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What It Was Like to Be an Abu Ghraib Interrogator

An excerpt from <i>Consequence</i>, a new memoir from a former interrogator about torture and its aftermath.<p>Consequence<i>, a memoir by Eric Fair, is a powerful book from a man with a story to tell. While he was a private contractor in Iraq in 2004, he participated in the interrogation and what he now</i> …

Security

Soldiers Have Used Drugs to Enhance Their Killing Capabilities in Basically Every War

In his new book 'Shooting Up,' the Polish historian Lukasz Kamienski traces the history of drugs in warfare, from the Viking berserkers to the Mumbai attacks.<p>In November 2008, ten members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic militant group, carried out a series of 12 shooting and bombing attacks, killing …

Blood Tests

Memory 'gene' could explain how stress is inherited

The precise mechanism that "turns the inheritance of environmental influences on and off" has been pinpointed, says a team at Tel Aviv University.<p>In …

Genetics

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Mechanics

Humans get 'aroused' when touching robot buttocks

A new study has found that humans often become aroused when touching the "intimate areas" of robots.<p>The findings come from a new Stanford study due …

Robotics

Die Rekonstruktion des Unfassbaren

"Der NSU-Komplex" beendet die vierteilige Sendereihe der ARD. Stefan Austs Doku belegt mit neuen Details, wie die Behörden bei der Bekämpfung rechten …

Erst das Interview, dann die Sexspiele

Eine Welt ohne Gewissheiten, bewohnt von Menschen, die Gefühle nur im Ausnahmezustand wahrnehmen: So stellt sich der große Horrorfilmregisseur David …

Metzeln mit Mads Mikkelsen

Mit "The Salvation" legt Lars von Triers Produktionsfirma ihren ersten Western vor. "Hannibal"-Star Mads Mikkelsen spielt darin einen dänischen …

Eight ideas that changed the history of Western music

From pre-historic times to the present day, music has been constantly developing. From Pythagoras’ scale to the invention of the Walkman, BBC Culture chooses eight moments that changed the course of its history forever.<p>Pythagoras creates the scale<p>Before Pythagoras music was a divine mystery. There …

Pop Music
Flute
Reality TV

Mut zur Hässlichkeit: Scott Coopers »Black Mass« / Filmfeature zur DVD- und Blu-ray-Veröffentlichung

<i>Bilder: Filmstills aus dem offiziellen Trailer von »Black Mass«</i><p><b>Aufgeklebte Halbglatze, stechend blaue Augen und brutales Charisma: In Scott Coopers</b> …

Blick nach drüben – David Bowie, Pop & der Tod

<b>BIG UPS: Der Sturm vor der Ruhe</b> <i><br>TEXT: Hendrik Otremba FOTOS: Katharina Poblotzki</i> <br>Arbeit ist Hardcore. Hardcore ist Arbeit. So symmetrisch schön und …

Bücherschau des Tages vom 19.02.2016

Die <i>SZ</i> lernt von , dass der Neoliberalismus eigentlich ist. Und von lernt sie, das Leben zu betrachten. Die <i>FAZ</i> arbeitet sich durchaus gewinnbringend …

Atmosphere of distant 'diamond' super-Earth detected for first time

Astronomers have unpicked the atmosphere of a "super-Earth" for the first time.<p>A UK research team led by University College London detected traces of …

Universe

Inside London's first whisky distillery since 1903

<i>This article was taken from the March 2016 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

England

Psychosis and low IQ linked to 'brain wiring' issues in children

Microscopic alterations in the 'wiring' of the brain may be directly linked to low childhood IQ, low birthweight and psychotic experiences, according …

Mental Health

Simulated black hole could 'break' general relativity

A strangely-shaped black hole could cause Einstein's theory of relatively to completely "break down", according to new computer simulations.<p>The …

Black Holes

Dark matter might have killed the dinosaurs

<i>This article was first published in the March 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Dark Matter

DC Comics restores its superhero legacy with 'DC Rebirth'

After weeks of speculation and teases, DC Comics has revealed its plans for its next major event: DC Rebirth.<p>Or, as chief creative officer Geoff …

This is the world's most sensitive dark matter detector

<i>This article was first published in the March 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Dark Matter