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Josh Hartnett: I regret turning down Batman role

The actor claims he wishes he had worked with director Christopher Nolan instead of fearing being pigeonholed at a young age<p>Josh Hartnett has spoken out about his regret over turning down the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s franchise-starting 2005 blockbuster, Batman Begins.<p>In an interview with …

Christopher Nolan

Skoda Fabia R5 ready to hit the rally stage

The Volkswagen brand may be flying the flag for the entire group in the World Rally Championship, but it never would have gotten there if not for the success Škoda achieved with the Fabia S2000 in lower-level rallies. And now the Czech automaker has revealed the successor to that most successful …

Researchers discover microbial life deep beneath Antarctic ice

For the first time, researchers have proven the existence of microorganisms half a mile below the icy surface of Antarctica.<p>“It's the first definitive evidence that there's not only life but active ecosystems underneath the Antarctic ice sheet, something that we have been guessing about for …

Formula One Drivers Do Highly Specific Exercises To Keep Death At Bay

Try telling a Formula One driver that driving a car is for the fat and lazy.<p>Despite the fact that they effectively earn a living by sitting in a car, the strength and endurance required of a F1 racer is pretty incredible.<p>For starters, Formula One is physically strenuous because there are numerous …

Daniel Ricciardo

The creative power of anxiety

A month-long festival in London explores the way that the arts respond to a mental health problem. Tiffany Jenkins takes a look.<p>I am huddled in a group, sitting on the polished wood floor of the house that belonged to Sigmund Freud, the founding father of psychoanalysis. Freud's couch, one of the …

Mental Health

Stories Come Alive with 360 Degree Cut Book

In order to express a single scene of a story in a three dimensional way, Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono created this imaginative series of 360 degree books. Using 40 pages, Oono assembles scenes from stories like <i>The Jungle Book</i> and <i>Snow White</i> with elaborate layers of silhouettes cut from …

Books

This Porsche 911 Carrera RSR hill climb is better than coffee

Noise pollution at high altitudes.<p>With rumors swirling about the possibility of a new off-road 991 model, we've been rediscovering just how multitalented this Stuttgart icon is. This morning's wake-up call showcases yet another trick in the 911's expansive playbook: a European hill climb.<p>Even …

Porsche

Oil painting by Michael Fitzpatrick Posted by Franco

Jimi Hendrix, in his own words: 'I dig Strauss and Wagner – those cats are good'

When I was 17 I formed this group with some other guys, but they drowned me out. I didn't know why at first, but after about three months I realised I'd have to get an electric guitar. My first was a Danelectro, which my dad bought for me. Must have busted him for a long time. But I had to show him …

Artist : Thomas Saliot © Posted by Humam

Art & Painting

Artist: Edouard Cortes Born: 26 April 1882; Lagny-sur-Marne, France Died: 26 November 1969; Lagny-sur-Marne, France Field: painting Nationality: French Art Movement: Post-Impressionism http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/edouard-cortes Posted by Lee

Artist : Jeremy Mann - Artist © Posted by Humam

Pale Grand National: 42k-Mile 1987 Buick Regal Turbo T

This 1987 Buick Regal Turbo T (chassis 1G4GJ117XHP433014) is said to be a one-owner (prior to the selling dealer), all-original, unmodified car with …

Unexpectedly Gruesome Drawings of Cute Cartoon Characters

Artist and freelance graphic designer Pez created this remarkable series, called <i>Distroy</i>, in which the many cute cartoon characters whom we have grown to know and love are transformed into unexpectedly gruesome illustrations.<p>With just a graphite pencil on paper, Pez creates incredibly detailed …

Drawing

Aaron Paul Posted The Most Delightful Photos Of Walter White On Instagram

On-set shots of Bryan Cranston wearing pink and carrying the pink teddy bear that will mean so much to Breaking Bad obsessives. Paul's caption? "I miss this man."

don't worry about stupid shit http://t.co/zUmpgL2b8d

'Cafe Window' Oil on canvas by Colin Davidson Posted by Franco

Incredibly Cool Original Sci-Fi Character Designs

How Fast Can A Human Run?

Changing Planet<p>Every four years, the premier event at the summer Olympics is the 100 meter dash, the swift sprint that you can literally miss by sneezing. In the past two summer games in London and Beijing, the man who won the race was the Jamaican phenom Usain Bolt. Bolt quickly earned the …