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34 Movies Guaranteed To Fuck With Your Head

"It literally gave me an existential crisis." This is a spoiler-free zone.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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

Netflix has a lot of titles to choose from. Actually, combining its original content, movies, and TV shows, you could go on an endless binge and …

Turkey Distances Itself From the U.S. and NATO

President Erdogan is pursuing ethnically narrow, Turkish-chauvinist, domestic and foreign policy. (Photo: Russia Today)<i>Cross-posted from</i> <i>View from the</i> …

Snapchat Is About to Get Less Raw — And Way More Addictive

Snapchat's new feature, Memories, brings big changes: It sacrifices some of Snapchat's killer "raw" element while enticing users to spend more time in the app.<p>You can still save snaps and Stories to your camera roll, but the tools inside Memories will give you a chance to edit your old stuff and …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

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Watch 6,000 Years of Urbanization in 3 Minutes

Max Galka at Metrocosm has taken the most comprehensive dataset on cities and made it come alive in a new video.<p>Last week, I wrote about new research spearheaded by Yale University that, for the first time ever, mapped urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to 2000 A.D. Now, Max Galka at Metrocosm has …

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR of a former Boston-area taxi depot—walls covered in graffiti, pools of water on the concrete floors—three gleaming green-and-white …

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Game of Thrones: breaking down Bran's quickfire vision

The Mad King, Lyanna Stark and more...<p>Bran may have disappeared for over a season, but, boy, he's making up for it now. With a dose of warging and a splash of time travel, we're finally being treated to some epic flashbacks and revelations.<p>In the latest episode 'Blood of My Blood', we see very very …

FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products

<b>(CNN) —</b> E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.<p>Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. …

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FBI unlikely to tell Apple how it cracked San Bernardino iPhone

The Department of Justice is unlikely to reveal to Apple exactly how it was able to hack the locked iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, according to a federal law enforcement official.<p>The FBI reportedly paid Israeli tech security firm Cellebrite $15,000 for its assistance in …

Wall Street hits 2016 high after Yellen delivers

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 closed at its highest in 2016 on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for caution on raising interest rates - music to Wall Street’s ears.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid<p>In her first …

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California raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

It was hailed by labor advocates as a historic agreement that will help millions of families struggling to get by, but some lawmakers denounced what they called "a backroom deal" which will only hurt the local job market.<p>The federal minimum wage in the United States is set at $7.25 and efforts to …

North Korea fires short-range missile along its coast

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a short-range missile on its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, amid heightened tension over the isolated country’s nuclear and rocket programs.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a flight drill of fighter pilots from the Korean …

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Donald Trump stands by campaign manager who was charged with battery in Florida

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defended his campaign manager as a "very decent man" Tuesday, hours after the staffer was charged with battery in Florida for allegedly grabbing a reporter and yanking her away from Trump.<p>Corey Lewandowski, 42, faces one misdemeanor count of battery …

North Korea demands apology from Seoul for simulated attack on Kim Jong-un's HQ

Pyongyang has demanded that Seoul apologises for offending the dignity of the North Korean leadership and publicly executes the officials responsible for a military exercise that simulated an attack on Kim Jong-un's headquarters.<p>Should Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, fail to comply with …

British fishermen land two of the biggest cod ever caught

Paul Stevens trapped one fish, weighing 83lbs, in the sea off Norway<p>Two British fisherman are celebrating after landing two of the biggest cod ever caught.<p>Paul Stevens was overjoyed with his monster effort of 83lbs caught in the sea off Norway.<p>But then his fisherman friend Bert Williams battered it …

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world? | Will Hutton

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

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​The 11 Sci-Fi Films That Defined 2015

The best films about the future this year.<p>Yes, 2015 was another banner year for filming the future. A deluge of new sci-fi movies have debuted since last January—we saw big budget sci-fi blockbusters, fun, competent genre exercises, and stellar, mind-bending new concoctions. That meant still more …

This short story may reveal the secret of how Kylo Ren ended up with Darth Vader's helmet

<b>Warning: There are some spoilers ahead!</b><p>After seeing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," I compiled together a bunch of big questions left unanswered by the film.<p>For some reason, I didn't include one of the simplest questions on my list: How did Kylo Ren end up with his dear old granddad Darth Vader's …

The 28 original Netflix shows and movies we know will be released in 2016

The company has said that it plans to roughly double its output of original shows to 31 in 2016. Netflix also has the following in the pipeline: 10 feature films, 30 kids shows, 12 documentaries, and 10 stand-up comedy specials.<p>Netflix has repeatedly said that original content is its future, and …

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The Force Awakens: all the unanswered questions and mysteries

The original <i>Star Wars</i> similarly suggested a large, narratively unexplored universe, with a lot of gaps to fill in about the Clone Wars, Darth Vader, and what "made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs" could possibly mean. But George Lucas originally didn’t think he’d get to make a sequel and …

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Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in January

2016 is just around the corner, and while you’re undoubtedly focused on the holidays, resolutions, and the benevolent promise of a brand new year, we know there’s also something else you’re thinking about: what you’re going to be watching on January 1st while you nurse the inevitable New Year’s Day …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

The 11 biggest questions we have after seeing 'Star Wars'

The day has finally come! "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally out in theaters.<p>Fans who headed out on premiere night to see the film are undoubtedly left with more questions than answers about Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker.<p>These are the biggest questions we have after seeing "The Force …

Why everyone wants to kill Obamacare's Cadillac tax

Companies want to kill it. Unions hate it. Republicans want to eliminate it. Some Democrats agree.<p>We're talking about the much-reviled Obamacare Cadillac tax, which is set to levy a hefty 40% excise tax on employer health plans that are considered generous.<p>The tax suffered its first body blow this …

DJI announces $15,000 agricultural drone designed to spray crops

DJI is known for its consumer drones; the Phantom 3 series is our recommendation for the best drone you can buy. But the Chinese company's latest model, the eight-rotor Agras MG-1, goes in another direction entirely — it's designed for agricultural use. The primary use of the Agras is spraying …

DJI's MG-1 drone is water-resistant, dustproof.. and made for farming

DJI's newest drone isn't its sexiest: it's a specialized, toughened agricultural drone. Yep, hard to get excited about unless you're a farmer perhaps, but the Agras MG-1 is dust-proof, water resistant and constructed from anti-corrosive materials. Smart decisions for an agriculture drone, but also …

Death From Above: Confessions of a Killer Drone Operator

In 2009, not long after his historic election and seven years after the first U.S. drone strike, President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace …

Broadband for the people, built by the people

Competition is good, especially when it comes to internet service providers. Unfortunately, it's also rare. According to the White House's community-based broadband report released earlier this year (PDF), 75 percent of customers looking for internet speeds of 25Mbps or higher had a choice between …