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Prehistoric Fossil Found in Spain May Be Mythical ‘First Flower’

A prehistoric aquatic plant may be the oldest flowering planet ever found, reshaping scientists' understanding of what the earliest ancestors of flowers might have looked like. <i>Monsechia vidalii</i> was a leafy freshwater plant that was likely to have been munched on by brachiosaurs and iguanodons more …

Dinosaurs

Johnny Depp and Gene Simmons Rock Out for Charity

The room was packed when Johnny Depp joined KISS legend Gene Simmons onstage on Sunday for a live rock performance at the Lucky Strike bowling alley …

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Zoology

Non-stop action: why Hollywood’s ageing heroes won’t give up the gun

Male careers in the movies have always been longer than female ones, but until recently there was only one real route to on-screen immortality – to the certified, gold-standard agelessness of, say, Cary Grant. (In North By Northwest, Grant, then 55, not only appeared opposite a woman 20 years …

Tom Cruise

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature