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A Beginner's Guide to Underwater Portrait Photography

As though taking compelling portraits of people wasn't hard enough, there has been an explosion of <i>underwater</i> portrait photography spreading across …

WATCH: Same-Sex Weddings Begin in Pa.

With the three-day waiting period for marriages up, same-sex weddings began in earnest across Pennsylvania Friday and Saturday.<p>The first such wedding …

Google Reveals Its Self-Driving Cars

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced at the Code Conference today that the company has built a number of prototype self-driving cars from scratch.<p>Google’s prototype cars don’t need a human to intervene at all — which means there isn’t a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. …

JJ Abrams offers part in Star Wars: Episode VII for Unicef campaign

Thousands turned out for open auditions last year in the hope of appearing in JJ Abrams's forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Whether anyone actually made it on to the cast list for the eagerly awaited new instalment of the long-running space saga remains shrouded in mystery, but acolytes now have …

Tortoise-Inspired Genesis: Putting the Mono in Monocoque - Technologue

For me, one of the stars of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show wasn’t a 200-mph supercar. It was a tortoise-inspired sculpture called Genesis. The German automotive engineering consultancy EDAG displayed an elegant single-seat vehicle body structure inspired by the “intelligent design” of a turtle’s …

3D Printing

Next Batmobile teased by Zack Snyder

<i>Update: After this post went live,</i> Batman vs. Superman <i>director Zack Snyder tweeted a glimpse of the front view of the coming Batmobile with Ben Affleck as Batman alongside. We've added the tweet below.</i> <i>Hat tip to BipDBo.</i><p>Zack Snyder is directing the movie <i>Batman vs. Superman</i> and has decided to give us …

First look at Ben Affleck as Batman – plus his Batmobile

Director Zack Snyder has shown off the first glimpse of Ben Affleck in his new Batman v Superman film – which still doesn't have a title, but does have a car<p>Zack Snyder, director of the forthcoming Batman v Superman film which is still without an official title, has unveiled the first look at Ben …

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announced

JJ Abrams is killing us with this slow trickle of "Star Wars: Episode VII" information.<p>After lots of speculation, Abrams has deigned to reveal the stars of "Star Wars: Episode VII," and the line-up is pretty much exactly what we've been hearing for the past few months. As per StarWars.com, the cast …

'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast: Who are you most excited about? [poll]

Seven new faces are headed to a galaxy far, far away to shoot<p>"Star Wars: Episode VII,"theJ.J. Abramsreboot of the classic space-opera franchise: John Boyega, Adam Driver,Oscar Isaac, DomhnallGleeson, Daisy Ridley,Andy Serkisand Max von Sydow.<p>We're curious to hear which actor you're most excited …

Mark Hamill

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Still has a Female Lead to Cast

Box Office Analysts Say 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Could Hit $2 Billion — Making It The Biggest Movie Ever

"The casting for this new film is perfect from a commercial standpoint," BoxOffice.com Vice President and Senior Analyst Phil Contrino told TheWrap.<p>Disney, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams on Tuesday said that the stars of the original film — Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher — will be …

Box Office

Star Wars Episode 7: more casting announcements likely

Speculation mounts that more names will be added to the Episode 7 cast list as Star Wars day – 4 May – approaches<p>• Star Wars Episode 7 cast: meet the newcomers<p>Further cast announcements could yet be made for JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, according to the Wrap.<p>Studio Disney revealed on …

Ukraine minister: Russia planning invasion

Ukraine's foreign minister has accused Russian troops of infiltrating and destabilising the east of the country, saying Moscow plans to invade and annex other regions.<p>In an interview with Al Jazeera, Andrii Deshchytsia said that Russian "special troops" and intelligence officers were blackmailing …

China blames religious extremists for station bombing | Reuters

URUMQI, China (Reuters) - An attack at a train station in China’s western city of Urumqi was carried out by two religious extremists, who both died in the blast, the government said on Thursday.<p>Paramilitary policemen stand guard near the exit of the South Railway Station, where three people were …

AT-AT DAY AFTERNOON

How To Get Paid To Play With Lego All Day

Have a passion for bricks and a willingness to really get inside your work.<p>David Fautley has what has to be one of the best jobs around: He plays with Lego for a living. As a modeler at England’s Legoland Windsor, he designs and assembles the Lego models set up all around the park, from a …

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

U.S. Levels More Sanctions Against Russians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The White House announce a new round of sanctions against Russian individuals and companies, at the …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

Ancient History