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Viggo Mortensen calls `Lord of the Rings` trilogy sloppy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 14:26

Actor Viggo Mortensen, who became an instant star after taking on the role of Aragon in `Lord of Rings` trilogy, has labelled the filming of the series sloppy.

Mysterious `spokes` in Saturn`s rings still visible

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 19:28

The mysterious feature in Saturn`s darkest B ring called `spokes` are still clearly visible in the planet.

Gandalf`s horse Shadowfax dies

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 13:36

Gandalf`s horse Shadowfax from the ` Lord of the Rings` has been put down as he had been ill for a long time.

Asteroids can have celestial rings too

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 22:31

In a surprising find that indicates that rings surrounding planets may be a more common feature than previously thought, astronomers have now discovered rings around an asteroid-like body whose orbit is between those of Saturn and Uranus.

Mini-planet with two rings of ice and pebbles discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 11:15

Researchers have discovered a miniature planet with two rings of ice and pebbles, located two billion kilometers out in the solar system between Saturn and Uranus.

Andy Serkis in talks to direct live-action `Jungle Book` movie

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 13:07

Actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis is in negotiations with Warner Bros to direct a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling`s `The Jungle Book`.

Want to feel the climate of Mordor? Go to Texas

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:43

What was it like to live in the leafy Shire, the starting point of Bilbo Baggins` trek in "The Hobbit"?

Plankton shells can reveal climate change from millions of years ago

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:59

A new research has found that climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in ancient sea shells.

Peter Jackson to quit blockbusters post-Hobbit trilogy

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 19:33

Peter Jackson has revealed that he plans to move away from blockbusters once the Hobbit trilogy is complete.

Ian McKellen to play aged Sherlock Holmes in new film

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 15:37

After playing Gandalf in the `Lord of the Rings` trilogy and Magneto in the `X-Men` films, veteran actor Ian McKellen has reportedly become the latest actor to take on the role of Sherlock Holmes.

`Baahubali` India`s answer to `The Lord of the Rings`?

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:41

Actor Adivi Sesh, who is set to start shooting for S.S. Rajamouli`s Telugu period-drama `Baahubali` Sep 29 onwards, says the film will be India`s answer to `The Lord of the Rings` franchise.

Saturn: 10 interesting facts about the jewel of the solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 15:46

Saturn is certainly a ‘royal’ planet, adorned with thousands of beautiful ringlets around it as its jewellery and hence is also nicknamed as “the jewel of the solar system.”