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50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Do Plants Get Stressed?

I spent the last several months thinking about stress, not only because I was actively stressed over deadlines and the like, but also because I wrote the March <i>Popular Science</i> cover story on the subject. Last year, I did a similar piece on sleep, which spilled over to this blog as a series exploring …

Lockheed Martin Unveils Jupiter and Exoliner Space Transports

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a spaceflight architecture that it says could take cargo to the International Space Station and help facilitate humanity's spread out into the solar system.<p>Lockheed hopes the system — which features a space tug known as Jupiter and a supply module called Exoliner — wins …

Space Exploration

20 Greatest Slow-Motion Scenes in Film

Community Discussion: Can nature documentaries change the world?

<b>(T Hino via Flickr)</b><p>Tell us about the films that have moved you.<p>Salon Staff<p>March 13, 2015 4:54pm (UTC)<p><i>Merchants of Doubt</i>, a documentary film that exposes the web of interests working to cast doubt on established climate science, drew much attention and incited innumerable arguments. Emails came to …

Communist Party

SXSW: Female gamers tell their stories in ‘GTFO,’ which tackles industry sexism | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

<b>THE PLAYER</b><p>“GTFO” is a new film that looks at harassment of women in the gaming industry. (Shannon Sun-Hugginson / “GTFO”)<p>AUSTIN, Texas — Today’s game-playing audience is split nearly 50/50 along gender lines, according to recent studies, and nearly 70% of those dedicated players are over 18.<p>These …

Cockroach robots? Not nightmare fantasy but science lab reality

Texas engineers attach miniature computer wired into nervous system of live cockroaches for remote control and aim to gather video information in places such as broken sewers<p>They lurk in dark corners, feed off crumbs, and obey the commands of humans. Years in the making, and a contender for the …

How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan

Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.<p>This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface temperature is about minus-290 degrees …

Your DNA Can Now Be Used Against You In Court Without Your Consent

A recent refusal by the Supreme Court means that involuntary DNA collection isn't unconstitutional<p>In 2009, a Maryland county court convicted Glenn Raynor of rape, the verdict hinging on a key piece of evidence: Raynor's DNA samples. However, Raynor didn't give his DNA willingly. After he …

Coffee may ward off heart problems but more studies are needed, say South Korean researchers

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of developing clogged arteries that can cause serious heart problems, a …

Multiple Sclerosis

Europe's Languages Were Carried From the East, DNA Shows

The new settlers, revealed by a genetic analysis, may solve a mystery swirling around the origins of Indo-European languages.<p>New DNA evidence suggests that herders from the grasslands of today's Russia and Ukraine carried the roots of modern European languages across the continent some 4,500 years …

Australian bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper dies in Thailand

The identity of an Australian man killed in a motorcycle smash in Thailand has been confirmed by his colleagues as bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper.<p>Tepper, CEO of digital currency business Independent Reserve, died on Thursday, his colleague Adrian Przelozny said.<p>The 34-year-old wasn’t wearing a …

Bitcoin

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

Mexico's most wanted drug lord 'La Tuta' arrested

The 49-year-old former teacher was the prime target of President Enrique Pena Nieto's effort to regain control of<br>Michoacan, a western state wracked …

Sukumaran awarded fine arts degree on death row

Myuran Sukumaran has been awarded his associate degree in fine arts, a cause for joy in his darkest days on death row.<p>His mentor and friend, …

Victoria police estimate 'hydro' a $1.5 billion drug industry

Consider the following – the average grow house produces around 100 plants every 12 weeks. At $3000 a mature plant, this equates to $250,000 a …

Why 'Islamic State' is terrorizing Christians | DW | 28.02.2015

It is still unclear what the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS) will do with approximately 220 Christians it has abducted from several …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

How The Consciousness Shift May Be Affecting You

inShby Jim Malloy<p>Does life seem to be getting increasingly more challenging? Have your emotions been more intense lately? Does it seem like there are …

Spirituality