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'Gifted' unites Chris Evans with a new young leading lady

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans glows around his new leading lady, who makes no secret of her excitement at hanging out with Captain America. She gushingly talks up his talents ("He can tap dance!"), yet is just as quick to keep him honest when he says something questionable.<p>She also travels with a …

Family Drama

Girlboss trailer: Netflix's take on a kick-ass story of female entrepreneurship

"Go ahead, underestimate me. I've got it all figured out."<p>Netflix is bringing the radical entrepreneurial tale of Sophia Amoruso, founder of clothing …

Entertainment

Here’s one way to get out of a black hole!

Two weeks ago I attended an exciting workshop at Stanford, organized by the It from Qubit collaboration, which I covered enthusiastically on Twitter. …

Black Holes

Get a sneak peek at what the magical new £3.5 billion theme park dubbed the “UK Disneyland” will look like

A fantastic new £3.5 billion theme park with more than 50 rides and attraction could be built in England by 2022, and it is likely to create 3000 jobs.<p>London Paramount says that the attraction, dubbed the ‘UK Disneyland’ will be based in Kent and could feature one of the biggest indoor water parks …

Walt Disney Company

Immigration lawyers: Trump crackdown tactics will see fierce legal challenges

Crackdowns on immigration from the Trump administration have caused fear and elicited public backlash in recent weeks. But is the administration simply implementing existing law in a more aggressive way?<p>The answer is "unfortunately complicated," says César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, an assistant …

Immigration

The Best Places To See Cherry Blossoms In Japan

It’s spring time in Japan which means one thing, the first sakura (cherry) trees are blooming throughout the country. Starting in the month of March, …

Japan

Bulk data collection vital to prevent terrorism in UK, report finds

Independent review of draft terrorism laws says there is strong case for allowing police and spy agencies to gather private data<p>The bulk collection of personal data by British spy agencies is vital in preventing terrorist attacks, an independent review of draft security legislation has found.<p>David …

Surveillance

Russia Begins Military Drill in Crimea as Ukraine Tension Mounts

Russia’s armed forces have kicked off tactical exercises on the Crimean peninsula, according to state news agency Itar-Tass, as Ukraine has expressed …

Mila's $90 Wedding Ring

WHILE the rings that celebrities choose to celebrate their happy-ever-afters seem to get bigger and more sparkly at every starry nuptial, it appears …

Mila Kunis

This Printer Will Fit In Your Briefcase Or Handbag

For those of us who have found the “paperless office” to be an unfulfilled promise, a new small and light portable printer, copier and scanner will fit in your briefcase, backpack or oversized handbag. Primera Technology’s Primera Trio weighs in at just 2.6 lbs and connects to any computer, laptop …

Shopping

The Newest Theory on Hiddleswift's Romance Is Bizarre but Strangely Compelling

We like this one even more than the music video idea.<p>This whole Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston thing just doesn't add up to us. They're being so darn romantic together, it's just not natural.<p>The original theory was that Taylor, 26, and 35-year-old Tom weren't actually a legit couple – they're …

“House of Cards” has a Russia plot line that would deeply intrigue the global oil markets

Netflix’s <i>House of Cards</i> has a fascinating plot line about oil this season. Without giving away too much, Russia decides to drastically cut production, driving up prices that leave America—and the administration of fictional president Francis Underwood—in the grips of a gasoline crisis. Long lines …

Oil

Here's Why the Batman v Superman Director Cast Ben Affleck Instead of Christian Bale

Many actors have donned the Batsuit, from Adam West to George Clooney to Val Kilmer. But with the release of <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> on …

Comic Books

Dawn at Ceres reveals mystery features

Since Dawn slid into orbit on March 6, 2015, the spacecraft has found at least 2 mysterious features on Ceres – a dome-shaped mountain and the famous …

Astronomy

George Martin dead: Beatles producer mourned on Twitter

Legendary music producer George Martin, who was often known as the “fifth Beatle,” died on Tuesday at 90 years old. Representatives confirmed to the</i> …

Small but Charming Luxury Hotels Around the World

“If you want storybook Paris on the left bank of the Seine, the Esprit St. Germain captures Paris as it was before Starbucks and H&M showed up on the …

Hospitality

Iran flies unarmed military drone over US aircraft carrier

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter Friday, the latest in a series of edgy naval incidents between the two countries in the Persian Gulf after the recent nuclear deal.<p>While the U.S. Navy stressed it knew the drone was …

Military

The 23 Most Iconic Professor Snape Moments In "Harry Potter"

In memory of Alan Rickman, who died on Thursday at the age of 69.

11 Quotes From Harry Potter To Help You Cope With Loss

"The ones that love us never really leave us."

This 7-Picture Test Will Determine What Type Of Harry Potter Fan You Are

We know how obsessed you really are.

Harry Potter

31 Funny Tweets That Are Way, Way Too Real For Writers

Everything's gonna be all write.

War Narratives #5: Surge

We are in the middle of a presidential campaign, and the rise of ISIS is allowing presidential candidates to describe the last decade of military …

Middle East

Shanghai Disney is Opening This Summer—and Will Put Other Disney Parks to Shame

Watch out, Orlando: Shanghai Disneyland is almost here. The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that the much-anticipated Shanghai Disney Resort …

Walt Disney Company

The Man of Steel confronts the Caped Crusader in first Batman v Superman Clip

“Next time they shine your light in the sky, don’t go to it. The Bat is dead. Bury it! Consider this mercy,” says the Man of Steel in the first clip …

Comic Books

Environmentalists Say 'Threatened' Status For Bats Not Enough

Millions of bats are dying due to a deadly disease sweeping across the United States, their tiny bodies strewn across cave floors.<p>The northern long-eared bat is one of the bat species that was hardest hit by the white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

Environmentalism

The Oscar Nominations, Explained

The Little Gold Men podcast team gathers to dig through the awards, and we share our interview with prolific actor Domhnall Gleeson.<p>The Oscar nominations are finally here! (Read the full list). And, as we expected, our nominations weren’t exactly accurate. But, as we discuss on this week‘s show, …

Star Wars

Foursquare Gets a New CEO and More Funding

Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley has relinquished his chief executive role to Jeff Glueck, the company’s chief operating officer for the …

Startups

Lawsuit accuses Twitter of being responsible for the rise of ISIS

A lawsuit filed in the US District Court on Wednesday alleges Twitter knowingly allowed terrorist groups, such as ISIS, to use its micro-blogging service to spread extremist propaganda.<p>According to court documents, defense contractor Lloyd “Carl” Fields Jr. was killed in a November attack while …