Tomato fights, anarchic gymnasts and astrophysics drew festival-goers of all ages away from the mainstream music acts at Britain’s Glastonbury festival this weekend. The 1,500 hippies who paid one pound (NZ$1.95) to attend the first Glastonbury festival in 1970 would barely recognise the massive three-day event, where around 150,000 fans were watching 2000 acts on 58 stages, alongside thousands of workshops and stalls
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune Only Teardrops, despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice
Big news for international Twilight fans! IMAX Listen up, international Twilight fans: If you were already excited about finally seeing Bella as a vampire, you’re going to be thrilled to learn that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will be released in IMAX in the U.K. and various other countries. “IMAX’s participation in 2010 on the release of The Twilight […]
“Lights All Askew in the Heavens,” proclaimed a headline in the New York Times on November 10, 1919. The reason: results had just come in from the very first test of Albert Einstein’s new general theory of relativity
The cosmic news broke without warning.
NASA has released new pictures of the Earth showing the vast extent of Wednesday’s spectacular solar eclipse. The longest solar eclipse of the century cast a wide shadow for several minutes over Asia and the Pacific Ocean, luring millions outside to watch the spectacle.
Fueled by strong computer and iPhone sales, Apple had a robust third quarter — posting a 15 percent jump in net profit compared with last year. Day turned into night
The longest solar eclipse of the century cast a wide shadow for several minutes over Asia and the Pacific Ocean Wednesday, luring throngs of people outside to watch the celestial spectacle. Day turned into night
A group of 22 students from the greater District of Columbia and Maryland area have been quarantined in China after several tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, school officials said Tuesday. Total eclipses occur about twice a year as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun on the same plane as Earth’s orbit.