NASA ‘works hard’ to cut dependence on Russian engines, but hopes to preserve ‘unique’ cooperation

NASA wants to maintain its unique cooperation with Russia to haul astronauts into space and continue to use RD-180 engines, while viable alternatives are being developed by US firms, the space agency’s administrator said. “The United States of America is working really hard not to be dependent on the RD-180 engine,” Jim Bridenstine said on […]

REVEALED: British holidaymakers given 2019 travel WARNING in event of Hard Brexit

Britons concerned a no deal Brexit could affect their 2019 holidays should make sure all aspects of their travel plans are refundable. Alex Wardle with the Association of British Travel Agents insisted British holidaymakers should not panic but prepare should the British Government fail to strike a Brexit agreement with the European Union. Speaking to […]

Hard to swallow! Project Fear says Brexit will ruin your butties

British Sandwich Association director Jim Winslip has warned his members would struggle to make fresh sandwiches. But Mr Winslip’s claims on BBC Newsnight have been ridiculed and highlighted the misinformation being put out about a World Trade Organisation deal that experts believe will massively lift Britain’s GDP. Tim Martin, the owner of Wetherspoons pubs who […]

J.J. Abrams and the Hard Reboot of ‘Mission: Impossible III’

(Welcome to Team Leaders, a series where we explore how the directors of the Mission: Impossible movies used this franchise as a canvas to explore their pet themes and show off their unique sensibilities. In this edition: J.J. Abrams brings his “mystery box” methods to the series and reboots it all.) After Mission: Impossible II made over half […]

Daily Podcast: The Making of ‘Die Hard’, and How It Impacted a Generation of Filmmakers

On the July 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents a special episode of the podcast looking back on the making of John McTiernan‘s 1988 classic Die Hard, featuring snippets of interviews with people who made it and filmmakers who were inspired by it. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on […]

Making it easier for kids to play multiple sports is hard — but it can be done

The world of youth sports is full of seemingly obvious choices backed up by years of study and research. But doing the right thing is not always so straightforward. Take the idea of being a multi-sport athlete. Countless studies and development models tell us that it is better for young athletes to play multiple sports […]

Why Nigerian-Americans Strive So Hard at School

Late last year, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York opened an exhibit that, at first, seemed legitimately African. To Wander Determined featured portraits of two aristocratic families: the UmuEze Amara, one of the oldest noble clans of Nigeria, and the Obafemi, a minor house of traders and ambassadors. A placard explained: “ […]