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Sony's new Xperia X phones feature better cameras and thinner bezels

Sony's Xperia range of smartphones has always delivered attractive design, and a new trio of devices announced at MWC today are no exception. The Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA all have the same premium-feeling cases and rounded glass fronts that have been the hallmarks of Sony's …

Phones

The ugly rise of anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia threatens Bali tourism

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Bali is a part of Indonesia. The “island of the gods” is mostly Hindu, unlike the rest of the predominantly Muslim nation, and has a distinctive culture, luring travelers who bring along French wine, global sensibilities, and the latest design trends. For …

LGBTQI

Quentin Tarantino Finally Confirms How His Movies Are Connected

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration?<p>Put down your $5 milkshake and listen up, because Quentin Tarantino is getting unchained.<p>After years of fan speculation, the director finally revealed how his movies are connected. In an interview with "The Project" on Australia’s Ten network, Tarantino …

Kill Bill

RANKED: The 12 greatest movies to win the Oscar for best picture

That's the reputation you earn when you don't reward "Citizen Kane" best picture, or when "Crash" topples "Brokeback Mountain," or when "Dances with Wolves" nabs the big prize.<p>But there are also plenty of times that the Academy got it right.<p>In truth, there's no way of knowing whether a film will …

Paramount Pictures

Dinter, bitz, and gwop: The wacky linguistics of British slang in 2016

If you struggle to understand the teenagers and young people around you when they call their schoolfriend a <i>durkboi</i> and try to cadge some <i>peas</i>, you are not alone. The idea that they are communicating in a different language from their parents has been the subject of excited chatter on parenting …

Language

Meet Kendall Jenner’s Creepy-Ass, Brilliant “Twin”

the satire is #blessed<p>There’s no reason we should have missed this, but miss this we did. Thanks to Mic, we are now aware of Kendall Jenner’s “twin,” Mr. Kirby Jenner. This is not—we repeat, not—Poot 2.0. Rather, it’s a brilliant, rather creepy satire of the #perfect, #blessed life Kendall offers …

5 Things That Made No Sense in the New 'Star Wars' Movie

<b>SPOILER ALERT: SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS AHEAD</b><p><b>5. The Mystery of the Mask</b><p>In the original trilogy, Darth Vader wore a mask for life support reasons. Why does the new bad guy Kylo Ren, who has no such issue, wear a dorky helmet and a mask? <i>(Cynical hypothesis: it helps evoke Darth Vader nostalgia, so he</i> …

NASA released a spectacular new image of the Earth from the moon

From the surface of the moon, the Earth never rises or sets.<p>Our satellite is locked in place by our planet's gravity, so only one side is ever visible. This is why we can never see the dark side of the moon.<p>From the view of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), however, it can look like the …

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

A Glimpse at Life Inside the Saudi Aramco Residential Camp, Where Saudi Arabian and American Culture Collide

Pakistani American photographer Ayesha Malik was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, but not the Saudi Arabia that comes to mind at first. Malik grew up …

Saudi Arabia

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

Boy Missing for 13 Years Found Safe in Cleveland

A child reported missing from Alabama 13 years ago has been found safe in Ohio, authorities said.<p>The child was 5 years old when he disappeared in 2002 — and it was suspected then that the child’s father, who did not have legal custody, may have taken the boy, Vestavia Hills police in Alabama …

Social Security

No Need For Time Travel: October 21st, 2015 is 'Back to the Future' Day

The day Marty, Jennifer and Doc Brown travel to in the future in 'Back to the Future, Part II'<p>It's been nearly 30 years since Marty McFly, Jennifer, and Doctor Emmett Brown traveled to the then far-flung future date of October 21st, 2015, in <i>Back the to Future, Part II</i>, but viewers have eagerly …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Earth Science

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: arguably the best smaller smartphone

Sony’s latest update to its “no compromise” smaller flagship smartphone proves size really isn’t everything with three-day battery, top-spec features and a great camera.<p>While the rest of the market has been stretching phone screen sizes, Sony has been offering smaller “Compact” phones since 2013 …

Phones

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

In science we trust… up to a point

Science is emphatically not a belief system. It doesn’t require faith, and it works: civilisation is built on science working. But it’s a full-time job to keep on top of one subject, and impossible to stay up to date across a range of fields. We have to trust that the system works. But does it?<p>This …

Journalism

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

Zoology

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

The 20 best British science fiction films – in pictures

To coincide with the BFI’s sci-fi season and its digital re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we thought this would be a good time to look at some of the British greats of the genre. Since the 1970s co-productions and foreign investment mean it’s hard to say exactly what a British film is, so for …

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Former Marine in urination video found dead in North Carolina

Former Marine sniper Robert Richards, a central figure in a 2012 video scandal involving Marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan insurgents, has been found dead at his home in North Carolina.<p>Richards, 28, died in Jacksonville, outside<p>Camp Lejeune, on Wednesday night, according to his lawyer and …

Military

Robin Williams' wife reveals actor was in early stages of Parkinson's disease

The wife of Robin Williams revealed that he was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he killed himself, aged 63, earlier this week.<p>In a statement, Susan Schneider said Williams, who had fought addiction in earlier years, had been sober and that the actor was “not yet ready” …

Apple orders insane number of new iPhones, but 5.5-inch model faces setbacks

Apple is asking its manufacturing partners to make a record 70-80 million units of the iPhone 6 for the holiday season, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. What’s interesting is that Apple isn’t having suppliers make the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models simultaneously.<p>While it looks like Apple is expecting …

Touchscreens

Prabowo rejects Indonesian election process

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he rejected the election process and accused it of being unfair, as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is leading with 52 percent of the vote.<p>The former general made the announcement on Tuesday after a …

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

Link to Media<p>A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick …

Soccer