Stuntwoman Leigh-Anne Vizer is held by a 4.5 metre King Kong hand 300 metres above the city of Melbourne during a photoshoot at the Eureka Skydeck, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, in Melbourne, Australia. The King Kong show is set to open in June in Melbourne.
Jessica Mander walks around an installation entitled ‘Catafalque’ by artist Sean Henry in the grounds of Glyndebourne Opera House near Lewes, East Sussex. The piece makes up a collection of newly installed sculptures by the artist, ahead of Glyndebourne’s 2013 Summer Festival, which will be on show around the grounds for the duration of the summer.
The Russian Soyuz space capsule, carrying US astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, descends about 90 miles south-east of the town of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan, this morning. Photograph: Sergei Remizov/AP
And here’s Canadian spaceman, photographer and sometime singer Chris Hadfield giving a thumbs up shortly after the landing. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images
Afghans at the Karte Sakhi cemetery on the foot of Karte Sakhi’s Shrine in the foothills of TV Mountain in Kabul, on April 26, 2013. The shrine is the second most sacred place of Shia worship in Afghanistan.
A really spectacular image … those clouds looks rather portentous and the way the light is breaking through at the heart of the frame seems almost apocalyptic. It was taken over Victoria harbour in Hong Kong, in case you’re wondering.
An inflatable sculpture called ‘Complex Pile’ by American contemporary artist Paul Mccarthy on display as part of the ‘Inflation!’ exhibition curated by Mobile M on April 24, 2013 in Hong Kong. The inflatable artwork is one of six on display as part of the exhibition which is open from April 25 until June 9. Picture: Jessica Hromas / Getty Images
An inflatable sculpture called ‘Falling into the Mundane World’ by Tam Wai Pingon on display as part of the ‘Inflation!’ exhibition curated by Mobile M on April 24, in Hong Kong. Picture: Jessica Hromas / Getty Images
An inflatable sculpture of a pig called ‘House of Treasures’ by Chinese contemporary artist Cao Fei on display as part of the ‘Inflation!’ exhibition curated by Mobile M on April 24, in Hong Kong. Picture: Jessica Hromas / Getty Images
Patrick Kane from Livingston, Scotland has been fitted with the new Touch Bionics prosthetic hand. The new i-limb ultra revolution has a powered thumb rotation along with multiple grip patterns, which enables users to perform daily activities more easily than with previous prosthesis.
The view of the Manhattan skyline from the observation platform on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center at the Ground Zero site in New York City. One World Observatory, which is situated more than 1,250 feet over lower Manhattan, will open to the public in 2015 and will include a pre-show theater, multiple spaces that allow for panoramas of the New York City region and numerous dining options. When completed, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 1776 feet.
He Has Millions and a New Job at Yahoo. Soon, He’ll Be 18.
One of Yahoo’s newest employees is a 17-year-old high school student in Britain. As of Monday, he is one of its richest, too.
That student, Nick D’Aloisio, a programming whiz who wasn’t even born when Yahoo was founded in 1994, sold his news-reading app, Summly, to the company on Monday for a sum said to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Yahoo said it would incorporate his algorithmic invention, which takes long-form stories and shortens them for readers using smartphones, in its own mobile apps, with Mr. D’Aloisio’s help. Full Story