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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 ...

Long-Awaited ‘Fight Club’ Sequel Set to Hit Shelves Next Year

Chuck Palahniuk, author of Choke, Survivor and Invisible Monsters, to name but a few, has confirmed his long-awaited sequel to award-winning novel Fight Club will be published by this time next year. It has been a long 18 years since Fight Club was originally published, but unlike the original, Fight Club 2 will be appearing as a series of 10 comic books, published by Dark Horse Comics with artwork by Camer ...

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Bowie’s Triumphant Return? That’s a Promise…

The music legend that is Mr David Bowie has hinted at his second album in as many years - after a ten-year break it seems the Rebel Rebel is back in business. Releasing an album last year, The Next Day, showed that the 67-year-old rocker hasn’t lost ‘it’, giving him the coveted number one spot in multiple countries around the world, and even bagging him nominations for the Mercury Prize and a Grammy, and be ...

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Sotheby’s and eBay Deal for Online Art Auctions

International art auction house meets international online auction website: Sotheby’s and eBay are coming together to create a new way of allowing people from all over the world to buy and bid on Sotheby’s art. EBay has almost 150 million users, 40% of which access the site through mobile technology such as tablets or mobile phones. This makes the site the largest online auction site - as well as one of the ...

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Bruno Mars Meets Inspirational Girl Who Used His Music to Recover from Coma

Last March, a young girl from Ohio called Zumyah Thorpe was in a car with her older sister Zulaikah, two younger sisters and pregnant mother, when a pickup truck being driven by a drunk driver collided with them. Tragically, Zulaikah and Zumyah were the only survivors in their car. Zumyah, only 11 years old, had sustained a traumatic brain injury, lying in a coma and wasn’t expected to pull through - almost ...

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Monty Python’s Big (and Final) Return to the Stage

The Great British comedy act that is Monty Python is taking to the stage again - but, alas, this will be for the final time. Monty Python first came into being in 1969, a comedy group specialising in the surreal. Despite the obviously advanced age of its members now, the group is still well loved, with fans spanning many generations and able to recite whole sketches at a time. The group’s influence on comed ...

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Cave of Prehistoric Art Becomes World Heritage Site

In the south of France is a cave that has recently been given World Heritage status by Unesco - but this is no ordinary cave. The Decorated Cave of Pont-d’Arc, also known as Grotte Chauvet or the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel”, has walls covered with more than a thousand images; prehistoric art dating back 36,000 years. The entrance of the cave had been blocked off from modern civilisation more than 20,000 ye ...

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England’s Tribute to Rik Mayall

After the devastating news of comedic actor Rik Mayall's sudden death on June 9, fans have pulled together to pay tribute to the wonderful man. A football song he recorded for the last World Cup, in 2010 - which failed to make it into the charts the first time around - has been rocketed into the UK top 10. Mayall was best known as one of the brains behind The Young Ones and Bottom, and his roles in Blackadd ...

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Amazing Young Boy Gets Long Awaited Visit From His Hero

An inspirational young man got the most wonderful surprise of his life when his hero showed up at a fundraising event he was running. Ten-year-old Mario Carpino from New Jersey in the US was diagnosed with four inoperable brain tumours when he was only four years old. Although his tumours have now stabilised after years of chemotherapy, Mario has dedicated himself to raising money to go towards cancer resea ...

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And the UK’s Favourite Children’s Book is…

Stop and take a minute to think about your favourite book from childhood - maybe you like the classics: The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden, Peter Pan? Perhaps you favour a particular author, like Jacqueline Wilson, Terry Pratchett or J K Rowling? You may be surprised to find out that none of these made it onto the Top 10 list of favourite children’s books of all time (or, at least, the last 150 year ...

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Lost ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Drafts to be Published!

Douglas Adams may have died more than a decade ago, but that doesn't mean that we cannot be delighted with some of his never-before-read works, as already shown to us with The Salmon of Doubt. And now, an alternate version to Life, the Universe and Everything has come to light - almost a whole new novel! Just in case you didn’t know, Douglas Adams was the genius behind The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy s ...

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