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All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

20 best Android apps and games this week

Habbo, Riff, Office Lens, Attack the Light, DomiNations, Marvel Mighty Heroes, Spell With Pip, Infinit and more<p>Welcome to this week’s best Android apps roundup. As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, and (Free + IAP) means the app is freemium and uses in-app purchases.

Best of 2015 TV (First quarter)

It’s already April and 2015 and I’ve sampled or seen 40 TV series through the first three months of this year – and this may not even be the full …

The Dark Horse review – gripping New Zealand drama

Inevitable comparisons with <i>Once Were Warriors</i> do this gripping New Zealand drama few favours. Based on the life of Maori speed-chess coach and player Genesis Potini (the subject of a 2003 documentary by co-producer Jim Marbrook), James Napier Robertson’s muscular, visceral film arguably has more in …

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Land was not only "one of the great inventors of our time", according to Jobs.<p>"More …

GONE GIRL Writer Teams With 12 YEARS A SLAVE Director For Heist Film WIDOWS

From 'Call of Duty' to 'Assassin's Creed,' the 8 most exciting new game trailers

Gamescom 2014 doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, but just like with E3, neither Sony nor Microsoft can wait for the massive German trade show to begin. Both companies held press conferences today, and while there weren't too many surprising reveals, we got a closer look at some of the most …

A Malaysian Airlines flight has crashed in war-torn Ukraine due to missile attack

A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, MH-17, has been shot down in eastern Ukraine en route to Kuala Lumpur with 295 people on board. The victims included 154 Dutch passengers, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six UK citizens, four Germans, four Belgians, and three passengers from the …

Airplanes

Putin's Strategy Of Covert War In Eastern Ukraine May Be Blowing Up In His Face

For the past several months, the rebellion in eastern Ukraine has resembled the Russian doctrine of <i>tainaya voina</i> or "mysterious war" — the practice of using a combination of proxies, covert agents, and misinformation to achieve strategic objectives without the use of conventional force.<p>If it turns …

Malaysian Airliner Attack: Russia's War On Ukraine Spills Across Borders

On the evening of July 17th about thirty people, mostly Ukrainian Americans, gathered outside the United Nations building in New York City to commemorate the lives of the 298 passengers and crew of Malaysian Boeing airliner MH17 – who tragically became innocent victims of the ongoing conflict …

Opinion: Act now, or face war in Ukraine - CNN.com

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sits in a field at the crash site in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 9. The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down July 17 in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in …

Opinion: Act now, or face war in Ukraine - CNN.com

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sits in a field at the crash site in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 9. The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down July 17 in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in …

In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror

Investigators will have a hard time explaining why the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down. But no one who saw the bodies fall will ever …

MH17 crash: UK pushing for more sanctions on Russia

<b>Britain and its EU allies will move to tighten sanctions on Russia unless Moscow's position on the Malaysia Airlines crash changes, No 10 has said.</b><p>The UK, France and Germany say EU foreign ministers "should be ready" to step up sanctions, a spokesman said.<p>Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have accused …

Meet The Man Who Was Supposed To Be On BOTH Doomed Malaysia Airline Flights

Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge had a ticket for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, but changed his ticket at the last second. The plane still hasn’t been found. He was also scheduled to fly on Flight MH 17 earlier this week, but once again, something came up. It was shot down in eastern Ukraine.<p>He is …

Here Are The Intercepted Transcripts Indicating Russian Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH17

The Ukrainian intelligence service has released more intercepted phone calls that show militants and <i>Russian military intelligence agents</i> discussing the presence, location, and disposition of BUK surface-to-air missiles in the Donetsk region. Ukrainian intelligence has provided the voice recordings …