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Moon dust gathered by Neil Armstrong discovered in warehouse after 40 years

Several miscellaneous bits and pieces of the first moon mission have orbited back into view lately.<p>In March, it was pieces of the rocket that propelled Apollo 11 spaceward, kindly dragged from their watery grave by Amazon CEO and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos.<p>And more recently, the auction block …

Space Exploration

Grave of the Fireflies – review

This deeply moving animated movie from Japan's Studio Ghibli is being rereleased (along with <i>My Neighbour Totoro</i>) to mark its 25th anniversary. It's …

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby2013<p>The Great Gatsby (2013)<p>TOMATOMETER<p>AUDIENCE SCORE<p>Average Rating: 3.7/5<p>User Ratings: 209,161<p>Critic Consensus: While certainly …

'Game of Thrones' Q&A: Gwendoline Christie on the Education of Brienne of Tarth

With the possible exception of the bear she battled, it's tough to think of a performer on <i>Game of Thrones</i> more perfect for the part they're playing …

TV Series

Paul McCartney and Wings Remaster 'Wings Over America' - Album Premiere

It's been over 35 years since Paul McCartney and Wings embarked on their memorable "Wings Over America" tour – and next week, their classic 1976 live …

Music

Disturbing Re-imagining of Mike Wazowski from MONSTERS INC.

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek of the Doors

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist, producer, and founding member of the Doors, died today from complications related to bile duct cancer. He passed away in a medical facility in Rosenheim, Germany, according to a press release. He was 74.<p>Manzarek was best known as the Doors' founding keyboardist, forming …

The National

One evening late last September, the National were minutes away from pressing record on the first take of what would become their sixth album, <i>Trouble Will Find Me</i>, when the sky turned white. Out of nowhere, a tornado scored a path around the converted-barn studio where they were working in upstate …

The evolution of the iPhone camera

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years ago – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/23/mount-everest-first-successful-ascent-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new book published by the Royal …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Remembering Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist For The Doors

<i>This interview was originally broadcast in 1998.</i><p>The mythology surrounding The Doors has centered largely on its lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1971. Morrison is still considered one of rock music's tortured poets and sex gods, but instrumentally, The Doors' …

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. The first one is a cable box. The second one is a revolutionary streaming-media device. The third is a new way to play games on …

Smart TV

The ugly truth: Apple vs. PC design

Walk into any Best Buy and you're hit with an ugly truth: PCs aren't pretty.<p>A 15-inch HP Windows 8 laptop that sells for $270 (Best Buy's "Deal of the Day" on Saturday) isn't meant to be pretty. It's meant to be practical.<p>But a $330 iPad Mini is also very practical for a lot of people. And pretty …

iPad Mini