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‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ Is An Intense, Gritty Thriller That Will Leave You Wanting More

Benicio del Toro has, kind of quietly, morphed into a full-fledged movie star in a day and age where there really aren’t many movie stars left. Del Toro’s best known early work is probably <i>The Usual Suspects</i>, but that led to a few years of showing up in stuff like <i>Excess Baggage</i> and <i>The Fan</i>. After <i>Fear</i> …

Movies

Most films still directed by white men, according to study

Despite the success of films like <i>Wonder Woman</i> and <i>Get Out</i>, the gender and racial diversity of directors remained depressingly low in 2017. That’s …

Box Office

The Crypto J-Curve By Felipe Olmo Fernandez

Out of all the theories above the crypto j-curve by Chris Burniske is by far the theory that describes and explains very well how these cryptoassets …

Cryptocurrency

Family trust won't let Barnaby and Vikki dodge tax

The parent must at all times act as a bona fide trustee and not intermingle trust money with their own – difficult to maintain over a 21-year …

Personal Finance

13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From classics to indies and picks from around the world<p>Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag.<p>Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed …

She Instagrammed her exotic drug-smuggling vacation. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is going to prison.

A Canadian Instagrammer who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia during an exotic, made-for-social-media ocean voyage has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars.<p>Melina Roberge, 24, entered a guilty plea Wednesday to smuggling 95 kilos (209 pounds) of …

Crime

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

Xiaomi goes after Alienware’s throne with a gaming laptop at 'half the price'

While Xiaomi is best known for its Android phones and home appliances, the Chinese brand is now branching out into gaming gear, with a new laptop that promises high-end graphics capabilities – and it costs only half as much in China as an Alienware with similar specs there.<p>The 15.6-inch Mi Gaming …

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

A man transformed himself into a real-life Thor after battling cystic fibrosis — and the resemblance is uncanny

A cursory scroll through Ben Mudge's Instagram will immediately tell you three things: He could easily pass as a Hemsworth brother, he is obsessed with superheroes, and he spends the majority of his time at the gym. His feed is full of selfies, in which he showcases his impressive abs and wields …

Hepatitis C drugs not being accessed by thousands of Australians with the disease

Hundreds of thousands of Australians with hepatitis C are failing to access new curative drugs, despite the Government subsidising them at huge cost …

Medicine

Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements

Amazon has patented designs for a wristband that can precisely track where warehouse employees are placing their hands and use vibrations to nudge them in a different direction.<p>The concept, which aims to streamline the fulfilment of orders, adds another layer of surveillance to an already …

San Francisco

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

Welcome to the science renaissance, an inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars

Prepare for the <b>Singularity</b>, where artificial intelligence merges with humanity to create super-humans as we learn to grow regenerative tissue, …

The most outrageous numbers of 2017

Number inflation was rampant in 2017, as the figures that dominated news stories just got bigger and bigger. Data stored, stuff bought, years lived, the great scoreboard of human existence clicked over with digits never seen before as the world population edged ever closer to 8bn.<p>Many of the …

Space

Ripple overtakes Ethereum as the second largest cryptocurrency

After a period of tremendous growth, the banking-oriented cryptocurrency Ripple has overtaken Ethereum and is currently the second largest coin in …

Stephen Hawking's Incredible Predictions in 2017

<b>We Only Have 100 Years Left On Earth</b><p>Load Error<p>Thanks to modern day health care, 100 years is nearly a lifetime, but in May, Hawking proposed that …

A former refugee is shaking up the $441B remittances industry

LONDON — Refugee, strawberry-picker, economist, U.N. whistleblower and tech CEO: Ismail Ahmed has worn many hats on his long journey to running a firm with an annual turnover of $60 million.<p>Along the rocky road to success, the cheerful 57-year-old has survived the ravages of war-torn Somalia and …

Africa

Looking For Enlightenment? Mindfulness Becoming A Booming Market In China

A group of Chinese friends get together. Food is ordered. Silence ensues: they are staring at their phones, engrossed in WeChat, perhaps even messaging the person next to them.<p>What is so difficult about having an in-person conversation? Warped with emptiness, many are searching for answers to …

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

How is the Mind Different from the Brain? Science May Support the Duality of Separate Mind and Brain

“We don’t know what consciousness is, or what it does,” said Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. in his lecture <i>The Mind is Not the Brain</i> “There’s no known, …

'Very distressing': NSW parents of disabled boys sue over incorrect genetic test result

The parents of two young boys have appeared in court, suing a Sydney fertility clinic over incorrect genetic testing.<p>Mother of two Leighee Eastbury …

Disability

New 'Black Death' FOUND: Deadly virus WORSE than plague and with no CURE breaks out - WHO

The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 per cent of cases.<p>Emergency screening has begun …

Infidelity: Psychotherapist Esther Perel on how an affair doesn't have to be the end - Health - ABC News

It is the only act that gets two commandments in the Bible. It has existed as long as marriage. It can destroy relationships and tear apart …

Egyptian TV presenter Doaa Salah jailed after appearing to advocate unmarried sex

Just days after an Egyptian lawyer advocated rape on Egyptian television, a female TV presenter has been jailed for three years after she appeared to …

Scientists are discovering more and more about the internal lives of animals. But what does this mean for the way humans behave?<p>Last week footage of five young elephants being captured in Zimbabwe to sell to zoos travelled round the world. Parks officials used helicopters to find the elephant …

Elephants

If Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock were Muslim, something would be done

by Thomas Friedman<p>If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim ... If only he had shouted "Allahu akbar" before he opened fire on all those concertgoers …

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …

A Sydney micropayment startup is helping Fairfax newspaper websites charge 10 cents per article

Sydney fintech startup Tapview has started trialling its technology with two Fairfax newspaper websites, to allow them to eventually charge 10 cents …

Blockchain Will Have Profound Impact on Economy: Australian Government

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia, stated …