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The Night of the Hunter – review

First published on Thu 16 Jan 2014 17.31 EST<p>"I come not with peace, but with a sword," says Robert Mitchum's psychopathic bogus preacher, brandishing a switchblade that at moments of extreme sexual excitement and disgust will poke out of his trouser-pocket, tearing the material. His performance in …

Angie's Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – /Film

2013’s given us all it has to offer at this point, but 2014 is just around the corner with a whole new slate of promising films. The movies I’m most …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Jennifer Lawrence says fat-shaming should be illegal in Walters interview

The Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence said she believes "it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV".<p>In an interview with the US TV host Barbara Walters broadcast on Wednesday, Lawrence, 23, star of the Hunger Games and American Hustle, spoke of her concerns over how young people are …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

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Instagram acts after BBC finds site users are advertising illegal drugs

Photo sharing service blocks hashtags after broadcaster discovers sales pitches for marijuana, Xanax and Roxicodone<p>The photo sharing service Instagram has taken steps to block certain hashtags in a bid to stamp out the sale of illegal drugs via its users.<p>The social networking site – where people …

Asteroid With Six Tails Leaves Astronomers Dumbfounded

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a possibly doomed asteroid with multiple comet-like tails.<p>Weird things are afoot in the asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. A newly identified asteroid called P/2013 P5 is posing as a comet, with not one but six dust tails trailing …

Inhumans Marvel's New X-Men? - It's A Wrap!

Smartphone cameras tried and tested: the pros and cons of the latest models

"We call them smartphones, but the phone is the least important part. I would love to be the one who comes up with a new name for these," says Dan Rubin, arranging the four sleek somethings delicately on the table, weighing each in his palm. "I take smartphone cameras very seriously, and I have …

Ridley Scott Developing Film About Football Concussions – /Film

<b>Ridley Scott</b> had one of his greatest successes with a film about ancient gladiatorial combat, and now he wants to make a movie about one modern …

27 Genius New Products You Had No Idea Existed

I will take one of each please, thank you.<p>According to this Quora thread, these are the most exciting new products that people don't seem to know about yet.

Nokia's 6-inch Lumia 1520 launches on November 22nd alongside Xbox One

Microsoft mistakenly kicked off pre-orders for Nokia’s Lumia 1520 earlier this week with a promise of a November 15th release, but the 6-inch handset is actually arriving on November 22nd. Both AT&T and Microsoft are now accepting pre-orders for the Lumia 1520 with a release set for the same day as …

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

16 Creative Design And Décor Ideas For Limited Spaces

Decorating a small space is not easy. You have to find solutions for unexpected and unusual problems and you have to manage to fit all the basics and …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

EU wants all companies, ahem Apple, to use standard charger

The European Union has been pushing for a universal cell phone charger for years, and on Thursday it took another step forward in this process.<p>The European Parliament's internal market and consumer protection committee unanimously voted on a legislative resolution to create a law requiring all …

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Microsoft demonstrates 'Halo 4' streaming from the cloud to Windows and Windows Phones

Microsoft is building its own cloud gaming service. Company officials demonstrated a prototype of the service during an internal company meeting today. Sources familiar with the meeting revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Microsoft demonstrated Halo 4 running on a Windows Phone and PC, both streaming the …

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iPhone 5S Was Worth The Wait, But iOS 7 Is Still Unfinished

Since January, I have followed every twist and turn of the the saga that became the iPhone 5S. Even back when we thought it it might be the iPhone 6. Beyond the professional interest, mine was personal as well. I hadn’t upgraded my own phone for a while and I was limping along with an iPhone 4. It …

Are Acid Flashbacks A Myth?

Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely.<p>Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term "flashback" wasn't used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed LSD users complaining of a reoccurrence of an LSD-like state long after the drug's effects …

A Brief History of the Jetpack

From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.<p>From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.

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Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

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