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1984: The Year We Unwittingly Stopped Watching Movies And Started Watching Franchises

Even if you are a serious person with adult responsibilities, you are likely aware that a new incarnation of <i>Ghostbusters</i> arrives in theaters this week. It stars four funny women and was co-written by a fifth, and at least some proportion of its intended audience has found these staffing decisions …

Movies

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

31 Breathtaking Natural Swimming Pools Around the World

Most of the earth’s natural watering holes are inhospitable and aren’t safe to explore, but there are some spectacular pools that many photographers …

What 12 death-row inmates requested for their last meal

In the 31 US states and various countries where the death penalty is legal, it's customary to give sentenced prisoners a special last meal at their …

Meet The New Mavericks: An Inside Look At America’s Drone Training Program

We traveled to Holloman Air Force Base for a glimpse of the future of war—and the future of work.<p>On most weekday mornings, Crystal drops her daughter, Bianca, at school before driving through downtown Alamogordo, New Mexico, a town of 31,000 people in the Chihuahuan Desert, on her way to work. She …

Military

Photographer Spotlight: Amy Harrity – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by photographer Amy Harrity, one of my favourite people to follow on Tumblr. More images below.

Photography

Oresegun Olumide: The Nigerian artist making a splash - CNN Style

Written by By Esra Gurkan, for CNN.<p>Water droplets slide down the faces of children as they stare directly at what you could easily believe is a camera.<p>In fact, they are all paintings by Lagos-born Nigerian artist Oresegun Olumide.<p>The hyperrealism created in the oil paintings makes his work seem so …

Art

Syria rebels clash with Kurds in Aleppo as peace talks approach

Umbrella opposition group likely to send delegation to Geneva despite some of most intense fighting since truce began<p>Rebels fighting to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad have clashed with Kurdish paramilitaries in Aleppo, in some of Syria’s most intense fighting since a truce …

Middle East

Surreal, Gravity-Defying Photography Brought to You By ‘Mikes Butt’

Mike Dempsey (aka Mikes Butt) is a Los Angeles-based photographer who stuns us with his gravity-defying images that take inspiration from his first …

Time I

French special forces assisting anti-Isis efforts in Libya, say sources

Defence minister promises inquiry into information leak as French contingent said to be operating from Benghazi airport<p>Sources in Libya say French special forces are among those working against Islamic State in the country. A small French detachment has been operating from Benghazi’s Benina …

The massive Takata airbag recall became a two-edged sword for Volkswagen

But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on U.S. pollution tests, eventually agreed to the recall, according to documents posted Friday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.<p>Volkswagen AG is recalling about 850,000 Audi and VW vehicles …

These are the Air Force’s 10 most expensive planes to operate