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Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Science
Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged 86, his family has said. In later life he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings that were inspired by space.His family said he had fallen ill two weeks ago in Indiana and died peacefully at a hospital in Houston.Astronaut Mike Massimino described Bean as "the most extraordinary person I ever met". "He was a one-of-a-kind combination of technical achievement as an astronaut and artistic achievement as a painter," said Massimino, who flew on two space shuttle missions. Alan Bean, a former US Navy test pilot, was selected by Nasa as a trainee in 1963.He went into space twice, the first time...
Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Technology
Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to painting to chronicle the moon landings on canvas, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot for the second moon landing mission in November 1969. He spent 31 hours on the moon during two moonwalks, deploying surface experiments with commander Charles Conrad and collecting 75 pounds (34 kilograms) of rocks and lunar soil for study back on Earth, according to a statement from NASA and Bean's family that announced his death. Bean died Saturday in Houston, Texas, following a short illness, the statement said. "As all great explorers are, Alan was a boundary pusher," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement that credited Bean with being part of 11 world records in the...
You’d Never Know These Black Bean Brownies Were Healthy 

You’d Never Know These Black Bean Brownies Were Healthy 

Health
Decadent, delicious, and so easy to make. I have a bit of an obsession with finding recipes that sneakily swap in good-for-you ingredients. Chocolate muffins made with beets? I’m there. Blondies with chickpeas baked in? Sign me up. So I was psyched when I came across this black bean brownie recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Laura Lea Balanced.The recipe couldn’t be easier: Combine seven simple ingredients in a food processor or blender, dump them in a pan, add chocolate chips (because of course), then bake for 50 minutes. Done.RELATED: The Ultimate Unbaked BrowniesEven better, the black bean brownies taste like the real thing but pack major protein you won't even taste. “My inspiration for adding legumes into a dessert came from the most wonderfu...
Look away, Mr Bean: Rowan Atkinson's daughter laid bare in burlesque tease

Look away, Mr Bean: Rowan Atkinson's daughter laid bare in burlesque tease

Entertainment
From Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara to Cindy Crawford's teen mini-me Kaia Gerber, second generation bombshells are taking over the main stage from their famous parents.And Rowan Atkinson's daughter Lily is the next celeb offspring destined to cause a stir in her own right.The 22-year-old starlet is a budding burlesque dancer, who enjoyed a brief stint on London's West End last year with a one-woman show titled "Lily".Making her mark on the theatre world, the Brit beauty dared to flash the flesh in the temperature-raising promo shots for her titillating performance, which focused on her singing talents.Showing off her wild side, the model donned a pair of cat ears, paired with booty-skimming hot pants and thigh-high stockings.St James' StudioSECOND GENERATION: Rowan Atkinson's daughter Lily...