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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 ...

Iron Man Gives Boy Own Bionic Arm

Robert Downey Jr's latest reprise in his role of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, has hit the web and this one is rather moving! The video is part of The Collective Project, Microsoft's showcase of work from students in the US who are making positive changes for their communities. Here's the full story... Alex Pring is a seven-year-old boy from Florida, in the US. When he was born, only his left arm was fully deve ...

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Making Beautiful ‘Biomusic’ Together: Pianos and Fungi

Take a moment and think about the beautiful music that could be made with a piano and... fungus. "What on Earth...?", you may be thinking. Well, Professor Eduardo Miranda from Plymouth University is also a arts festival director and musician, and he's been inspired by slime mould. The professor's latest work uses cultures of the fungus Physarum polycephalum, which has been turned into the core component for ...

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Red Nose Day is Nearly Upon Us – Check Out the Line-Up!

It's an odd-numbered year, which means something we've all been waiting is nearly upon us... Red Nose Day! And the line-up this year is truly stellar. Red Nose Day, also called Comic Relief, is a whole evening dedicated to comedy in aid of raising money for various projects aimed at changing the lives of poor and disadvantaged people around the world. The event happens every second year, alternating with Sp ...

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The Rothschild Bronzes… by Michelangelo?!

Michelangelo isn't normally the first artist to spring to one's mind when thinking about bronze sculpture. But his name is certainly on a few people's lips at the moment, when discussing the Rothschild Bronzes. The bronze statues were found in the 19th century, in the private collection of Baron Adolphe de Rothschild. At the time, the works were attributed to Michelangelo, but this theory was quashed. Despi ...

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Natural History Museum to Replace Dippy with Blue Whale

For the last 35 years, visitors to the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London have been welcomed by Dippy, a plaster-cast replica Diplodocus. But despite Dippy's impressive size, he just doesn't provide the 'wow' factor that museum organisers want the guests to feel when they walk into the main hall. Dippy has simply become too friendly and familiar. Besides, they want something that will impress visitors, ...

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Biggest Collection of Marilyn Memorabilia Going Under the Hammer

Have you ever thought what it would be like to own something as iconic as the red sequined dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? Well, now you can! Various examples of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia will soon be going up for auction, thanks to David Gainsborough Roberts from Jersey. He is thought to have the largest collection in the world of memorabilia for the late actress. "I've been coll ...

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Songs of the Operating Theatre

Surgeons from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff have been looking at which songs make for better listening in the operating theatre. And using this information, they have come up with a list of Dos and Do-Nots for them to work to. Of course, the song list is only meant to be a bit of Christmas fun, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t real research behind it. The research was carried out by Dr David ...

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Life-Size Katniss Sponge is Icing on the Cake…

Last year, Lara Clarke from the West Midlands made headlines around the world with her entry in the Cake International bakers’ competition in Birmingham. Swaying rather far from traditional cakes, Lara's “almost life-sized” cake of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean certainly gave spectators something to talk about.. “The judges are probably more used to seeing three-tier wedd ...

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8-Year-Old Raises Money to Cure Best Friend’s Illness

After reading this, you are going to hope you have a friend like Dylan Siegel - and strive to be a friend like him. At eight years old, Dylan is an author with almost $1 million (£630,000) to his name. Or he would be if every single penny of book sales didn’t go on research for his best friend’s illness. Dylan’s book is called Chocolate Bar, a phrase that he uses in place of “awesome”. Various places and ac ...

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Speed-Dating Plan to Boost Neglected Language

Do you speak Belarusian and wish you could find your Belarusian soul mate? Then you might just be in luck! An independent public culture initiative called Art-Siadziba (or Art Manor) may have just the thing for you - Belarusian Speed Dating! Belarus is an Eastern European country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union. But despite gaining independence in 1991 and having a population of almost 10 million ...

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