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'Jurassic World' is the first movie ever to crack $500 million in its opening weekend

The film, which debuted to an estimated $204.6 million in North America, opened to $307.2 million overseas, bringing its worldwide opening weekend to $511.8 million.<p>That figure not only makes it Universal's largest box-office opening ever, but also the largest worldwide opening for a movie ever and …

Film Industry

'Jurassic World' makes movie history with $204.6 million, second-biggest U.S. opening ever

Who says dinosaurs don't still rule the Earth?<p>Universal's<p>"Jurassic World,"about genetically engineered dinosaurs that attack humans on a remote island tourist resort, took a bite out of the box office record books over the weekend in collecting an estimated $204.6 million for the second-largest …

Film Industry

Jurassic World: Chris Pratt's tricky beast of stardom

The numbers for "Jurassic World" impress on many counts. The second-biggest domestic opening in history at $204.6 million. The largest worldwide opening in history. Per-screen averages that keep pace with the packed-houses of the first "Jurassic Park."<p>Anchoring that success, of course, is<p>Chris …

Movies

How to Make Velociraptors Purr: Inside the Sounds of Jurassic World

Plus, the howler monkey love story that became the Indominus rex.<p>When <i>Jurassic Park</i> was released in 1993, moviegoers marveled at how the dinosaurs looked, but many of them never thought to marvel at what the dinosaurs <i>sounded</i> like. The mournful song of the Brachiosaurus, the barks and snarls of the …

Film review: Is Jurassic World a monster hit?

It’s 22 years since Spielberg’s original adventure, but does the fourth movie in the series have teeth? Critic Nicholas Barber gives his verdict.<p>Jurassic Park is open for business – and it’s about time, too. It was always a let-down that the first two sequels to Steven Spielberg’s original film …

Movies

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

A Florida couple is fighting to keep their home painted like "Starry Night."<p>A Florida couple is fighting to keep their home painted like Vincent Van …

Vincent Van Gogh

Swift action needed to help urban birds in decline

Access Science: Birdwatch Ireland wants the public to keep eyes peeled for various species to help inform conservation work<p>Thu, Mar 24, 2016, …

Aritz Aduriz scores first goal for Spain at age of 35 to secure draw with Italy

Aritz Aduriz scored his first goal for Spain at the age of 35 to give the reigning European champions a fortuitous 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Udine.<p>Lorenzo Insigne ended Spain’s run of six successive clean sheets when he finished off a counterattack to give the hosts a deserved lead …

British astronaut Tim Peake's first 100 days on board the ISS, in pictures

Space Exploration

Minecraft – 36 times larger on PS4 and Xbox One

4J Studios, the developer behind the console versions of Minecraft, discusses the forthcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PS Vita instalments<p>Minecraft is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in August, and the good news for fans is, there will be a lot more of it. In a blogpost on 22 May, Mojang …

Why some fans are battling with Notch over Minecraft changes

Around the world, millions of people enjoy playing <i>Minecraft</i>, one of the most successful video games of all time.<p>But an argument has broken out between Mojang, the maker of <i>Minecraft</i>, and the many companies and people which host <i>Minecraft</i> multiplayer servers, and who charge for their services, which …

What you need to know about 'Minecraft'

Chances are that if you don't play <i>Minecraft</i> yourself, you've probably at least heard of it or know someone who does. The charming indie game has invaded nearly every facet of pop culture, casting its blocky spell on everything from Legos to feature films and has even been used for tourism. With …

BetterGeo turns Minecraft into an immersive tool for teaching geology

<i>Minecraft</i> may have started out as a crafting and survival game, but it’s evolved into a wonderfully complex virtual environment. Now, a team from …

Sweden

'Children are being challenged and they realise they can achieve more' - Young people are using Minecraft to tell the story of Ireland - Independent.ie

Recognising the potential of digital technologies to transform teaching, learning and assessment, the MindRising.ie free toolkits are now being used …

Teaching

Artist Creates Stunning Wildlife Drawings to Raise Awareness for the Creatures He Loves

Self-taught artist Richard Symonds has spent the past few decades fine-tuning his technique so he can realistically portray the wildlife he adores. The artist often paints and draws these animals in an effort to raise funds to help support them, and has worked with notable companies such as BBC, …

Wildlife

Funding for endangered animals is 'unevenly distributed'

In the world of conservation, it appears some animals are more equal than others. That's according to a new study by Arizona State University …

I’ve put a fence up around my farm, but it doesn’t keep the wildlife out

The destruction of habitat is the greatest threat to wildlife<p>(Laikipia) - ‘Awayoo,’ was how our head stockman Apurra said ‘how are you?’ in his texts from Pokot country, where I had sent him on a mission to search for thin tribal steers for us to buy. Now that we have plenty of pasture, we are …

Wildlife

Monkey's GoPro Selfie At Wildlife World Zoo Is Just So Millennial

Sigh, even zoo animals are total millennials.<p>Trent Houdek was visiting the Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix with a GoPro on Saturday when he approached …

Birds

The Big Backup Batteries, Cables, Cases & Chargers Review Roundup: Part 2 – Cases, Chargers & Cables

Are you tired of hugging a wall to power your gadgets? There is a huge marketplace for batteries, cables, cases and chargers to power the most …

10-Week Training Program for Hikers

It seems like it's always "that time of year," the time of year to get in shape. Whether it's your New Year's resolution, your pre-summer push, or …

Hiking

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse Announced

Logitech has added a new gaming mouse to its line up with the launch of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum.<p>The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is designed …

Trump now has wildlife photographers mad at him too

A pair of wildlife photographers says Donald Trump’s goose is cooked after they discovered he used their copyrighted bald eagle photo on a host of …

Space Exploration

How to Drive Around for a Week in a 1981 VW Camper Van With Two Small Children 

It happened every time we stopped for gas. Someone would approach, usually someone kind of old. “Great van,” they’d say. “What is it… an ‘80, …

RVs

Timing is everything in Minecraft's new combat system

Minecraft's combat system always reflected its simplicity, and basically amounted to clicking things until they died. It's just been overhauled with …

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 Coming Soon

It has now been confirmed today that Episode 5 of Minecraft: Story Mode will be available for download on PC, Mac, Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation …

Minecraft: Blockopedia – for full-on Minecraft geeks, as well as over-the-shoulder admirers

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p>Shaped like a hexagon to mimic the dimensions of a cube, <i>Minecraft: Blockopedia</i> is designed for full-on …

We were sure we'd hate these gadgets, but were really, really wrong (pictures)

Amazon Echo<p>Fizzics<p>Wireless chargers<p>Virtual reality -- trust us<p>Amazon Kindle<p>Drones<p>Snapchat<p>This smart cookware<p>Pantelligent<p>Google Maps Timeline<p>BlackBerry Priv -- hear us out<p>Food printers<p>4<p>of 13<p>6<p>of 13<p>8<p>of 13<p>11<p>of 13<p>12<p>of 13

Bigfoot Photos and Images

Is Bigfoot really Gigantopithecus and they never went extinct? Or maybe distant cousins?<p>Vermont man captures photo of a mother Bigfoot picking apples …