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ANA becomes the airline for 'Star Wars' buffs

"Star Wars" fans who can't get enough of the galaxy far, far away might consider a flight on All Nippon Airways, the largest carrier in Japan.<p>ANA has painted three of its jets with "Star Wars" designs, two adorned with images and the insignia of BB-8, the droid introduced in the latest movie, "Star …

Bowie in Berlin: 'He drove round the car park at 70mph screaming that he wanted to end it all'

David Bowie moved to Berlin in the mid-70s in the grip of a cocaine addiction. But the city purged his demons and pushed him to new creative heights. Rory MacLean remembers their nights in his Hauptstraße flat – and one wild night out with Iggy<p>It’s Christmas Day in Berlin in 1977. Seated at the …

Coldplay: how can something so banal be so powerful? | John Harris

There is a context to the band’s huge success. The worse life gets, the more they seek to reassure us<p>One should always hesitate before quoting the words from pop songs. Obviously, lyrics are not written as poetry; in the absence of music, even Bob Dylan’s words can occasionally seem like the work …

Music

Pet dog praised for keeping missing toddler safe and warm during frantic search

A loyal sheepdog is the hero of the hour in a search for a missing toddler<p>A family has praised their dog for keeping a missing toddler safe after she went missing during the night.<p>The two-year-old wandered off from a property in Victoria, Melbourne, and was missing for seven hours before she was …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans send hate mail to critic who gave film bad review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Film criticism,Newspapers & magazines,Film,Culture,Star Wars,Science fiction and fantasy,Media,US news,World news,Internet,Technology<p>Andrew O’Hehir of Salon magazine was told to ‘die and leave us alone’ by one fan after posting a negative review of the much-hyped space …

Box Office

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

This Is What Happened When We Showed Non-Australians Photos Of Aussie Christmas

"I'm getting the impression Christmas is way, WAY better in Australia."

Scott Weiland, frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, dies at 48

Scott Weiland, the charismatic rock vocalist who first gained fame with 1990s rock band Stone Temple Pilots, has died, according to his wife.<p>The Grammy-winning singer, 48, who struggled with addiction, earned post-Pilots success with the platinum-selling supergroup Velvet Revolver. His cause of …

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The Bone Labyrinth

• <b>Author:</b> James Rollins<p>A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA, a mystery that will leave readers changed forever . . .<p>In this groundbreaking …

It's 720,000th time lucky! Photographer takes perfect picture of diving kingfisher in honour of his grandfather - but it took him six years and 4,200 hours to get the shot

• <b>Alan McFadyen never forgot boyhood visits to Kirkcudbright, Scotland, with grandfather Robert Murray 40 years ago</b>• <b><br>After taking up photography he</b> …

Better Batteries: The Key To Alternative Energy’s Future

Even people who know almost nothing about alternative energy know this: when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow, there’s no energy to be …

Something Novel: Must-Have Ernest Hemingway Decor

It’s a bit of a stretch, but with everyone clamoring to travel to Cuba, we thought of one of the country’s most famous American expats: Ernest …

Phil Collins emerges from retirement, plans new album and tour

Phil Collins fans, rejoice! The onetime Genesis singer, who went on to have a spectacular solo career in the 1980s and '90s, has told Rolling Stone that he's ready for a comeback.<p>"I'm no longer officially retired," he said. "The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go."<p>Fans, of course, were …

Music

See Giant Inflatable Jack-O'-Lantern on the Loose

Sea Lion Jumps On Boat, Shows Human Some Marine Mammal Love

Sharing a moment.<p>What would you do if a cute sea lion jumped on your boat and and snuggled with you?<p>Maybe you'd do what this guy is doing and just enjoy it.<p>You might even get an adorable kiss out of the deal.<p>via GIPHY<p>H/T Laughing Squid

UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer

PARIS (AP) — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings …

Mets Sweep Cubs, Head to World Series: Pictures

Happy Birthday John Lennon 2015/10/09

Princess Leia bikini sells for $96,000

<b>The "slave Leia" bikini worn by actress Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi has been sold for $96,000 (£63,220).</b><p>Bidding for the costume opened at $80,000 at the online auction, run by US firm Profiles In History.<p>As well as the bikini, the unnamed winner received a collar, several chain links, and a …

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

Transportation

Green Energy is Generating Jobs

Jobs jobs jobs. If there’s one thing that will generate excitement in the halls of America’s state capitols, it’s the promise of new jobs. And if …

These Google workers have voted to join the Teamsters union

Warehouse and shipping workers for Google Shopping Express, the tech giant’s same day shopping delivery service, voted Friday to join a local chapter …

Documented 1966 Pontiac GTO 389/360 4-Speed Convertible

This 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible is a documented factory Tri-Power/4-speed example with less than 500 miles on a fresh, frame-off professional …

Shreddies adds pyjamas and jeans to line of fart-neutralising apparel

A flatulence-filtering range of underwear designed to stop farts from smelling has been expanded by British clothing manufacturer Shreddies to …

Clothing

Surfers set new record for most riders on board at once

Watch the moment 66 surfers from California broke the record for the most people simultaneously riding a wave on a single board<p>How many people can you fit on a <b>surfboard</b>at once?<p>That is exactly what <b>surfers</b> at California's Huntington Beach set out to discover as they attempted to break the Guinness …

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Jordan Spieth Looks Like Tiger Woods 2.0 After Masters-US Open Double at 21

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — There’s always a star in the future. And in the wings. There’s always another great one ready to move in, to keep us enthralled in golf. Always another Jack Nicklaus. Or Tiger Woods.<p>Always a Jordan Spieth.<p>He’s not the new Tiger, because Woods was unique in his preparation, …