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Hilary Swank on Netflix’s sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

Hilary Swank on Netflix’s sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

Entertainment
Contains spoilers for the first episode of Netflix's 10-part series Away.You are commanding the first manned (and womanned) mission to Mars. You are on the Moon waiting to blast off, when a family emergency back on Earth presents a dilemma. Do you go home, or do you boldly go on?That choice faces Hilary Swank's character at the start of Netflix's new sci-fi series Away.It's an extreme version of the tension a lot of people struggle with - job vs family. But when mom's going to Mars for three years, it's the ultimate work-life conundrum.Commander Emma Green has a husband and teenage daughter back home, an international crew on board with varying levels of faith in her, and a world watching on. By ...
How the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, created by Serena Williams’ coach, plans to revolutionise the sport

How the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, created by Serena Williams’ coach, plans to revolutionise the sport

Sports
Tennis fans have been blessed in the 21st century with three of the greatest stars in the men’s game in Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all playing at the same time. Meanwhile, the women’s game has been dominated by 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams over the past two decades. getty Before we know it, the likes of Djokovic and Federer will be off the court However, all four are well into their 30s – Djokovic is the youngest at 33 years old – so it won’t be too long before we see these greats leave the court. So, what happens next? Well here lies the problem the sport is facing. Yes, there are players such as Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas who have come through but their profiles are not as high as the likes of Federer, Nad...
Peter Crouch on jumping from planes and ‘the ultimate retirement’

Peter Crouch on jumping from planes and ‘the ultimate retirement’

Entertainment
When Peter Crouch made his debut as a TV football pundit in 2014, he got a bit of a shock."I went to India for a week to do the World Cup as a pundit. I thought I'd cut my cloth out there," he recalled on That Peter Crouch Podcast last year. "We were in Mumbai, and on my first appearance I was with Mikaël Silvestre and a Bollywood star."We had a little rehearsal and [the producer] said, 'Right, so the game's about to start, we'll be live in 10 minutes. Here's the touchscreen, so when you use the touchscreen at half time...' and I was like, 'Excuse me?'"Crouch was completely unfamiliar with how to use the device - which allows pundits to freeze-frame moments from the game and draw on-screen graphics to highlight players and analys...
Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Science
The ultimate limit of human endurance has been worked out by scientists analysing a 3,000 mile run, the Tour de France and other elite events.They showed the cap was 2.5 times the body's resting metabolic rate, or 4,000 calories a day for an average person.Anything higher than that was not sustainable in the long term.The research, by Duke University, also showed pregnant women were endurance specialists, living at nearly the limit of what the human body can cope with.The study started with the Race Across the USA in which athletes ran 3,080 miles from California to Washington DC in 140 days.Competitors were running six marathons a week for months, and scientists were investigating the effect on their bodies. ...
Denise Van Outen, 44, is the ultimate ageless beauty in perilously plunging gown at NTAs

Denise Van Outen, 44, is the ultimate ageless beauty in perilously plunging gown at NTAs

Entertainment
DENISE Van Outen never fails to wow with her red carpet looks. Denise Van Outen has had the label blonde bombshell since her early days on The Big Breakfast.The stunning star who has enjoyed a glittering TV career since the early nineties hasn't seemed to have aged a day.And she was flaunting her youthful looks at the National Television Awards.The red carpet pro looked sensational as she posed up a storm for photographers. Related Articles Denise channeled Old Hollywood glamour in her long black dress, which clung to her killer curves.The sophisticated number featured pretty glittery accents, which sparkled under the camera flashbulbs.She accessoried with silver dangly earrings and a matching bangle. BLONDE BOMBSHELL: Denise Van Outen turns up the heat on the red carpet (Pic: DOUG PE...