Bob Berger

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See Metallica Perform With Neil Young, Cover the Clash at Bridge School

Metallica performed alongside Neil Young Saturday night at the annual Bridge School Benefit, with Young joining the heavy metal legends during their …

Why Russia and China Should Fear the X-37B Space Plane

A transformation in military space capabilities is occurring hundreds of kilometers above the Earth’s surface as the US Air Force X-37B Space Plane …

Space Exploration

The Battle of Cable Street

The Battle of Cable Street: 80 years on<p>Chapter 1.<p>It is 80 years since the Jewish community of East London and its allies blocked the streets in order …

Why It's Incredibly Important To Do A Flight Controls Check Before You Fly

No pilot thinks their flight controls are going to malfunction. Because let's face it...when was the last time you had a flight control failure? …

Gulf Stream

How to Crush Blacks In Photoshop for a Matte Film Effect

Crushing blacks is a popular trend in Photoshop for achieving a more film-like matte effect that pairs well with vintage styling. It won't work with …

32 Revealing Photos Of New York City In The 1970s

New York City

British woman, 26, becomes one of world’s youngest airline captains

Kate McWilliams, 26, says easyJet passengers ask about her age all the time<p>A British woman has become one of the world’s youngest commercial airline captains at the age of 26. Kate McWilliams, from Carlisle, said she is asked about her age by cabin crew and passengers almost daily and most people …

After Westeros, a new TV epic from Game of Thrones author

Wild Cards, a 1940s superhero alien fantasy series to be adapted for television by George RR Martin’s co-creator<p>It is a sprawling fantasy featuring deformed humans, superheroes who can read minds and fly, and plot lines exploring issues such as bigotry and raw political ambition. Like the …

Is Donald Trump a Racist?

HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says.<p>One early red flag arose in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department — …

Three, six or 36: how many basic plots are there in all stories ever written?

Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut’s rejected university thesis laid out his vision of deep narrative ‘shapes’. Now academics have run computer analysis of his theory<p>In 1965, Kurt Vonnegut submitted a thesis to the University of Chicago outlining how classic stories such as Cinderella shared …

Is Trump on crappy prescription stimulants, like Hitler?

<i>Gawker's</i> Ashley Feinberg reports on rumors that Donald Trump, presumptive Republican candidate for U.S. President, is on "cheap speed."<p>...according …

How to use curves to fix any colour problem!

I had to shoot in an environment without HSS (Didn’t have my Citi600 with me) and I didn’t have my Hoya ND16 filter with me either. Which meant that …

Tutorials

C4ISR

The Last Word: Stephen King on Trump, Writing, Why Selfies Are Evil

Stephen King’s newest novel <i>End of Watch</i> (which arrived in bookstores earlier this month) is the concluding chapter in his <i>Mr. Mercedes</i> trilogy, …

Clinton and Obama are wrong about Snowden — he was ignored after sounding alarm directly to the NSA

<b>Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton (AP/Reuters/Mary Schwalm/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Internal NSA docs show the whistleblower tried to work within the system, but had no choice but to leak to journos<p>Ben Norton<p>June 7, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>An explosive exposé shows that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Surveillance

Turkey sinks an Airbus jumbo jet in Aegean Sea to attract fish — and tourists

It was designed to carry hundreds of travelers 30,000 feet up in the air. Now an Airbus jumbo jet lies inert about 75 feet under the surface of the Aegean Sea — not twisted into wreckage, but slowly and deliberately sunk by Turkish officials in the hopes of luring fish and tourists in droves.<p>On …

Exclusive: Snowden tried to tell NSA about surveillance concerns, documents reveal

‘The lawyer who responded to Snowden’s inquiry considered calling him, because the inquiry was out of the ordinary.’<p>‘I can’t give you 100% assurance there isn’t any correspondence that may have been overlooked.’<p>How the NSA applied its narrow definition of ‘raising concerns’ to the emails it …

‘Part of me just passed with him’: George Foreman reacts to Muhammad Ali’s death

Like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier before him, George Foreman had no choice but to play the part. Here was Muhammad Ali at the peak of his rhetorical powers casting Foreman as the ugly American, a sell-out, a big, dumb ox to be dispatched by the greatest of all time.<p>On October 29, 1974, Foreman …

Boxing

No Humor in New Safety Video From Delta Air Lines

D elta Air Lines released a new safety video, which features 14 employees from all around the world — and unlike those from the past several years, …

Airline Execs Wring Hands but Haven't Solved Missing Black Box Problem

Seven years ago today, an Air France Airbus A330 failed to arrive in Paris after an overnight flight from Rio de Janeiro. Two hundred and twenty-eight people died. So it is a particularly poignant case of "the more things change the more they stay the same," that the airline industry is still …

Airplanes

Muhammad Ali was an American idol and a Muslim. Read his words on Islam

America does not have a healthy relationship with Islam – the religion is popularly regarded with suspicion and mistrust. It’s seen as something exotic, fundamentalist and far, far away. And yet in the middle of America’s sporting pantheon floated… a Muslim. Muhammad Ali was a role model for a …

Religion

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway …

Three Women Helped Someone Avoid A Date Rape At A Restaurant

“Don’t roofie someone on our watch!”

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Russia may test its Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aero-ballistic missile onboard the Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire bomber, which would greatly extend the number of …

Playing Golf on Acid with Hunter S. Thompson

It worked wonders for his handicap.<p><i>There was once a time in every serious editor's life when he had to play 18 holes zonked on acid with Hunter S. Thompson. An exclusive excerpt from</i> The Accidental Life<i>, by former Esquire editor in chief Terry McDonell.</i><p>George Plimpton and I decided to visit Hunter …

Activists are using drones to rain flash drives full of TV shows on North Korea

A North Korean activist who escaped the country in 2004 has admitted for the first time that his organization is using drones to covertly enter the …

A pilot has 7 ways to solve the TSA crisis and improve airport security

Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to address the problem is to shuttle in more TSA guards and personnel.<p>Indeed this would speed things up slightly, but it's a superficial fix that fails to address the root problem: that our entire checkpoint strategy is misguided.<p>Budgeting for more staff …

Flying

After Tens of Thousands of Pigeons Vanish, One Comes Back

At first the whole thing seemed preposterous. No way this could happen. Tom Roden, 66 at the time, was standing at the door of his home near Manchester, England. “I was just setting out on a walk with my dog when I saw him,” he told a reporter. “I recognized him straight away because of his white …

Inequality is destroying all the markers of adulthood, from home ownership to marriage

Young people are still sold the story of growing up – leaving home, a secure job, a life partner and children. But the failures of capitalism have changed everything<p>It is a sign of the times that some of my local estate agents don’t look like estate agents. There are no pictures of houses in the …