Romance Rumors for Robert Pattinson, Ancient Fish Fossil Uncovered in China

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Who is Robert Pattinson Dating These Days?
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Robert Pattinson has been keeping very busy since his split from longtime girlfriend Kristen Stewart in May.

The 27-year-old actor reportedly has also been keeping company with a number of different ladies. The woman in question this week? Sean Penn's 22-year-old daughter, Dylan, according to E! News.

Pattinson and Penn (Pettinson?) were spotted sitting together at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, before cruising over to the famed Chateau Marmont, two activities that are totally not necessarily platonic for celebs.

R. Patz fans need not despair! It seems like the two are just palling around town -- for now -- E! News reported. Which means you can still fantasize about what your celebrity couple portmanteau name would be with the man who got famous for playing a vampire.

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Earliest Creature with a Face Award Goes to China Fish Fossil
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PHOTO: Min Zhu shows a fossil of the heavily armoured fish
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International scientists uncovered what is believed to be the earliest known creature with a distinct face in China, according to the science journal, "Nature."

The 419 million-year-old fish fossil is thought to be the key to unlocking the origin of modern fishes because of its small skull and jaw bones, said John Long, a professor in palaeontology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

Yeah science!

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Eva Longoria Is Not Desperate for a Ring or a Baby
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Eva Longoria has all sorts of opinions about marriage, babies and bodies -- and she was no holds barred in speaking her mind on "Access Hollywood Live."

"I've been married twice. Been there, done that!" the 38-year-old actress said, referencing her splits from former husbands Tyler Christopher in 2002 and Tony Parker in 2007.

When it comes to kids -- Longoria said just because society tells her that her biological clock is ticking, she's in no rush.

"I'm not one of those women who are like, 'I must procreate!'" she said. "I think kids are a product of love. So if you find the right person and you want to have a family with that person, then that's when the time is right. But...if I'm 50 and single, I'm not going to go do it myself."

One thing she can get behind though is getting older while still looking young.

"I love aging, as far as getting wiser. I have no desire to be 25 again," she said. "Maybe I want my 25-year-old body, but I don't want my 25-year-old mind."

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Miss World Gets Crowned
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A new Miss World has been crowned.

"I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Miss Philippines, Megan Young said, The Associated Press reported.

The 63rd Miss World Final created all sorts of buzz after the competition was moved to the island of Bali, off Indonesia's mainland, after hardline Muslim protests forced the event to move from Jakarta, While bikinis had already been banned from the swimwear round this year to avoid offending the local Muslim community, police are ramping up patrol efforts to ensure the safety of the contestants amongst calls for the event to be canceled.

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Scientists Made a Real Lightsaber
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Harvard and MIT scientists created a new form of matter that could be harnessed to create real-life lightsabers. WHAT?

The science behind arguably the greatest invention of all time is simple, obviously. Just get some photons to bind together to form molecules, the physicists told science journal, "Nature."

Oh, but you have to take into account that the discovery is contrary to what is known about the nature of light. "Most of the properties of light we know about originate from the fact that photons are massless, and that they do not interact with each other," Harvard physics professor Mikhail Lukin said.

"What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they begin to act as though they have mass, and they bind together to form molecules. This type of photonic bound state has been discussed theoretically for quite a while, but until now it hadn't been observed.

"It's not an in-apt analogy to compare this to lightsabers," he said. "When these photons interact with each other, they're pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what's happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies."

Mind blown.

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