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At Cannes, a Remarkable Documentary About Amy Winehouse’s Tragically Short Life

Jordan Hoffman reviews Amy, which gives insight into the singer’s incredible talent, cut short.<p>Amy Winehouse was one of the more tragically chewed-up and spit-out victims of the insatiable gossip industrial complex. <b>Asif Kapadia’s</b> remarkable documentary shows just what a genuine talent this woman …

10 Jaw-Dropping Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The entries for the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are in, and the photographs are as stunning as ever. The annual contest asks photographers from all around world to submit photos in four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous …

Rape of a Nation - Photographs and text by Marcus Bleasdale | LensCulture

<i>“For a lot of photographers, the photograph is the ultimate goal. But for me, it’s the start of the process…it’s not the individual photograph, it’s what you do with it and who you engage with it that makes it powerful.”</i><p>The continuing human tragedy of Congo is not a statistic. It is a continuing …

Congo

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa

America ups its stakes in the propaganda war against Isil with graphic cartoons<p>The <b>United States</b> has upped the stakes in its propaganda battle with the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil), dropping 60,000 leaflets over Raqqa, the jihadists "capital" in <b>Syria</b>, designed to convince its members …

Does New Theory Pinpoint Lost City of Atlantis?

An author’s obsessive quest leads to a site off the coast of Morocco.<p>Type the word “Atlantis” into Google and 120 million results pop up. Like El Dorado or Shangri-la, the legendary sunken city of Atlantis hovers on the horizon of our imagination, tantalizing, mysterious, unreachable. <i>Meet Me in</i> …

Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse

Consumers account for ~70% of the spending in our economy, so when they're hurting, we're all hurting.<p>The reason average consumers are strapped is that, for the past 35 years, we have increasingly told ourselves that the only thing companies are supposed to do is "maximize profit." We have …

Income Inequality

Obama in Selma: Ferguson report shows civil rights 'march is not yet finished'

President delivers passionate speech on 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday One group in thousands at Edmund Pettus Bridge protests police shootings<p>Barack Obama delivered one of the most poignant speeches of his presidency on Saturday, using the backdrop of Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to call for an …

Black History

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Just looking at these tiny shoebox apartments in Hong Kong will make you claustrophobic

But where the government sees a major issue, realtors see dollars. Because of demand, they can charge high rents for tiny spaces, charging up to HK$90, or $11.60 USD, per square foot.<p>And the spaces are getting smaller. People are living in apartments stacked with wooden boxes, known as "coffin …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

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Sundar Pichai's Plan To Keep Google Almighty

If it works, do it again. And again.<p>That’s Sundar Pichai’s approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around the globe who use Android phones amid growing investor concern that Google’s core business is slowing down.<p>In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with …

Sundar Pichai

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the most crucial components of the US armed drone programme. Alongside a couple of squadrons of the F-22 stealth fighter, the inhabitants of a large, nondescript brick building deep …

Military

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

<b>Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.</b><p><b>1. ARGENTINA</b><p><b>From Wild Patagonian Shores</b><p>Head to the coastal town of Puerto Madryn on Patagonia's rugged Peninsula Valdes, where from June to December southern right whales can be seen within just feet of …

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government's decadeslong prohibition of the plant.<p>Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which …

Jadakiss Teases "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Performing With The Lox at MSG

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Greek official: No agreement is possible

It's looking grim so far. A Greek government official reportedly said that no agreement is possible.<p>The country has just about three weeks of cash left. Tax revenues have plunged and the country's bailout officially terminates at the end of February. What's more, the European Central Bank says that …

Europe

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Can Greece Force a New Deal?

Greece and the European Union could face a showdown in their debt talks as early as this week. And if you had to place odds right now, the likelihood is that the stubbornness of Europe's senior leaders will create a catastrophe for both Greece and the EU.<p>Here is the state of play. The new Greek …