Craig LaBruno

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Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Physics

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Louis CK responds to allegations of sexual misconduct: 'These stories are true'

The comedian released a statement regarding the claims: ‘The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly’<p>Disgraced comedian Louis CK on Friday admitted to allegations of sexual misconduct that were made public against him on Thursday.<p>Related: Louis …

Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure

“Now, sometimes, at night, when I think back, I feel like I’m looking at an old black-and-white movie of myself. Why it should be black-and-white, I don’t know, but it is. Not a good movie, either, jerky, with gaps in it, a string of poorly lit sequences, some of them with no beginning and no …

Pulp Fiction to Magnolia: the best films of the 90s – as chosen by critics

Five critics choose their favourite film of the decade, from Charlie Kaufman’s surreal journey into John Malkovich’s mind to Baz Lurhmann’s Shakespearean tragedy with guns and Hawaiian shirts<p>For me, it’s still the most potent 1990s timecapsule; from a time before Cool Britannia. Quentin Tarantino’s …

The Reagan Show review – eerie portrait of the Ghost of Republicanism Past

This documentary study of President Ronald Reagan, composed entirely of White House TV footage, is entertaining enough but too lenient on its subject<p>There’s something ever so slightly eerie in seeing Ronald Reagan revived, like the Ghost of Republicanism Past, in this entertaining if slightly …

Blade Runner 2049 review – a gigantic spectacle of pure hallucinatory craziness

Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD officer heading for an encounter with Harrison Ford’s Deckard in a film whose sheer scale leaves you hyperventilating<p>With this visually staggering film, director Denis Villeneuve brings us to a kind of Ozymandias moment. It just has to be experienced on the biggest screen …

Blade Runner

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. <b>Paul Lewis</b> reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Social Media

These 20 brutal truths about life will help you get your shit together

When someone finally sits you down and tells it like it is, it can be a hard pill to swallow.<p>But if you want to really enjoy life, you need to get to …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: a greatest hits package from the godfather of phablets

Its fingerprint scanner is awkwardly placed and its very expensive, but the battery, screen, camera and stylus are the best on the market<p>The Galaxy Note 8 has its work cut out for it, righting the wrongs of the maligned Note 7 that came to a fiery end. But with a massive screen, tiny bezels, …

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Parenting

SpaceX successfully launches mysterious X-37B spaceplane and recovers first stage

SpaceX can add another first to its ever-increasing list: On Thursday, it successfully launched the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B experimental spaceplane for the first time. This makes it the only launch provider to accomplish this besides the United Launch Alliance, and should help ensure SpaceX gets …

We're Very Sorry but Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Is Officially Here

Footage of the Fresh Prince performing his new EDM travesty makes us wonder: how did it get to this?<p>Will Smith once said that "Parents are the same no matter time nor place / so to you, all the kids all across the land / take it from me / parents just don't understand." He then became a dad and …

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely …

Social Media

The Sun Just Fired Off A Massive Flare, And It’s Headed Toward Earth Right Now

“Strong geomagnetic storm watch” is in effect.<p>It’s one of the biggest solar flares in years, and it’s coming this way.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images on Wednesday of the most powerful flare recorded since at least 2008, when the current solar cycle began.<p>The space agency said …

Astronomy

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the U.S.

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.<p>The attack on the …

Identity Theft

The Greatest Cosmic Puzzle: Astronomers Find Stars That Appear Older Than The Universe

If you understand how stars work, you can observe the physical properties of one of them and extrapolate its age, and know when it had to have been born. Stars undergo a lot of changes as they age: their radius, luminosity, and temperature all evolve as they burn through their fuel. But a star’s …

Netflix’s Serial Killer Series Is Going To Be More Disturbing Than We Thought

When news broke that Netflix is creating a new show with David Fincher, we were excited. <i>Gone Girl</i> is amazing, and <i>Fight Club</i> is a classic. But neither …

These subtle 'Game of Thrones' clues hint that Jon's real name has been in front of us all along

Now that <i>Game of Thrones</i> has finally revealed Jon Snow's real name (Aegon Targaryen) fans have started going back to George R. R. Martin's novels to …

11 Signs of a Partner Who Will Be With You Until the Very End

It's not every day that you find your perfect person, so when you do, you want to make sure you never lose them. There are certain qualities you should look for in a life partner, but there are also telltale signs that say he or she is in it for the long haul, <i>and</i> that they're a great choice. Here …

Massive asteroid three times the size of Ben Nevis set for 'close encounter' with Earth TODAY

NASA has confirmed that a large asteroid known as Florence will fly past Earth at around 1pm BST on September 1, at a distance of 4.4 million miles …

Your credit score: How it's calculated

A credit score is typically a three-digit number based on information in your credit report that measures your risk level to lenders. It’s usually …

Found: A star that last dazzled astronomers in 1437

It’s an explosive detective story.<p>In the hours before dawn on March 11, 1437, the constellation Scorpio rose over the horizon near Seoul, Korea. Astronomers tasked with scanning the sky and noting nightly changes—aurorae, comets, shooting stars and the like—noticed something odd about the group of …

Cosmology

Lawnmower parents are raising a generation of kids who struggle with adversity

Imagine your 10-year-old daughter is involved in a high-dive competition. She's past the point of participation trophies and genuinely wants to win. …

5 Online Business Courses That Will Make You Much Smarter (for Free)

The list is based on the ratings of thousands of past students.<p>Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit …

Mysterious signal from deep space goes hyperactive

The unexplained signals from the other side of the universe known as fast radio bursts are a rarely observed phenomenon and only one of them has been picked up more than once. Now scientists engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence say that lone repeating fast radio burst (FRB) is …

Trump administration orders three Russian diplomatic facilities in U.S. closed

By Anne Gearan<p>, Reporter<p>The Trump administration has ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States closed following the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia, the State Department said Thursday.<p>Last month, Russia demanded that the U.S. diplomatic presence there be reduced …

Russia

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Mindfulness