Australia’s Aboriginal light festival illuminates a 300 million-year-old canvas

Australia’s Aboriginal light festival illuminates a 300 million-year-old canvas
Parrtjima, a festival of light in Alice Springs, Australia.Image: James Horan Photography for Tourism NTOne canvas, two kilometres (1.2 miles) long, 300 million years old. The first Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima, is back for another year. It's an annual, free, ten-night festival celebrating Arrernte (Central Australian) art and culture, held in Mparntwe (Alice Springs, Australia) from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1. Numerous large-scale light works are being switched on every night, including a

Paramore delivers the pop-rock show we need in 2017

Paramore delivers the pop-rock show we need in 2017
Image: Lindsey Byrnes Two magical entities ruled Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday night: Hayley Williams and feelings. Not only has the 28-year-old singer always fronted Paramore, she's always been Paramore—at least the embodiment of it, anyway—her clear, formidable voice and delightfully fizzy stage presence always rising above the band's rotating cast and remarkably bold genre switches over the years. It's largely thanks to her that the band has aged so well. Now, in 2017, watching Williams dart around the

Apple’s iPhone 8 event will be Tim Cook’s signature moment

Apple’s iPhone 8 event will be Tim Cook’s signature moment
Tim Cook is ready for his moment.Image: Christina Ascani/mashableThree years ago, and just a few years after Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died, Tim Cook unveiled what would be, to date, Apple's only new product category under his watch: The Apple Watch. That was supposed to be Cook’s moment and it hit all the right notes: Innovation in a faltering category, an iconic location (the same place Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook 30 years earlier), and a

Vera Lynn white cliffs campaign hits 1m

Vera Lynn white cliffs campaign hits 1m
Image copyright National Trust Images/John Miller Image caption The National Trust owns the clifftop but later found more land had become available She celebrated her 100th birthday at her home in Ditchling, Sussex, this year - became known as the Forces' Sweetheart after her performances of the 1942 classic, The White Cliffs of Dover. Image copyright National Trust Image caption Planned work includes creating access routes for visitors

Rinder rejects same-sex Strictly pairs

Rinder rejects same-sex Strictly pairs
Image caption The judge turned TV personality danced with Oksana Platero last year The Reverend Richard Coles, another of this year's celebrity hopefuls, said he would be happy to dance with a man.Judge Craig Revel Horwood, meanwhile, has said there will "probably" be same-sex couples on next year's edition.According to Robert Rinder, however, a contestant's dance partner on Strictly should have nothing to do with sexual orientation.The criminal barrister turned daytime TV personality, who married his partner Seth Cummings

Zendaya believes all kids should have technology in their classrooms. Here’s what she’s doing about it.

Zendaya believes all kids should have technology in their classrooms. Here’s what she’s doing about it.
Zendaya doesn't think it's fair that American children don't get equal opportunities to learn about and use technology.Image: Invision/AP/REX/ShutterstockZendaya is one of the hottest rising talents in Hollywood. Between starring in the Spider-Man franchise, curating the second collection of her clothing line, and appearing in a new Bruno Mars video, the 21-year-old didn't waste a moment this summer.  SEE ALSO: MIT scientists created a dance party kit to get girls interested in STEM But if Zendaya never hit it