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50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.<p>The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the …

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Ivanka Trump: The ‘Anti-Donald’ works to protect the billion-dollar brand

While her 69-year-old father bashes Chinese leaders for “ripping us off” and “sucking us dry,” Ivanka Trump shares a video on Instagram of her 4-year-old daughter singing a Chinese New Year song in Mandarin.<p>With the elder Trump off running an increasingly polarizing campaign for president, Ivanka …

Oculus Rift review: Virtual reality is always almost here

Virtual Reality is<p>Always almost here<p>For a long time, the hopes and dreams of many virtual reality fans could be summed up with two words: Oculus Rift. Helped by the rise of cheap smartphone displays, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey took a technology that most people considered a retro curiosity and …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Marco Rubio’s no-not-me strategy

Ten days after Sen. Marco Rubio launched his campaign for president in April, his aides doused cold water on a poll showing him leading the Republican pack. When he won positive reviews in the first debate in August, he retreated to a quiet schedule of raising money and holding small-scale events. …

Why Aren’t We Inspired by Hillary Clinton?

It was an unseasonably warm night in Chicago. On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, nearly a quarter of a million people—young and old, men and women of almost every racial and ethnic background—streamed into Grant Park. The crowd was peaceful and somewhat subdued, filled with a jittery anticipation about …

An American Muslim Republican responds to Ben Carson's remarks on an Islamic president

According to the US Constitution, in order for a candidate to qualify for the presidency, she or he has to be at least 35, a "natural born citizen" of the United States, and has to have lived in the country for at least 14 years.<p>Dr. Ben Carson, a Republican presidential candidate, would add an …

Government

Finally, Windows 10 looks ready for its big debut

For the longest time, I could not get audio to work in the Windows 10 preview build. No sound. No microphone. No verbal access to Cortana, Microsoft's voice assistant.<p>Despite trying a number of fixes and workarounds, I couldn't resolve the issue. Other early Windows 10 users also were bumping into …

Obama To Upgrade Malaysia On Human Rights Despite Mass Graves

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will remove Malaysia from its official list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, according to Reuters, a move human rights advocates fear will damage U.S. credibility.<p>The maneuver would allow the administration to continue negotiating a …

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

NEW YORK (AP) — After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" …

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Call of Duty

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

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Journalism

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists

<b>Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards treating some forms of deafness after restoring hearing in animals.</b><p>Defects in a baby's DNA are behind roughly half of cases of hearing loss in early life.<p>The mouse study, published in Science Translational Medicine, showed a virus could …

Giant heart spotted on Pluto in closest ever pictures of dwarf planet

Next week the probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh<p>It has been a labour of love for scientists who have waited nine years for Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft to get close enough to Pluto to take these pictures.<p>And it appears that the dwarf-planet shares their …

IBM’s 7nm chip breakthrough points to smaller, faster processors

To go below 10nm, you need something more than just silicon<p>It's usually Intel that leads the way with the latest processor innovations, but today an IBM-led consortium has leapt ahead by announcing it has produced the world's first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs …

IBM

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

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Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

What’s making this galaxy shine with the light of 300 trillion suns?

In a galaxy far, far away — specifically 12.5 billion years from Earth — shines the light of more than 300 trillion suns. NASA’s space telescope …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

blackholes

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

A Glowing Plant: The First Fruit Of "Digitized" Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology is entering an exciting new phase. An ecosystem of companies is now developing services to enable faster, cheaper, and better genetic engineering. They are, in effect, “digitizing” genetic engineering through relatively inexpensive cloud-based and robotic laboratories that bring …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Earth - Epic timelapse of spewing volcano

A stunning timelapse of Chile's Calbuco volcano erupting.<p>Quiet for 42 years, the volcano began to erupt on the 22 April 2015, and has erupted multiple times in the space of a few hours.<p>The Calbuco volcano is one of the most active in Chile, but its eruption took officials in the area by …

Time-lapse Photography

Genetically Modified Humans? How Genome Editing Works

Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical …

Genetics