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Q&A With a Pilot: Just How Does Autopilot Work?

We asked a pilot about who is really flying the plane.<p><b>Two passengers were killed and more than 182 were injured on Saturday when an Asiana Airlines flight originating in Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco's airport.</b><p>The cause of Saturday's crash has not been determined. On Monday, the …

Throwback Thursday: Bar Refaeli

**************<p>We generally reserve Throwback Thursday for SI legends - <b>Heidi Klum</b>, <b>Christie Brinkley</b> and <b>Vendela Kirsebom</b> to name a few - but today …

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Twitter: "Happy Friday from @Tash_TashB! http://t.co/JHoS79i5gZ // http://t.co/RviuIY6Oxl"

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The stars of the Sundance Film Festival lined up to have their portraits taken in the LIFE studio by photographer Jeff Vespa one last time. 

<b>The stars of the Sundance Film Festival lined up to have their portraits taken in the LIFE studio by photographer Jeff Vespa one last time.</b>

Happy birthday, Sophia Loren!

<b>Happy birthday, Sophia Loren!</b><p>Loren appeared on LIFE’s cover seven times through the 1950s and ’60s. “At that time,” she said, “when LIFE magazine came out every week, it was something very important for a career — the best thing that could happen to an actress. It was something unbelievable. Everybody talked about it — a story in LIFE magazine, <i>with a cover</i>.”<p>To celebrate her birthday, we present rare portraits by LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt that never made it to print. <b>Enjoy.</b>

Caption from LIFE. “Pensive look comes over Bardot on Lady and Puppet set, resting at bus with actor Michel Roux.”

<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> “Pensive look comes over Bardot on <i>Lady and Puppet</i> set, resting at bus with actor Michel Roux.”

Kim Novak, 21, poses with crystal figurines in 1954

<b>Kim Novak, 21, poses with crystal figurines in 1954.</b> The Chicagoan started off as Miss Deepfreeze for a local refrigerator company, and was recruited by Columbia Pictures to be a more manageable replacement for Rita Hayworth. (J. R. Eyerman—TIME & LIFE Pictures/Getty Images)<p>See more photos <b>here.</b>

Triple Threat: Sophia Loren (right) poses with her mother (center) and her sister, Maria, in 1957

<b>Triple Threat:</b> Sophia Loren (right) poses with her mother (center) and her sister, Maria, in 1957. (Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)<p>See more photos <b>here.</b>

Caption that accompanied this image when it appeared in LIFE: “In TV control booth Barbra watches tensely as a song in her new show [a…

<b>Caption that accompanied this image when it appeared in LIFE:</b> “In TV control booth Barbra watches tensely as a song in her new show [a special on CBS] is played back.”<p>See more photos <b>here.</b>

Sophia Loren picks flowers at her Italian villa she shared with producer Carlo Ponti in 1964 – See more photos here

Sophia Loren picks flowers at her Italian villa she shared with producer Carlo Ponti in 1964 – See more photos <b>here.</b><p><b>How did you spend your Saturday?</b>

July 20, 1938: Natalie Wood is born

<b>July 20, 1938:</b> Natalie Wood is born.<p>Happy birthday, Natalie. <b>Here</b>, we look back at her life and career that has been so heavily documented by LIFE’s staff photographers.

Who shot the last LIFE cover of Marilyn Monroe?

<b>Who shot the last LIFE cover of Marilyn Monroe?</b>

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Alfred Eisenstaedt - <i>Life At Home With Marilyn Monroe, 1953</i>

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Kate Beckinsale Is the Sexiest Woman Alive 2009

For a decade, we've loved her — beautiful, crisp, smart, tough. Isn't it time to pay more attention to Kate Beckinsale?UPDATE: Minka Kelly Is the Sexiest Woman Alive 2010 >>UPDATE 2: Rihanna Is the Sexiest Woman Alive 2011 >><p><i> <br>Watch an Exclusive Kate Becksinale Video...</i><p><b>... and Find Out What She's</b> …

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As we await another presidential debate this evening, look back at some of our favorite LIFE photos from the campaign trail through the…

As we await another presidential debate this evening, look back at some of <b>our favorite LIFE photos from the campaign trail through the years</b>.<p><b>Pictured:</b> John F. Kennedy gives a speech while standing on a kitchen chair in Logan County, West Virginia, 1960.

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Just because we are an archive doesn’t mean we should miss out on all the end of the year top 10 lists, right? Right

<b>Just because we are an archive doesn’t mean we should miss out on all the end of the year top 10 lists, right? Right.</b><p>Today we pay tribute to <b>10 of the most iconic LIFE magazine covers</b>. What is <i>your</i> favorite cover of LIFE that you think should be on our list?

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the RKO Pantages Theatre during the 28th Annual Academy Awards, 1956. See more photos here

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the RKO Pantages Theatre during the 28th Annual Academy Awards, 1956. See more photos <b>here.</b><p>(Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

You know the photo well

You know the photo well.<p><b>Caption from the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE.</b> “In the middle of New York’s Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers.”<p>See more photos <b>here.</b><p>(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Happy birthday, Liz Taylor!

<b>Happy birthday, Liz Taylor!</b><p>Here’s a selection of the very best photographs of the Hollywood icon.<p><b>Not originally published in LIFE.</b> Elizabeth Taylor in 1947, age 15.<p>(J.R. Eyerman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

There is a case for interplanetary saucers

<b>There is a case for interplanetary saucers.</b><p>On April Fools’ Day, we look at LIFE covers through the years that offered, uh, <b>let’s just say mixed messages</b>