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Netflix experimenting with digital brain to recommend you movies

Netflix's movie recommendations are already eerily accurate, but they're still no match for an actual person who knows what you do and don't like. However, a developing style of computing may be able to change that by simulating a human brain across thousands of machines — and now Netflix has begun …

Senators propose smartphone antitheft 'kill switch' bill

Lawmakers' bids to require a smartphone "kill switch" seem to be gaining momentum.<p>Following the proposal of a California bill, a handful of senators have now proposed federal legislation to require carriers to provide a security feature on all cell phones that would render the devices inoperable if …

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Benedict Dismisses Renewed Rumors About Why He Left The Papacy

Almost one year to the day since Benedict XVI stepped down as spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, the former pope has issued his first public comment on recurring rumors in the Italian media that he didn't resign of his own will.<p>Such talk is "simply absurd," Benedict writes …

China's Awful Air Pollution Is Turning Into a 'Nuclear Winter'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Faced with pollution conditions that experts say is like a "nuclear winter", people in Beijing are …

Turkish president signs off new controls over judiciary

<b>Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signed a controversial law which will give the government more control over the country's judiciary.</b><p>Under the new law, the justice ministry will have a greater say in the appointment of judges and prosecutors.<p>Such appointments are made by an independent body, the …

Morocco-France row over Hammouchi torture claims

<b>Morocco is to suspend all judicial co-operation with France following a diplomatic row over lawsuits in Paris that accuse the kingdom's intelligence chief of complicity in torture.</b><p>Abdellatif Hammouchi is accused of involvement in the torture of an activist who was jailed in 2013.<p>French President …

'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like <i>Tarzan the Ape Man —</i> movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages<i>.</i><p>It took time to change that view. But after the war, <i>Life</i> magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and …

Photo by @BrianSkerry Spotted dolphin mother and calf cruise just beneath the surface in the waters of the Bahamas. Dolphins have the largest brains, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom after humans. An upcoming story in NGM will examine dolphin intelligence and how they use these brains. @thephotosociety #dolphins #cognition

Vast Underwater Survey Identifies Five Keys to Conserving Ocean Life

Dozens of volunteer divers surveyed marine protected areas worldwide, to discover why life flourishes in some while failing in others.<p>Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth. Somewhat less than 2 percent of that area has been set aside in marine protected areas: refuges where sea life is supposed to …

This Teenage Dirtbag "Hamlet" Remake Is Comedy Gold For Shakespeare Fans

"I'm going to the cemetery to touch skulls." h/t The Toast.

Photo Gallery: Westminster Dog Show