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Meet the Trainer Building Hollywood’s Most Fit Superheroes

To play Superman or Wonder Woman or a Spartan warrior, an actor needs a different body. Enter Mark Twight, whose physical and psychological regimen has redefined star power.<p>When the filmmaker Zack Snyder cast Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman in this month’s <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,</i> he …

Comic Books

World reacts to N. Korean announcement of hydrogen bomb test

Comments from around the world on North Korea's announcement that it conducted its fourth nuclear test, and its first of a hydrogen bomb, on …

North Korea

Britain launches airstrikes hours after Parliament backs ISIS bombings

<b>(CNN) —</b> British fighter jets have taken part in their first airstrikes in Syria, hours after UK lawmakers voted in favor of bombing ISIS strongholds there.<p>"RAF Tornadoes have just returned from their first offensive operation over Syria and have conducted strikes," a spokesman for Britain's …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Obama urges Turkey and Russia to drop row and focus on 'common enemy' Isis

US president backs Turkish right to defend itself in wake of shooting down of Russian jet but calls for unity in fighting jihadi militants<p>Barack Obama led calls on Tuesday for Turkey and Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet and focus instead on the real enemy – …

Middle East

How To Make Your iPhone Screen Huge -- Without Buying A New Phone

All you need is a Mac.<p>Do you ever need to show something on your iPhone to a bunch of people? Well, then you know how hard it can be. You have to keep holding out your phone so the people sitting farthest from you can see what's happening on the tiny screen. Not exactly the best way to reel in your …

OS X

Lockheed's Sikorsky Acquisition Will be a Boon for Flying Robots

Late last month at a test facility outside of West Palm Bach, Fla., a self-piloting Black Hawk helicopter—made by Connecticut-based Sikorsky …

Artificially Intelligent Robot Tells Creator It Will Keep Humans "In a People Zoo"

<b>Android Dick is a robot created in the likeness of the science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick.</b> Android Dick is an attempt to create thinking and …

Jimmy Kimmel Made Fun Of Streaming And Proved Gamers Can't Take A Joke

I’m more than a little tired of being embarrassed about the childish behavior of certain vocal contingents of the gaming community, and this latest example is hard to ignore. Last week, in conjunction with the launch of YouTube Gaming, Jimmy Kimmel did a short two-minute skit poking fun at the …

Comedy

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Budapest's main rail station was shut down to keep migrants from travelling through.</b> Germany triggered a flood of migrants after it said last week that it would ease entry requirements for Syrian refugees.<b><br>2. Global stocks got crushed on Tuesday.</b> Poor manufacturing figures out of China, Europe, …

Google self-driving cars don't need windshield wipers

Ready to have your mind blown?<p>Google said Monday that it is bringing its self-driving prototype cars to Austin. The company brought one of its Koala …

Autonomous Cars

Fishermen catch two kittens in Alabama

Watch: two fishermen make surprise catch - two kittens who swam to their boat to be rescued<p>Two fishermen caught more than they were bargaining for recently - two desperate kittens who swam to their boat to be rescued.<p>The men, who were out fishing on the Warrior River in Alabama noticed a kitten …

Bizarre Mars photos: Signs of life, or signs the Internet has lost its mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.<p>But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They're signs of alien life on the …

Paranormal

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

Boy Leaves Hospital With New Hands

The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, his hands still bandaged but working well enough to let him play with action figures.<p>Zion Harvey, 8, lost his arms and legs to a life-threatening infection when he was just 2. He …

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This photo sums up the slow-motion tragedy unfolding in Europe

Over the last two months, the number of refugees arriving to Europe has reached staggering new heights as Europe struggles to deal with the increasingly difficult crisis.<p>And this photo, showing Hungarian police watching Syrian migrants climb under a fence to enter Hungary at the Hungarian-Serbian …

Poland: Please stop looking for that ghost Nazi train rumored to be full of gold

"I'm certain the train exists, but it might contain dangerous materials from World War Two," said Piotr Zuchowski, Poland's head of national heritage.<p>The Polish government said "foragers" have become active near the town of Walbrzych in Poland where the 500-foot long train was reportedly found in …

Poll: What word comes to mind about Hillary, Jeb, Trump?

Hillary Clinton was most associated with the word "liar." AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall<p>A new poll released Thursday asked respondents to name "the first word that comes to mind" with three of the leading 2016 presidential candidates.<p>The results were quite illuminating.<p>The top word associated with …

Government

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' has amazing titles in other countries

Comedy is universal, but film titles? Not so much.<p>Case in point: Amy Schumer's hit movie <i>Trainwreck</i>. While that term implies something specific in …

How student pulled off porn prank

Sitting smack bang in the middle of the packed lecture theatre at a Sydney university, the ‘student’ can be seen watching his laptop intently but for …

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - Official Cast Photo & Alan Tudyk Joins Cast

Body-hackers: the people who turn themselves into cyborgs

Not content with their version 1.0 bodies, biohackers are installing USB drives in their fingertips, giving themselves night-vision eyedrops and growing third ears on their arms (that can go online). Welcome to the world of DIY cyborgs<p>When the director of a research institute called the Alternate …

Singularity

Peruvian forces rescued a group of hostages who had been held captive for decades

Antiterrorism police chief Gen. Jose Baella said some of the adults were kidnapped between 20 and 30 years ago from Puerto Ocopa and nearby towns back when the rebel movement was still strong.<p>Baella said the women were used to produce child soldiers for the guerrillas and grow crops for them. The …

Latin America

THE ORIGINAL YOUTUBE STARS: How Smosh went from making a ridiculous Pokémon video to building a comedy empire

Teenagers Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla were living at home in 2005, months after graduating from high school, when they began to unlock the secrets …

Advertising

New 'Mission: Impossible' dominates the weekend box office

That's the second-highest opening weekend for a film in the "M: I" franchise, just behind "Mission: Impossible II" ($57.8 million).<p>The $56 million figure tops projections late last week of the film grossing around $40 million for the weekend. This was due not only to positive critical reaction for …

Game companies are sadly disappearing at an alarming rate. In 2012 over 20 went bankrupt, including long-running studios like Hudson Soft, Psygnosis …

Saints Row

Cecil the lion: Walter Palmer 'used picture of its corpse' to impress waitress

Dr Walter Palmer is alleged to have boasted of slaying "the world's biggest lion" during a visit to a restaurant near his dental practice<p>The disgraced American dentist who shot and killed Cecil the lion used a gruesome picture of its corpse to try and impress a barmaid, according to reports.<p>Walter …

National Parks

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East

4 Freaky Plane Designs That Reimagine The Golden Age Of Air Travel

Powered by sonic booms and nuclear reactors, Tim Clark imagines aircraft from an alt-history of aviation without fossil fuels.<p>For all their convenience, airplanes are one of the dirtiest modes of transportation out there. A fully loaded A380’s CO2 output is equivalent to each passenger driving six …