Star Wars fans, you might want to sit down for this one — The Walt Disney Company just announced its plans to purchase Lucasfilm Ltd from George Lucas, with plans to release Star Wars: Episode 7 sometime during 2015. While there aren’t any release dates yet for Episodes 8 and 9, those films will be coming as well — and the studio has even more beyond a new trilogy planned for the future.
Push the boundaries. A hunger for new wonders, new vistas and new challenges fuelled trailblazing big mountain ski legend Eric Pehota, who pushed the boundaries to explore Whistler Blackcomb’s high alpine terrain. Now inbounds and accessible for all adventurous spirits, Pehota now revisits his old stomping grounds with his sons, Logan and Dalton, two of Canada’s hottest upcoming freeskiers.
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US.
More than 7 million people are without power throughout the eastern U.S. as post-tropical storm Sandy leaves a path of destruction, at least 18 dead, and a record-breaking storm surge that has flooded parts of the Eastern Seaboard, including New York City.
We keep them as pets, although which species maintains the upper paw in that relationship is sometimes in doubt. We drive them to the brink of extinction, and then make desperate attempts to bring them back. We tend them as livestock, display them in zoos, and research them in labs and in the wild. Our lives are intertwined with those of animals, and better for it. Gathered here are images of that furry interface.