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Who was Hedy Lamarr and why was she important? Today's Google Doodle explained

Monday marks the 101st anniversary of the Hollywood star-turned-inventor's birth, and she has been honoured with a special Google Doodle<p>Once described as “the most beautiful woman in the world”, Hedy Lamarr’s beauty and screen presence made her one of the most popular actresses of her day.<p>Born …

Natalie Portman: from Star Wars to star of the show

The Israeli-born actress is back in the limelight with a new film that she wrote and directed in Hebrew. It marks the start of a period of creative outpouring<p>The Israeli writer Amos Oz, in his prize-winning memoir <i>A Tale of Love and Darkness</i>, tells how a young girl, Fania, burns with such moral …

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman set to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new biopic

On the Basis of Sex will focus on the supreme court justice and feminist icon’s career, including her position leading the Women’s Rights Project<p>Natalie Portman has played rebels, ballerinas, the Queen of England and Luke Skywalker’s mother but now she looks set to take on her most intimidating …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Horse Racing (U.S.)

Nepal earthquake day two – in pictures

The death toll has risen above 2,000 and many other people are feared trapped under rubble in Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years<p>Live updates: Nepal earthquake: rescue attempts continue

Earthquakes

Taiwan plane crash gets captured (very closely) on in-car dashcam

As the TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river in Taipei, it was all caught on a car dashcam, dangerously close. The tragic accident saw the plane glancingly hit a bridge shortly after takeoff, as seen in the video, with the plane and its 58 passengers crashing into a …

Aviation

Stunning Photos Show What Happens To Retired Subway Cars (And It's Not What You Might Expect)

Incredible street art tours

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Biology

Ten film sequels that took a really long time to arrive

We've had to wait 20 years for the sequel to Dumb and Dumber - but that's a blink of the eye compared to the time between some of these Hollywood sequels<p>This week sees the release of Dumb and Dumber To, a sequel to the much-loved 1994 original that reteams Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as the dimmest …

You can bury your nose in a book, but not in an iPad

As our children get ever more wired in this digital age, disconnecting will be the ever greater challenge. And for that, it’s a book, not an iPad, that’s needed<p>First, let me declare an interest. Several, in fact. I love books. I’m married to an author, I’m the mother of two bookworms, and as one of …

Trending Topics: Twitter Inc. To Track Which Apps You Download, Use

Twitter is updating its mobile apps to start tracking which apps people download and which ones they use and how often. The company says the data, …

Social Media

Why Is Amazon Flailing?

With the disastrous release of Kindle Fire Phone and the utterly ignorable Echo, it seems Amazon has lost its way.<p>At the root of the issue is Amazon's confusion as to what it is. It seems that Amazon sees itself (or desperately wants to be) a product company that does logistics exceedingly well. …

Amazon

14 Habits From Organized People That We ALL Should Borrow

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>They're the people who just love to check things off a list. Their idea of heaven is The Container Store. And they sure know their way around a spreadsheet. They're the ultra-organized, and to those who prefer things a little less tidy, their ways are mysterious.<p>But they're …

Time Management

Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood eviscerates the notion that religion is behind most of the world’s violence and oppression.<p>A few years ago, in my hometown of Toronto, a debate took place between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair about whether or not religion was a force for good in the world. …

Religion

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Iran blocks Instagram account of ‘rich kids’ showing off wealth in Tehran

The richkidsoftehran group flaunts lifestyle of young Iranian elite, featuring sports cars, luxury goods and expensive homes<p>Iran has blocked access to an Instagram page devoted to the lifestyle of Tehran’s young elite that stirred indignation and spawned a rival site on how the majority …

Iran

The longest — and probably largest — proof of our current climate catastrophe ever caught on camera.

James Balog and his photo crew were hanging out near a glacier when their camera captured something extraordinary — and terrifying.

Yusoff Abdollah

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GAGASAN PERSURATAN BARU

Menerusi Gagasan Persuratan Baru (seterusnya PB) persuratan Melayu moden menghadapi masa depan yang gemilang. Kegiatan kreatif dalam bentuk sastera …

Oleh kerana ada nama Saudara Faisal Tehrani kat atas tajuk Trisula Kata Dari Daerah M tu. Jadi aku petik-lah sikit apa dia tulis (nak tau lebih, kena pesan bayar dan beli) " Di tangan anda, duhai pembaca terdapat sebuah koleksi kata-kata sakral yang penuh budi, sarat pekerti. Lekaslah jatuh cinta." Jadi!! Lekaslah jatuh cinta!!

Apa yang disebutkan dalam gambar ini mungkin tiada asas kajian akademik untuk membuktikannya. Namun, tabiat lelaki sentiasa akan merindui dan menyerah kepada wanita yang manja dan pandai mengambil hatinya. Lelaki juga pasti akan serabut mengenang wanita yang kasar dan selalu menimbulkan resah dalam fikirannya. Isteri tempat bermanja bukan rakan bertengkar. Mengenang isteri adalah kedamaian bukan keserabutan.

Nobel judge fears for the future of western literature

Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl<p>Western literature is being impoverished by financial support for writers and by creative writing programmes, according to a series of blistering comments …

Literature

Is Kim Jong Un still in charge of North Korea?

Events in North Korea have left the world wondering: Where's leader Kim Jong Un and is he still running perhaps the most isolated country on Earth?<p>Some analysts speculate Kim may have been ousted by an old guard from the era of his late father, whose 2011 death put the son in power.<p>First, Kim Jong …

North Korea

Exco nasihat penganjur Oktoberfest mohon permit

Exco kerajaan tempatan Selangor Ean Yong Hian Wah menasihatkan supaya penganjur pesta arak Oktoberfest supaya memohon permit daripada pihak berkuasa …

Reflection. What is that I see, staring straight back at me? Why is the reflection something I don't know? Is it because this picture is upside-down? Paraphrased from "Reflection" originally written and produced by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel for Disney's Mulan. I like the Lea Salonga version. Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 160, f5.6, 1/500 sec. Follow my Facebook Page and Instagram at: tvsmithmy #‎streetphotography‬ ‪#reflection #nature #skyline #flower #leaves #raindrops #‎sonyalpha‬ ‪#‎a7r‬ #zeiss