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Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti. The prestigious names embody performance and luxury across the automotive world. But with the advent of soulless self-driving cars, are they fated to be locked away in the stables like the horses they replaced a century ago?

Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled Monday evening at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society," said Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche, one of this year's keynote speakers at CES. "The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space."
Could the Sun be your lucky - or unlucky - star? In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, than those who enter the world when the Sun is feisty. The team overlaid demographic data of Norwegians born between 1676 and 1878 with observations of the Sun.
Canadian comedian Seth Rogen couldn't have hoped for more publicity than his second directing effort, The Interview, received. Known for roles in silly films such as Bad Neighbors, Superbad and Pineapple Express, Rogen switched to directing in 2013. His first film, which he directed with Evan Goldberg, was This Is the End, another nonsense comedy.
From playing a struggling folk musician to an ambitious heating oil entrepreneur, actor Oscar Isaac is all about the hustle. After his breakout in 2013's "Inside Llewyn Davis," Isaac's profile is on the rise with roles in the upcoming "Star Wars" and "X-Men" films.
In Bridge, every hand is not a challenging one for there are invariably routine hands in abundance. But once in a while not too often comes a hand that needs special handling. Even the best at Bridge fail to meet certain challenges, either because of lapse of concentration or a blind spot that causes many a downfall. But Bridge is a game of rationale thinking and logical reasoning.
Kristina Pimenova has been dubbed "the most beautiful girl in the world" but her mother says the eight-year-old Russian supermodel is completely ignorant of her worldwide fame. On catwalks since the age of three, Kristina, who models for Armani and Roberto Cavalli, is famed for her big blue eyes and bewitching smile, with over 2.5 million fans on Facebook and nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram.

 



 
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