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An incision from the surgeon's scalpel sends liquid oozing over the surface of a the lung, but on this occasion it doesn't matter if something goes wrong - the doctor can simply create another model with a 3D printer. The ultra-realistic lung - wet, soft, and complete with tumours and blood vessels - is one of a range of organs being produced by a Japanese firm that will allow surgeons to hone their skills without hurting anyone.

J.K. Simmons won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for playing a bullying jazz teacher in "Whiplash," which powerfully explores the limits of sadism and abuse. Simmons, who has been the odds-on favourite in the category after sweeping up trophies throughout Hollywood's awards season, gave a warm speech thanking his wife, children and parents.
Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony's controversial comedy "The Interview" wasn't a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller "True Story."
After winning an Oscar in 2013 for best supporting actress in the musical "Les Miserables," Anne Hathaway is taking on a new challenge as a producer. "Song One" is an independent film also starring Hathaway, as an academic who finds connection through her brother's music after he falls into a coma. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival last year and will be released in US theaters on Friday.
British actor and "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson says playing a photographer in his latest film has made him more sympathetic to the paparazzi. In "Life", Pattinson plays Dennis Stock, the man behind some of the most famous photos of legendary actor James Dean.
Every Bridge player aspires to become an expert or at least one of top notch players who can command some respect from his opponents. But Bridge is game where expertise can only come with talent and real hard work. Working hard at Bridge means being able to read the opponents' cards. Most of this can be achieved if a player cultivates the habit of counting the hand. For it is only when you are alert enough to count the hand as the tricks expose themselves on the Bridge table, that you will be having a high success rate at Bridge. The Bridge player's greatest satisfaction comes when he is able to read the opponents original distribution and then successfully locate the lie of the honours that matter in the making of the contract.
February 26, the cut off date for verification of SIMs has past and my cellphone is still working. However, it is not the end of anxiety. I and millions of senior citizens whose finger prints have faded to almost nil failed the biometric verification and live in tension wondering when our SIMs will be cancelled. In desperation some elderly people have had their SIMs transferred to the name of some young relative without realising the practice is both dishonest and dangerous.

 



 
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