Nicola Timmins

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Could Chris Pratt be the man for another Indiana Jones crusade?

Reports suggest Chris Pratt, hot off Guardians of the Galaxy and the forthcoming Jurassic World, could be picking up Indy’s hat and whip – and he could provide just the right mix of gravitas and comedy<p>There hasn’t always been a great deal of buzz around the idea of reviving Indiana Jones on the big …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

President Obama Has Earned Our Disapproval

On the eve of the midterm elections, 42 percent of Americans endorse his performance—and that's alarmingly high given his administration's ethical and legal lapses.<p>Immediately after President Obama was elected in 2009, promising to fundamentally change the way business is done in Washington, D.C., …

The November Man and the rise of the geriaction movie

Pierce Brosnan joins the long list of tough-talking action heroes – and heroines – who refuse to stop swinging in their 60s<p>Remember that beautiful young Irishman holding Bob Hoskins at gunpoint in the memorable abduction at the end of The Long Good Friday? Thought you might. Well, after Remington …

Welcome to Colon, Magic Capital of the World

On a high school auditorium stage in front of a packed house on the evening of August 6th, a goth magician named Dan Sperry dressed in ripped black jeans and platform boots swallowed a few razor blades, then pulled them from his mouth daisy-chained on a string. He picked up a grotesque baby doll, …

In the Light of Milkyway

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Crafting

National Geographic Travel

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Spirituality

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

15 Casting Decisions That Could Have Altered Hollywood as We Know It

Movie casting is, to a large extent, a big game of musical chairs. Everyone starts out happy clappy, but after a few rounds (of auditions), there are only a few players left in the running — and shit has gotten serious. And in many cases, the differences between the actor who landed the big role …

Jessica Biel

Selfies from outer space: Self-portraits by astronauts and robots far from Earth

Space Science

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …