April 21, 2014 |
Scientists say they have developed a means of accurately dating Earth's oldest and densest polar ice by analyzing the composition of krypton gas trapped within ancient air bubbles. In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS , researchers used the new dating method, called Atom Trap Trace Analysis, or ATTA, to study ice recovered from the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. "The oldest ice found in drilled cores is around 800,000 years old, and with this new technique we think we can look in other regions and successfully date polar ice back as far as 1.5 million years," lead study author Christo Buizert, an Oregon State University paleoclimatologist, said in a statement.
April 14, 2014 |
If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer. That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston - a.k.a. Walter White - to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior prom. The answer to both questions was, happily, yes! When approached outside the theater where he's onstage as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way," Cranston obliged Montana by delivering a version of a classic "Breaking Bad" line: "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan," he said, "then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly.
April 12, 2014 |
Khloe Kardashian might have a new man in her life. Emphasis on the "might" right now, but more like a "probably" by the end of this post. The fellow is Moroccan-born rapper French Montana. At first, Kardashian was spotted with Montana at the sweet 16 bash of Sean “Diddy” Combs' son Christian. Montana was invited to perform at the April 4 celebration, E! News reports . After the party, Kardashian posted an Instagram shot of attendees, including her close friend Malika Haqq, and, oh hey, Montana.
April 10, 2014 |
He's scored from his knees and while being pushed into a barrel roll. Ducks forward Corey Perry has eight two-goal games, nine game-winning goals and he's let four games or more pass only twice this season without slapping the puck into the net. "He has a knack around the net that no one has, hits the net better than any shooter I've ever seen, one of the clutchest persons I've ever been around," said Ducks forward Patrick Maroon, who has...
April 7, 2014 |
Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on "The View" on May 16, ABC announced Monday. The network will honor Walters' five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. "The View," the daytime talk show she helped create back in 1997, will commemorate her departure beginning May 12. ABC also plans to air a two-hour prime-time special looking back at Walters' career on May 16, and will name ABC News Headquarters in New York City in her honor.
April 4, 2014 |
Jon Hamm, floppy-haired dating-show contestant. It's not an upcoming role but rather one the "Mad Men" star already played, back in 1996. And hoo-boy, the hair! Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle" has nothing on this guy, if you trade the '70s for the '90s. Footage of a 25-year-old Hamm on "The Big Date" was recently posted online, showing the struggling actor (billing himself as a waiter) as one of three men competing for the attention of 25-year-old Mary Carter, who told host Mark L. Walberg (now of "Antiques Roadshow")
March 31, 2014 |
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr appear to have been in different places in the wake of their split last October - or maybe it's simply that the former was interviewed by a newspaper, while the latter sat down for a chat with a men's magazine and then posed in the nude for the accompanying photo spread. Bloom, 37, told the Mirror 's Sunday People edition that nearly six months post-split he's still not dating, choosing instead to spend time caring for son Flynn. (The couple share custody of the 3-year-old.)
March 28, 2014 |
As you're planning your summer travels, you may be in for sticker shock: Airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago. Here are some tips for making your airfare dollars go farther. -- There's no magic time to buy an airfare. The latest myth is to buy exactly 54 days in advance. Others say buy on Tuesday or Wednesday at midnight or when the moon is full (just kidding). But airlines are unpredictable, and anyone who claims he or she knows that airfares will be lower or higher in the coming months or days should trade in their crystal ball.
HOME & GARDEN
March 28, 2014 |
Approaching self-declared spinsterhood, I blamed Jane Austen. Having read all her novels and watched achingly gorgeous film adaptations thereof, I would consider only men who epitomized one of those gallant and stouthearted Regency-era heroes (barring the breeches and riding jackets because, well, I had to be realistic). Yet here was the sad but universal truth: If Jane Austen couldn't find a suitable mate in her day and age - she never married - there was no way in hell I'd ever find my "Mr. Darcy" in L.A., of all places.
March 21, 2014 |
Kate Bush, the grande dame of English art-pop, is returning to the stage. It took her only 35 years to do it. Bush has announced that she's booked a long run of live dates at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The shows are slated to begin Aug. 26 and continue through Sept. 19. The tickets go on sale March 28. Her regal vocals and experimental textures have always stayed relevant. Without her, Lorde and Florence & the Machine probably wouldn't exist in their present form, and Bush has released many albums in the interim, including 2011's "50 Words for Snow.