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Still Life

We gave it a <b>C</b><p>When people die friendless and alone in South London, it’s the OCD-enabling job of John May (Eddie Marsan) to find their next of kin. …

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

Marines on alert ahead of torture report

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Thousands of Marines have been put on a higher state of alert around the world in advance of the anticipated release of a Senate report on coercive interrogation techniques as a precaution, a U.S. defense official tells CNN.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest at the briefing …

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Earth Science

The NSA listened in on trade group talks to stay ahead of phone encryption

If you're working on making phone conversations more secure, there's a very good chance the NSA is keeping an eye on your inbox. A new report from <i>The Intercept</i> looks into the NSA's efforts to stay ahead of the encryption that carriers use to keep phone calls safe from eavesdropping. The NSA has …

Orion Spaceship Launch Delayed: The Road to Mars Just Got Longer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A seemingly wayward boat, high winds and a rocket valve problem forced a one-day postponement in the maiden launch of NASA’s Orion capsule on Thursday. The string of glitches added suspense to the first test of a spacecraft that’s designed to take humans farther than they’ve …

Space Exploration

IS attacks government airbase in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants launched an attack overnight on a major military air base in eastern Syria in what looked to be a push to …

NASA spaceship ready for test flight

It looks like a throwback to the Apollo era, but NASA's new spaceship is roomier and designed to go far beyond the moon -- to an asteroid and eventually Mars.<p>Orion is scheduled to lift off on its first test flight at 7:05 a.m. ET Thursday from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The …

American Rock Gods: Guy Webster's Intimate Portraits

Photographer Guy Webster captured everyone from Hendrix to Dylan and the Stones in their counterculture heyday.<p>Guy Webster

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Comedy

US-led coalition bombards Isis at Raqqa with up to 30 air strikes

Warplanes hit militants’ de facto capital and nearby air base Observatory says at least 50 Isis militants killed in Kobani Inside Isis’s capital: Red Bull-drinking jihadists and hungry civilians<p>US-led coalition warplanes carried out as many as 30 air strikes overnight against Islamic State (Isis) …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Social media is parents' greatest online fear, research says

Only 26% of those surveyed felt the benefits of allowing their children to use sites such as Facebook outweighed the potential risks, according to new research<p>Parents are more concerned about their children’s use of social media services than any other online activity, according to a new survey by …

Sesame Street is the perfect TV show

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …

TV

We landed twice: Philae comet probe may have bounced after harpoon failure

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The comet probe Philae may have bounced when it landed, the European Space Agency said Wednesday.<p>It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet -- but there was a hitch.<p>Comet 67P has a very weak gravity, so anchoring harpoons were designed to shoot into the comet to …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Yasser Arafat: why he still matters

He neither looked nor sounded like a natural leader. Yet Yasser Arafat dominated Palestinian politics for a generation before his death 10 years ago. How did he do it, and how much of a shadow does he still cast?<p>Hated and venerated in equal measure, Yasser Arafat dominated the Palestinian …