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The Angry Birds Movie review – charmless chaos

Fans may rejoice at their game being given a story, but it’s one that lacks laughs and elegance<p>Fans of the computer game will probably admire the way that the film-makers managed to crowbar a narrative into the baffling silliness of this phenomenon. But if you are not a regular player, the story …

Angry Birds

C.E. Morgan’s The Sport of Kings unveils the dark underbelly of generations of Kentucky horse-racing

<b>The Sport of Kings</b> <b> <br>By C.E. Morgan</b> <b> <br>Knopf Canada</b> <b> <br>545pp; $36.95</b>In 1955, Sports Illustrated sent William Faulkner to cover the Kentucky Derby. The …

Mars is closer to Earth this week than it will be all year.

The other day I was puttering around in the house a couple of hours after sunset and happened to glance out an open window. There, shining over the …

Astronomy

Orion crash-test dummies abused in the name of safety

Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center, Virginia, are putting a team of advanced crash-test dummies through astronaut hell. It's all part of …

Helen Sharman, Britain’s First Astronaut: I Don't Want To Wait 25 Years For Another Brit In Space

On the 25th anniversary of her space mission, Helen Sharman calls for the UK to continue to fund human spaceflight so we can send more Brits to space – and tells us what Tim Peake will have to deal with on his return to Earth next month.<p>It’s 25 years since Helen Sharman left Earth in a Soyuz …

First Drive: 2017 Bentley Bentayga

We all know of Bentley’s long-standing relationship with Breitling, but watch associations aside, the idea of tearing around for a couple of days in the world’s fastest, most powerful, and most luxurious SUV on the planet sounded like a pretty reasonable place to set the bar. Bentley has run a …

Bentley Bentayga

Striking: Photos from a lightning hotspot in Venezuela

For landscape photographer and storm chaser Jonas Piontek, Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is practically paradise. The lake's proximity to the Andes and …

Landscape Photography

Mia Tindall, 2, has already started horse riding and loves the outdoors, her father reveals

Her mother is an Olympic silver medallist who has been a familiar face at equestrian competitions for years.<p>So it is perhaps unsurprising that Zara Tindall's daughter Mia seems to be naturally gravitating towards the sport - despite being just two years old.<p>In a candid interview, Mia’s father Mike …

Garth Brooks on His Daughter: ‘She Was Made to Be a Mom’

Garth Brooks uses strong words to describe the mother his middle daughter August has become. She was just 19 when she made him a first-time …

Probes of NASA Witness Powerful Magnetic Storms Near Earth

Satellites can be damaged by powerful magnetic storms to say nothing of harming astronauts and spaceships. A NASA vessel has now seen how this …

Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can …

Australia

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spider

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spider ($875,000)<p>Photography by Nima Salimi<p>Written by Shayan Bokaie<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b><p><b>Location</b>: Emeryville, CA• <b><br>Seller</b>: Fantasy …

Space shuttle fuel tank delights crowd as it begins its slow roll to Exposition Park

With a New Orleans jazz band playing and dozens of people waving white handkerchiefs and wishing it a good journey, the space shuttle fuel tank known as ET-94 started rolling on its daylong trip through city streets early Saturday.<p>The 66,000-pound tank, sitting atop dollies, left a parking lot near …

The road to McLaren's F1 debut

Heritage“I rather think we expected bells to ring and trumpets to blow,” wrote Bruce McLaren in Autosport magazine of his eponymous team’s Formula 1 …

Eating half the recommended amount of salt per day could increase the risk of heart attacks, scientists warn

People who cut back their salt intake to half the recommended amount per day may be more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, scientists have warned.<p>Eating less than three grams of salt a day could lead to serious health problems in the future, according to a new study, which found current …

A McLaren M23 plummets 30 feet at the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco

Title<p>Description<p>A priceless and historic 1973 McLaren M23 is dropped like a rock by the safety crew at the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco<p>About this …

Motor Racing

When DNA Implicates the Innocent

In December 2012 a homeless man named Lukis Anderson was charged with the murder of Raveesh Kumra, a Silicon Valley multimillionaire, based on DNA …

Genetics

This Little Girl's Note to Herself Proves Her Dad Is Nailing Parenting

She clearly has been listening to his words of wisdom.<p>As a parent, you do your best to discipline your kids. But, so often you can't help but wonder …

Congress Challenges NASA to Get to Jupiter's Moon Europa

Evidence is mounting that Jupiter's icy moon Europa might hold alien life, and Congress wants NASA to hurry up and go find out.<p>Just this week, …

Astronomy

NASA Announces It's Working on Force Fields And Deep Sleep Chambers For Astronauts

Yes!<p>NASA has just announced funding for eight ambitious new space projects, which include the development of new habitats far away from planet Earth, …

Mars looks breathtaking in this new Hubble telescope portrait

If you've never seen Mars like this before, it's for a reason.<p>Mars, Earth, and the sun are moving into a perfect line on Sunday — which means the …

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Report: Carbon Fiber Wheels Might Be Offered On Corvette, V-Series

A new report from <i>Autoblog</i> claims General Motors plans to offer carbon fiber wheels as an option on its higher performance cars.We first saw talk of …

The Martian author Andy Weir developing new project with Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg

Variety is reporting that Andy Weir, author of <b>The Martian</b>, is developing a new project at 20th Century Fox, which will be produced by Ridley Scott …

Ridley Scott

Galaxy M66

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows M66, the largest of the Leo Triplet galaxies. It has asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio. (NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage …

Universe

When Did Isaac Newton Finally Fail?

When Isaac Newton put forth his universal theory of gravitation in the 1680s, it was immediately recognized for what it was: the first incredibly successful, predictively powerful scientific theory that described the one force ruling the largest scales of all. From objects freely falling here on …

Mars at opposition: how to watch the red planet in big, bright detail this weekend

On May 22, the sun, the Earth, and the planet Mars will line up for a once-in-two-years treat called "the opposition of Mars." It's a chance to see the red planet in big, bright, detail.<p>This event is called an "opposition" simply because Mars will be directly opposite the sun in orbit. It's special …

Astronomy

See Dozens Of Supercars Roar Through One Small Town

Unless you live somewhere like Beverly Hills or Abu Dhabi, chances are you don’t get to see a supercar on the road every day. That’s why they’re …

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