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Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, and more LOTR cast members had a mini reunion

It’s not exactly Sting or Glamdring, but when you’re facing a cave troll, cutlery will have to do.<p>December marked the 15-year anniversary of <i>The Lord</i> …

Super-Saturn: astronomers find a massive ring system around an exoplanet

Astronomer Eric Mamajek at the University of Rochester and his co-author from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, have discovered that the ring …

Universe

A potential nightmare scenario has arrived for the electric-car industry

But the financial crisis killed off numerous startups, leaving Tesla as the only major player.<p>Traditional automakers rolled out their own electric vehicles, but consumers didn't buy them in significant numbers; only 1% of the current global car market has gone electric.<p>We're now in a second wave of …

Electric Vehicles

Adele’s partner just surprised her on stage in the sweetest way

All you other halves out there, take note<p>Missing your anniversary celebrations because you’re in the middle of the North American leg of a world tour …

Teeling Whiskey: The Irish Phoenix

<i>The Teeling Whiskey Company, Dublin's newest distillery</i><p>The logo of the Teeling Whiskey Company is a phoenix - that mythical bird which is periodically consumed by fire only to be reborn from its ashes. It is a fitting symbol for Teeling Whiskey, the Teeling family and for the revival of the Irish …

This New Study Might Actually Explain The Weirdness That Is Déjà Vu

But we still don’t know if it’s a good thing.<p>In French, déjà vu literally translates to "already seen", and describes the phenomenon of having the …

Barilla Sued For Allegedly Under-Filling Pasta Boxes

Barilla, the Italian company that produces one quarter of pasta sold in the U.S., is facing a lawsuit that alleges the packaging is deceiving …

Princess Kate's $168 Pearl Earrings Sell Out in 24 Hours

When Princess Kate debuted a sexy off-the-shoulder look on Wednesday – and a more casual look the following day at Wimbledon – she accessorized with …

Disney’s ’Moana’ prompts backlash over depiction of obese Polynesian god

Some have criticised the film studio for making Maui appear overweight<p>Disney has come under fire for its portrayal of a Polynesian character in its …

Walt Disney Company

Hubble is capturing stunning photos of Jupiter’s giant auroras

The auroras are bigger than the Earth<p>The Hubble Space Telescope is capturing amazing photographs of Jupiter’s auroras, which look like sparkly swirls at the planet’s poles.<p>The vivid glows are created when charged particles enter the gas giant’s atmosphere near its magnetic poles; the collision with …

Apple Has Paid Almost $50 Billion to App Developers

While Apple’s annual developer expo Worldwide Developers Conference is usually less glitzy with a focus on software over hardware, that doesn’t mean …

Celebrations Fit For A Queen

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If you have the latest iPhone, Google has a new app that will make your photos look way better

If you have one of Apple's latest iPhones — the 6S, 6S Plus, or SE — then you should check out Google's newest app, Motion Stills, an auto-editing app which will make your Live Photos look way better.<p>With Live Photos, iPhones capture the moments before and after you take photos, storing them as …

Apps

Dogs were a species so nice, we domesticated them twice

In Europe and Asia<p>Humans have a tighter bond with dogs than perhaps any other animal. But figuring out exactly how that bond developed has been a huge, tantalizing challenge for researchers. Now, an ambitious study of canine genetics suggests that dogs’ history is even more complex than we thought …

Mysterious giant sphere unearthed in forest divides opinion

This round rock could be the oldest stone sphere made by human hands, says Bosnian archaeologist Semir Osmanagic.<p>Discovered in a forest near the Bosnian town Zavidovici, the ball has a radius of between four and five feet, and an "extremely high" iron content.<p>Dr Osmanagic believes the sphere proves …