Mind-blowing Andromeda galaxy and ‘Cosmic Inferno’ earn space photo contest’s top prizes

French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux used a technique called tilt-shift — positioning a camera’s lens in a way that manipulates the depth of field in an image — to bring our closest neighboring galaxy closer still. His photo blurs the foreground and background while leaving the center sharply in focus, making the galaxy appear startlingly close, […]

Scenic Rivers Photo contest

Winners in the three categories in the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ Scenic Rivers Photography Contest as judged by professionals selected by LDWF staff. The contest celebrated the 50th anniversary of the state’s Scenic Rivers Act. Contest sponsors included the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The Pontchartrain Conservancy and the Louisiana Wildlife […]

World’s most beautiful scenes in Agora’s Travel photo contest

An amazing scene captured by British photographer Kent Sampson in Utah’s Red Canyon. He said: “I found this gem of a spot whilst driving towards Bryce Canyon. As soon as I drove under it, I knew the shot I wanted to get. I parked up and went off the beaten path, hiking a nearby hill […]

Where are UK’s Eurovision Song Contest entrants now – from EastEnders to bankruptcy

Still performing to this day, Bonnie went on a 22-date tour of Germany and Austria in 2018 and released her 17th studio album last year called “Between the Earth and Stars” before another live tour.

Traditional music contests to be launched

HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Four traditional music contests will be launched in HCM City and southern provinces this week.  People aged 16 to 35 in Vietnam are encouraged to compete in the Chuong Vang Vong Co (Golden Bell), a national traditional music contest launched by the HCM City Television. The participants will perform vong co […]

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020: Where to Watch July 4 Extravaganza

The field is similarly unbalanced among the women, where Miki Sudo is aiming to make it seven titles in a row. Since eating a career-high 41 hot dogs in 2017, Sudo 37 hot dogs in 2018 and a mere 31 last year, when she won by five hot dogs, well below her average 6.5-hot dog […]

US Open: Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev in epic men’s final

Zverev had the trophy in his sights when he broke for 2-1 but Thiem, encouraged by his coach, Nicolas Massu, somehow found a second wind to hit back immediately. The set went with serve until the 10th game when Zverev threw in a few poor serves under pressure to hand his opponent a way back.

The Houston Botanic Garden will open Sept. 18

The garden’s Phase 1 is now complete. Phase 1’s Global Collection Garden so far includes a tropical zone with a “rainforest” and plants displaying some of nature’s most beautiful and vibrant shapes and colors, a Culinary Garden with edible and medicinal plants, a family discovery garden with water machines and a boardwalk maze, and two […]

Big Brother houseguests under fire for mocking fellow contestant with autism: ‘It stresses me out’

‘At times, the houseguests say things that we do not condone,’ read the statement obtained by Us Weekly. ‘We share some of the viewers’ concerns about inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, and producers have addressed specific incidents with the houseguests involved. However, there is absolutely no truth that the casting of the show is racially […]

PHOTOS: Thiem, Medvedev storm into quarters

Top seed Novak Djokovic’s disqualification on Sunday for striking a line judge with a ball has left Thiem as one of the favourites and the Austrian gave a composed performance to reach the last eight in New York for the second time in his career.