Marianna Khayat

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NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

Solar Wind

Ancient Greek citadel discovered in Jerusalem under a car park

Acra, the legendary fortress built by Antiochus over 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, has been unearthed under a parking lot. The lost citadel was …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Greek comedy wins top prize at BFI's London Film Festival Awards

A deadpan Greek comedy about a contest of machismo among six men on board a yacht has won the top prize at the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival Awards.<p>The film Chevalier, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, is a grim and absurd comic character study of masculine prowess and anxiety. …

Filmmaking

Here's A Sneak Preview Of Pixar's New Short On Hindu American Families

"Sanjay's Super Team" is a fascinating look at culture and religion in second generation Indian families.<p>As a child of Hindu immigrants from India, animator Sanjay Patel had to learn early on how to navigate between two worlds: the culture of his classmates in 1980s San Bernardino, California and …

Animation

A Matter of Class: 2,400-Year-Old Tombs Yield Ancient Aristocrats

A 2,400-year-old underground tomb complex, containing what appears to be an aristocratic family, has been discovered near the ancient city of Soloi …

Archaeology

Vin Diesel dropped a huge hint about his next 'Riddick' movie

Last July, the actor hinted a fourth movie in the sci-fi franchise about a former prison convict was in the works, but now it seems like things are definitely moving forward.<p>During a New York Comic Con panel Saturday, a fan asked when we can expect more from the franchise, and Diesel had no problem …

Hail Caesar! Trailer: The Coen Brothers Made a Hollywood Comedy Starring Everyone in Hollywood

George Clooney as a gladiator, Scarlett Johansson as Esther Williams, Channing Tatum as a tap-dancing sailor: this movie has everything!<p>Any year without a Coen Brothers movie is bound to be a sad one, but at least Joel and Ethan are looking to make it up in style for sitting out 2015 (and 2014, for …

Scarlett Johansson

New 'Sherlock' Special Trailer Takes Holmes and Watson Back to the 19th Century

Christmas has come early for "Sherlock" fans.<p>BBC One released the first trailer for this year's one-off "Sherlock" special, which is set in the 19th century instead of the present day. Very little of the plot is revealed in the trailer, but Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson …

TV

Nissan's concept car is covered in displays for the selfie generation

There's little doubt the cars of the future will be increasingly more high tech. However, if Nissan has anything to do with it, those vehicles could be blanketed in customizable displays, too. The Japanese company revealed its "Teatro for Dayz" (yes, really) concept ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show …

Auto Shows

Lady Gaga's New Video Aims To Break The Silence Of Rape

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>**The content of this article contains content that may be triggering, or emotionally unsettling but reflects very much the reality faced on many college campuses regularly.**<p>Sexual assault on college campuses, at bars, and elsewhere has been put on …

Antikythera wreck yields more treasures of Ancient Greece's '1 percent'

A bronze chair arm — possibly the remains of an ancient throne — and a piece of a Greek board game are among the latest treasures raised from the site of the famous shipwreck Antikythera.<p>The ship, which went down in 65 B.C., sits off the coast of the Greek island of the same name. It was discovered …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

23 of J.K. Rowling's Biggest 'Harry Potter' Revelations

1 of 23<p>The Intricacies of Wands<p>J.K. Rowling offered up additional information on wizards' wands in March 2016. She explained the owners' …

Adam Sandler's 'Hotel Transylvania 2' has a record-breaking weekend at the box office

The star and studio spent the end of the summer being the butt of many jokes as their film "Pixels" bombed at the box office.<p>Now in the final weekend of September, the animated sequel "Hotel Transylvania 2" (starring and co-written by Sandler) just broke the all-time opening weekend U.S. gross for …

Touching New 'Hunger Games' Trailer 'For Prim' May Make You Weep

Just a second, there's something in our eyes. Can't quite see the screen to finish the new "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" trailer. CURSE YOU, PRESIDENT SNOW, YOU DID THIS TO OUR FEELINGS.<p>The latest trailer, called "For Prim," is a 2-minute-25-second tribute to Katniss Everdeen's little sister. …

Movies

Toronto's Harry Potter Bar Has Clues Only Wizards Will Recognize

Mischief managed.<p>To a muggle, The Lockhart bar looks like any other charming hipster establishment.<p>But to a Hogwarts expert, it's <i>so</i> much more.<p>The bar, which opened last week in Toronto, makes no mention of Harry Potter on its website, on its menu or in its decor. But true fans will notice all sorts …

Harry Potter

See How Lesbos Became a Limbo for Thousands of Migrants

Migrants rest in makeshift camps on the roadside as they make their way on foot across the Greek island of Lesbos, the f<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Yuri …

Riot police clash with refugees in Lesbos

Some 17,000 people are trapped on Greek island in stinking conditions waiting for permits that would allow them to travel on towards northern Europe<p>Greek riot police armed with shields and batons charged hundreds of angry refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday night, some of whom have been …

Northern Europe

Site in Athens revealed as an ancient temple of twin gods Apollo and Artemis

An ancient well has been uncovered in Kerameikos in central Athens, Greece, with inscriptions calling upon Apollo, the Greek god of prophecy. …

Massive Bronze-Age City Discovered Underwater in Greece

In 2014, archaeologists from the University of Geneva were conducting dive-training exercises off Lambayanna Beach in Greece’s Kiladha Bay when they …

Barclays to become the first major bank to accept Bitcoin [Updated]

Barclays, one of the the UK's largest banks, will begin to accept Bitcoin later this year. Unless another high street bank rushes to accept Bitcoin, …

Your Childhood Is Officially Over; Harry Potter’s Son Starts at Hogwarts Today

I know it’s early in the week and you’re still coming to terms with the end of summer, but here it comes, barreling down the track to Platform 9 3/4: a reminder of your own mortality. In case you had forgotten, September 1, 2015, is the day that Harry Potter packs up his son James to send him to …

Books

The 'Coach' Reboot Is Dead at NBC

Looks like nostalgia just isn't enough.<p>NBC has canceled their planned "Coach" reboot, despite an initial 13-episode order. The new show would've brought back original series creator Barry Kemp, as well as stars Craig T. Nelson and Bill Fagerbakke. There have been rumors that production was not …

Entertainment

Here's the Trailer for the 6th and Final Season of Downton Abbey

ITV has released a trailer for the sixth and final season of <i>Downton Abbey.</i> The network has also confirmed that the drama will air in the U.K. on Sep. …

Photographer's Unconventional Self-Portraits Highlight Intriguing Architecture in Urban Spaces

In her <i>Urban Self-Portrait</i> series, Anna di Prospero photographs herself against the backdrop of towering, irregular architectural forms in the middle of sprawling cities. Stretching out on the ground, twisting her body into emotive contortions, or caught in startling states of undress, the Italian …

Yanis Varoufakis: ‘If I’m convicted of high treason, it would be interesting’

The island of Aegina is just 17 miles from Athens, a mere 40 minutes’ dash on a hydrofoil. Owing to its proximity to the Greek capital, it’s less a tourist island than a second-home sanctuary for wealthy Athenians, but it boasts several impressive classical sites and a distinguished history. Not …

Europe

New trailers: Deadpool, Zoolander 2, Empire, and more

There is <i>a lot</i> of good stuff to check out this week. It starts with huge returning champions (like <i>Zoolander</i> and <i>Empire</i>), moves on to some incredible surprises (<i>By the Sea</i> and <i>The Assassin</i>), and finishes up with some impressive-looking documentaries and... kind of just a mixture of other things that …

Canon’s Humorous ‘Never Again’ Ads Show Why You Should Print Your Photos

Canon has launched a lighthearted new advertising campaign for its PIXMA line of printers. Titled “Never Again,” the series of short 30-second …

Canon