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Electric car emissions, 100,000 Chevy Volts, Tesla throwdown, VW diesel tests: The Week in Reverse

<i>Who said existing automakers really aren't trying to sell electric cars?</i><p><i>And what news cheered owners of Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles affected</i> …

Electric Vehicles

Rihanna Just Wore the Most Unconventional Red Carpet Look

But it works.<p>Let's face it, the rules just do not apply to Rihanna. In fashion (and otherwise), the singer does whatever she wants, convention be damned, and somehow manages to pull it off every single time. Case in point: Her red carpet look at last night's Black Girls Rock! Awards.<p>RiRi attended …

'Batman v Superman': Still flying high -- but with a slight dip

Batman and Superman are still flying high at the box office, but the caped crusader and the Man of Steel have seen a little turbulence.<p>Warner Bros. Entertainment's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" again dominated movie audiences' and is expected to take in about $50 million in ticket sales from …

Comic Books

X-Men Apocalypse Characters Guide

Get to know the new and returning mutants in our X-Men Apocalypse characters guide!<p>On Friday, May 27, the current era of <b>X-Men</b> films that began with</b> …

Comics

The Flash Movie Teams Barry Allen and Cyborg

It sounds like Warner Bros. and DC are taking a page out of the Marvel playbook when it comes to their solo movies. The Avengers standalone …

Comic Books

Astronomers have discovered the first star with an almost pure-oxygen atmosphere

Shutterstock<p>Scientists have identified a new kind of star that up until this point had only been considered hypothetically: an ancient sun that has …

Universe

Federal and Local Incentives and Rebates for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

<i>This is a developing story. Check periodically for updates.</i><p>We’re doing our best to track the growing list of federal and state-based incentives for …

California freeway crash: One dead as plane hits car near San Diego

<b>A plane has crash-landed on the Interstate 15 freeway in southern California, hitting a car and killing one of its passengers.</b><p>Three others in the car were hurt along with the plane's pilot and passenger.<p>The plane appeared to be having technical problems before it crash-landed on the freeway in San …

California

Master tailor and Burnaby resident Pat Cocco reflects on international success

You may not know have heard of him but you have probably seen his suits on the shoulders of Ryan Reynolds, Robin Williams, and Ben Affleck.<p>Burnaby …

DARPA starts speed testing its submarine-hunting drone ship

DARPA's 130-foot unmanned ship is almost ready to take on rogue submarines. Its christening isn't slated to take place until April 7th, but it's now in the water near its construction site in Portland, Oregon -- the agency has even begun conducting speed tests. The drone called ACTUV or …

How many celebrities did you spot at Lakmé Fashion Week S/R 2016?

This season, Lakmé Fashion Week has had some of Bollywood’s biggest names sitting in the front rows. It’s hard to decide what’s more exciting, the …

Netflix’s John Stamos April Fool’s Prank Goes Full Circle With A Faux Meltdown Video

Ah April Fool’s, the day where people and brands do their best to make fools out of all of us, or at least just get a solid chuckle. Netflix accomplished just that with their slickly-produced trailer for a John Stamos docudrama that turned out to be just a joke. Internet denizens are torn on …

Ran review – Kurosawa’s masterful epic reissued

The Japanese film-maker’s adaptation of King Lear is still visually and dramatically breathtaking<p>This 1985 film was the last proper epic from Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa, and it’s a magisterial achievement. An adaptation of <i>King Lear</i>, rereleased in a splendid 4K restoration, it tells the story …

William Shakespeare

Indonesia angry at Leonardo DiCaprio, somehow

Defying an international community that has come down hard on whether everybody pretty much likes Leonardo DiCaprio—we do, it turns out, to the tune …

Best & Worst #MensFashion Instagrams Of The Week [03.04.16]

Yes, it's that time of week already. You've got Monday and the new working week breathing down your neck so there's nothing left to do but peruse the …

Clothing

Buzz Aldrin: 'My First Experiment on the Moon Was a Failure'

If you want to do something significant, something noble, something that perhaps has never been done before, you must be willing to fail. And don’t …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Victoria Beckham Doesn't Just Love Sneakers — She's Got a Favorite Pair

After professing her love for flats and putting on her own runway show in Stan Smiths, we were convinced: Victoria Beckham's a total sneakerhead. But the always stylish designer just endorsed a new style: the Adidas NMD trainer. While Victoria admitted on Instagram that she got the hookup from her …

Demi Lovato, Caitlyn Jenner receive GLAAD Media Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner are among the recipients of the 27th GLAAD Media Awards.<p>The awards honor those who further GLAAD's …

LGBTQI

Tesla got more than twice the Model 3 preorders it expected

Tesla didn't expect preorder interest in the new Model 3 to be as high as it is, according to company CEO Elon Musk. The company has amassed 276,000 preorders in the first three days.<p>In a number of tweets this afternoon, Musk both expressed his appreciation to current and future Tesla owners for …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' rockets toward becoming a beloved classic

Star Wars: The Force Awakens<p>Disney/Buena Vista, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99<p>Available now on VOD<p>Given that the seventh "Star Wars" chapter has made $2 billion worldwide, pretty much everybody who wants to see it probably already has. But it's in watching movies over and over at home that blockbusters …

Blu-Ray

Chocolate Victory Bar Recipe - Chowhound

These Chocolate Victory Bars triumph over mass-market nut-and-chocolate energy bars. I started toying with this recipe when news of …

Will electric cars save the climate? That’s the wrong question.

<i>The problem isn’t our carbon footprint, it’s our civilization’s footprint.</i><p>After the unveiling of the Model 3, there has been a rash of articles …

Trump on defense as he tries to regain momentum in Wisconsin

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Following one of the worst weeks of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was on defense Saturday as he …

Government

Meet the Silicon Valley company bringing electricity to motorcross

Brisbane is a quiet community nestled between San Francisco and the awkwardly named South San Francisco. It consists of drab commercial parks that Highway 101 commuters overlook while heading in and out of Silicon Valley. In one of these gray buildings sits Alta Motors. Like the rest of its …

10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

There's as much as an hour of unused 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' footage we may never see

The April 5 release of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Blu-ray will include seven deleted scenes in addition to hours of behind the scenes footage. But according to Neal Scanlan, the puppet master who oversaw the design of many of the creatures and aliens in the film, there's much more …

So, Warner Bros. ordered some reshoots for "Suicide Squad" and here's why

If you follow the comic book world at all (and most people have started to at least be aware of it, thanks to the massive popularity of comic book …