There's no getting away from what a stunning piece of technology and automotive engineering the Porsche 918 Spyder was when it was revealed to the world a couple of years ago, and it was no surprise when it put in an amazing lap time at the world famous Nurburgring. It's only right then that we would have expected a genuine challenge to that lap time to come from some equally advanced hybrid hypercar, but Subaru has come extremely close to beating the 918's time without an electric motor in sight with its WRX STI Type RA NBR. To be fair to both Porsche and Subaru, the WRX STI Type RA NBR isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill car by any means.
South Korean broadcaster MBC issued an apology on Friday (21 July) over its most recent drama, “Man Who Dies To Live”, after it was slammed online over its portrayal of Muslims. In the show, which stars Choi Min-soo as the main lead, there are scenes of women who appear to be Muslim wearing hijabs in bikinis. Other scenes included a Muslim royal ordering a man to marry the princess, and women wearing hijabs waiting to be chosen by a man, which included the phrase “buy one princess, get two for free”.
For season after season of “Game of Thrones,” several people in Westeros have been worried about a certain prophecy about the Prince That Was Promised, the mythical figure who will lead the world in the fight to defeat the White Walkers. Melisandre (Carice van Houten), the Red Woman, spent most of “Game of Thrones” telling Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) he was the Prince That Was Promised. Obviously, that wasn’t true, since Stannis died.
Though Mary Poppins herself said, 'the sound of it is something quite atrocious', she wasn't referring to Dick Van Dyke's cockney.
While the band have released covers, live albums, compilations, and box sets in recent years, this will be the band's first original output since 2005. In late 2016, the Rolling Stones released an all-covers album of blues classics, “Blue & Lonesome." The band had in fact started working on new, original material during those recording sessions: "That's what we were working on when we decided to cut these blues songs," Ronnie Wood told Billboard in November of last year. On Friday, Keith Richards disclosed in a video ("Ask Keith Richards") that the band is indeed in the early stages of making headway on the previously alluded-to next album. “Yes, we are — very, very shortly,” Richards said.
In the great tradition of celebrating everything about sharks, Discovery has had Michael Phelps “race” a great white shark in celebration of…
The actor says he finally read the original novel for the previous hit drama, "A Step into the Past"
Two days after the award ceremony, while writers, artists and members of the public have been fulsome in their praise of Sonny Liew, the silence from the establishment has been conspicuous.
A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions. At present people have no option but to take lifelong, daily doses of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which keeps the HIV virus under control, but does not kill it. People who forget to take their medication run the risk of the virus rebounding to make them ill, or developing resistance to the drugs they were using -- which would require a more expensive replacement.
Japan on Monday launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and road congestion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reform the country's workaholic culture. The ministry had no figures to break down participation by region but most of those involved are believed to be in Tokyo. The plan is also part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to rethink Japan's workaholic tradition, where mostly male workers are routinely expected to spend long hours in the office and have little time with their families.