Michael Truong

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When jazz stopped being cool

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Jazz is dead."<p>Jazz connoisseurs have been hearing that eulogy for at least half a century. They're a picky bunch, often complaining about the quality of contemporary jazz while pointing to some golden era when "real" jazz thrived.<p>But if jazz did indeed die, what was the cause of death, and …

First Driverless Taxi Service Begins Limited Trials in Singapore

The first driverless taxi hit the roads of Singapore on Thursday, in a limited public trial taking place in a hi-tech business district in a western part of the country (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their ride hailing app and ride for free in its …

Ridesharing

The neuroscience of “cool”

In the early 2000s, a major shift happened in the way people dress. Flared and baggy jeans began to give way to a skinny, low-slung version, and by the end of the decade, it seemed everyone—including men<i>—</i>were squeezing into jeans so tight that doctors began issuing health warnings. Now skinny is …

Clothing

225m reasons for China’s leaders to worry

BEFORE the late 1990s China barely had a middle class. In 2000, 5m households made between $11,500 and $43,000 a year in current dollars; today 225m …

'I worried people would forget about me': can teenagers survive without social media?

Young people now spend hours a day on social media: so what happened when we asked seven teenagers to switch off?<p>Sixteen-year-old Henry Button is Skyping while bouncing up and down on a big pilates ball. “I sleep with my phone on my pillow. It’s the first thing I reach for when I wake up in the …

Social Media

On Orders From Mao, Researchers Set Off On Nobel-Winning Drug Work

The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.<p>William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura were recognized for discovering a compound that effectively kills roundworm parasites. A Chinese scientist, Dr. Youyou Tu, won for her work in isolating a …

Nobel Prize

Technology f*cked us all: The anxiety driving Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is really about machines taking our jobs

<b>Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders (AP/Reuters/Brynn Anderson/Joshua Roberts/Charlie Riedel/Salon)</b><p>Trump/Sanders have tapped a working-class anxiety our elites don’t understand. But they’ve misdiagnosed the problem<p>Michael Bourne<p>April 10, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Peel away the billionaire braggadocio, set aside …

Bernie Sanders

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Dessert

Quinoa Breakfast Recipes That'll Start Your Day Off Right

Turbo charge your mornings with a healthy boost.<p>By now, most of us know what quinoa is. We know how to make it nice and fluffy. We know it's a complete vegetarian protein. And we know, for the most part, how to pronounce this South American grain. But not many of us know how to incorporate it into …

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

Hang in there.

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

France

Flower Power in China: Pictures

Farming

Update your Kindle today or lose internet connectivity

Anyone running an old version of Amazon's Kindle software will lose the ability to download new books unless they update by 22 March.<p>Amazon has been …

Here’s All of the Tricks to Get Elite Frequent Flyer Airline Status

For frequent flyers, airline elite status can be an addiction; once you get a taste, it’s hard to give up. While airlines have cut back on elite …

A Brief History of White House China

Yup, we totally care about the plates that the President eats on.<p>If Barack and Michelle went on a date to a restaurant, the public wants to know how they chose the place, what they ordered, and what the reactions of other diners around them were. If they are hosting a State Dinner, we want to know …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Café

Student captures people’s expressions after being told they’re beautiful

Amazing how a few words of encouragement can make (or break) someone’s day. 18-year-old Shea Glover proves this with a simple but powerful social …

Manhattan DA says Apple makes terrorism cases 'go cold'

New York's top prosecutor thinks there needs to be less phone privacy if we want to "defeat terrorism."<p>In a stark report issued Wednesday, the Manhattan District Attorney's office makes a detailed case showing how modern day privacy tools protect criminals -- and get in the way of police …

The latest Windows 10 update makes activation way easier than before

Activating your copy of Windows 10 has gotten far less tedious in Microsoft's first major update for the operating system. You no longer have to start by upgrading from a previous install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to get Windows 10 properly activated under Microsoft's free-for-a-year policy. Now, …

14 ways to understand people from Hong Kong

1. Respect the umbrella<p>Our recent pro-democracy protests (#umbrellarevolution) have transformed the humble rain-shield into our greatest symbol. Like …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

The origins of… ellipses, commas, and other punctuation marks

Everyone is now expected to add punctuation when writing, but that wasn’t always the case. It took centuries for the English language to build up the list of rules that has now become commonplace. Here’s a brief look at how we came to use these well-known punctuation marks.<p><b>Colons, commas, and</b> …

Linguistics

The 50 most powerful companies in America

Money is power, but it isn't the only measure. Power is also about having influence over people and the global conversation.<p>Corporations wield …

The most insightful music documentaries of all time

This year has seen an overwhelming avalanche of music documentaries, from Asif Kapadia’s devastatingly intimate portrayal of Amy Winehouse, Nickolas Rossi’s fandom-filled Elliott Smith tribute and Brett Morgen’s ambitious, cut-n-pasted Kurt Cobain biopic. And that’s without mentioning the music …

Kurt Cobain

The Most Iconic Dishes From Around The World

A vacation bucket list for your tastebuds.<p>If you're venturing off to the breathtaking sights of San Sebastián, you sure as heck should have some paella while you're there. The rice-based dish with fresh seafood, meats and vegetables is part of Spain's culture; it's typically served family-style to …

These 21 Crazy Colorful Sneakers Are the Coolest Kicks Yet

Casual + sporty is quickly becoming the name of the sartorial game this season. If you’re already rocking (and loving) the laidback athleisure look, then you’ll have no problem jumping on board with the latest street-chic trend. Enter in monochromatic sneakers that conveniently come in every color …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

5 Cheap Travel Gadgets You Need in Your Carry-On

<i>By Kristen Mitchell for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When you're prepping for a flight there's a few things you always know to bring: a few magazines or a book to keep you busy, headphones to listen to music or drown out any annoying neighbors and a phone charger. These are crucial, but there is so …

Gear & Gadgets