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John McAfee to Launch Giant Bitcoin Mining Operation in the U.S

It is feared by many that the utter dominance of Bitcoin mining by a handful of Chinese firms will doom the cryptocurrency. However, despite the fact …

Electronic Trading

7 Great Directors We Want to Make Awesome VR Movies

With any luck, VR filmmaking is going to bring about a new generation of talent. A fresh wave creativity and energy is exactly what the medium will …

Monsoon covers nearly entire India; narrows rainfall deficit | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have covered nearly all of India except some parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan, while the remaining region is likely to be covered this week, said an official with the weather department, who declined to be named.<p>A woman uses a plastic sheet to cover herself during …

India

Peter Sagan ends winless run to move into yellow

Sagan out-slugged Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) in a slow-motion uphill sprint in a thrilling conclusion to a wet and undulating …

‘Batman v Superman’: Theatrical Cut v Extended Cut - New Scenes Revealed in Detail

<i>Spoilers warning for anyone who hasn’t seen either version of Batman v Superman.</i><p>Love it or hate it, Warner Bros. promised that over thirty minutes of …

Justice League

Brexit Spurs Worries in Ukraine Over Its Future With EU

Many worry that the U.K. vote to leave the EU has pushed Ukraine to the bottom of Europe’s priority list<p>LVIV, Ukraine—Britain’s vote to exit the European Union has dashed the hopes of many here of greater integration in the European bloc.<p>Ukrainians went to the barricades in late 2013 to oust former …

Europe

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

Birds

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

Japan

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …

Political Science

How A Tiny Staging Company Built A $100 Million Business

ASH doesn’t want to leave its stamp around the world–just on projects where it can leave a lasting impression.<p>A few years ago, you might have caught Ari Heckman and Jonathan Minkoff–cofounders of the New York–based design company ASH–loading up a station wagon with flea market finds to “stage” …

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

Ancient History

Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

Bloody mary season is nigh. Personally, I’d drink a spiked meal in a glass any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like sipping a bloody mary in …

Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s as ocean temperatures skyrocket, study finds

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's greatest reservoirs of biodiversity.<p>A World Heritage site, it is currently under assault from …

The Long-Lost Psychedelic Japanese Cartoon ‘Belladonna Of Sadness’ Has Finally Been Found

Animation has long been the cinematic medium most conducive to psychedelic experimentation; once film was divorced from reality and the people who made it could do anything, many chose to do everything. In the grandly trippy tradition of such fine films as <i>Yellow Submarine</i>, <i>Fritz The Cat</i>, and <i>The</i> …

Polish leaders threaten fate of nearly finished WWII museum

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative government is taking steps that threaten an ambitious new World War II museum which international experts …

Europe

How Fighting ISIS Is Like Vietnam

In late 1967 and early 1968, members of the press along with much of the nation as a whole were fixated with this question: Can Khe Sanh hold out?<p>Khe …

Warner Bros. is planning 12 more superhero movies after 'Batman v Superman' — here they are

Over the next few years, we'll see the most recognizable figures in comics on the big screen.<p>"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" brought us a whole host of comic legends: Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Lex Luthor. And now Warner Bros. is ready to debut even more icons.<p>Following the …

REBIRTH: Comic Books Retailers Optimistic, Glad DC Acknowledge Past Mistakes

Credit: DC Comics<p>With DC's June initiative <b>Rebirth</b> gaining fan buzz ever since the company's creative team announcements on Saturday, retailers are …

How 'Batman v Superman’ Fought Off Critics

This past weekend, movie theaters worldwide played host to a battle between two powerful forces. Fanboy enthusiasts collided head-on with an …

Google somehow got through China’s firewall for nearly two hours last night

For a brief spell last night, uncensored Google search was alive and kicking within China’s borders. For roughly 105 mins, according to the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, residents inside the People’s Republic had free, unrestricted use of Google’s popular search domain.<p>China’s government level …

China

The Real Difference Between Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch and Rye

Ever wondered what the difference is between all those dark liquors? If you think they're all the same, think again. Whiskeys come in many forms, and we're here to help you distinguish between the three main types (bourbon, scotch and rye) plus show you a few cocktails to remember them by!<p>From …

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the Sahara at twice the speed of sound.<p>On Wednesday, a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 …

The Darkest Material on Earth is Now Even Darker

When the darkest material on Earth was announced back in 2014, photographers suggested that it could be used for everything from the ultimate …

Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian giant who played 'Alien'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dripping with menace, the alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 space horror classic was quite literally the movie's break-out star.<p>With an extendible jaw that salivated acid, it wasn't enough that "Alien" could capture and kill; it wanted to use humans unfortunate enough to cross its path as a …

Box Office

Scientists Set to Drill Dinosaur-Killing Impact Crater for the First Time

A tale of dead dinosaurs and ecological recovery is written in the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed.<p>The Gulf of Mexico, rich in oil deposits, is no stranger to offshore drilling. But for the first time ever, an expedition of scientists is set venture off the Yucatán coast to drill for core samples from the …

An adorable species of octopus was discovered and it's basically a cartoon character

In one of science's cutest recent discoveries, a deep-diving robot — associated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship …

Russia Plans Biggest Nuclear Weapons Test in 25 Years

Russia is prepping for what is the biggest weapons test since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 – possibly even the largest to ever take …

North Korea

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …