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Boeing 737 Max troubles add up: $8 billion and counting

The costs will be spread out over years and will depress the overall profitability of the Max programme.   The...

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Baby steps to linking mind and machine

Elon Musk aspires to make inserting a computer connection into your brain as safe and painless as Lasik eye surgery....

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Sanders struggles to connect, but refuses to run on personality

Slipping in the polls and outraised by a handful of rivals, Sanders is facing growing pressure from some of his...

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$5 billion fine for Facebook over user data

It would be the biggest fine by far levied by the federal government against a technology company, easily eclipsing the...

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Action! A new film studio is planned in New York

Steiner Studios opened along the Brooklyn waterfront in 2004 as the largest film studio outside Hollywood. Television and movie productions...

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‘Fingerprinting’ to track us online is on the rise. Here’s what to do.

If there’s one lesson to learn about digital privacy, it’s that we can never grow complacent. Even if we secure...

In very short stories, a major writer celebrates stalled lives

In very short stories, a major writer celebrates stalled lives

It’s been apparent since his first book, Esther Stories (2001), that Peter Orner was a major talent. He’s a writer’s...

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On the Centennial of Iris Murdoch’s Birth, Remembering a 20th-Century Giant

People who met British novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch (1919-99) tended to want to describe her. She had big, round...

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Tom Hanks on the pleasures and perils of voicing Woody

In 1995, Tom Hanks lent his voice to Woody, the trusty sheriff doll in Pixar’s “Toy Story.” Since then, Hanks...

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Facebook plans its own cryptocurrency

Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create an alternative financial system that relies on a cryptocurrency that the company...

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A library thrives, quietly, in one of Pakistan’s gun markets

This tribal district, about 85 miles west of Islamabad, is best known for its sprawling weapons bazaar. Walking through it,...

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Yo-Yo Ma’s sister, Yeou-Cheng, continues her family’s legacy

When she began playing the violin at a very young age, Yeou-Cheng Ma was pronounced a prodigy, quite like her...

As trade war with US grinds on, Chinese tourists stay away

As trade war with US grinds on, Chinese tourists stay away

A new battlefront has opened in the trade war between the United States and China: the $1.6 trillion US travel...

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Pro-Beijing lawmaker, advisors urge restraint

The Bill has led to an uproar in the territory and the most violent street protests.   Fractures in the...

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Queer cinema seen as bridge to future

For many LGBTQ people, June signals rainbows and glitter, but also reflection. With the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising...

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How updates from Apple & Google will change your smartphone

Year after year, Apple and Google announce big upgrades for their smartphone operating systems. That means the software that makes...

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Seeking the real David Hockney through fact and fiction

Artist David Hockney is the subject of a restored ‘pseudo-documentary’ from 1973 and a reissued French novel from last year....

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Trade wars stoke fear as leaders meet for G-20

The meet is expected to be rife with friction as protectionism threatens to slow growth.   An unending trade war...

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A noisy half-hour with Van Gogh’s masterpiece, The Starry Night

The Museum of Modern Art owns only three paintings by Vincent van Gogh, but they include its biggest crowd-pleaser: The...

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How nuclear bomb tests are helping to identify art forgeries

For years, scientists have been refining techniques to determine the age of a painting using radiocarbon dating and the lingering...

Kaoru Ishibashi, a.k.a. Kishi Bashi.

For Kishi Bashi, history teaches compassion

There’s protest behind the prettiness of Omoiyari, the fourth studio album by songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi, who records as Kishi Bashi....

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Rewriting the past won’t make Disney more progressive

The shoehorned-in progressive messages in recent Disney films, like Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, only call more attention to the inherent crassness...

A Boeing 737 Max at the Rento­n Munic­ipal Airpo­rt in Rento­n, Wash., on 19 May. The New York Times

Chinese airlines demand payouts from Boeing

737 Max remains grounded as Boeing works on a software fix for control system.   Boeing is facing compensation claims...

Rihanna at the Fenty label launch; (right) models wearing attires from Rihanna’s collection.

So what does Rihanna’s first Fenty collection look like?

The rollout continued in Paris on Wednesday afternoon, as an army of international fashion editors descended on a glossy shop...