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Marine Reptile’s Weird Body Armor a Sign of Life’s Great Recovery

Nothing opens up the possibility for evolutionary oddballs to emerge quite like a mass extinction. The worst such catastrophe – the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, about 252 million years ago – so dramatically cut back the world’s biodiversity that the relatively few survivors stepped into an …

Ben Affleck as Batman: Fans dissect first photograph

<b>The first photo of Ben Affleck in character as Batman has been revealed by director Zack Snyder.</b><p>He is pictured standing next to the Batmobile in the brooding black-and-white shot, taken on set of the forthcoming Superman vs Batman film.<p>Although the actor was a controversial choice to play the caped …

Batman And Catwoman Reenact Michelangelo's Creation Of Adam

Artist Simone Bianchi chooses a surprising inspiration for his Batman tableau, changing the hands of creation into hands of reaching, and adding a …

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As heavy as 14 elephants, as long as 2 tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur

They may be the biggest boys on any block -- any block, ever.<p>In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Saturday by Argentina's Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may be the largest to grace the Earth. At about 130 feet (40 meters) long and 180,000 pounds (80,000 kilograms), it's no wonder, then, that these …

European Team of the Season: Suarez and Messi Lead the Attack

The culmination of Sevilla-Elche brought an end to a season full of twists and turns in Europe’s top five leagues. Atlético Madrid surpassed all expectations with their La Liga title win, while Manchester City, Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich secured domestic glory.<p>Nevertheless, of each champion in …

Premier League Sides Captured Through Beautiful Photography in 2013-14

We are all used to seeing the work of professional sports photographers who crouch on the sidelines with their long lenses. Major newspapers and discerning websites such as this one publish them every day.<p>While most photographers stick to generic conventions to tell the story of the game, Ryu …

World Cup Favorites 2014: Breaking Down Top Squads for FIFA Tournament

The leading favorites to win the FIFA 2014 World Cup are headlined by host nation Brazil. South American rival Argentina are just behind, according to Oddschecker.com.<p>The same site lists current holders Spain as fourth favorites, with Germany just ahead.<p>Here's a breakdown of this fancied quartet of …

Premier League transfers: 10 best of 2013-14 season - Telegraph

Premier League 2013-14 review: signing of the season

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>theguardian.com review of the 2013-14 Premier League season</i><i>. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, and other winners in a total of nine categories.</i><p><i>We have nominated some contenders, but this is just</i> …

Premier League 2013-14 review: goal of the season

Welcome to theguardian.com review of the 2013-14 Premier League season. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, and other winners in a total of nine categories.<p>We have nominated some contenders, but this is just …

Premier League 2013-14 review: match of the season

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>theguardian.com review of the 2013-14 Premier League season</i><i>. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, and other winners in a total of nine categories.</i><p><i>We have nominated some contenders, but this is just</i> …

Premier League 2013-14 review: player of the season

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>theguardian.com's review of the 2013-14 Premier League season</i><i>. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, and other winners in a total of nine categories.</i><p><i>We have nominated some contenders, but this is</i> …

Premier League 2013-14 review: manager of the season

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>theguardian.com review of the 2013-14 Premier League season</i><i>. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, and other winners in a total of nine categories.</i><p><i>We have nominated some contenders, but this is just</i> …

Premier League 2013-14 review: flop of the season

Welcome to theguardian.com review of the 2013-14 Premier League season. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, and other winners in a total of nine categories.<p>We have nominated some contenders, but this is just …

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

Meet The Amazing, Hopping Bionic Kangaroo

The BionicKangaroo is smaller than the real thing and much lighter–the body is made mostly out of foam, and it weighs just 15 pounds. But it moves in …

How Shared Movie Universes Are Hurting Superhero Films

Of course, those numbers do not include revenue from Blu-ray/DVD sales, licensing, and retail merchandise, which have added millions more to the Disney coffer. There's no doubt that Marvel Studios' recent shared cinematic universe was a game-changer - weaving nine films (so far), the <i>Agents of</i> …

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7 Things We Learned from Premier League Week 38: Man City Crowned as Champions

The Premier League campaign has come to an end for another season, with Manchester City crowned champions for a second time in three seasons. Norwich City, Cardiff City and Fulham played their last games in the top flight for at least a year after being relegated to the Championship.<p>The top four …

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Biggest Flop for Every Premier League Team This Season

For this week's column we asked Stan to pick out the most underwhelming player at each Premier League club this season.<p>Some you will see coming; others may raise some eyebrows.<p>As a man who's seen every club live this season—and a number of times at that—Stan is more qualified than most to pass …

Swansea City want Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski

Lukasz Fabianski is determined to play first-team football and no longer content to be second choice at Arsenal to Wojciech Szczesny<p>Garry Monk wants to make <b>Arsenal</b>'s FA Cup hero Lukasz Fabianski one of his first signings as permanent <b>Swansea City</b> manager.<p>And Monk is also interested in taking Crystal …

Premier League spent more on transfers this season than ever before, so why have so few signings been a success?

Around £760 million was spent bringing new players to the Premier League in 2013-14, yet the stars of the season were players who were here all along<p>Petr Cech, Luke Shaw, Gary Cahill, Vincent Kompany, Seamus Coleman, Adam Lallana, Yaya Toure, Steven Gerrard, Eden Hazard, Luis Suarez, Daniel …

England World Cup squad: Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert given final chance to impress Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson bypasses Premier League title race to make check on Southampton's World Cup contenders in their match against Manchester United<p>Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert have a final chance to impress Roy Hodgson ahead of tomorrow’s England World Cup squad announcement.<p>Rather than …

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Best Comic Book of the Month - April - IGN's Best of 2014 Wiki Guide - IGN

EditComic Book of the Month: Batgirl Annual #2<p>Writer Gail Simone has been wowing us with her run on Batgirl since its inception in 2011, so it was …

The DC Comics Mostly-Male ‘Bombshells’ Covers… From 1997

Last night, Bleeding Cool was the first to run 16 of the DC Comics “Bombshells” covers, designed by Ant Lucia and appearing as variant covers on DC …