Carlos Rodríguez-Lampón

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Australian prisoners just days away from execution by Indonesian firing squad

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Australians held by Indonesian authorities for nearly a decade appear to be just days away from execution by firing squad.<p>Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, members of the so-called "Bali Nine" sentenced on drug smuggling charges, were transferred Wednesday from prison to a maximum …

Asia

Secrets of the “Star Wars” drafts: Inside George Lucas’ amazing — and very different — early scripts

Luke might have been a woman. Drawings that made Lucas’ vision real. Hidden stories from “Star Wars” history<p>In January 1975, the second draft was ready. Now titled "Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode One: The Star Wars," it was about five thousand words lighter than its predecessor. Lucas …

Obama, the slide back to Iraq and the power of the “Deep State”

Critics like Michael Moore are partly right — but Obama’s doomed presidency is more momentous than they think<p>It was certainly impolitic of filmmaker Michael Moore, and possibly unfair as well, to tell the Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview that Barack Obama would only be remembered, a century …

Greece and Italy, now more deprived than Poland

Crises have costs.<p>And this OECD chart—released today—tries to quantify them.<p>It shows the so-called “severe material deprivation rate” of selected European countries over the last few years. Essentially, this is the percentage of the population unable to afford at least four of the following nine …

Europe

The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …