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Streaming services will have to pay more for music, government decides

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music might be about to get more expensive, thanks to a decision from the Copyright Royalty Board. The CRB, …

Apple Music

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Elizabeth Loftus: How Can Our Memories Be Manipulated?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Manipulation.<p><b>About Elizabeth Loftus's TED Talk</b><p>Years of research have taught Elizabeth Loftus just how unreliable our memories are. From tweaking a real memory to planting a completely fabricated one, tampering with our minds is surprisingly easy.<p><b>About Elizabeth</b> …

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one …

Andy Warhol

Plato, pulp and guns: meet Gabriel Tallent, the author of 2017's most talked-about novel

My Absolute Darling is a page-turning thriller that’s been compared to Catch-22 and To Kill a Mockingbird by Stephen King. Its author reveals how a feminist, bushwhacking childhood in California inspired his dark debut<p>Turtle Alveston, the 14-year-old heroine of My Absolute Darling, one of the most …

Data Breach Exposes 700M Email Addresses — And Some Passwords

Security<p>The bad guys just got breached.<p>A spambot computer program, which harvests email addresses to send spam messages for everything from weight loss pills to those notorious Nigerian prince emails, has exposed 711 million email addresses and a number of passwords.<p>Security researcher Troy Hunt …

Weight Loss

Darlings, Here Are Zsa Zsa Gabor's Most Fabulous Quotes

There’s nothing like a powerful quote to boost your mood and empower you, and today we’re turning to the ultra-extravagant Hungarian-born actress Zsa …

Justice is kind, and viral: Folksy judge, 80, becomes a star

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — You wouldn't think an 80-year-old judge would make for a viral video, but somehow Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio has been …

Black people have had a presence in our history for centuries. Get over it | David Olusoga

Africans have lived in Britain since the Roman empire. When a leading historian confirmed this, she was vilified<p>It has been ugly. Two weeks of full-on, culture-wars inspired, anti-intellectualism; a fortnight of alternative-facts, dog-whistle racism and shameless misogyny. Yet this – one of the …

History

Kesha’s Rainbow Is a Defiant Comeback

Rainbow is the singer’s first album in five years, and it manages to be worth the wait.<p>Five years since her last album, <i>Warrior,</i> and three years since she became embroiled in a famous sexual-abuse lawsuit with her longtime producer “<b>Dr. Luke” Gottwald,</b> <b>Kesha</b> has released a long-promised new album. …

A Landmark Lawsuit About An Intersex Baby’s Genital Surgery Just Settled For $440,000

After four years in court, a first-of-its-kind legal battle over operating on “intersex” babies who are born with ambiguous genitalia has finally settled for $440,000, according to court records made public on Wednesday.<p>The lawsuit was brought by Pam and Mark Crawford on behalf of their adopted …

Intersex

Thai Transgender Boxer Winning the Fight for Acceptance

NBC Out & Proud<p>BANGKOK - Clad in a pink tank top and shorts, her face made up with rouge and red lipstick, transgender Muay Thai fighter Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is a formidable opponent.<p>Just ask Karun "Priewpak" Kaemlam, a male fighter who lost a thrilling five-round match to Rose, as she is …

Thailand

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the …

The secret negotiations that sealed Hong Kong's future

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The two leaders sat several feet apart at a long table covered in green silk.<p>Between them, a tiny twin flagpole bore the standards of the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China.<p>The crowd behind applauded as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier …

Hong Kong

The Beatles documentary: Inside Apple Corps with the staff who worked there

It was when the hungry and belligerent Hell’s Angel Pete Knell threatened to smash his fist into John Lennon’s face at the office Christmas Party …

The Beatles

San Francisco celebrates pivotal time in US: Summer of Love

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape …

A Father-Daughter Spearfishing Trip in Mexico

A father and daughter spend time together underwater in Punta de Mita, Mexico.<p>“You ready?” I ask. Eliot, my 14-year-old daughter, nods and slips a dive mask over her eyes. I ease off the boat into the cool Pacific Ocean. She follows, and we drift away from the <i>Spearo 3</i>, breathing through snorkels …

Extreme Sports

Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall review – what I knew didn’t even scratch the surface

Think you know about the Beatles’ defining album? This brilliant documentary will give you a whole new perpective. Plus: Nordic noir, Canadian-style, in Cardinal<p>It was 50 years ago today … actually, it was 50 years ago last Thursday. You would think that a documentary celebrating a big anniversary …

One of the Best Wines in the World Is Only Available at Aldi

There's good news in store for rosé-lovers: An affordable line of the pink wine just won a prestigious award for its cost and quality. This means you …

Jennifer Lopez’s NBC Series ‘World of Dance’ Marks Game-Changing Moment for Dance Industry

“This is the biggest dance competition in the world,” raves Jennifer Lopez, who will return to the judges’ panel of another broadcast competition …

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its Computex keynote in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is the "world's thinnest 2-in-1 convertible …

Intel Corporation

These drone images will make you fall in love with Dorset's Jurassic Coast

Breathtaking aerial images and footage of Dorset show the south coast county’s mesmerising and iconic landmarks in all their glory.<p>One picture shows the stunning and iconic Old Harry Rocks, whilst the video also displays the most scenic points of interests such as Corfe Castle, Isle of Portland, …

World's thinnest hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'

A team of Australian and Chinese researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne has unveiled the world's thinnest hologram with the potential to change the way we look at technology -- quite literally.<p>The "nano-hologram" is set apart from other holograms because it can be seen without 3D goggles, and …

George Lazenby on Bond, sex and the 60s: 'They had the pill … I was a handsome guy'

When the Australian 007 didn’t make another Bond movie, word got around he was hard to handle. In a new documentary, he tries to set the record straight<p>The 1969 classic On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, widely considered to be among the greatest James Bond movies, opens with 007 roaring his Aston …

Secret Service

Bernard Madoff: the inside story of an obsessive control freak who fooled the world

Reality finally caught up with Bernie Madoff on December 11, 2008.<p>Arrested at the $7m Manhattan penthouse he shared with his wife, Ruth, the man who had run a decade long pyramid scheme made an emotional confession to his sons that “it’s all just one big lie”. Securities and Exchange Commission …

They say they killed for Duterte: The tale of the two hitmen taking on the Philippine president

Manila, Philippines<p>The black nylon computer bag Edgar Matobato has slept with since going on the run is nondescript. There are no markings, no tags to differentiate it. Matobato says he’s always made sure to be just as inconspicuous—it’s how, he alleges, he was able to successfully carry out …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

National Parks

SpaceX Co-Founder Tom Mueller: We’re Making the Competition 'Obsolete'

SpaceX propulsion head and founding employee Tom Mueller spent about an hour on Skype with members of NYU’s Astronomy Club earlier this month. …

Watch Jack White and Nas cover 1920s blues track

Footage will feature on forthcoming 'American Epic' documentary series<p>New footage of Jack White performing a 1920 blues cover with Nas has surfaced …

Jack White

Volcano appears to be erupting into the Milky Way in this stunning photo

Dutch photographer Albert Dros, 31, visited Guatemala earlier this year where, after careful planning, he captured this stunning photo of the Fuego Volcano in mid eruption.<p>Rather than just capturing the volcano erupting, Albert wanted to align the eruption with the Milky Way - and to capture his …