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20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

We Asked 12 Scientists How Their Faith Affects Their Work

"If there were serious compatibility issues between science and Christianity, I would feel them like a knife through my mind."<p>"Both science and faith play a part in helping me to make sense of the world. Science gives me a basic understanding of the world that I share with everyone else. It also …

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

Science Fiction

How to make your Xbox One faster (and make Fallout 4 better)

It's never been so clear to me that Microsoft and Sony should have released the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with modern solid state drives rather than the older tech both companies decided to include with their most recent consoles. And it's <i>Fallout 4</i>'s fault.<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a really great game. I like …

Suspected Burglar Dies in California Chimney After Homeowner Lights Fire

A suspected burglar died in California after being stuck in a chimney when the homeowner lit a fire without realizing the intruder was inside, police …

Mother of Saudi man sentenced to crucifixion begs Obama to intervene

US president urged to rescue Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, sentenced to be beheaded and crucified for allegedly attending anti-government protests<p>The mother of a Saudi protester sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion has begged Barack Obama to intervene to save her son’s life.<p>In her first …

Heroism

Galaxy Note 5 Hands-On!

Fake customer service rep trolls complainers of Target's new gender neutral policy

Target started an effort to become more gender inclusive, doing so by getting rid of gender-based signs in its store's toy sections. Unfortunately, …

Nokia makes comeback with OZO virtual reality camera

Nokia has announced a spherical virtual reality camera called OZO at an event in Los Angeles. It is one of only two products the company has shown …

Virtual Reality

Watch A Fizzy Orb Float Through The Space Station In 4K

The RED Epic Dragon camera makes everything look beautiful, including antacids<p>Mankind’s outpost in space, the International Space Station, does a lot of important research. But the astronauts onboard also like to have fun, and the latest video from the ISS is an example of the latter.<p>In the …

Space

Science evolves, and so should we

When a public figure makes a mistake, there’s probably something we can all learn from it<p>Three years ago, I was working alone in the lab when the phone rang. On the other end, much to my surprise, was a Nobel prize winner asking to collaborate. That phone call led to a successful research project, …

Nobel Prize

From Sade to sheer sadism

Following Giles Fraser’s excellent article (Money is the only God Tories want us to worship on a Sunday, 11 July), may I propose that we now rebrand as Sunday as “a day of contentment”. This would not only emphasise the benefits of connecting to and enjoying the natural world and the company of …

Big science: the major projects already underway - graphic

As the Large Hadron Collider is booted up again, we look at some of the other huge, multi-million-pound projects taking place worldwide, including an alient-hunting telescope in South Africa, and Japan’s remarkable magnetic railway.

Microsoft replaces broken Nokia phone after it saved a life (updated)

There are plenty of tales on how Nokia phones -- now under Microsoft -- have saved people's lives, with the latest one coming from China, where a man managed to survive a collapsed wall courtesy of his Lumia 920 earlier this month. As recalled by the lucky survivor himself, Mr. Geng Ming …

George Lucas was scared to death to shoot this epic scene in ‘Attack of the Clones’

Almost exactly three years from the release of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "Episode II - Attack of the Clones" opened in theaters on May 16, 2002 with many excited for the release of the latest chapter, and hopeful that the continuation of the prequel storyline would leave behind …

George Lucas

ISIS executes Christians

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS operatives have executed two groups of prisoners, believed to be Ethiopian Christians, in Libya, according to a video released Sunday by the terror network's media arm.<p>The Ethiopian government confirmed Monday that 30 of its citizens were among the two groups, according to the …

Osama Bin Laden

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

From Robin Williams to MH370: this was Google's 'Year in Search'

The new year is almost upon us, and that means that it's time for Google's quantified look back at the most searched people, trends, and events of 2014. Formerly referred to as "Zeitgeist," the collection has been rebranded as the "Year in Search" this time around, and it offers great insight into …

The Pirate Bay archives resurrected as “Old Pirate Bay”

It’s a familiar story: The Pirate Bay goes down, and then it comes back around some time later. Recently The Pirate Bay was taken down after a raid …

Sony's e-paper FES watch turns the strap into a screen too

Watch and learn: a new smartwartch from Sony brings the whole watch to life -- because both the face <i>and</i> the band change and react to you.<p>The FES watch is the product of Fashion Entertainments, which describes itself on its website as a "startup project" but is in fact, according to the Wall Street …