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Doctor Strange’s Benedict Cumberbatch Makes His Superheroic Debut

Is this the magical facial hair you were looking for?<p>Though it’s not <i>too</i> different from the fan-created art that’s been floating around the Internet for the past year or so, we finally have the first official look at <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> as the titular superhero <i>Doctor Strange</i>. Is the Cumberstache …

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

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Madame Claude, keeper of Paris brothel for the rich and famous, dies aged 92

Fernande Grudet, as she was born in 1923, ran network of hundreds of sex workers and was subject of several French films<p>France’s most famous brothel keeper, whose clientele included ministers, diplomats and business leaders in the 1960s and 70s, has died aged 92.<p>In her heyday, Fernande Grudet, who …

We Finally Learned If Jennifer Lawrence Can Be in a Terrible Movie

A review of Joy.<p>David O. Russell's latest film, <i>Joy</i>, out today, begins with a dedication, a claim that it has been inspired "by stories of daring women everywhere." This is the first tip-off that what we are about to see is pure crap. It's like when you're at a dinner party and the cook comes out of …

The ArcaBoard is a hoverboard that actually hovers over any surface

Hoverboards have had something of a renaissance this year. Segways-that-don’t-actually-hover have become a pop culture punchline, while Lexus made waves with its awesome-looking-but-not-that-useful levitating skateboard over the summer.<p>Now another company called ArcaSpace is looking to join the …

Nigel Slater’s quick Christmas roast recipe

Not everyone wants a goose or turkey. A couple of partridges make a sweet, quick roast for two<p>Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Wash 350g of Jerusalem artichokes, slice them in half lengthways then put them in a roasting tin. Cut 3 large banana shallots into quarters then add them to the artichokes. …