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Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

The 7 Worst Words to Use in Sales

I’m guilty of using all of the words I’m about to share with you when selling. Looking back, they have cost me money, influence and the opportunity to build deeper relationships. I have since deleted these words from my vocabulary and sales conversations within my organization. The result… …

Selling

The Story Behind Heath Ledger’s Joker Transformation

Looking back on comic book movies from the last 25 years or so, few performances stand out like Heath Ledger as The Joker in the 2008’s <i>The Dark Knight</i>. His twisted, manic take on the quintessential <i>Batman</i> villain redefined the character for Nolan’s dark, grounded film and the approach resonated with …

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Facial Flair: 6 Best Beards on Film (and Why We Care)

Well, gents, No-Shave November - otherwise known as amateur beard month - is nearly upon us. It's a time when those of us who cultivate our facial …

Al Pacino

How To Build A House That Saves The Earth And Your Wallet

These green homes could save you green<p>In the Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, college teams had to design and construct full-size houses that run entirely on solar power. And because the cost of each house couldn’t exceed $250,000, the competitors mostly …

Track & Field

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

Universe

Defector wants to return to North Korea

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> Of the tens of thousands of North Koreans who have fled to South Korea since the Great Famine of the late 1990's, only a rare few have ever asked to return.<p>Kim Ryon Hui is one of them. The Pyongyang dressmaker -- turned North Korean defector -- says she is trapped in …

North Korea

How Teddy Roosevelt Ruined Vacation for U.S. Presidents

“Presidents don’t get vacations—they just get a change of scenery,” said Nancy Reagan in 1985 in defense of her husband’s frequent trips to his ranch in California. Indeed, modern presidents are expected to take working vacations—to manage affairs of state, read weighty and important works of …

Dragonsickness: The Line Of Durin & The Targaryens

Throughout the fantasy genre, madness is all too common as it is in medieval history. Mad monarchs in history include: George III (England), Charles …

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Rewriting History or Acknowledging It?

Hauling down the Confederate battle flag from its staff on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in July marked a tectonic shift in white rulers' manipulation of the tragic racial history of the American South. It may have been just the beginning.<p>Triggered by a single act of hate and madness, …

South Carolina

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Holistic Medicine

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Astronomy

Final Fantasy 7 Has Been Completely Recreated in LittleBigPlanet

Okay, so it may not be the remake we've asked for, but it's something!<p>Two years ago, we told you about one intrepid Final Fantasy VII fan who was …

Simon Pegg: Reaching middle age made me happier

<b>Simon Pegg (AP/Chris Pizzello)</b><p>Salon spoke to the actor about “Hector and the Search for Happiness” and his own path to contentment<p>Drew Fortune<p>September 19, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Ok, I’ll admit it: I had a small spiritual awakening after viewing "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Call it a momentary …

Robin Williams leaves behind films small and large

The last year of Robin Williams' professional life was a microcosm of his larger career — a mix of independent drama, animated voice work, studio comedy and even a television sitcom.<p>Though these projects often lacked the ballyhoo of his earlier work, and several of the films remain unfinished, many …

Let It Go(T): The Game of Thrones/Frozen Mashup Song You Never Knew You Always Wanted – /Film

What do you get when you combine a hit song from the highest grossing animated film of all time with one of the most insanely popular TV shows of all …

Kevin Feige Interview: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

<b>Kevin Feige</b> is the man with the plan. The president of Marvel Studios is the person most directly responsible for Marvel movies not only being good, …

Marvel Universe

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10 Striking Insights About Christopher Nolan And His Movies

First breaking out at the turn of the century with <i>Memento</i>, the filmmaker has spent the last 14 years making epic, thought provoking movies on various scales and has earned both critical and box office love.<p>In addition to being a fantastic filmmaker, however, he is also a tremendously interesting …

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn’t Win the Oscar

The toughest Oscar race this year was for best actor. Right until the awards began, the race was almost certainly down to Chiwetel Ejiofor for <i>12 Years a Slave</i> and Matthew McConaughey for <i>Dallas Buyers Club.</i> (McConaughey was the eventual winner.) What also seemed certain was that Leonardo DiCaprio …

How to get ahead in film-making

Do you miss Screen Test and its young film-makers' competition? Discovering a talented director without the guiding hands of Messrs Rodd, Trueman and latterly Curry is like panning for gold in YouTube's river of piano-playing cats. What's more, funding films – never mind getting potential film …

Super-Earths likely to have oceans and continents

Massive exoplanets might be more like Earth than has been thought.<p>Massive terrestrial exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – called …

Astronomy

The Elder Scrolls Online PvP and Cyrodil Detailed

Prepare for war.<p>Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online's version of Cyrodil will take around 30 minutes to traverse north to south.<p>The …

Affleck: Political money feels 'gross'

Ben Affleck might seem like a political junkie, but the actor appears to have soured on the political system.<p>Asked by Playboy magazine to explain how he came about his interest in politics, Affleck said: “I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider — very left-wing …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …