Andre Heizer

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Dresden and the US’s deadly raid on Tokyo

There’s been a lot of coverage of the 70th anniversary of the bombing raids on Dresden in 1945, with much debate about war crimes. But I can find virtually no reference to the far more destructive raid that took place just three weeks later. On the night of 9-10 March 1945, 21st Bomber Command of …

A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival

While the world is only too aware of what North Korea’s leader thinks about a certain Sony comedy, less is known about his dynasty’s long history with—and love of— the cinema. Assessing the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival and touring the vast “Cholliwood” studio complex, built in 1947 by …

Microsoft is ready to be loved again

And we're ready for holograms<p>"We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. …

Kidnapped Japanese journalist was on mission to free friend held by Isil

Tokyo seeking international assistance to win release of two hostages threatened by violent jihadi group<p>Kenji Goto, the Japanese journalist whom Islamic militants have threatened to execute, reportedly crossed into Syria to secure the release of Haruna Yukawa, another Japanese national who had been …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Atari ET game unearthed from garbage heap added to Smithsonian collection

One of the ET Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.<p>Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement on Monday in a blog post.<p>He included a photograph of the …

The Humane Interrogation Technique That Actually Works

A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee report released this week found that the CIA tortured terror suspects by, among other things, putting …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

'Hogwarts' castle built for Chinese university

Turrets, spires and clock towers are all part of the Heibei Academy of Fine Arts building<p>You wait years for a real-life version of Hogwarts to be built, then two appear in as many weeks. After news broke of the <b>Polish College of Wizardy in Czocha castle</b>, the final details have been made to a …

20 fascinating facts for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

It revolutionalised the games industry and brought us classic titles such as Gran Turismo, Tekken and Resident Evil – and this week the original Sony PlayStation turns 20.<p>The machine hit Japanese shelves on 3 December 1994, barely a week after Sega’s rival Saturn console. But with its powerful …

US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest and undermine government

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a US government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.<p>McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Washington and …

Made In China — But Was It Made In A Prison?

An Oregon woman was looking at her Halloween decoration last year when she found a letter written by an inmate from one of China's re-education-through-labor camps. The letter spoke of brutal forced labor in the camp.<p>It was the latest in a series of incidents dating back to at least to the 1990s in …

War is over – now Serbs and Bosniaks fight to win control of a brutal history

After survivors and bereaved families put up a memorial to the mass slaughter in 1992 of Muslims in Višegrad, the response of the Serb authorities in the eastern Bosnian town was as unsubtle as it was symbolic. They ordered the word "genocide" chiselled off the stone monument.<p>A group of Višegrad …

The Act of Killing has helped Indonesia reassess its past and present | Joshua Oppenheimer

The Act of Killing,Indonesia,Asia Pacific,World news,Film,Culture,Documentary,War crimes,Law,Pol Pot,Khmer Rouge,Oscars 2014<p>My film isn't a snuff movie, it tells one of modern history's most important stories – a genocide where the perpetrators 'won', and continue to live as national heroes<p>For more …

Barack Obama Is the First Yuppie President

There’s no mystery about him anymore: he is just like the rest of rich, middle-aged guys.<p>“Nearly 4 years after Barack Obama was elected to the most …