.

<b>When we say that</b> a television show is “realistic,” what do we mean? Must the drug corners on <i>The Wire</i> resemble the streets of Baltimore? Do the …

Why 'Hamilton' became a phenomenon

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> It may be a historic weekend at the Tony Awards as "Hamilton" attempts to become the most award winning musical in Broadway history, but the show wasn't always a phenomenon.<p>Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda first planted the seeds of the show at the White House's poetry jam in 2009.<p>Before …

Tony Awards

What We Learn from Elizabeth Warren

Charlie Pierce's landmark 2014 profile, reprinted in full.<p><i>Sir Thomas More: Why not be a teacher? You'd be a fine teacher. Perhaps, a great one.</i><p><i>Rich: And if I was who would know it?</i><p><i>More: You, your pupils, your friends, God. Not a bad public, that...oh, and a quiet life.—Robert Bolt, A Man for All</i> …

We’ve learned to read our genes. Now we need to start writing them | Susan Rosser

To understand our genetic code more fully, we need to build one to see the role of the genes and how they can change<p>Science can move at a startling pace. In 2003, biologists from the Human Genome Project announced that they had learned how to read an entire human genome. A few days ago, they …

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Michael Moore: ‘Trump inspires his side. It’s like Munich in 1932’

The documentary maker reveals how illness, divorce and his father’s death changed him and why Donald Trump really is a fascist<p>I’m not sure which Michael Moore I’m going to get when I call him in New York. Will I get the slightly cantankerous Michael Moore of the documentaries? The one who knocks on …

Which Republicans Oppose Donald Trump? A Cheat Sheet

Colin Powell has reportedly announced that he will back Hillary Clinton for president.<p>Colin Powell reportedly told the Long Island Association Tuesday afternoon that he is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.<p>Several people at the event tweeted that the former secretary of …

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire

They're very fast, they can all but drive themselves, they can be summoned from a garage with no one at the wheel, and they are routinely improved by software updates over-the-air that allow owners to go to sleep and wake up with a new car in the driveway.<p>Everyone in the auto industry now …

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

Narbeh Derhacobian Contributor<p>Narbeh Derhacobian is the co-founder and CEO of Adesto Technologies, which provides application-specific, ultra-low-power non-volatile memory products.<p>It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming …

Internet of Things

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

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2016 Internet Trends Report

The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:<p>• Global Internet users have surpassed 3B; India has supplanted the US as the world’s second-largest Internet market.<p>• Internet user growth remains consistent (led by …

Now's a Great Time to Find Out If You're a Hacking Victim

Something weird is happening in the world of hacked data—a lot of it is turning up around the same time.<p>The phenomenon has Troy Hunt, the proprietor …