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Barry Norman obituary

Journalist and film critic with a beguiling ability to reach a mass television audience<p>• Peter Bradshaw on Barry Norman: ‘His enthusiasm and love for film always shone through’<br>•A life in pictures<p>During a long journalistic career Barry Norman, who has died aged 83, perfected a flair for talking …

How to print a house

‘Everybody's dream is you hit the button and boom, your house pops out’<p>At home late one night, an energy drink in one hand, the 3Doodler pen in the other, Platt Boyd had his breakthrough. Like hot glue from a gun, the molten plastic secreted by the 3Doodler hardens as it cools, which allows the …

15 Creative Products of May by Cutting Edge Artists, Designers, and Makers

If you love finding new and exciting creative products, then welcome to the best part of the month. We’ve found a selection of stylish and innovative products to wear in your hair, hang in your home, and even make you a drink. Throughout May, we've shared them on My Modern Met Selects—our companion …

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places<p>At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed …

Innovation

Why I Travel: Niki Caro

Notions of "home" and "away" get blurry when you're a citizen of the world. So what does it mean to travel? For Niki Caro, Kiwi writer and the director of The Zookeeper's Wife, it's all about leaving home, especially when you're from the edge of the world.<p><b>Where were you born?</b><br>Wellington, New Zealand.<p>…

'I didn't realise he was dying' - losing my fiancé, and then his family

They were engaged and on the trip of a lifetime when tragedy struck. What would she tell his parents?<p>This is what I remember about waiting at the temple in Ko Pha Ngan that August: cold, bitter black coffee. I can still taste it 15 years later. It must have been around 2am. Women were passing out …

What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang

7 Life Lessons You Must Learn Before It's Too Late

It's important to cherish every moment you've been blessed with.<p><i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya ,</b> …

Comedians

Tesla Owner Ruins His Car Saving Another Driver and Gets Epic Response from Elon Musk

Elon Musk just proved he's not about to let good deeds go unrewarded when Tesla cars are involved.<p>If you saw a vehicle moving out of control on the road, would you sacrifice your own car (and risk injury) to force that vehicle to stop? That's exactly what happened to a Tesla owner in Germany, as …

Tesla

Beautiful Posters Announce Plans for Reviving Extinct Species in New Zealand

This New Zealand professor is making every science fiction fan’s dreams come true. University of Otago zoologist, Professor Phil Seddon is working …

These Formerly Homeless Men Look Like Models on Fashion Runway for Charity

Six formerly homeless men in custom-tailored suits were given the chance to strut their stuff on the the catwalk as a way of raising money for the …

Homelessness

'Powerful, giving, effortlessly real' – John Hurt remembered

Stephen Fry, JK Rowling and Richard E Grant among those hailing Harry Potter and Alien star’s talent and kindness<p>Friends, colleagues and fans of actor John Hurt have paid tribute to him as “an extraordinary talent” following his death on Friday in London aged 77.<p>Oh no. What terrible news. We've …

Legendary British actor Sir John Hurt dies after battling cancer

Sir John Hurt, the two-time Oscar nominated star of <i>The Elephant Man</i>, has died at the age of 77, his agent confirmed.<p>The English actor was born in …

Obituary: Lord Snowdon

<b>Lord Snowdon was a talented film maker and photographer whose marriage to Princess Margaret fed the gossip columns for over a decade.</b><p>His career was punctuated by lurid tales of extra-marital affairs, alcohol and drugs, but throughout it all he maintained a close contact with the Royal Family.<p>His …

The $10,500 robot arm that can build its coworkers

Industrial robot arms are expensive, and come with a long list of caveats including concerns over whether they can work safely alongside humans.<p>Franka Emika, a new product coming in 2017 to the burgeoning field of collaborative robots, is a robot arm pitched to be easily programmable out of the …

Robotics

'I'm a rabbit girl': the woman accused of hoarding bunnies in Brooklyn

Dorota Trec was convicted of animal cruelty after authorities removed 176 rabbits from a vacant lot. Now she faces jail in a case she calls ‘ridiculous’<p>A colony of dozens of rabbits behind an abandoned tire store in Brooklyn started with one cottontail – Snowflake.<p>In 2000, Dorota Trec, a recent …

Singer Donates Kidney to Venue Owner Who Gave His Band a Chance

Corey Fox was instrumental in this indie group's beginning – and now, their singer got to repay the favor by donating his kidney.The post Singer …

Guy Knits Sweaters of Places, Then Wears Them in Front of the Real Place

Many folks commemorate their adventures with a kitschy souvenir, but not artist Sam Barsky. Rather than buying a t-shirt from a gift shop, he does one better—he brings his own hand-knit, postcard sweaters of the locales he’s visiting. In 2013, for instance, the Baltimore resident traveled across …

Knitting

Peter Sarstedt obituary

Singer-songwriter who topped the charts in 1969 with Where Do You Go to (My Lovely)<p>For many weeks in the spring and summer of 1969, the names of Zizi Jeanmaire, the Aga Khan and Juan-les-Pins reverberated mellifluously around the British and international pop scene. They appeared in the lyrics of …

Kristen Wiig and Her Boyfriend Bonded Over a Love of Old Volvos

Jerry Seinfeld and Kristen Wiig go cruising.<p>On the Season 9 premiere of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld picks up Kristen Wiig in a gorgeous 1964 Volvo 122S Amazon. It's a deft pick: As Wiig reveals, her relationship with her boyfriend was really fired up when they discovered a …

Veteran Indian Actor Om Puri Dies at 66

Om Puri, the veteran Indian actor whose career spanned “Gandhi” and “The Hundred Foot Journey,” has died, according to Indian media reports. He was …

French cyclist Robert Marchand sets new record aged 105

<b>He may not be the fastest cyclist round a velodrome, but he is easily one of the oldest.</b><p>Robert Marchand has clocked up 105 years and now a new record for the furthest distance cycled in one hour.<p>The French cyclist managed 22.547km (14 miles) at the national velodrome, taking the top spot in a new …

Montreal Restaurant Offers Free Food to Anyone Who Needs It

The Marché Ferdous gives free meals year round to anyone without money – no questions asked.The post Montreal Restaurant Offers Free Food to Anyone …

An American Expatriate on Why She’s Not Leaving Istanbul

istanbul<p><i>For nearly a decade, Istanbul had been a magical place for journalist Suzy Hansen—a cosmopolitan refuge and a welcoming home. Then the violence began.</i><p>On the day last March when a man blew himself up in the middle of Istanbul, I was at home. I heard the blast as I sat at my desk; it was …

I met a star: Sharing an elevator with Sean Connery

<b>Kiwis reveal their up close and personal encounters with celebrities. Today John Webster remembers the time he shared a lift with Sean Connery</b><p>During …

Mom Donates 2 Organs to Save Her Son: “This year is going to be your year”

Joe wasn't getting the liver and kidney he needed to stay alive without dialysis – so his mother Sarah decided to donate them both herself.The post …

The 93-year-old Englishwoman who is the rock star of Mexican cooking

Diana Kennedy, who has written nine bestselling books about the country’s cuisine, is still cooking and still infuriated by plagiarism, waste and fusion food<p>Over the past five decades, Diana Kennedy has received countless accolades for her pioneering food writing, but being called the Mick Jagger …

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World Records

Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Icon, Dead At 84

The "Singin' in the Rain" actress died one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher.<p>Just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, beloved Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday. She was 84.<p>Todd Fisher, her son, confirmed his mother’s death to Variety.<p>TMZ reported that …

Sir Bradley Wiggins: Tour de France winner & five-time Olympic champion retires

<b>Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling aged 36.</b><p>Britain's first Tour de France winner, in 2012, said he had fulfilled a "childhood aspiration" of making a career out of the sport.<p>"I've met my idols and ridden alongside the best for 20 years," he said.<p>…