Debra Ramsay

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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

The Unbearable Lightness of Lost Video Game Saves

Virtual Reality May Help You Control Your Dreams

Research suggests people dream more lucidly after they’ve immersed themselves in virtual worlds.<p>When Jayne Gackenbach’s son took up Nintendo in the 1990s, she began to worry. As she watched him spend hours manipulating characters on the screen, she wondered if all that time in fictional worlds was …

Consciousness

With 'Napalm Girl,' Facebook Humans (Not Algorithms) Struggle To Be Editor

It is tempting to make every fiasco at Facebook about the power (and the abuse of power) of the algorithm. The "napalm girl" controversy does not neatly fit that storyline. A little-known team of humans at Facebook decided to remove the iconic photo from the site this week.<p>That move revealed, in a …

It's sad how much Hollywood is blowing it with 3D

I'm measuring that success by the actual number of tickets sold, but perhaps you prefer the way the Hollywood hype machine processes these things. Their version of how this works, in which records can be broken over and over again for a continual stream of back-slaps and headlines, makes <i>Avatar</i> into …

Animation

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

The Cognitive Dissonance of Casting Changes

Why do we care so much about who plays our favorite fictional characters?<p>2<p>SHARES<p>There's a moment at the beginning of the fourth season of HBO’s <i>Game</i> …

Cinemas must 'drastically improve' or lose audiences, says Christopher Nolan

Interstellar director tells festival audience about the importance of using real film, as opposed to digital technology<p>Cinema chains need to drastically improve the experience they offer to customers or the next generation of moviegoers will stop going, the film director Christopher Nolan has …

The Inequality of Peace

The gap between countries at peace and war is widening, according to a new report.<p>There’s a lot of talk these days about inequality of income, less about inequality of war. But such a disparity not only exists but is widening, according to a new report by the Australia-based Institute for Economics …

Political Science

Sailing into Starvation Island: 70 years after the end of World War II, Peace Boat visits Guadalcanal

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Musicians in shell headdresses welcomed hundreds of disembarking Japanese visitors when Peace Boat docked in Guadalcanal, its final port of call, last month.<p>Guadalcanal receives few tourists and our arrival produced a flurry of new entrepreneurs: hawkers arranged wooden canoe …

Japan

The British Army is right – social media is a new battlefield

‘News media representatives will be escorted at all times. Repeat, at all times.’ Fifteen years ago, US Central Command circulated Annex Foxtrot. Centcom had had its fingers burnt by the reporting of Vietnam, and it wasn’t going to make the same mistakes this time. The narrative of the Gulf war …

How did you help us change the way we report the news?

<b>Ten years ago, the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami was to change the way the BBC handled emails and photos taken by members of the public, who found themselves, often unintentionally, at the centre of big news stories.</b><p>While the BBC had always encouraged audience participation, from reading out …

London

Bradley Cooper denies American Sniper is 'a political movie'

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the forthcoming film about marine Chris Kyle has been called too patriotic to win an Oscar, though its star calls it a ‘character study’<p>First look review of American Sniper<p>It’s one of the most patriotic films in recent memory, the story of Chris Kyle, the deadliest …

​Why Is Binge-Viewing So Popular in a Short Attention Span Age?

Still groggy from spending the weekend watching an entire new season of "Orange Is the New Black"? You're not alone.<p>Netflix says the women-in-prison series, whose second season premiered on the streaming service over the weekend, is its most popular show, even more popular than "House of Cards," …

The Science of Peak Human Performance

The science of ultimate human performance has a bad name–literally. “Flow” is the term used by researchers for optimal states of consciousness, those …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab

Man With 18 Cats Spends $35,000 On Turning His Home Into A Cat Paradise

While we did write recently about home walkways for cats and pet furniture, we never had any idea that anyone would take it this far: an unidentified …

Lots of People Finished 'House of Cards' Season 2 Over First Weekend – /Film

Netflix dropped the entire 13-episode second season of <b>House of Cards</b> February 14 and immediately the race began. That’s the race to once again become …

TV

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel