First Click: Bunny sexism, exotic cars, and more in the week ahead

February 29th, 2016

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to return home to terra firma aboard a Soyuz capsule on Tuesday. The 51-year-old Kelly makes the return journey along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko after the two lived an unprecedented 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Researches have been studying Kelly and Kornienko to better understand the long-term effects of micro gravity on the human body as a precursor to crewed trips to Mars. God speed, good sirs.

Thursday marks the official start to the Geneva International Motor Show, but we’ll be there breaking news as early as Monday. Verge hotshot Chris Ziegler already created a preview to help set the stage. So kick back and await the arrival of the mighty Bugatti Chiron and more from what's shaping up to be the biggest automative week of the year.

Friday sees the premiere of Terrence Malick’s (The Tree of Life and The Thin Red Line) long awaited Knight of Cups staring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman. It's also the opening of Disney’s animated Zootopia which teams together a fugitive fox (Jason Bateman) with the city’s first bunny cop (Ginnifer Goodwin) to solve a conspiracy while dealing with the very human issues of gender and race discrimination.

But that’s all yet to come. First let’s get caught up on the weekend that was.

Five stories to start your day

  1. It's finally happened: Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor

    As sure as the sun, the moon, and most basic laws of modern physics, Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in The Revenant. Presenter Julianne Moore, who won Best...

  2. Oscars 2016: the winners, losers, and best performances of the 88th Academy Awards

    The 88th Academy Awards are tonight, and the show is already one of the most-talked about in years. Chris Rock is set to host the show after months of protest over the Academy's nominations, and...

  3. Microsoft highlights what Macs can’t do in new Windows 10 ads

    Ahead of the Oscars, Microsoft has started airing a series of ads that focus on Windows 10, gross bugs, and the features Windows machines have that Macs don't. The spots all feature a pair of women...

  4. The Raspberry Pi 3 adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and still costs only $35

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation is celebrating its computer's fourth birthday with some big news: it's launching a brand new Raspberry Pi today. The Raspberry Pi 3 is perhaps the biggest update yet to...

  5. Watch Lady Gaga's emotional performance of "Til It Happens to You" at the 2016 Oscars

    Lady Gaga took the stage alongside dozens of survivors of sexual abuse for her performance of "Til It Happens to You" at tonight's Academy Awards. Gaga and power ballad master Diane Warren are...

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