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For a writer who explored the world of men without women, Ernest Hemingway certainly liked to have women around him. The Nobel Prize-winning author had four wives in all with barely a day between each changeover, as well as friendships with Ava Gardner, Ingrid Bergman and Marlene Dietrich. Now a fictionalized account of the marriages, inspired by his letters, examines what it might have been like to be the wives.

Here is some truly shocking news: Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies that revealed how these exotic creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. Researchers last Thursday unveiled a genetic blueprint of the electric eel - a fearsome denizen of South America that can zap you with an electric field of up to 600 volts - as well as detailed genetic data on two other types of electric fish.
The electric bicycle has shaken off its initial image as a mode of transport for the elderly and is catching on with all ages in Europe: mountain bikes, roadsters and kids' bikes are all now available with an electric assist. About 10 percent of bicycles sold in Europe currently are e-bikes. A pedelec is not cheap. They cost on average about 2,500 dollars.
At Little Bohemia Creek Farm, the tractor pretty much drives itself, weaving through rows of corn using GPS technology as it injects carefully dosed amounts of fertilizer. Farm employee Andrew Isaacson sits in the cab - his main job is to monitor computer screens that control the vehicle and sprayer.
Melissa McCarthy, a comedian best recognized for her full-throated and dim-witted style, stays close to home and character in "Tammy," a Midwestern road trip that provides comic relief in a summer season largely dominated by apocalyptic action.
It's tough being Hillary Clinton. Her book's a flop, she's angered ordinary Americans with crass remarks about money and now her husband's sex life is a New York musical. The lofty ideals and sordid scandal of the eight-year Clinton White House have been rolled into a two-hour, two-act musical satire making its US premiere in the Big Apple on July 18.
Mark Wahlberg and the cast of the latest "Transformers" instalment brought Hollywood glamour to Hong Kong for the world premiere of the sci-fi movie which was partly shot in the city. Wahlberg, accompanied by co-stars Stanley Tucci and Nicola Peltz, said Hong Kong played a crucial role in "Transformers: Age of Extinction".


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