Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor who played Jaws, the James Bond villain with the teeth of steel, died Wednesday. He was 74.Kiel broke his leg last week and died in St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., according to several media reports.Kiel’s signature character appeared in the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).
A veterinarian with a passion for elephants died Tuesday, apparently crushed to death in “a tragic accident” by one of the giant mammals he spent his life caring for, authorities said. Dr. Jim Laurita was the full-time caregiver for two elephants on his property in Hope, Maine. His rehabilitation facility and elephant “educational destination” was […]
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Six months ago, the story began as a puzzling news bulletin. A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 239 people on board had vanished from radar screens as it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The disappearance was quite the mystery. Was it a terrorist attack? Was there a mechanical failure that led to a […]
In an old office building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, there’s a room stacked high with plastic containers of synthetic urine. Researchers dip small white paddles into the liquid, wait for a grid of squares to change colors, and snap a photo with a custom smartphone app. It’s all part of […]
There has been much discussion about the security of storing pictures online, after this week’s hacking of various celebrities’ personal photos from Apple’s iCloud. The Daily Mail had this explainer on how it all works.
Elvis Presley’s last two jets, the “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II,” are for sale. The four-engine “Lisa Marie” features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week. The Hound Dog II, […]