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Alex Gibney interview: journey into the seductive world of Scientology

He’s investigated Wikileaks, Enron, the war on terror and the Catholic church. Now, Oscar-winning film-maker Alex Gibney has tackled another multinational organisation accused of abuse in Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief<p>Alex Gibney isn’t just one of America’s most prolific …

Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy

Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all<p>From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long …

How to do Aspen on a Budget

Skiing

Jeremy Clarkson to be fired from 'Top Gear,' report says

Jeremy Clarkson is about to be driven off into the sunset, according to a new report.<p>Clarkson, the scrappy host of BBC's "Top Gear" car show, will be fired Wednesday from the program after his widely publicized "fracas" with a producer, the Telegraph says.<p>This despite an online petition in support …

Dogs Can Tell Whether You’re Happy Or Sad

Pupular Science<p>It turns out your dog really can tell when you’re having a ruff day. Research conducted at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna shows that dogs can read human expressions and figure out how you’re feeling. It’s the first to conclude that animals other than humans can pick up …

Pets

Blake Lively Makes Stunning Post-Pregnancy Debut at Fashion Week

She's back, baby.<p>Blake Lively made her triumphant return to the red carpet at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Thursday night and it was every bit worth the wait.<p>After taking time out to have a baby (who is possibly named James) with husband Ryan Reynolds and make some pretty spectacular …

Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …

Pictures: Animals of Canada

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>Canada's wildlife is as varied as its landscapes. Take a look at its furry and feathered inhabitants.

The latest to die on 'Walking Dead' is ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sunday night's midseason premiere of "The Walking Dead" saw the heart-wrenching loss of another fan favorite character, soon after Beth died in the previous episode.<p>Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), who had tried to maintain some morality in the nightmarish postapocalyptic world, fell victim to a …

Food for thought: men really do eat faster than women

A study has confirmed what many couples know instinctively - men are hardwired to clean their plates faster than women<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who are horrified at how quickly everyone around them is eating, and those who are bored to death waiting for others to finish …

Can science be the solution if it is part of the problem?

Science and innovation should help societies tackle the problems of social inequality. But perhaps they are implicated in the problem. <b>Melanie Smallman</b> looks back at Davos to consider the World Economic Forum’s love affair with science<p>The World Economic Forum brought together the world’s richest and …

March 2015

Christian Bale baffled by Terrence Malick on Knight of Cups shoot

Christian Bale has admitted he was left a little clueless as to what was going on during the making of Terrence Malick’s latest film Knight of Cups.<p>Speaking over the weekend at the Berlin film festival, where the romantic fantasy is debuting in competition for the main Golden Bear and Silver Bear …

Film Festivals

Iggy Azalea attacks Papa John's on Twitter after driver hands out her number

#brands, take note<p>While you were watching the Grammys last night, something far more important was brewing on Twitter. Well before the award show even began, Iggy Azalea was beefing with #brands. Pizza brands, actually. According to the <i>Fancy</i> performer, a Papa John's driver had handed her personal …

Hubble Telescope Spots an Emoticon in Outer Space

In the center of this Hubble Telescope image is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it appears to be smiling back at you.<p>The two orange eyes of …

Car makers have no idea how to fight hacking, according to Senator's report

Hacking into cars' onboard electronics systems has been popular at hacker conventions for years, but the US government is finally taking notice of the vulnerabilities and moving towards serious measures. A new report from Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) draws from 16 different auto makers' security …

Alan Greenspan: The euro is doomed

Alan Greenspan has harsh words for Greece: hit the road jack.<p>The former Federal Reserve Chairman told the BBC that Greece's best course of action is to leave the Eurozone. But Greenspan didn't stop there. He predicts Greece's exit is the beginning of the end for the euro.<p>"Short of a political …

Economics