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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 ...

Austria Triumphant Over Competition and Adversity at Eurovision

The UK's odds for winning the Eurovision Song Contest this year were better than they had been for years, with a great and strong song Children of the Universe. The song was being performed by Molly Smitten-Downes and the UK was actually listed as second or third favourite to win. The UK ended up placing 17th with only 40 points - only marginally better than last year’s 19th place and Engelbert Humperdinck’ ...

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Banksy Art to Save Boys’ Club

Last month, a piece of Banksy street art appeared in Bristol and led to an argument over who actually owns the piece, which has now been resolved by the artist himself. The Mobile Lovers, which depicts an embracing couple, using their mobile phones over the other’s shoulder, was found by Dennis Stinchcombe, manager of the nearby Broad Plains Boy’s Club. He took the piece down, but the Council laid claim to ...

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The Federers’ (Non-Tennis!) Double Doubles

Roger Federer has done the doubles again - but we’re not talking tennis here! Almost five years ago, in July 2009, 32-year-old Federer and his wife Mirka, a former professional tennis player herself, announced the birth of their daughters, identical twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. Last Christmas Eve, Federer had some more exciting news that he wanted to share with his fans, as well as the rest of the wor ...

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Mendelssohn Song Recovered After 140 Years

172 years ago, German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote a privately commissioned piece of music for theatre manager Johann Valentin Teichmann of the Court Theatre in Berlin, but asked that it was never published or circulated via a letter attached to the music. Thirty years later, after being auctioned off at least twice, the music went missing and wasn’t seen again… Until now, that is, complete with letter ...

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The Long-Awaited ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Has Been Announced…

It is something Star Wars geeks everywhere have been waiting with bated breath for nearly a decade - Episode VII. It's finally going to happen and the cast has now been announced. Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), who, for those of you who don’t know, starred in the original three films will be making their triumphant return. On top of this, Peter Mayh ...

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Spielberg to Tackle Live-Action BFG

Award-winning director and household name Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he is going to direct a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Spielberg has some hefty titles under his belt: Jaws, ET, Gremlins 1 and 2, the Men in Black and Indiana Jones franchises, Oscar-winning Lincoln… The list goes on! And now, with another two movies in the pipeline, the recent uncertainty of what Spielberg’s nex ...

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Auction of the Only Letter of the Titanic

The sinking of RMS Titanic is something we are all vaguely familiar with, if only because of the Oscar-winning film that portrayed the disaster. What is less known is that a letter, the only one known to have been written on board the ship on that very same fateful day, has managed to survive 102 years. That letter is now to be auctioned later this month and is expected to fetch more than £100,000. On 10 Ap ...

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Fans Create Games of Thrones Interactive Map

Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm, with an active international fan base for both the novels and TV show, who now can plot the path of their favourite character with an interactive map that has recently been unveiled. The fantasy drama, originally the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin and subsequently a hit television series named for the first book, Game of Thrones, is currently ...

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Nirvana and Kiss Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Less than a week after the 20th anniversary of frontman Kurt Cobain’s death, grunge band Nirvana has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Every year, a handful of performers are inducted into the Hall after a committee of rock and roll historians selects names to be voted on by around 500 experts from around the world. An artist can only be considered for a place in the Hall 25 years after the ...

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WrestleMania XXX: The Thirtieth Year of Awesome

WrestleMania XXX: possibly the most anticipated wrestling event since, well, WrestleMania XX. WrestleMania itself is definitely one of the events of the year that fans the world over wait for with bated breath (and in the case of non-US enthusiasts, lots of caffeine!). The whole weekend is a big occasion, with WWE’s Hall of Fame held on Saturday night, WrestleMania on the Sunday and concluding with Monday n ...

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