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Oscars 2017: 10 Documentary Shorts Vie for Nominations

Netflix's "The White Helmets" is among the documentary shorts vying for the final five Oscar nominees on January 24.<p>The documentary branch of the …

The Oscars

The 29 most shocking deaths in all of 'Game of Thrones'

The death toll has been rising exponentially on the current season of "Game of Thrones." That's a necessary evil as the show winnows down the contenders for the Iron Throne.<p>But that doesn't mean that fans have become numb to the casualties. Each death still inspires stunned reactions from fans and …

5 horror movies to see this summer

The start of summer and lulling heat is a beckoning call to the cool, cushioned seats of movie theaters. The cavernous rooms offer your home air-conditioner a well-deserved break, and you the chance to be engulfed in a different world of adventure, comedy and love.<p>But let's wake up from the summer …

Horrifying Video Shows You Exactly What's Lurking In Your Mattress

There’s no place like your own bed. However, there’s probably thousands of dust mites enjoying your warm, cosy bed alongside you.<p>A bed can host up to …

Feel incredibly lonely as you stare at this photo of the Earth and moon drifting through space

On November 26, a Japanese spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and the moon from 1.9 million miles away, just drifting through the inky black void of space:<p>When you think about the scale of the universe, it's hard to imagine that most of it is made of empty space. Photos like this one help …

Loneliness

Friends for Life: How Good Bugs Keep You Healthy (Op-Ed)

<i>Jeremy Taylor is author of "</i>Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine<i>" (University of Chicago Press, 2015), a former</i> …

Microbiology

Nvidia's Shield Tablet returns with lower $199 price tag

Nvidia has slashed the price on its powerful gaming-centric 8-inch Android tablet, down to $199 and £149 in the UK, which converts to around AU$320. That's down from $299 (£240 in the UK), which leaves you a bit of extra cash to spend on apps or a controller.<p>A quick refresher: The Nvidia Shield …

7 Pro Tricks I Learned From a Restaurant Pasta Station

<i>BEEP BEEP BEEP.</i><p>A few seconds later. <i>BEEP BEEP BEEP.</i> Again.<p>It's noon and I'm deep within the bowels of Maialino, restaurateur Danny Meyer's version of …

Italian Food

10 High-Fiber Foods to Add to Your Diet

The Latest in Diet & Nutrition<p>The trendy drink is hot among health circles, and reportedly offers gut health benefits. Here’s what you need to …

Beyond a three-way in 3-D: The awkward delights of “Love,” Gaspar Noé’s gorgeous real-sex movie

<b>(Alchemy)</b><p>A French bad-boy filmmaker grabs headlines with real sex and a male orgasm comin’ atcha. But there’s more to “Love”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 29, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>Gaspar Noé is a French filmmaker (although he’s originally from Argentina) who very much belongs to the ambitious, pretentious, …

Meet A Real-Life Martian

Jocelyn Dunn survived in a Mars simulation for eight months without going crazy. Here's what we can learn from her experience.<p>Jocelyn Dunn spent eight months living on the red, rocky surface of Mars. Last year she shared a 1,000-square-foot habitat with five crewmates, wore a space suit every time …

Five see-through animals

These five animals are as transparent as ghosts … but they’re real!<p>Several types of animals have evolved body structures that are transparent to …

Zoology

'Small spelunkers required': the ad that led to the discovery of Homo naledi

The skeletons found in a South African cave were retrieved by six scientists with a hard-to-find combination of skills<p>The advertisement on social media called for “tiny and small specialised cavers and spelunkers with excellent archaeological, palaeontological and excavation skills”. And there was …

27 movies you have to see this holiday season

In November and December the movies that the studios feel have the best chance at Academy Awards are brought out on a weekly basis. But along with dramatic works from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell, there are also big budget titles like "Spectre," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay …

IMDb Users Named These The Best Movies Of The Last 25 Years

For years, <i>Crash</i>, which even director Paul Haggis thinks shouldn’t have won Best Picture, was the most frequently rented movie on Netflix, because of a strange set of circumstances involving when it was released and also people having terrible taste. It may still be number one, but the only people …

10 Habits Of People Who Break The Rules But Stay Incredibly Healthy

This is an actual tweet I read from a reputable health site recently:<p>"No sweets, no cakes, no white bread, no chips, no fast food, no ice cream. Do …

Jessica Alba

Five best third-party Android launchers to customize your device experience

One of Android’s best features is the ability to download and install custom third-party launchers. Don’t like the way your phone home screen looks or how the apps are organized? Fine. Change it. But finding the best one, or a good one for that matter, can sometimes be a daunting challenge. And …

Apps

8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Carbs

The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same (just ask Bill Davis, MD, author of <i>Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight</i>). So whether you're cutting out refined grains, …

Hard to Be a God review – art cinema at its most heroically extreme

As sci-fi medieval fantasy, the late Aleksei German’s extraterrestrial epic makes Game of Thrones look like musical chairs<p>This uncategorisable epic is set on another planet, but it feels extraterrestrial in every sense – the sort of visionary undertaking that, according to cinema’s usual commercial …

Game of Thrones

Stalag 17 review – Billy Wilder's fascinating POW movie

(Billy Wilder, 1953; Eureka!, DVD/Blu-ray)<p>After the dissolution of his lengthy collaboration with producer Charles Brackett at Paramount Studios following one of their greatest successes with <i>Sunset Boulevard</i>, Billy Wilder became his own producer on what many regard as his finest film, that masterly …

The 6 Best Classic Porn Movies EVER (The Adult Film Minute)

<b>THE ADULT FILM MINUTE</b><i>: Once per month, except for occasionally when it’s more frequent than that,</i> <b>Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals</b> <i>will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>We’ve all got opinions – and given my area of erotic media expertise, …

6 great smartphone camera apps

If you own a smartphone, chances are you use the built-in camera to shoot many, if not all, of your photos. But you can expand your camera’s capabilities and improve your photography by downloading third-party apps. Here are six impressive photo apps that let you get more creative with the photos …

I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons

Photograph: PR/PR<p>Can there be an ultimate answer to Ida’s question, ‘and then?’ ... Ida<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/13/1428943719057/c78e4aa5-04be-4507-b8d1-a77aa235ec3c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR/PR<p>Can there be an ultimate answer to Ida’s question, ‘and …

10 killer apps you shouldn't live without

When you hop into Apple or Google's app stores on your smartphone or tablet and literally have more than a million apps enticing you, it's easy to get quickly overwhelmed. Of course, there are countless options for the boring staples to handle email, maps, weather, stocks, games and …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

The two newest flagship Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 go on sale April 10. If you're in the market for a new phone, this is a good month to buy.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and</i> …

Mobile Technology

Top 5 Games Within Games - Video Breakdown

Intriguing cycle of close and far moons

This post explains lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth – and includes dates of all closest and farthest moons for each month of …

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

Internet Archive Brings Oregon Trail, Prince Of Persia, Lemmings And 2200+ Other MS-DOS Games To Your Browser

Time to get nostalgic!<p>Remember when The Internet Archive brought hundreds upon hundreds of classic console games online and made them playable in the browser? And when they did it again with hundreds of arcade games?<p>They’ve done it again — this time with over 2,000 MS-DOS games. Lemmings! …

The Computer That Taught Itself To Bluff

Today AI can play mistake-free poker; will it solve national security next?<p>Practice makes perfect, even if you happen to be a piece of artificial intelligence.<p>That was the premise of an experiment led by Michael Bowling of the University of Alberta, which set up a program called Cepheus to play a …

Artificial Intelligence