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22 Artists Shaping The Future Of Rock — Kerrang!

In every single aspect, rock and metal couldn’t be in a more exciting place right now. And it’s largely thanks to this lot, who are shaping the …

Has The Hobbit trilogy deviated too much from the book?

<i>Thomas Roach on whether Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit has deviated too much from the book…</i><p>It’s not new knowledge that the film adaptation …

8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again

<b>Update:</b> On Jan. 27, the American Library Association awarded the Caldecott Medal to Locomotive by Brian Floca. Three Caldecott Honor books were also named, including Journey by Aaron Becker and Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner.<p><b>Our original post:</b><p>On Monday, the 76th Randolph Caldecott Medal will go to …

Jo Nesbo to retell Macbeth

The bestselling Norwegian crime writer has been commissioned to retell one of Shakespeare's darkest tragedies<p>Jo Nesbø, the doyen of Scandinavian crime fiction, is to write a new version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Nesbø has been commissioned by the Hogarth Shakespeare, an international publishing …

Books

This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds

There were rumors that the African tigerfish could catch and eat flying birds, but it hadn't been proven until now.<p>Birds sometimes eat fish. This we know. In my mind's eye I can picture a bald eagle majestically scooping a salmon from the water. But this ain't that. This is about fish eating flying …

The eyes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa are said by some to follow viewers around the room, but in this clever optical illusion the entire head of a dinosaur appears to move with the camera. Watch it here: http://fw.to/00HXuwg

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Gerrard dilemma, formation, Agger fringe players: Liverpool's silver lining in defeat

<b>Ramachandran Chittur looks at the lessons to be learnt from the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal and how it could shape changes at Liverpool.</b><p>All the hopes of a …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

2013 National Book Award

2013 National Book Awards<p>2013 National Book Award Winners<p>Fiction<p>WINNER:<p>James McBride, <i>The Good Lord Bird</i> (Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA) <b><br>></b> …

Top 10 books you can find in a library

Whether you want books set in far-off cities or a town just like yours, you can find them in your school library. Here's a selection from school librarians of the year Hilary Cantwell and John Iona<p>What makes a teen want to read a book? According to students at St Paul's Community College, Waterford …

Finalists for 2013 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Announced

On Wednesday morning, the National Book Foundation narrowed its longlist down to five finalists for the National Book Award for Young People’s …

Corner of Hollywood and Gay | NewNowNext

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

Android: 10 hidden features

Android smartphones are used by millions of people worldwide, but how many of us know the little tricks and hidden features they are capable of? Radhika Sanghani compiles a top 10<p><b>1. Google Maps</b><p>If you’re lost and without wifi or data, you can still use Google Maps. The system is available offline …

Apps

These Striking Before and After GIFs Show the Impact of Many Years of Aging

Aging isn’t a topic our youth-obsessed culture takes to very well. Using everything from makeup to digital manipulation in Photoshop, many try to …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

8 Top Latino Authors Everyone Should Know

Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide. We have among us countless great prose writers and poets, but these eight are perhaps the crème de la crème of Latino writers — ever.<p><i>Originally</i> …

9 Top Tips For A Greener Lifestyle

Do you want to live a greener life? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people are starting to actively seek ways to minimise their carbon footprint …

Stunning Macro Shots of Vibrant Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most varied and arguably the most beautiful of all marine habitats. Often referred to as “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs …

Great Barrier Reef

The Most Underrated Albums Of 2013 So Far

Not everyone can be a winner.<p>Try as you might, circumstances can get in the way. The same applies to musicians, as well, with countless fantastic …