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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

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Space Science

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

In the 2015 fall issue of Weapons of WWII magazine, author KM Lee detailed some of Hitler's advanced weaponry.<p>Here's a look at are some of the secret, lethal weapons the Nazis created during World War II:

World War II

Sixth member of Cambridge Spy Ring revealed

Author claims MI6 physicist Wilfred Mann was the sixth member of the infamous Cambridge Spy Ring<p>A sixth member of the Cambridge Spy Ring has been revealed as an MI6 physicist known to colleagues as "Atomic Man", according to an expert who has devoted 30 years into researching the infamous …

This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

It can be difficult to separate the successes of Windows 10 from its failures in regards to user privacy, but the latest operating system from …

How to Cook a Way Better Chicken Breast (Start By Banishing the Word "Skinless")

This chef is convinced that chicken breast is the best part of the bird—it's all in how he cooks it. Steal his secrets here.<p>Quick, how to make a chicken breast, a.k.a. one of the most common staples in quick and easy weeknight cooking, better? "Add a little butter if you're feeling sassy," says …

6 Delicious & Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

I'm sure you agree, time saving recipes are lifesavers for busy families! That's why I try to streamline dinner as much as possible. Try one of my slow cooker recipes for summer and keep from heating up the whole house tonight!<p><b>Shredded Chicken Tacos</b><p>The best part about this dish? The longer it sits …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous stretches of the Cold War.<p>From 1979 to 1985, a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the …

National Security

Neil deGrasse Tyson: curiosity about science is 'an ember that must be fanned'

On the eve of his Australian live shows, the renowned astrophysicist and Star Talk podcast host says he wants to empower audiences to think for themselves<p>Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and director of New York’s Hayden planetarium, researches some of the most complex areas of the cosmos. …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Scott Walker destroyed his state: Wisconsin’s economic cautionary tale

<b>Scott Walker (AP/Jeffrey Phelps)</b><p>Taxing the poor to subsidize massive corporations is calamitous in the long term. Who would’ve guessed?<p>David Sirota<p>August 1, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The continuum of American politics is not a straight line -- it is more like a circle. Travel farther out on the right and …

Middle-class

John Doyle: Seven shows you should be watching on Netflix

Late-summer and the pickings are slim.<p>Summer's batch of reality shows are in full swing and premium-cable dramas have returned – some to disappoint, and others to delight. But there is always new content to seek out on Netflix Canada, where oddities and rare gems are found. Herewith, a week's worth …

The invisible network that keeps the world running

Inside the humungous, algorithmically controlled matrix that supplies most of what you own<p>It's been just over 45 years since the Apollo Moon landings, and some would have it that we are failing to build big anymore; that we've since become too fascinated with the small, too impressed by our tablet …

Obama’s Jon Stewart problem: What “The Daily Show” and Colbert should have taught him about Fox News

<b>(AP)</b><p>He appeared seven times. If he’d watched it seven years ago he’d have understood Fox and had a different presidency<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>July 24, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Much is being made of President Obama’s candid interview with Jon Stewart on one of the final episodes of his "Daily Show" tenure. It’s …

3 (More) Ways To Stack Images for Photos With the Wow Factor

In a previous article, I discussed 4 ways to stack images in order to get better results. That's not all, however. There are more things that you can …

Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

Whether you are a pro in the kitchen or can barely muster up boiling water, it’s possible to eat well at home on weeknights. These recipes are …

5 Healthy, Delicious and Low-Calorie Weight Loss Recipes

We all love bananas right? They are a popular and highly nutritious fruit that can be found in pretty much every country around the world. They are …

How the 'Fast and Furious' franchise became so successful

That this meat-headed saga of cars being driven quickly and recklessly has somehow become one of America's most trusted film franchises is simultaneously a feat of studio brilliance and a testament to its swollen, yet charming, ensemble cast. <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> launched Vin Diesel, Paul …

Movies

Why are we obsessed with the Nazis?

Why are we still so obsessed with the Nazis? Hardly a day goes by without a television programme or a newspaper article about them. Movies featuring them continue to pour out of the studios, from Tarantino’s <i>Inglourious Basterds</i> to Polanski’s <i>The Pianist</i>. The Nazis’ crimes continue to haunt us. One …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

A New Climate? How A Utility, Germany, Elon Musk And Falling Oil Prices Are Conspiring To Fight CO2

In the most recent episode of HBO’s <i>Newsroom</i>, there’s a scene in which a high-level EPA administrator appears on television to discuss a report about carbon dioxide levels in Hawaii. The report was real, but fortunately, the apocalyptic proclamation by the fictionalized Richard Westbrook — “The last …

One Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole

Sandra Tuesday, October 07, 2014 casserole <b>,</b> chicken 3 Comments<p>Chicken and Rice. Something so simple but kicked up with Spanish inspired flavors.<p>This …

Life on Mars was ‘destroyed by nuclear attack’, says physicist – and we could be next

A respected physicist and author, John Brandenberg, has claimed that intelligent life once flourished on Mars – but was annihilated by a nuclear …

The Week in Satire: Jon Stewart and Bill Maher Tackle Bill Cosby Scandal

Stewart also spent some time hitting on Benedict Cumberbatch<p>The holidays are coming, and with them awards season. Along with <b>President Obama’</b>s action …

The Bill Cosby sexual abuse claims – accusation by accusation

Over the last few weeks, at least 17 women have put their name to accusations of sexual abuse against Bill Cosby. The comedian and his lawyers have long denied the allegations, renewed interest in which has led to the cancellation of his planned NBC sitcom next year and several live …

Harman/Kardon Esquire Mini Review

Exuberant but not refined, most portable Bluetooth speakers look like they're designed for jocks, juveniles or jokers, with gentlemen left in the lurch. However, the aptly named Esquire Mini by Harman/Kardon fills that gap. If you ride polo ponies, look great in a tux, prepped at Andover and summer …

Oral-B SmartSeries Toothbrush isn't as dumb as it sounds

When Oral-B unveiled the SmartSeries Bluetooth, I rolled my eyes at the prospect of yet another industry awkwardly making a go at the “smart” space. …

Why Arizona State adding men's ice hockey is a really big deal

Arizona State's decision to add men's ice hockey has the chance to forever alter the landscape in college hockey and open new doors to big …

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart tackles Obamacare and “Grubergate”

<b>Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)</b><p>The good news is that the website is working swimmingly<p>Sarah Gray<p>November 19, 2014 3:08pm (UTC)<p>Last night Jon Stewart tackled "Grubergate" -- or a series of out-of-turn comments made in prior years by Affordable Care Act advisor Jonathan Gruber. The comments are now …

Jon Stewart mocks “gang-sign” controversy: “All this time, I’ve been the lead-in for a notorious gang member”

<b>Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)</b><p>Stewart added “pointing” to the list of “innocent things that black people do that look suspicious”<p>Sarah Gray<p>November 13, 2014 2:39pm (UTC)<p>Jon Stewart tackled the ridiculous "gang-sign" or "pointergate" controversy on Wednesday night's "Daily Show."<p>If you're not up to …