LONDON — The north of Britain was a floating, fiery eye away from becoming Mordor for a short time on Wednesday night.
Powerful thunderstorms, which swept across Manchester and Scotland on Wednesday evening, ended the hottest July day on record and concluded a a day of extreme UK weather.
The storm clouds, which looked like something out of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie, made their entrance after dark.
Looking good, Pluto
NASA’s New Horizons probe is starting to get a clearer view of the dwarf planet and its five moons as it speeds through space toward a historic Pluto flyby on July 14.
A new timelapse gif shows Pluto and its largest moon Charon coming into focus as the craft flew about 21 million miles closer to the dwarf planet over the course of a little less than a month.
As Charon circles…
If anyone in Hollywood understands dynasties, it’s Nicolas Cage: He’s Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew, and was briefly married to Elvis’ daughter. So it’s a little messed up that the Oscar-winning actor wasn’t cast for a single role in Game of Thrones — or, for that matter, all of them.
After all, Cage proved that he can play both sides of a tense family dynamic when he starred as twin brothers in the gardening thriller Adaptation. Juggling the roles of feuding Lannisters would be a breeze
Kermit and Miss Piggy recently sat down with MTV for an interview to talk about feminism, and we’re happy to report Kermit did not do any mansplaining
They discussed why people are afraid to identify with the feminist label, how the Muppet Show will be pro-woman and what happens when you catcall Miss Piggy (it’s not pretty)
“Normally, when someone catcalls me, there’s a new pothole the next day,” Piggy explained
“Yes, with a head sticking out of it,” chimed in her adoring green partner.
Unknown White House staffers were seen covering cameras in the building’s briefing room on Tuesday as it was evacuated due to a reported bomb threat — and White House correspondents want to know why.
The staffers used t-shirts and newspapers to cover the cameras lenses as they continued to record video during the evacuation, which came after someone called a White House phone and reported a suspicious package in the room.
“Our camera in the WH briefing room was just covered up — our live…
Parker Conrad should be the happiest man in tech right now
Zenefits, the human resources software company he founded barely two years ago, raised $500 million in private funding at a $4.5 billion, a once-inconceivable amount that would make it one of the fastest-growing companies in history — at least by valuation.
Yet, he has a sense of “paranoia” about the worst case scenario that never seems to go away completely. “I don’t think it ever will,” Conrad told Mashable last Wednesday, a few…
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Rogue One, the first Star Wars spin-off movie, will deal with a group of resistance fighters stealing the plans for the Death Star from the Empire in the run-up to the original movie, Lucasfilm confirmed Sunday
Directed by Gareth Edwards, who helmed 2014′s Godzilla, the film is a departure from normal Star Wars fare in that it promises to be a dark, gritty war film