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The 15 smartest sci-fi movies of all time

Viewers are praising the film's stunning cinematography, the commanding performance of Amy Adams, and off-the-charts entertainment value, but mostly, they are praising the film's intelligence.<p>What's funny about most of the praise for the movie's smarts is that it's usually accompanied by just a …

Time Travel

Taliban leader says foreigners must quit Afghanistan for peace

KABUL (Reuters) - The new leader of the Taliban called for an end to foreign forces’ “occupation” of Afghanistan as a preliminary step to a settlement based on Islamic law that he said would bring unity to a country riven by decades of war.<p>FILE PHOTO - Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah …

Taliban Chief Warns Jihad Against US-led 'Occupation' to Continue

The new Taliban chief has called for the United States to end its “occupation” of Afghanistan, saying the Islamist insurgency is determined to …

Afghanistan

6 overlooked sci-fi movies you need to stream

While the movie selection on the streaming services can be hit or miss, there are a lot of small gems to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. …

Microsoft’s disastrous Tay experiment shows the hidden dangers of AI

Humans have a long and storied history of freaking out over the possible effects of our technologies. Long ago, Plato worried that writing would hurt people’s memories and “implant forgetfulness in their souls.” More recently, Mary Shelley’s tale of Frankenstein’s monster warned us against playing …

“The U.S. often goes to war very overconfident about how the war will turn out”

<b>George W. Bush delivers a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003. (Reuters/Larry Downing)</b><p>We’ve lost four of our last five wars, despite being the superpower. Dominic Tierney explains why this happens<p>Michael Schulson<p>July 18, 2015 1:29pm (UTC)<p>Since the end of World War …