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A Vast Art Project Is Transforming This Guatemalan Lakeside Town

On the shores of stunning Lake Atitlán, a mission to paint 960 buildings in eye-catching designs is enriching locals and visitors alike<p>One Guatemalan town is proving that a few coats of paint have the power to actually change lives, that color and art can visibly improve quality of life. On …

Singing soldier first recruited for voice hailed as 'new Vera Lynn'

A female soldier has been hailed the 'new Vera Lynn' after becoming the first person recruited to the army - for her singing voice.<p>Talented Leila Jones, 24, has the distinction of being the only all-singing squaddie after being head-hunted for her dulcet tones.<p>She has been dubbed the new "Forces …

Royal Navy

Perseid Meteor Shower to Flare

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

NASA maps Earth-killer asteroids in one image

There’s something comforting about a map with “You are here” marked on it, but not when the arrow points to a spot where giant asteroids are whizzing …

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Madoff was in 'love triangle' with employee, feds say

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff was in a "love triangle" involving one of five former employees who are about to go on trial for helping him run his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said.<p>Madoff pleaded guilty in March 2009 to running a fraud of up to $65 billion at his investment firm and is …

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Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Jay Leno Ending 'Tonight Show' Run On February 6, 2014 (REPORT)

Jay Leno's last episode as host of "The Tonight Show" will reportedly air on Thursday, February 6, 2014, according to Variety.<p>It has already been reported that Jimmy Fallon will take over the late-night hosting gig on February 24, 2014, when the show moves to New York and Fallon hands over his …

Lack Of 'Star Wars' News At Disney's D23 Expo Disappoints Fans

Journalists attending Disney's D23 fan expo in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday had hoped that some news about "Star Wars: Episode VII" would be revealed by the studio's brass, this despite words to the contrary from Disney CEO Bob Iger on Friday.<p>"We're just as excited as you are about 'Star Wars: …

'The Star Wars' comics trailer reveals more characters from Lucas' original screenplay

In April, Dark Horse Comics announced it was turning George Lucas' original <i>Star Wars</i> rough-draft sceenplay into an eight-issue series. On Thursday, we finally got a deeper look at what the new comics will have to offer thanks to a new book trailer. The comics, like the old screenplay, are called <i>The</i> …

'Elysium' review: class warfare heads to space

Four years ago <i>District 9</i> hit theaters, heralding the arrival of a new voice in contemporary science fiction. Writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s alien-invasion film impressed visually, portraying a gritty, realistic world that seamlessly blended humans and digital creations. More importantly, it …