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The 100 best movies of all time as chosen by actors

1<p>Movies, Comedy<p>Tootsie (1982)<p><b>Director:</b> Sydney Pollack<b><br>Cast:</b> Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray<br>A struggling actor (Hoffman) secretly …

New particle in physics may be found this year

The Large Hadron Collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), has undergone major upgrades this year will begin its second, three-year run.<p>CERN says that after a two-year break for upgrades, the LHC will be twice as powerful this time.<p>The collider is already credited …

Physics

The Cost Of Living In Every Part Of The World In One Infographic

We think about cost of living all the time, especially when we're looking to move from one location to another. Our perspective is, therefore, generally rather narrow.<p>The folks at international moving company Movehub.com have compiled some awesome data that forces us to take a look at the entire …

Infographics

Chair with Sexy Curves Constructed Entirely from Two Pieces of Plywood

This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada. The <i>Pipo Chair</i>, produced for sale by Guatemalan manufacturer Piegatto, was imagined to utilize wood as the sole material for the entire design.<p>Flaring out at the arms, the layers widen …

Woodworking

Aerial wallpapers give your iPhone new windows on the world

If only we could float above the noise, the dirt and the concrete. What we would see is something peaceful and beautiful.<p>A graphic designer from Brazil is serving up that kind of serene macro view of the world as wallpaper for our smartphones. His Tumblr blog, Aerial Wallpapers, is loaded with a …

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Meets Mars, Neptune, and Saturn Nebula

Sky-watchers can follow the moon on a tour of night-sky treasures.<p>This week the moon visits neighboring planets, the Saturn nebula, and two of the brightest stars in the late autumn sky. (See also: "Stars: Billions and Billions.")<p><b>Moon Meets Mars</b><p>As darkness falls on Tuesday, November 25, look toward …

Astronomers Find Amazing Evidence Of A Star Escaping A Black Hole

A star passed by the black hole close enough that some of its mass fell into the black hole's gravitational grip, but far enough that the star managed to get away still intact with minor damage.<p>A team of astronomers spotted the event in a galaxy about 650 million light years from Earth, which is …

Black Holes

Important Business Lessons From A Billionaire And 8-Time CEO

<i>Almost.</i><p>Fred Mouawad, the French-Lebanese serial entrepreneur and heir to the world-renowned Mouawad diamond jewelry company, has managed to do just that by the age of 45.<p>Mouawad, who is worth an estimated $1.1 billion , according to research firm Wealth-X, first became a chief executive just after …

Harvard Business School

Converse Is Furious That Everyone Is Copying Its Signature Shoe

Converse is suing brands and retailers including Skechers, Wal-Mart, FILA, Ed Hardy, K-Mart, and Ralph Lauren, according to NBC.<p>The Nike-owned company has sent 180 cease-and-desist letters since 2008, according to the lawsuit.<p>The sneakers have seen a resurgence in popularity. Celebrities including …

Yves Saint-Laurent

High Flying Pilots Beat Lawyers to Become UK's Top Earners

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers are Britain's highest earning workers and can earn almost seven times the minimum wage rate.<p>A study from …

How To: Record Your iOS 8 Device’s Screen on Your Mac Running OS X Yosemite

- Oct 5, 2014<p>You may have noticed the new video previews of apps in the iOS App Store. Did you know you can easily make videos just like those by …

Wearable Drone Flies off Your Wrist to Snap a Photo and Boomerangs Back

Drone technology is interesting enough by itself, but when you strap a camera on it, the pairing can yield some awe-inspiring results. We've recently seen what it can do in the first annual Dronestagram Photo Contest – how amazing are those images? Now, a team of engineers and scientists have …

How Crazy Rich You'd Be If You'd Invested in Chipotle, Starbucks and More

Reading through stock charts and earning reports can be intimidating enough to make the average person just want to give up and eat a burrito. Which will further line the pockets of those early Chipotle investors, who are now driving speedboats and adding guacamole to <i>everything</i>.<p>As an exercise in …

Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot

Artisan Kino Guerin makes sturdy wood look as though it's as easy to tie as string. The beautifully-crafted furniture is a family affair – his wife, Elyse, sometimes helps in the fabrication of tables, shelving, and more. Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrawood, and Wenge veneers, …

Furniture

21 Genius Gadgets On Kickstarter Right Now

Check out the campaigns that will change your life tomorrow, today.

These 5 sedans are V8-powered supercars in disguise

Supercar performance, raucous V8 engines, and four doors.<p>These five sedans don't look like supercars. They have no carbon tubs or active aerodynamic tricks that make them look like low-flying spacecraft. They fit human beings in their front and rear seats. They have cushy suspensions and seat …

Ferrari

Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the geographic South Pole. First came the rumours. But then researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics went public. Their telescope had spotted indirect …

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?

There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in which the universe came into existence 14bn years ago.<p>Rumours have been rife in the physics community about an announcement …

GoPro: Lions - The New Endangered Species?

These 'Real Life Emoji' Pictures Are Horrifying, But Worthy

Even when they're only used online, emoji are annoying, childish and repetitive.<p>When they're translated to the real world? They're <i>horrifying</i>.<p>These …

Veronica Roth interview

U.S. vows support for Syrian opposition despite troubles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about troubles facing Syria’s Western-backed opposition but it will keep supporting Free Syrian Army leader General Salim Idris and the moderate opposition, U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday.<p>U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck …

Tupac Shakur on Life and Death

Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life http://trib.al/D4EhK5G

Stellar Space HD Wallpapers

Hey, space geeks! It's time to pimp your desktop with some fantastic, and why not to say, stellar space wallpapers! These are some high definition …

Pictures: Jaguar Kills Caiman in "Spectacular" Attack

New pictures show a jaguar stalking and killing a caiman in Brazil, an experience the photographer called "spectacular and horrific."

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing