2018 Chinese Year: Dog (Feb. 16). On Jan. 1 the 2018 Rose Bowl. On Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII (52) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.; 2nd SB in Minneapolis (1992). On Feb. 9-25 the 2018 (XXIII) (23rd) Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In Mar. pres. elections in Russia. On Apr. 1 Easter falls on April Fool's Day for the first time in this cent. (next 2029). On May 14 Israel is officially regathered for 70 years in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy? Am. billionaire engineer Dennis Anthony Tito (1940-) puts his Feb. 2013 plan to send two civilians to Mars by this year on hold for lack of funding from NASA. Architecture: $2.5M Casa Brutale near Beirut, Lebanon is built, becoming a perfect lair for 007 James Bond. Inventions: In Oct. the infrared James Webb Space Telescope (formerly the Next Generation Space Telescope) is launched by NASA as a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope; it incl. the daisy-shaped star shade to fly 15K mi. ahead of it and block light to allow distant planets to be searched for. Science: In May NASA InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport robot scientific explorer is launched to probe beneath the surface of Mars. Lightweight solar sail craft leave the solar system? Russia sends its first manned space flight from it soil? Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Qualcomm launch the $1.5B-$2B OneWeb high-speed space-based Internet with 700 330 lb. satellites, with 200 kept on the ground for backup. Skynet betrays the humans who built it and takes control, starting a nuclear war and attempting to extinguish humanity - The Terminator movie series. Sports: On June 14-July 15 the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.