Nick Zimmer

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Animated Film On The 'Kamikaze Plane' Hits A Nerve In Asia

Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki created beloved films such as <i>Princess Mononoke</i> and <i>Spirited Away.</i> But his latest film is drawing unusually sharp criticism.<p><i>The Wind Rises</i> is no ordinary tale: It tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the Japanese engineer who designed the Mitsubishi Zero, …

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on Saturday at a north Russian shipyard, will help India to counterbalance the expansion of the Chinese navy.<p>The …

Hawaii: The new battleground for GMO regulation

Kauai island is debating bills that would require companies to disclose details about their use of pesticides<p>Lawmakers in Kauai today will decide the fate of a hotly debated bill that would require agri-biotech companies to disclose details about the pesticides they are using as well as the …

Suicide Bombing Causes Multiple Deaths In Afghanistan

A suicide bombing Saturday in Kabul, Afghanistan, near the site where elders will meet next week to debate a security pact with the U.S. caused multiple deaths and injuries, NPR's Sean Carberry tells our Newscast Desk.<p>He reports that:<p>"The huge blast destroyed cars and shops and scattered debris for …

Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome’s hidden aqueducts

With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water<p>Hacking through thickets of overgrown bushes, reeds and stinging nettles, Alfonso Diaz Boj …

Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad's accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music …

Andy Warhol

Lou Reed: The Rolling Stone Interview

The heckling starts in the middle of the very first song. Above the steely guitar strains of "Romeo Had Juliette," the gritty ode to love under siege …

Rock & Roll

RAF photographer's Tornados, Spitfires and Typhoons

An award-winning RAF photographer based in Lincolnshire shares his pictures of military aircraft at home and abroad.

Graceful Photo Shoot Staged Completely Underwater

<i>The Flood</i> is a captivating series by Belgium-based photographer Harry Fayt that features Belgian soul singer Typhene Barrow immersed in an underwater world. Everything from a couch and coffee table to a chandelier and piano is submerged in Fayt's surreal, alternate universe, presenting a beautiful …

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and the terrible beauty of naval warfare

One spring day I stood on Portsmouth Dockyards in England, regarding HMS Victory with undisguised rapture.<p>That ship is one of the most beautiful objects ever crafted by mankind. Even leaving aside the romantic bias inherited by my Englishness, she is a thing of heart-stopping loveliness, just as …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Maldives Supreme Court annuls presidential election result

Maldives Supreme Court calls fresh vote later this month after successful challenge to September's presidential elections.<p>The <b>Maldives</b> Supreme Court on Monday annulled the results of the Sept. 7 presidential election and scheduled a fresh vote for Oct. 20 after a candidate challenged the outcome, …

Democratic Party