DNA from the poop of extinct four-meter-tall birds reveals lost ecosystem

Enlarge (credit: York Museums Trust staff) A thousand years ago, gigantic 12-foot-tall flightless birds roamed New Zealand, snacking peacefully on plants and fungi. Then humans came along. Within two hundred years, the giant moa—along with a host of their close cousins—were dead at our species’ hands. What did the world of the moa look like? […]

‘Lost’ and ‘Cloverfield’ Cinematographer to Direct Killer Teddy Bear Movie

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the nightmare of forgotten exes will never die. In fact, it may come back to stab you in the leg. Two years ago, a viral short film made in the vein of Gremlins caught the eye of the internet,  and of Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain. We wrote about the funny and smart horror […]

SpaceX confirms it lost the center core of the Falcon Heavy

SpaceX pulled off quite the feat today when it launched the Falcon Heavy rocket. What’s more, it landed the two flanking boosters in perfect synchronized formation. But the fate of the core booster was unclear; now it appears that the center booster, which was supposed to land on a drone ship, was lost. Elon Musk […]

5 times Russia lost aircraft & pilots in Syrian anti-terrorist op

The downing of the Su-25 jet in Idlib is a rare case of Russian aircraft lost in combat operations in Syria, where the Russian Air Force played a key role in crushing the terrorists. The attack in northwestern Syria, which left a pilot dead, has served as a stark reminder of the danger Russian pilots […]

Kerry Katona weight loss: Star reveals she has lost incredible two stone

Kerry Katona, 37, has dropped two stone since last summer – an dramatic weight loss she credits to slimming injections. She has coupled this with eating well and exercise, but credits the bulk of her weight loss with the injections. Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ampika Pickston, who Kerry has been living with since October, […]

Libyan man who lost family to NATO bombs hopes to set precedent in European Court of Human Rights

A Libyan man who lost his entire family in a NATO airstrike in 2011 plans to take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), hoping to set a precedent for all victims of the military alliance’s bombings. “We demand that NATO explain why our house and other houses were [bombed],” Khalid Al-Humaidi, […]

United Airlines Honors Lost Plane Ticket From 19 Years Ago

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Last Flag Flying review: Linklater gets a little lost on his long and very winding road

Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne play chatty Vietnam vets who reunite for an incident-packed journey to bury Carell’s character’s son, a Marine killed in Iraq. There are touching moments and a couple of very funny lines but Linklater (Boyhood, Before Sunrise) gets a little lost on his long and very winding road. Last […]