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Superman comic 'found in wall' could fetch record price

<b>A 1938 comic book featuring the debut of Superman that was discovered in the wall of an abandoned house could set a new auction record, a dealer has said.</b><p>Action Comics #1, currently bid at $137,000 (£88,000), had been packed in the insulation of a house in Minnesota.<p>But David Gonzales, the home …

Giant rubber duck deflates in Hong Kong harbour

<b>A 16m (52ft)-high rubber duck, which has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world, has deflated in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.</b><p>The giant bird, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, was found lying on its side on Tuesday night and was completely flat by Wednesday, reports …

A 2,300 Year Old Mayan Pyramid Was Destroyed for a New Road

In your horrific bulldozing news of the day, a construction company found it to be a good idea to destroy one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids just …

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Let’s cut to the chase. Unlike the misfired <i>Star Trek</i> (2009), <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> (STID) is an extremely good <i>Trek</i> film. While not perfect, STID gives us a well-paced and action-filled 132 minutes with all the characters we know and love (Captain James T. Kirk, the Vulcan first officer Spock, the …

Review: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Upholds The 'Even/Odd' Rule

I’m not entirely sure whether <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> is an objectively better film than the 2009 <i>Star Trek</i> reboot. It is arguably no better written than the last time around, with the film again coasting on its technical aspects and sheer chemistry of its cast over a story that makes little sense …

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Marathon memorial in Copley Square with Governor Patrick this morning. http://b.globe.com/18HZw5Q

Workers are preparing to demolish the iconic Seaside Heights roller coaster that has remained in the ocean since superstorm Sandy. http://on.wsj.com/13ZoLxL Credit: Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal

Roller coaster in ocean since Sandy will be removed

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone.<p>Demolition work is to start Tuesday on the remnants of the Jet Star, the roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier in Seaside Heights during …

CBS picks up eight series, drops 'Vegas,' 'CSI: NY'

Robin Williams, Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger are among the stars returning to TV.<p>CBS, the top-rated television network, is relying on a group of name-brand producers, including Jerry Bruckheimer, Chuck Lorre, Greg Garcia and David E. Kelley, and stars, including Robin Williams, Will Arnett …

Watch Manhattan’s Boundaries Expand Over 250 Years

New Yorkers have spent the past four hundred years changing the coastal island they call home. It’s easy to forget (or not even realize) that …

Decades later, Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' home stands

Any fan of "Star Wars" will immediately recognize the Lars Homestead, where Luke Skywalker grew up. But they may not realize that the sets used to film those scenes in the 1970s were left essentially untouched after George Lucas and his crew departed Tunisia.<p>Thanks to Laughing Squid, I stumbled …

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Chris Hadfield sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in ISS farewell

How do you top months of amazing photos, demos, and tunes done aboard the International Space Station? If you're Chris Hadfield, you cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in a showstopping finale.<p>On the eve of his return to Earth, the Canadian astronaut released a beautifully done video of himself …

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Ford's Assembly Line Turns 100: How It Really Put the World on Wheels

It was this innovation—not the Model T itself—that cemented the automobile's future.<p>Before the advent of the moving assembly line, Ford and other automakers used variations of the station-build approach. Rather than the car coming to individual workers, a team of workers came to the car. Ford …

Would Toronto Sports Fans Support An NFL Team?

When Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment named Tim Leiweke as its next president and CEO last week, it seemed that it might have something to do with getting a football team. MLSE’s Toronto home has been a long-rumored landing spot for an NFL team, and Leiweke, formerly president and CEO of Philip …

The Center Of The Earth May Be Hotter Than The Sun's Surface

The surface of the Sun is hot – over 5500 degrees Celsius (which is nearly 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit . But if new findings are correct, then the center of our own planet may actually be hotter – over 1,000 degrees hotter than previously thought.<p>It’s been known for some time that the Earth’s core is …

Hotel at Boston bombing site has major role in aftermath

As investigators continue to search for clues in the Boston Marathon bombings, the hotel in between where the bombs went off has become a focal point for officials in the investigation<p>BOSTON -- As Boston's Back Bay neighborhood slowly comes back to normal, The Lenox Hotel, sandwiched between the …

Here's Your New and Improved Hundred Dollar Bill

The Federal Reserve is making it rain new hundred dollar bills on October 8, 2013. They're more colorful, more secure, and easier to authenticate, …

'Mad Men' makers mull Florida space show

Writers consider a series about the 1960s space program and the journalists who covered it.<p>Florida's Space Coast could soon launch an appearance on the small screen.<p>Writers from the hit AMC series <i>Mad Men</i> are working on a potential TV series that would focus on the space program of the 1960s and the …

Police, citizens and technology factor into Boston bombing probe

Scenes from Boston, after a harrowing week: “The hunt is over,” the Boston Police Department tweeted Friday. Now the search turns to the motivation behind the bombings.<p>With one suspect in custody, a city mourns the victims and investigators seek answers.<p>BOSTON — Within hours of the Boston Marathon …

How To Boldly Go Where No Entrepreneur Has Gone Before

<b>‘To boldly go where no one has gone before’</b><p>I’m a huge Star Trek fan. Like millions of fellow trekkies around the world, I love Captain Kirk and Commander Spock. I’m super excited about the next J.J Abrams Star Trek film Into Darkness and it got me thinking about the leadership qualities of Kirk and …

How a Webcam Pointed at a Police Radio Won the Internet Friday

The events in Boston — starting Monday with a pair of explosions that killed three and injured 176 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon — came …

Watch video released today by the FBI that shows two suspects in Monday's bombings. Anyone with information who could help in the investigation is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI, prompt #3, or e-mail boston@ic.fbi.gov. http://b.globe.com/12qGuyh

Red Sox Place ‘B Strong’ Sign on Green Monster to Honor Victims, Heroes of Boston Marathon Tragedy

1,186<p>Friday should be an emotional night at Fenway Park.<p>Friday’s contest against the Royals will be the Red Sox’ first home game since Monday’s …

3 Reasons Why CMOs Would Not Hire Don Draper Today

In Mad Men days, all Don Draper had to do to win a pitch was to come up with a snazzy commercial. Perhaps that was all you needed in those simple times, with just 3 TV networks and a captive consumer. Today it takes much more than that.<p>The explosion of media platforms and the diversification of the …

Pat Summerall, called a 'broadcasting giant,' has died

Pat Summerall was an NFL player who became better known as a network NFL announcer<p>For many sports fans in the 1960s through the 1990s, Pat Summerall was <i>the</i> voice of the NFL, starting with CBS' Sunday telecasts and later with Fox, famously paired for much of that time with John Madden.<p>Summerall, 82, …

Tonight at the Bruins game. (AP photo)

Could Kickstarter's Policies Trigger An IRS Tax Audit?

On April 1st, 2013, Kickstarter released a “tax guide” for project creators that will lead thousands of creatives to fall under IRS tax audits as well as their contributors. The tax guide started with the best intentions, but the execution is beyond wrong. This is a WARNING to all Kickstarter …

New 'Star Wars' films to be released every summer, beginning with 'Episode VII' in 2015

Are you ready for a barrage of <i>Star Wars</i> films? Disney hopes so: according to multiple outlets, the company has just announced at CinemaCon that it will be releasing a new film in the universe every summer, starting in 2015. We had previously heard that <i>Episode VII</i> was destined for a 2015 release, …

Progressive Keynesian Myths Debunked: The Coming Redistribution of Political and Economic Power Among the States

Ongoing effective economic experiments among the 50 states are sharpening, and definitive results will pour out in the real world, editorial and opinion fallacies to the contrary notwithstanding. That sharpening is the result of the increasing political segregation among the states, with 25 now in …