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Paramount Says 'Ghost In The Shell' Flopped Because Of Whitewashing Controversy

The live-action remake of the Japanese manga saw abysmal numbers during its opening weekend.<p>“Ghost in the Shell” may have been doomed from the start because of the film’s whitewashing controversy, according to a Paramount executive.<p>The big budget movie, based on a film adaptation of a popular …

This Illustrator Pen tool trick will change your design life

Hand letterers! Do you find the process of digitising your curvaceous creations a time-consuming affair? Don't you wish there was a quicker way to …

'60 Minutes' Looks at How Silicon Valley Hacks Our Brains

Smartphone apps are designed with compulsive use in mind.<p>On the April 9 edition of <i>60 Minutes</i>, Anderson Cooper sat down with former Google product …

Silicon Valley

Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability

The bug affects all supported versions of Microsoft Word, but will be fixed this week.<p>Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability …

What It's Like to Have a Heart Attack in Your 20s or 30s

When you picture the typical heart attack patient, it’s probably an older man clutching his arm and grimacing in pain. But the truth is, heart …

I Used Only My Mind to Fly a Plane Around Seattle

We got lucky with the weather in Washington State. It’s a clear afternoon with a few scattered clouds, low wind speeds—ideal flying conditions. Mike …

Washington State

Somber Prince William and Princess Kate Pay Their Respects to Orlando Victims at U.S. Embassy in London

Prince William and Princess Kate paid their respects on Tuesday to the 49 victims of the Orlando shootings.<p>The royal couple made a surprise visit to …

'Who Gave Him the Right to Murder?' Killer's Hometown Grapples With Massacre

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Residents of this tattered little working class city of strip malls, fast food and slow living describe it as a refuge from the "big city," a place where families can afford to raise children and where the buzz of Orlando’s theme parks and attractions are but a murmur.<p>"It’s …

As Orlando Mourns, Tourism Likely to Come Back Strong

The city of Orlando, Florida, has banded together following Saturday night's devastating attack at Pulse nightclub, which left 49 victims dead and dozens more injured.<p>Yet as residents focused on supporting one another during a state of emergency, experts said the crux of the city's economy — the …

Lady Gaga Orlando vigil: Singer breaks down during tribute speech

Joining thousands gathered outside Los Angeles’ City Hall on Monday evening, Lady Gaga stood in solidarity alongside the grieving LGBT community she …

City Halls

Omar Mateen scouted Disney complex, Pulse, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the Orlando nightclub gunman made surveillance trips to the club and a Disney shopping complex earlier this month -- the same week Disney and other sites were hosting Gay Days 2016.<p>Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's visits to the Pulse gay nightclub and Disney Springs happened …

Mass Shootings

Witness: Orlando shooter laughed during rampage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Norman Casiano crawled into a bathroom and wedged himself into a stall, crammed with at least a dozen people. They were hiding, crying and saying prayers under their breath.<p>Gunfire replaced the blaring music. Glass shattered. People screamed. The acrid smell of gunpowder filled the …

Diary of a Massacre: How the Orlando Nightclub Shooting Unfolded

It was last call at Pulse, but the place was showing few signs of emptying.<p>Saturday was Latin night at the gay nightclub south of downtown Orlando. Some 300 revelers still remained inside the cavernous club into early Sunday morning, dancing shoulder-to-shoulder to loud, thumping music.<p>On the back …

Afghanistan

A syringe with tiny sponges can seal a gunshot wound in seconds

A bunch of tiny sponges could change the way first responders treat gun victims and wounded soldiers.<p>Oregon-based startup RevMedx designed the XSTAT …

What is The Bechdel-Wallace Test and Why Does It Matter?

Recently, the lack of female representation behind the scenes and in front of the camera in the entertainment industry has become a hot topic. …

‘Oldboy’ Director Park Chan-Wook Set To Adapt Lesbian Period Piece ‘Fingersmith’

After a disappointing English-language sojourn in <i>Stoker</i> and Spike Lee taking an English-language dump on his most famous film, <i>Oldboy</i> director Park Chan-Wook is going back to his native tongue for his next film. And speaking of English and tongues, it’s based on a Victorian-set crime novel about …

Everybody Keeps Asking When The Supreme Court's Marriage Decision Is — So Here's A Guide

It could come Thursday, or next week, or the week after that. Breathe — and don't listen to anyone who tells you they know exactly when it's going to happen.<p>The anticipation for the Supreme Court's decision in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i> — the lead case before the court about same-sex couples' marriage …

Rachel Dolezal: 'I Identify As Black'

In a new interview with Matt Lauer, Dolezal claims she "was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon" starting around age 5.<p>After her parents accused her of faking her ethnicity, Rachel Dolezal stepped down from her post as president of the NAACP's chapter in …

Rachel Dolezal

Russia Says Its New Microwave Cannon Can Kill Drones and Warheads with Ease

The Kremlin claims it can fry the skies from a distance of six miles.<p>The newest weapon in Russia's arsenal is apparently a microwave cannon, according to state-owned Russian media. The gun can reportedly disable drones and warheads at a distance of up to six miles and is scheduled to be …

Laverne Cox Will Be the First Transgender Figure Featured at a Wax Museum

She's breaking barriers left and right.<p>Now we've got another Laverne debut to look forward to in June—Madame Tussauds' San Francisco Wax Museum has announced that Laverne Cox's figure will be the newest addition to their collection. It is the first transgender wax figure in the museum's …

On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights.<p>Throughout American history, Kennedy said, states had "full power over marriage and …

Nano-Generators Harvest Energy from Footsteps, Give New Meaning to Powerwalking

Last month, I attended a dinner party where one of the guests wore his Google Glass at the table and throughout the entire evening. Many of us …

Not Dying in Alaska: A Profile of the Kilcher Family

Eivin Kilcher doesn’t sit down much. He’s too busy doing the things you can only do in action mode. He’d rather teach his dog how to ride his horse, which he recently did. He’d rather set up a new bolted climbing route through the Kenai Mountains so that if he did sit for a moment, he’d have a …

All the Best Jokes from Tina Fey’s Speech at the Natural History Museum Gala

As host of the American Museum of Natural History’s gala on Thursday, Tina Fey opened with remarks that blossomed into a full-blown comedy routine. Talking up the science museum, she touched on New York City’s new mayor-elect, the English’s fear of whales, and grumpy bicyclists. Some highlights …

Putting the Book Back in eBook

TwistBook is an eReader with not 1 but 2 eInk screens connected by a flexible binding to mimic the familiar split of paper books. The bisected shape …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

REVIVE Alarm Clock Creates Effect of Simulated Sunlight In Your Room

I’m not a morning person, well, I bet most of you aren’t too. I have to drag myself out from under the blanket, I even hate my alarm clock for making …

Nicole’s State of Grace

Next year, one elegant, Academy Award–winning blonde icon will star in the life of another. Learning how Nicole Kidman dug deep into the research for Grace of Monaco, Sam Kashner gets the Australian star to explore the drama of her own story: the isolating fame that came with her marriage to …