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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 Lost Masterpiece Film Recovered

A silent masterpiece if British cinema, thought to have been lost for the past 80 years, has been found. Love, Life and Laughter, a 1923 film written and directed by legendary silent-film maker George Pearson, had simply made its home in a small cinema in Hattem in the Netherlands, before making its way to the Dutch EYE film museum. The British Film Institute (BFI) has been looking for the film for years an ...

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Stephen Fry Awarded “Presenter of the Year”

The multi-talented Mr Stephen Fry - actor, writer, presenter, etc - has been honoured with the “Presenter of the Year” Award at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards for his BBC2 documentary series examining the treatment of gay communities in countries around the world. Fry managed to beat the likes of Sir David Attenborough, the multi-award winning face and voice of some of the most well known Bri ...

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BAFTA Game Awards: ‘The Last of Us’ Clears Up

Wednesday night saw the 10th annual Bafta Games Awards, which is like the Baftas for TV shows and films, but for computer games instead, and there was a clear winner this year. The Last of Us from Naughty Dog took away five awards, including Best Performer. The PS3 game sees Joel, striving to survive in a zombie-filled post-apocalyptic world with a 14-year-old girl in tow, in a story that has been said to m ...

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Anne Rice Brings Lestat Back From the Dead

Vampires: everyone seems to have their favourite, be it the sinister creepiness of Dracula, the sparkly goodness of Edward, or the suave sophistication of Lestat. Those with souls, those without. Young ones, old ones. Killers, survivors, vegetarians, humanitarians. Vampires have played a big part in our culture for hundreds of years, in poems, novels, television programmes and movies. Anne Rice, the person ...

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Oscars 2014 – The Selfie

Whether you love the Oscars or hate them, everyone seems to have at least a little something to say about the award show. This year, for the Oscars 2014 on Sunday night, Ellen DeGeneres hosted for the second time, and gave a lot of people a lot to talk about. The last time Ellen hosted was in 2007, but this time was different. This time, the host was tweeting the whole time she was presenting the show. And ...

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Samsung Adds Biometrics to Latest Phone

In an announcement made at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung have shown its latest baby off to the world - the Galaxy S5. Amongst the smartphone’s other improved features, excited chatter is mainly about the introduction of biometric security. Biometric security is the application of science and technology used to measure and analyse biological data, which, in the instance of the S5, invo ...

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Streamed Music To Be Counted in UK Charts

Can you remember the last time you went into a music shop and physically bought a single on CD? Nowadays it all seems to be about downloading and streaming the music we want to listen to, all made easier by the likes of iTunes, YouTube and Spotify, and various other services. The Official Charts Company (OCC) is responsible for compiling the list of the week’s best-selling 200 songs in the UK, and since 200 ...

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Queen Become First UK Act to Sell 6M Copies

Not content with just being at the top of the list of best-selling albums in the UK’s chart history, Queen have managed to make rock history once again by being the first act to have six million sales of one album, their first Greatest Hits (and that number has probably gone up even more in the time you have taken you to read this!). Already ensconced as a part of Great British history, Queen has been a hou ...

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Sherlock Visits Sesame Street

Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world’s most famous detective, has made a grand appearance on children’s puppet television show Sesame Street. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the the renowned sleuth in the hit BBC television series Sherlock and who also recently became Empire magazine’s World’s Sexiest Man, appeared in a video posted on PBS’ YouTube channel on Tuesday. Alongside two Sesame Street Muppets, Cum ...

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Mass Wedding Takes Place at Grammys

Award ceremonies are often talked about after the fact because of surprise winners, or a funny incident, but the Grammy Awards on Sunday night really did steal the show. More than 30 couples - straight and same-sex - got hitched in front of millions of viewers, live at the ceremony, in a mass wedding to celebrate marriage equality. While Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed Same Love, their marriage equality ...

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