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Liv Tyler: at 38, I'm a second-class citizen in Hollywood

Liv Tyler believes she has become a “second-class citizen” in Hollywood at the age of just 38 due to film-industry sexism.<p>Interviewed in More magazine, the Lord of theRings star said lead movie roles that did not require playing somebody’s wife or girlfriend were few and far between, despite the …

Liv Tyler

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Universe

How Cell Phones Would Change The Plots Of Famous Books

High Schoolers reading <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> today probably have a hard time imagining a world in which two people have such catastrophically frustrating communication problems. "Juliet, send the man a text before you initiate a complicated fake death scheme," a present-day Mercutio might suggest. "Drop …

Literature

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

How to Disappear a Country

In the Donetsk People’s Republic, Russia is everywhere, from the mailboxes to the license plates. Ukraine is nowhere.<p>DONETSK, Ukraine—Deep in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Ukraine’s eastern fringe, crumbling statues of Lenin were guarding a century-old coal mine, testifying …

Russia

James Corden Awarded OBE by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace: 'It's Overwhelming'

James Corden was clearly excited before he headed to Buckingham Palace to receive a royal honor. “I’ve a feeling today won’t be like most other …

OK, it’s in the Oxford English Dictionary – but do you know what ‘cis’ means?

Having a word to describe people who are not transgender is useful and a welcome sign attitudes are changing – but ‘cis’ still doesn’t pass the hair salon test<p>Are you a man or a woman? Have you always felt like one of the two? Do other people generally tend to agree with you on this point and, if …

LGBTQI

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

A Homemade TTL Light Meter for an Old Rangefinder

Photographer and camera hacker Kevin Kadooka recently built a custom through-the-lens (TTL) light meter add-on for his Canon P rangefinder. Instead …

Cameras

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Credit Cards

Rosetta mission: What is it and why will it crash into a comet today?

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

War

Is Windows 10 ready?

Windows 10 is different. While Microsoft aggressively tracked down leaked builds of Windows Vista and Windows 7, the software giant has opened its doors to let anyone test Windows 10 through a process that’s not normally public. It’s a change that has allowed everyone to judge and critique Windows …

Windows 10

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Happiness

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Photographer Snaps Meteor Leaving a ‘Z’ in the Sky

A couple of nights ago, Hawick, UK-based photographer Sam Cornwell spent some time in the great outdoors taking pictures of the April Lyrids meteor …

Photography

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Travel
Chicago White Sox

Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

<b>Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET</b><p>If there's one piece of hardware that can be found on nearly every trader's desk, regardless of time zone, it's the Bloomberg data terminal.<p>So when the terminals experienced a global outage lasting hours, it sent chaos through markets where the "screens" are relied upon to …

Trading

#FlipboardChat Summary: Using the Flipboard Editor

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week and let you know what the next topic is going to be. (Tomorrow’s topic “Making Compelling …

Psychology

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Magnetism

Your ultimate 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 cheat sheet

With Season 5 of "Game of Thrones" starting Sunday, we've created a GIF-filled refresher course on who did what to whom, where and sometimes why. Plus, photo clues and a video recap.<p>Unless you've pledged allegiance to the Night's Watch and been stuck on the Wall waiting for White Walkers, you've …

TV Series

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy