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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft begins historic approach to Pluto

After nine years practically to the day, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has officially kicked off its historic encounter with Pluto.<p>NASA confirmed on Thursday that New Horizons is entering the first of several approach phases, which will culminate on July 14 when the space probe is nearest to …

UK hacker arrested over Xbox Live and PSN attacks

An 18-year-old man from Southport has been arrested as part of a police investigation into the attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over …

American Airlines

NASA is About To Blast Some Rockets Through Alaska’s Northern Lights

Unraveling the mysterious electrical currents of the aurora borealis<p>The lights of the aurora borealis are often described as “dancing,” since they fluctuate in shape and brightness. Inside, the charged particles that generate the aurora dance too, and scientists are still trying to figure out …

Josh Gad Says The Script For His ‘Twins’ Sequel Is Ready And Waiting

We’ve already declared 2015 The Year Of Josh Gad and the evidence continues to pile up. In order to promote <i>The Wedding Ringer</i>, which opens next weekend, the Gad-meister sat for a Reddit AMA where his biggest fans could ask him all the burning questions. You know, things like “How much more would it …

Did Sylvester Stallone Start The Richard Gere Gerbil Rumor? An Investigation.

By now just about everyone has heard the rumor concerning Richard Gere’s rectum and a gerbil somehow getting trapped inside of it, but did Sylvester Stallone have anything to do with it? With Stallone’s new <i>Rambo</i> and <i>Rocky</i> pics coming soon, the question has been brought to my attention, so we’ll be …

Halftime Show

First trailer shows Ant-Man has a big hill to climb

Ant-Man,Film,Culture,Paul Rudd,Edgar Wright,Joe Cornish,Comedy,Marvel,Superhero movies,Science fiction and fantasy,US news,Comedy,World news<p>After all the negative buzz surrounding director Edgar Wright’s exit, the diminutive superhero played by Paul Rudd needs more prerelease muscle than this weedy …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

Art

Kepler 438b isn’t Earth’s twin – there are more habitable planets out there | Stuart Clark

The planet announced on Tuesday may be the most Earth-like to date, but there are better candidates for alien life waiting to be discovered<p>The Kepler space telescope is the most successful planet-finding instrument ever built. On Tuesday, it chalked up its 1,000th confirmed planet discovery and one …

Planetary Habitability

Muhammad Ali released from hospital after overcoming urinary infection

Muhammad Ali has been released from hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. Ali, considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time, was released on Tuesday night and is now recuperating at home.<p>Reports in December suggested the former three-time heavyweight champion …

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries where English isn't widely spoken, it's essential to learn some key words and phrases, but even in places with an abundance of English speakers, …

Skydivers survive New Zealand plane crash after parachuting to safety

In an escape worthy of Houdini, all 13 people aboard a New Zealand skydiving plane managed to parachute to safety just moments before it plunged into a lake, apparently from engine failure.<p>Police said there were six passengers, six crew and a pilot aboard the plane operated by Skydive Taupo. All …

Airplanes

Así de bien se lo pasa el oso polar retozando en la nieve!! Visto ayer en Ranua Wildlife Park, el zoo de fauna ártica de Rovaniemi, en Laponia finlandesa. ¡Qué gran aventura estamos viviendo en el Círculo Polar!

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

British man arrested in Christmas Day hack attack on Sony, Xbox

An 18-year-old man in northwest England was arrested in connection with a Christmas Day hacking of Microsoft Corp.’s<p>Xbox Liveand Sony Corp.’sPlayStation NetworkInternet services.<p>British officers working with the FBI arrested the man on "suspicion of unauthorized access to computer material," and of …

Elon Musk video of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crash landing

The inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has shared video footage of the moment his rocket crashed into a floating sea platform.<p>The Falcon 9 rocket had successfully launched the cargo capsule Dragon which was on a mission to deliver goods to the International Space Station.<p>Falcon 9 was on its way …

18 Little Grocery Shopping Mistakes That Will Cost You Money

Check yourself before you wreck yourself with this list of food shopping mistakes that could bruise your ego — and your wallet.<p>This is a no-brainer, for sure, but we're all guilty of taking a trip to the supermarket when there's a <i>rumbly in our tumbly</i>.<p>Heck, it might even be our own subconscious way …

After Glass, what next for Google? In 45 seconds

Google has announced that it's pulling its Google Glass from sale "in its current form".<p>But what can we expect next from the tech giant and its secretive "X-Lab"?<p><i>Video produced by Mohamed Madi.</i>

'Vice' is a cheap, unimaginative version of 'Blade Runner'

Dystopian sci-fi for dummies, director Brian A. Miller's "Vice" stars Bruce Willis as Julian Michaels, the mogul behind the titular pleasure palace, a resort where human-like "artificials" — mostly in the form of beautiful women — succumb to customers' depraved wishes in a moody nightclub-hotel …

Blade Runner

Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse

They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests a computer can accurately judge your personality by the things you "Like" on Facebook.<p>The computer's judgments aren't perfect, but they're often just as good at predicting our personality traits as our coworkers, roommates, …

Psychology

2014 was world's hottest year on record

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms last year was hottest globally since records began in 1880<p>Climate experts have confirmed last year was globally the hottest on record.<p>Global temperatures were 0.69C (1.24F) above 20th century averages, making 2014 the warmest year in …

Hippo Lunges Out of the Water At a Photo Safari Boat

Hippos are huge, but they’re deceptively fast underwater. Photographer Craig Clive Jackson was recently on a photo safari in Botswana when the boat …

Wildlife

John Fox to be next Chicago Bears coach, reports say

Just five days after losing his job with the Denver Broncos, John Fox has become the next coach of the Chicago Bears.<p>Fox has agreed to become the Bears' 15th head coach in franchise history, Chicago announced on Friday.<p>Fox led the Broncos to four consecutive AFC West titles, but after a brutal …

NFL

Google Glass ceases production – for now

Company ‘still committed’ to wearable technology, but says Glass team will leave Google X and become separate division<p>Google is to stop producing its wearable technology Google Glass in its present form, but is still committed to the idea of smart glasses, the company has said.<p>The technology, which …

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

Canon EOS

UK's 5G could make video holograms a reality

Futuristic 5G networks with speeds of 50 Gbit/s could be up and running in the UK by 2020, with holographic video one of many applications for the …

OFCOM

After 17 years in orbit, how durable is the International Space Station?

Even though the ammonia leak that forced a partial evacuation of the International Space Station’s U.S. section on Wednesday proved to be a false alarm, the news did raise questions on the station’s durability.<p>Since the station’s inception in 1998, the habitable satellite has endured a multitude of …

At 74, Al Pacino is still chasing that next great role

He knows that when he enters a room, his reputation precedes him. At age 74, with a long and legendary career behind him, he's well aware that he can easily intimidate people. They look at him and see Michael Corleone from "The Godfather," Sonny Wortzik from "Dog Day Afternoon," Tony Montana from …

Philip Roth

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Rams need to follow NFL process to move to L.A.: stadium panel chief

Pittsburgh Steelers owner <b>Art Rooney II</b>, chairman of the NFL's stadium committee, had a simple message this week for St. Louis Rams owner <b>Stan Kroenke</b>, who has announced plans to build an 80,000-seat football venue in Inglewood: Not so fast.<p>"There are still cards to be played," Rooney told The Times …

CW Star Publishes Nude Portraits in the Name of Feminism, People Don't Get It

Faith in humanity/humanity's reading comprehension: shaken.<p><i>Reign</i> actress Caitlin Stasey recently launched Herself, a website of nude portraits and disarmingly frank interviews—like Into the Gloss if they covered masturbation, reproductive rights, and atheism—as "a gesture to women for women by …

Feminism