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Pictures of the Week 5.15.14

Mummies, Marina Abramovic and the 9/11 Memorial Museum – the week in art

Exhibition of the week<p><b>Ancient Lives</b><br>This fascinating exhibition is centred on eight mummies from the museum's collection that were taken to hospital to undergo CT scans. The results are displayed as interactive videos that gradually reveal the mummies' interiors. Fragile treasures that are not …

Steven Spielberg to Produce ‘Halo’ TV Series

Steven Spielberg will begin producing a live-action television series based on the military-themed sci-fi video game <i>Halo</i> in the fall of 2015, which …

Steven Spielberg

10 Ways Twitter Changed Our Lives

#HappyBirthdayTwitter<p><b>1. We can get any idea across in 140 characters or less.</b> And less if you're including a picture.<p><b>2. Our lives have become a series of hashtags.</b> #realtalk #blessed #winning #fail #overheard #nomnomnom<p><b>3. You realize how many people share your name.</b> @halliegould, @gouldhallie, …

Social Media

The Best SAG Awards Dresses From the Past 5 Years: 7 Gowns We're Still Totally Loving

The SAG Awards are this Saturday, and to gear up I'm looking back at my seven favorite dresses from the past five years.<p>Starting with 2013, Nina Dobrev in hot pink Elie Saab and Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior.<p>2012: Lea Michele in Atelier Versace and Rose Byrne in Elie Saab.<p>2011: Jennifer …

Celebrity Faces Merged with 19th-Century Military Portraits

Replaceface is an ongoing series of portraits where modern celebrities are transported back in time into the role of 19th-century Russian generals. As we have seen before, artist Steve Payne is behind the clever compositions that redefine the idea of a classic painting.<p>Using digital copies of …

Still a Street Fighter: Jean-Claude Van Damme Blows Our Minds with Epic Split

Jean-Claude Van Damme was born in 1960. He is older than the current president of the United States, the Super Bowl and the nation of Fiji. And yet …

Christian Bale Weighs In on Batkid – and So Does Ben Affleck

It’s good to know we’re not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on …

10 Burgundy Lip Shades That Look Gorgeous on Every Skin Tone

Life is too short for a nude lip.<p>If you want in on the super dark lip trend of the moment, survey says burgundy may be the most universally flattering hue of them all. As makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor notes, "Burgundy is one of those rare colors that you can apply without taking your skin tone …

Makeup

Thought-Provoking Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of …

Nile Rodgers Digs Deep in Reddit AMA

"Been hearing a lot about reddit and decided to come in and have a chat," Nile Rodgers breezily explained in his opening note to yesterday's Ask Me …

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 …

Space

Bridget Jones Spoiler Alert! The New Book's Shocking Twist You Won't Believe

Did you hear the screams of shock echoing all the way from England yesterday?<p>If not, then fair warning, <i>Bridget Jones</i> fans: This is a spoiler …

Curvy Girl Lingerie's Super Bowl Commercial Could Bring Plus-Sizes To Millions Of Viewers

Let's face it: A lot of us tune in to the Super Bowl each year to catch the high-budget commercials. So we imagine that the 46 percent of viewers who happen to be female would be happy to see women with bodies that more closely resemble their own in lieu of the size 0 figures that seem to dominate …

Talking The Little Mermaid and Disney Magic With the Original Ariel, Sebastian, and Chef Louis

It's hard to believe that <i>The Little Mermaid</i> came out in 1989, but here we are years later, and it's still an all-time classic film. And now, it's getting rereleased today with a splashy Diamond Edition debut on Blu-ray. Naturally, we jumped (swam? dived?) at the chance to host some of the original …

Obama: Honor Trayvon Martin by battling gun violence

President Obama called on the nation to honor Trayvon Martin a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of his murder by asking "ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence."<p>His comments came as family members of Zimmerman and Martin, as well as pundits, celebrities, and …

Video: Moto X combines Google Glass listening feature with Google Now

Voice interaction is expected to be a top feature of the upcoming Moto X(s goog) handset, based on a leaked video promo made by Rogers Wireless in …

Shigeru Miyamoto Shares Nintendo Secrets

Donkey Kong<p>Miyamoto's first major breakthrough was creating 1981's <i>Donkey Kong</i>, an arcade game where Mario must ascend ladders while dodging barrels …

Retrogaming

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

50<p>Bright Eyes, ‘I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning’<p>Conor Oberst, the folkie boy-child from Omaha, started putting out his own indie records at 13, so he was …

Britpop

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

Internet of Things

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

China

Explosion in Number of Potentially Habitable Worlds

Climate model predicts 60 billion water-friendly planets around red dwarf stars.<p><b>The number of potentially habitable worlds circling red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star in our Milky Way galaxy—may have just doubled to 60 billion, a new study suggests.</b><p>Using global climate models originally …

The 50 Most Influential People Behind The Scenes In Sports

Casting a wide net, we searched the sports world for the 50 most influential people who operate behind the scenes. There are presidents, owners, managers, coaches, agents, doctors and reporters.<p>These are the coaches who change the way the games are played, the commentators who shape the national …

Christian Bale Won’t Be in ‘Justice League’

Christian Bale will not reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in DC Comics’ upcoming <i>Justice League</i> movie. The film’s screenwriter, David S. Goyer, …

Justice League

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

50<p>Outkast, ‘B.O.B’<p><i>Stankonia, 2000</i><p>Outkast greeted the 21st century with a single that’ll probably still sound ahead of its time in the 22nd: Big Boi …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

Two years ago, in 2011, <i>90 percent</i> of Lego's consumers were boys. A tough statistic to swallow for those of us who grew up playing with Lego's gender-neutral buckets of bricks. But the statistic came straight from Lego, which was then focused on boys with franchised sets based on properties like <i>Star</i> …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Chic Shorts for Every Size

Show some leg with the season's hottest shorts! MC's plus-size fashion diva Nicolette Mason picks her favorites, perfect for warm-weather fun.<p>Show some leg with the season's hottest shorts! <i>MC's</i> plus-size fashion diva Nicolette Mason picks her favorites, perfect for warm-weather fun.

Clothing

Michael Jackson's 10 Most Iconic Looks