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Elysium – review

Made in 2009 by Neill Blomkamp, a South African based in Canada, <i>District 9</i> is one of the best SF-horror flicks of recent years, an imaginatively made, darkly humorous satire centring on the treatment of a horde of insect-like aliens confined to concentration camps in South Africa. His new film,</i> …

Eminem – review

<b>Bellahouston Park, Glasgow</b><br>The 40-year-old rapper's career-spanning set is short on new material but his stage presence is as potent as ever<p>Back in February, just after tonight's gig was announced, Eminem's manager and Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg told Billboard: "We fully expect to be …

The Middle East Explained In One Excellent Letter To The Editor

The letter ran in Thursday's Financial Times.

League of Legends Finals Sells Out LA's Staples Center In An Hour

If there needed to be further evidence of the growing enthusiasm in the West for eSports, League of Legends may have just set some sort of unofficial record for most tickets to a live event sold in the shortest amount of time. In about an hour after they went on sale, tickets to October’s World …

How To Make Flavored Butter

This is extremely satisfying and useful.

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir<p>Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way …

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

Xiaomi’s Bigger Than BlackBerry

Xiaomi co-founder and president Bin Lin shows off one of the company’s smartphones at D: Dive Into Mobile<p>For such a small company, China’s Xiaomi …

Sport picture of the day: what big barbells you have

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Star Citizen delivers hangars, the beginning of its universe, to backers

Next week sees the birth of a new universe, but it's not very big — in fact, it's exactly the size of a hangar.<p>"The hangar is essentially the super, super reduced version of the game," said developer Chris Roberts. "As of Thursday everyone who is a backer of <i>Star Citizen</i> will get their hangar and be …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.<p>Los Angeles billionaire<p>Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online payment business and transformed spaceflight …

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Test

A viable, effective vaccine against malaria has long eluded scientists. Results from a preliminary study have ignited hope that a new type of vaccine could change that.<p>The experimental vaccine offered strong protection against malaria when given at high doses, scientists report Thursday in the …

Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

A far fetched idea inches ever-closer to reality<p>IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It's a lofty, almost sci-fi task that's likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

Apigenin, Found In Celery, Has Cancer-Killing Powers In Lab Setting

Two phytonutrients found in foods like celery and artichokes could someday play a powerful role against cancer.<p>Researchers from the University of Illinois found that apigenin and luteolin, which are flavonoids found in these vegetables as well as some herbs (such as Mexican oregano), seem to have …

Dubai - Water Discus Hotel - 6 stunning undersea hotels - CNNMoney

Dubai is arguably the luxury capital of the world, so it's hardly surprising that the United Arab Emirates wants to create the largest undersea hotel in the world.<p>Dubai unveiled its plans in 2012, and the above-water portion of the proposed Water Discus hotel looks like an opulent cluster of UFOs …