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It’s time to give Nickelback a second chance

An important part of growing up is learning to admit your mistakes. The ability to accept fault, and grow from it, is invaluable in human …

Music

Apple Watch may have saved yet another person’s life

The Apple Watch is credited with potentially saving its wearer’s life after 76-year-old man Gaston D’Aquino was recently told to go to hospital after being informed of an unusually high heart rate.<p>Despite feeling fine, D’Aquino discovered that two of his three coronary arteries were blocked, while …

Apple Watch

Bold and bored: the 1960s American dream – in pictures

Fashion students, flashing signage and queuing punters make up peripatetic Italian photographer Mario Carnicelli’s take on the US

Photography

Avengers: Infinity War: How They Decided to Split Up the Characters

In the first two <i>Avengers</i> movies, the powered-up ensemble comprised little more than a handful of characters, and they spent most of the plot fighting …

Marvel Universe

5 Tips From the Creators of Pixar's 'Bao' on How to Perfect an Animated Short

At the Tribeca Film Festival, Domee Shi discussed the process of creating <i>Bao</i>, the new Pixar short about a dumpling that comes to life.Pixar's short …

Animation

The Antonov 225: Tour of the Largest Operating Aircraft

Anyone who’s seen an Airbus A380 knows how ridiculously large it is. Certified to carry up to 868 passengers across two decks, the aircraft stretches …

Loyalty

Ready To Fire: How India and I Survived the ISRO Spy Case review: A chunk of space history

The staple book from the first generation of Indian Space Research Organisation engineers, about the early days under the leadership of Vikram …

The Director of Rogue One's Mythic Reshoots Speaks Out for the First Time

“I have to be careful,” said <i>Rogue One</i> co-writer Tony Gilroy. “I don’t know what the statute of limitations is. I’ve never done an interview about</i> …

6 Filmmaking Tips From Luc Besson

The director of ‘Léon: The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element’ shares insight on making movies and keeping the dream alive.A true auteur, <b>Luc Besson</b> …

Animation

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

Oscars 2018: Why Roger Deakins was the biggest winner

The Oscars had a ton of surprise wins, but none more deserving than Roger Deakins. Here is what you may not know about the famous …

Why it's cool to be a tourist – and not a pretentious traveller

“Oh no, I’m not a tourist – [pause for effect] – <i>I’m</i> a traveller.” I’ve been faced with this statement (often with a side-dose of self importance and a smug grin thrown in for good measure) in Melbourne bars, at street food stands in Bangkok, and while wandering around the pristine footpaths of the …

The End of Box Office Tyranny: Disappointing Opening Numbers No Longer Spell Doom for Long-Range Success

onhanks to the impact of rising international box office numbers, the importance of opening weekend in the U.S. as a predictor of a film’s economic …

Box Office

Roger Deakins has 14 Oscar nominations and is still seeking his first win

One of Hollywood’s undisputed masters of light, British cinematographer Roger Deakins earned his 14th Academy Award nomination this year for his typically dazzling work on “Blade Runner 2049.” Yet Deakins, 68, has never actually taken home an Oscar statuette.<p>Fans of his work in such varied films as …

A Wonderful Animation That Captures the Rhythm of Different Gaits Used by Four Legged Animals

In 2017, animator and artist Stephen Cunnane created “Animal Gaits for Animators“, a really wonderful, informational animated video to show other …

Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

Like a lot of science fiction fans, I read William Gibson's visionary novel <i>Neuromancer</i> not long after it came out in 1984. It painted a dystopian world where people spent most of their time on computers communicating across networks in "cyberspace."<p>When I read it, I thought it was an engaging …

Science Fiction

Luke Skywalker Was A Freeloader

In <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> the <i>Millennium Falcon</i> will have a much different look. It’s kind of remarkable the <i>Falcon</i> looks anything like it does even to begin with – its initial design was much more rectangular and, frankly, boring. Thanks to too many similarities to a design in <i>Space: 1999</i>, George …

Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ series shows why the legendary science fiction writer stands the test of time

February 11 marks the 32nd death anniversary of the wildly-imaginative writer. His books continue to raise searing questions about human …

Science Fiction

Swiss Rolled: How Alan Rothenberg became U.S. Soccer President and changed soccer in America

Alan Rothenberg was a relative outsider, but upon winning the 1990 election to become U.S. president, he helped lead the sport forward. This story is …

Los Angeles Lakers

From dusk till dawn: in search of old-school Bangkok

Bangkok may be the most-visited city on Earth, but it remains one of the least-known to outsiders. In the grip of a property bubble and construction explosion, it moves faster than any eye can cope with. Even when I return from a three-week trip abroad, the perceptible changes around me are not …

Blade Runner

The dark side of the transfer window sees players powerless over moves

It was mid-January when the manager called the striker into his office and told him to leave. No "sorry," no "thank you": just go. But where? There …

Sci-Fi Doesn't Have to Be Depressing: Welcome to Solarpunk

Imagine a scene, set in the future, where a child in Burning Man–style punk clothing is standing in front of a yurt powered by solar panels. There …

Google Trends

Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.<p>Though few recognized it at the time, 2011 may mark a turning point for the era of building mega energy and mining …

Half of U.S. Spending Power Behind Paris Climate Agreement

A growing coalition of states, cities, and organizations is pushing ahead to meet emissions reductions targets, even as the Trump administration walks away from global warming efforts.<p>A total of 20 U.S. states, 110 U.S. cities, and more than 1,400 businesses have pledged to cut their fossil-fuel …

Fossil Fuels

Diary of an African Cryptocurrency Miner

Eugene Mutai’s Nairobi apartment is filled with the sound of money: That would be the hum of a phalanx of fans cooling the computers he’s programmed …

Bluetooth won’t replace the headphone jack — walled gardens will

Enjoy your four choices<p>Yesterday, Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, two phones I’ve been excited about for a while now. They have big screens, a delightfully playful design sensibility, and what promises to be a fascinating upgrade to the previous Pixel’s best-in-class camera.<p>They also …

Why is video game development so secretive? Online harassment, one developer says.

The world of video game development is notoriously opaque. To make a big-budget video game, hundreds of people hide away for several years, spending …

Inside Syd Mead’s visions of the future, from Blade Runner to Tron

A new book explores the designer’s powerful influence on Hollywood sci-fi<p>One of the main reasons the original <i>Blade Runner</i> remains so iconic is that its futuristic Los Angeles feels like a real place. From the clunky, utilitarian vehicles on the streets to the hulking megatowers that dominate the …

Why Toni Kroos Is Real Madrid's Silent Galactico

Toni Kroos, who set a record in 2007 as the youngest player to make his competitive debut for Bayern Munich until David Alaba broke it a few years later, was always better than the rest when it came to football.<p>At school, he was so good he was made to play without boots on to give his opponents a …

Soccer

Peter Jackson's next epic turns London into a roaming killer city

"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." …

Mad Max