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Crayon Initiative Helps Sick Children – and the Planet!

Crayon Initiative Helps Sick Children – and the Planet!

There's a nonprofit organisation in California that is not only trying to help the planet, but also sick children. The Crayon Initiative collects old crayons and gives them a new l ...

Tattoo Studio Offers Free Anti-Racism Tattoos

Tattoo Studio Offers Free Anti-Racism Tattoos

Pride and Glory is a tattoo studio in Graz, Austria, that prides itself on uniqueness. The company believes that just as every person is unique, so should every tattoo be. "We are ...

Internet Quest: The Girls in the Photographs

Internet Quest: The Girls in the Photographs

Meagan Abell, a professional photographer in the US, was perusing a second-hand shop in Richmond, Virginia, when she came across a box of vintage photographs. Sifting through these ...

Moscow’s Cinema for the Homeless

Moscow’s Cinema for the Homeless

As you should know by now, we're all for schemes that help out those less fortunate than ourselves. Over the last couple of months, we've told you about a variety of ideas from all ...

Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

According to research published in PLoS One by a team at the University of Cambridge, a person's taste in music might offer insight into the way they think. The study was working o ...

Cast & Crew Create ‘Big Bang’ Science Scholarship

Cast & Crew Create ‘Big Bang’ Science Scholarship

How many of you have watched science-nerd sitcom The Big Bang Theory? If you have, then you'll know that it centres around a bunch of stereotypical science academics, their careers ...

Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

If we asked you what you know about Akon, you might be able to tell us that he is an award-winning R&B and Hip Hop star. But what you might not know is that he has spent the la ...

Crayon Initiative Helps Sick Children – and the Planet!

There's a nonprofit organisation in California that is not only trying to help the planet, but also sick children. The Crayon Initiative collects old crayons and gives them a new lease of life before donating them to children in hospital. The organisation was founded by Bryan Ware, a father of two who has always had a passion for art. He came up with the idea a couple of years ago, after a family meal in a ...

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Tattoo Studio Offers Free Anti-Racism Tattoos

Pride and Glory is a tattoo studio in Graz, Austria, that prides itself on uniqueness. The company believes that just as every person is unique, so should every tattoo be. "We are convinced that no one should take the same tattoo," it says on the website. But over the last couple of months, Pride and Glory has been promoting an additional ideal: anti-racism. Alex Smoltschnik, who runs the tattoo studio, dec ...

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Internet Quest: The Girls in the Photographs

Meagan Abell, a professional photographer in the US, was perusing a second-hand shop in Richmond, Virginia, when she came across a box of vintage photographs. Sifting through these old photos, she came across what she thought at the time were four sets of negatives, gathering dust. Intrigued, she bought them and took them home to scan them. When they had developed, she was shocked at the level of detail in ...

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Moscow’s Cinema for the Homeless

As you should know by now, we're all for schemes that help out those less fortunate than ourselves. Over the last couple of months, we've told you about a variety of ideas from all over the world that are helping others in one way or another. In Canada, For the Love of Laundry enables people to wash and dry their clothes for free. Two women in Texas turned to crowdfunding to pay for the funeral of a local h ...

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Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

According to research published in PLoS One by a team at the University of Cambridge, a person's taste in music might offer insight into the way they think. The study was working on the empathising-systemising theory, which is based on the idea that there are two thinking styles, empathising and systemising. Many people hear the opening of a song and just know if they are going to love or hate it - they mak ...

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Cast & Crew Create ‘Big Bang’ Science Scholarship

How many of you have watched science-nerd sitcom The Big Bang Theory? If you have, then you'll know that it centres around a bunch of stereotypical science academics, their careers, and their passions (which involves a lot of sci-fi, as you can imagine!). The series has been running for eight seasons and has managed to make science fun and interesting for a lot of people. And what better to repay their loya ...

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Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

If we asked you what you know about Akon, you might be able to tell us that he is an award-winning R&B and Hip Hop star. But what you might not know is that he has spent the last couple of years trying to bring electricity to a part of the world that is shrouded in darkness when the sun goes down - Africa. Of course, Akon hasn't been going it alone. Together with Thione Niang and entrepreneur Samba Bath ...

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Picasso and Giacometti Smash Auction Records

Picasso is one of the most famous artists ever to have lived, and a recent auction of one of his paintings has gone on to prove that. Les Femmes d'Alger (left in the cover photo) is Picasso's 15-piece interpretation of Eugène Delcrois's Women in Algiers, titled Versions A through O. The final piece in the collection, Version O, has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, wiping out the record ...

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Vinyl Records Make Comeback with First UK Chart

Many of us have grown up listening to vinyl, perhaps your own records, or that of your parents or older siblings. Whatever the case may be, listening to vinyl has played an important role for a lot of people, providing the soundtracks to their lives. There is just something about vinyl. Just think about sliding the PVC disc from its sleeve, gently placing it in the record player, moving the stylus to just t ...

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UK’s First National Videogame Arcade

Have you ever thought, "If only there were a place dedicated to the art and history of video games in the UK?"... Well, now there is! The National Videogame Arcade (NVA), the UK's first national centre dedicated to video games, opened its doors to the public. The £2.5 million NVA can be found in Hockley in Nottingham and boasts an array of activities. Across its five floors, you can find interactive exhibit ...

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