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It's not just Syria. Trump is ratcheting up wars across the world | Trevor Timm

From the expansion of official US war zones in Yemen and Somalia to a spike in drone strikes, conflicts are heating up on several fronts<p>Donald Trump’s missile strikes on Syria have attracted worldwide attention (and disgraceful plaudits) in recent days. But much less airtime is being given to his …

Donald Trump

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received albums by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year starting with 2000, and the resulting list includes some …

Kendrick Lamar

Mulholland Drive leads the pack in list of 21st century's top films

BBC Culture poll of 177 film critics around the world puts David Lynch’s 2001 surrealist masterpiece in top spot<p>David Lynch’s surrealist masterpiece Mulholland Drive, which even its most ardent fans admit is as maddeningly baffling as it is mesmerising, has been named the greatest film of the 21st …

Obama's Real Crime: Treating Americans Like Adults

There are obvious explanations for Rudy Giuliani turning himself into a Donald Trump-scale joke this week by attacking President Obama's patriotism.<p>#1: A craving for attention, in someone who had fallen out of the spotlight.<p>#2: Racism, just the latest example of the right's "othering" of Obama. …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is going to run a public beta program for its mobile operating system.</b> That means customers will be able to try out the software before it's released.<p><b>2. Samsung has hinted that its new Galaxy phone will be made of metal.</b> A teaser video spoke of "liquid metal."<p><b>3. Apple is finally going to</b> …

Tim Cook

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …