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The unlikely godfather of the Islamic State

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS, perhaps the most feared terrorist group in the world, traces its short history to a man who was a prison gang leader, a high school dropout and an alleged teenage pimp.<p>His name: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.<p>Zarqawi was "Hitler-like" and "incredibly brutal," said Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, a retired …

Islam

List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards

List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<p>Best Picture: "Arrival," ''Fences," ''Hacksaw Ridge," ''Hell or High Water," ''Hidden Figures," ''La La Land," ''Lion," ''Manchester by the Sea", "Moonlight."<p>Actor: Casey Affleck, …

Entertainment

Fallout 4 is unapologetically hardcore, an amazing thing for a mainstream game in 2015

You will die, and Fallout doesn't give a shit<p>You're going to be hearing much about <i>Fallout 4</i> in the coming weeks, and if you're not interested in the game the gaming press may begin to feel like a radio station that keeps spinning that pop song that you don't want to hear. <i>Fallout 4</i> is going to be …

Metal Gear Solid 5's best secret: You can play the campaign as a woman

Much has been written about the juvenile design of Quiet, the improbably naked sidekick in the <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>. But, for all the justifiable anger about her character, almost nothing has been written about the secret new female protagonist in Metal Gear.<p>I’m calling her …

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Linguistics

Anti-Islam protesters march in Dresden, Germany

<b>Dresden, Germany (CNN) —</b> Anti-Islam protesters gathered Monday in the German city of Dresden, with some carrying banners with the names of those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.<p>It is the 12th march in Dresden called by the protest group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of …

Europe

Happy 35th Birthday, Gaming PC

How a home computer from 1979 pushed electronic entertainment to the bleeding edge.<p>35 years ago, a video game revolution was sweeping through …

See just how different Nathan Drake looks in Uncharted 4 on PS4

This weekend, developer Naughty Dog showed off the first gameplay from its PlayStation 4 exclusive, <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>. The developer's artists also showed PlayStation Experience attendees the lengths at which they're going to to make protagonist Nathan Drake look increasingly photorealistic.<p>…

The Apple years while Steve Jobs was away

As one of the founders of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Jobs became synonymous with the brand. But his relationship with the company wasn't always so hallowed and harmonious. After internal disputes with Apple's board of directors in 1985, Jobs left the company to pursue other projects, including NeXT …