Alan Harris

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Oscars diversity row is 'anti-white racism,' says Charlotte Rampling

<b>(CNN) —</b> Charlotte Rampling is the latest actor to weigh in on the race row that has erupted over this year's Academy Awards.<p>Rampling, 69, who is nominated for the Best Actress Award for her role in "45 Years," called the decision by some actors to boycott the Oscars "anti-white racism."<p>"Maybe this …

Michael B. Jordan

Rupert Murdoch & Jerry Hall: Why marry?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mere hours after media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall--who married Friday in London--first announced their engagement in a charmingly old-fashioned manner, with a post in the Births, Marriages, and Deaths section of Murdoch's Times of London, the cynics started to …

Jay Leno

SpaceX landing: Success after 3 failed attempts

SpaceX finally guided a reusable rocket safely back to Earth after liftoff on Monday.<p>Traditionally, rockets are disposed of after they detach from the spacecraft. The ability to recycle them marks a big step toward making space travel cheaper.<p>After three failed attempts at a rocket landing, it …

Space Travel

Neil deGrasse Tyson Annihilates Anti-GMO Argument

There has been a considerable amount of discussion and debate regarding the safety of genetically modified food. Though the topic has been researched …

I Tried to Say 'Yes' to Every Creepy Guy Who Approached Me on the Street for Two Weeks

There are a lot of creeps out there.<p><i>Want more social experiments? Try these:</i><p><b>How I Infiltrated a White Pride Facebook Group and Turned It into 'LGBT Southerners for Michelle Obama'</b><p><b>The Westminster Dog Show... On Acid!</b><p><b>I Played 'The Boys Are Back in Town' On a Bar Jukebox Until I Got Kicked Out</b><p><i>This</i> …

Relationships

Liberation Or Gangsterism: Freedom Or Slavery

BY RUSSELL MAROON SHOATS/Z<p>from <i>Right On!</i>, Summer 2006<p>“Each generation must, out of relative obscuity, discover its mission – fulfill it or betray it.”</i> …

South-east Asia

How "oldschool" graphics worked Part 1 - Commodore and Nintendo

Nintendo

16GB is a Bad User Experience

Yesterday Apple announced the fall lineup of new hardware, including the iPhone 6s/6s Plus. Overall the announcements were pretty solid, with one …

Mobile Technology

How SpaceX and Boeing plan to keep Nasa astronauts safe

To fly astronauts, private space companies must go through a series of rigorous tests – and make some morbid calculations. The Verge investigates.<p>Nearly a month after SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated en route to the International Space Station, CEO Elon Musk announced what brought the vehicle …

Space Travel

Here's How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery

In 2010, the Texas Board of Education approved a revised social studies curriculum that, wrote <i>The New York Times</i> that year, would “put a conservative …

Black History

The Troubled Resurrection Of Black America's Historic Beach Haven

Gulfside Assembly — the only place where black Americans could visit a coastal beach during Jim Crow — was once known as a civil rights mecca. Just as it was to make a comeback, Hurricane Katrina laid ruin to the retreat, leaving a dedicated few struggling to keep it from fading into historical …

Black History

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

The Windows Start menu saga, from 1993 to today | Ars Technica

One of Windows 10's biggest "new" features has a pedigree that spans two decades.<p>Windows 95 launched exactly 20 years ago today, and though the …

Court Says the FTC Can Slap Companies for Getting Hacked

For companies like the dating site Ashley Madison or the health insurer Anthem, financial loss, customer anger and professional embarrassment aren't …

What to Expect From Aliens When We Make First Contact

Given the vastness of space, it may only be a matter of time before we make contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. But how might an alien …

Asking “who’s the customer?”

If you’ve bought a ticket to an event in the past, oh, 15-20 years, chances are you got it from Ticketmaster. Chances are also pretty good that you …

Yahoo

U.S. Good Morning America<p>Four members of an Iowa family were found dead in Mexico after they were reported missing just after midnight Friday. …

Donald Trump

An Introvert’s Guide to Greeting Strangers, Vague Acquaintances, and Friends

Some years ago <i>Harper’s</i> magazine published a translation of a brochure for German tourists. Among its most insightful tips was that when Americans …

Why It’s More Than Just a Haircut

Anyone who has seen me in the past three weeks will have noticed the quite drastic change I have made to my appearance. Going from long straight …

To This Day

Spacecraft to make death dive into Mercury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's start with a pop quiz (space junkies can skip this test). True or False, Mercury is:<p>1) The planet closest to the sun in our solar system<p>2) So hot that water couldn't possibly exist there<p>3) Something used in old-style glass thermometers<p>4) A planet you don't think about very …

Astronomy

NASA's New Horizons probe beams back its first color image of Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.<p>The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs: Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.<p>But the probe will soon be beaming …

Solar System

No Warp Drive for NASA: But Here's the Next-Best Thing

America's space agency doles out millions of dollars for cutting-edge space tech.<p>"Second star to the right, and straight on till morning."<p>Turning on …

Space Travel

15 Supportive Things Every Good Man Does In A Relationship

When it comes to dating and relationships, I often find myself wondering how certain people end up with others. Wondering why they don’t walk away if …

Forget Coercion, Forget Whales… the Key to Successful Free to Play Games is Being Respectful of the Player

Author Jared Nelson<p>Posted On2015-03-17 09:00:49<p>"Let's make cool stuff that people want to buy, and then they'll want to buy it." That's a quote from</i> …

April Fools' Day

Marriage Isn’t For You

Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me...

Why Can People Live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Now, But Not Chernobyl?

On August 6 and 9, 1945, U.S. airmen dropped the nuclear bombs Little Boy and Fat Man on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On April 26, …

An Autonomous Car Might Decide You Should Die

But that prospect isn’t as scary as it sounds<p>The “trolley problem” is an old, familiar thought experiment in ethics. Lately it has been enjoying a …