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The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

Windows XP Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8.1 Falls

Despite support for Windows XP finally ending three months ago, the ancient OS has only now fallen below the 25 percent market share mark. To add to the bad news for Microsoft, after only nine full months of availability, its latest operating system version, Windows 8.1, has lost share for the …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

Neurophilosophy

Growing pains of the great US marijuana legalisation experiment

A new industry is springing up to support Colorado's cannabis 'green rush', but its pioneers remain hampered by the hostility of the federal government<p>On a dark industrial street on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, shabby cars and the occasional truck disappear down an alley, as though heading to …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

How hackers could slam on your car's brakes

Modern cars are increasingly controlled by computers. And where there are computers, there are hackers.<p>A report shared exclusively with CNNMoney shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius were the most 'hackable' of 20 car models reviewed by automotive security …

Student Files Privacy Class Action Suit Against Facebook

The Austrian law student who's been called the "thorn in Facebook's side" is not done taking the social network to court, and now wants you to join …

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

<i>Editor's note on Aug. 17 at 11:25 a.m. ET: A clarification and links to the ombudsman's critique of this post have been added.</i><p>For nearly a year, U.S. government officials have said revelations from former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden harmed national security and allowed terrorists to develop …

Why everything is bad for Apple

Can you tell which of these paragraphs was written by veteran PC Magazine columnist John Dvorak and which by a robot?<p>“The House of Jobs was once a …

Microsoft hits Samsung with Android patent-royalty suit

Microsoft files a contract dispute suit against Samsung over Android patent-licensing royalties.<p>Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties.<p>Microsoft filed its complaint against Samsung …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Scientists Probe Depths of Mysterious Hole in Siberia

That mysterious crater deep in Siberia will soon be a bit less mysterious; a team of scientists just completed their first survey of the giant hole in northern Yamal — Siberian for "the end of the world." Conspiracy theorists who thought bombs or UFOs might be involved will be disappointed to hear …

Earth Science

As of today, Americans can legally unlock their phones again

It's finally happened: as of today, unlocking your cellphone to work on other networks will be legal again in the US. The White House and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who helped pass legislation earlier this year, announced that President Barack Obama is signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and …

Privacy

A Quantum Random-Number Generator On Your Phone

Truly random numbers are surprisingly hard to generate, and are necessary for everyday digital security.<p>You might not think that it's that hard to be random, but creating truly random numbers is quite difficult... and these digits underlie and protect almost every digital transaction we make. Most …

Review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' ★★★

About midway into the latest X-Men flick, Bryan Singer’s generous, delightfully convoluted “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” there is a prison break so exuberant and uncharacteristic of superhero movies that you sit up a bit in your seat. You feel the audience around you snapping to. Not because …

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review

When utilized as a movie plot device, time travel has the ability to do a great many things. It can refresh an ailing franchise, introduce new characters, and even establish an alternate timeline that introduces the possibilities of new scenarios without adversely affecting the previously …

Associated Press News

Nico Rosberg controversially beats Lewis Hamilton to Monaco F1 GP pole

• Mercedes one-two but incident blocks Hamilton’s flying lap • Daniel Ricciardo takes third with Jenson Button 12th<p>The intense rivalry between the Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has hit its first crisis after a controversial ending to the qualifying session for Sunday …