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Banksy artwork removed from Cheltenham house

<b>A Banksy artwork painted on the side of a listed building in Cheltenham has been removed.</b><p>Spy Booth depicted 1950s-style spies "snooping" on a man in a phone box. It appeared in 2014, three miles from government listening post GCHQ.<p>A pile of rubble now lies on the ground below the wall of the house …

Streetwear

200 shooting stars an hour to streak across British skies on August 11

Stargazers will be treated to the best natural firework display for nearly a decade next week when the annual Perseid meteor shower peaks, bringing 200 shooting stars streaking across the sky every hour.<p>Astronomers are predicting that there will be up to twice as many meteors as usual as Earth …

Astronomy

Amazon could make noise-cancelling headphones that know when to let sounds in

Noise-cancelling headphones are great for blocking out the din of airplanes and trains, but they also isolate listeners from noises they might want, or need, to hear—the siren of an ambulance, a car honking, or someone calling out their name. Amazon could be working on technology to change that.<p>The …

Consumer Tech

How To Unleash The Cauldron Of Desire From Your Pelvis

What if it was possible to use your sexual energy not just for great sex, but to fuel other parts of your life like your career, fertility or even crafty activities such as painting or cooking? It's all about harnessing the power of your pelvis, and then unleashing that energy right where you want …

Africa's biggest city shuts churches, mosques to fight noise

Africa's largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes.<p>The state government of Lagos is on a mission to make the seaside city …

Quantum Living: Epigenetics And Exercise: How Genes Take Shape To Change Your DNA One Workout At A Time

Are you ready for a DNA make-over that's guaranteed to help you get slimmer, stronger, happier and overall in great shape?<p>It's called Epigenetics, a cutting-edge new science that studies how our gene expression is influenced and changed by a whole host of factors--from diet, exercise, and …

An Open Letter From Technology Sector Leaders On Donald Trump's Candidacy For President

Trump would be a disaster for innovation.<p>We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global …

Theresa May vows ‘bold, new’ future for Britain as E.U. exit awaits

LONDON — A chaotic, weeks-long leadership void in Britain ended abruptly Wednesday evening with Theresa May taking power as prime minister and immediately setting out her vision for a “bold” new role for the country even as it hurtles toward a potentially destabilizing exit from the European …

United Kingdom

Dallas shooting: A democracy as racist as America will never be at peace

Dallas. The name was already a byword for political violence before Thursday’s massacre – the place where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F Kennedy in 1963 and shattered America’s post-war innocence.<p>Now, five local policemen lie dead, killed while serving their community. Others fight for their …

What I Learned About Arranged Marriage from My Indian In-Laws

"I no longer think the Western way of doing things is inherently better."<p>In the house my husband Rajiv and I share, there's a wall dedicated to old family photos. My favorite is one of Rajiv's dad as a young doctor in California, in which he's wearing a plaid suit, polka-dot shirt, paisley tie, and …

Nigeria's Buhari to visit restive Niger Delta region this week | Reuters

ABUJA/ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, an official said on Monday.<p>Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari attends the opening …

Africa

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

The best quotes to help you find business success

Motivation

This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

The Brain

Nigeria: Africa's top country for retailers to set up shops - CNN Video

In a country where shoppers love their malls, 43% of retailers believe consumer spending in their stores is on the rise.

Africa

It’s about damn time: Obama’s finally trying to fix an American disgrace by backing a national holiday for election day

Step in the right direction: Obama endorses plan to give people a day off on election day, making it easier to vote<p>Greater political participation is the answer to almost every problem we face in this country. It can't solve everything, but if a majority of Americans voted consistently, our process …

By ignoring corruption's colonial roots, Cameron's summit was destined to fail

Ahead of his anti-corruption summit to tackle what must be the world’s oldest skill, the art of looting, David Cameron was overheard telling the Queen that Nigeria and Afghanistan are the “two most corrupt countries in the world.”<p>But wasn’t the art of looting perfected and then institutionalised by …

Africa

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

Why Cuba is an education success story and what it can teach Africa

Clive Kronenberg, <i>Cape Peninsula University of Technology</i><p>Cuba takes education very seriously. It became a top priority after Fidel Castro became prime minister in 1959 and this helped the country shake its mantle as the most unequal of the Hispanic Caribbean territories during both the colonial and …

The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction

The history of drug criminalization in America is a history of social panics rooted in racism and xenophobia<p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears …

Teen gets accepted by all eight Ivy League schools

<b>(CNN) —</b> There must be something in the water at Elmont Memorial High School.<p>For the second year in a row, an Elmont Memorial High School student has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Last year, the Long Island high school's salutatorian Harold Ekeh chose to attend Yale University after …

College & University

At 40, there’s never been a tech company quite like Apple

Forty years ago today, two college dropouts decided to start selling cobbled-together computers out of a garage in California because they couldn’t afford the ones on the market. They had an intricate wood-cut logo, not much money or manpower, and their first computer only sold about 175 units. But …

Tesla

What Cancer Cells Use to Grow Bigger?

It has long been known how quickly cancer cells spread and sugar is a product feeding them. MIT have discovered that amino acids are in fact worse …

Cancer Cells

A law school professor explains a hidden danger of guns in schools

When I was in college at the University of Iowa in 1991, there was a mass shooting. A graduate student, upset that he had not received a coveted honor, walked into a university building and shot and killed the three professors on his dissertation committee. He also killed his fellow student, the …

12 NFL Players to Retire in Their Prime

Few NFL players get to choose the manner in which they retire. For many, the 32 teams will just tell a player it’s time to go by not signing him. …

Where the Supreme Court justices went to college

President Barack Obama's recent nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court means that yet another Harvard Law graduate could serve on the nation's highest court if he's confirmed.<p>Every single current member of the Supreme Court attended law school at Harvard or Yale — though Ruth …

This isn't a photo. It's an oil painting by a Nigerian artist who hopes his works will draw attention to African arts.

All around the globe people are singing the praises of Nigerian painter Olumide Oresegun.<p>Until a couple days ago, the 35-year-old artist's hyperrealistic oil paintings were unknown to most of the world. Now they've taken the Internet by storm after he posted a few photos of his new art to his …

Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria

The University of Cambridge has removed and may return to Nigeria a bronze statue of a cockerel that was stolen during a violent British raid in the late 19th century.<p>In response to calls from students, the British university’s Jesus College took down the statue, better known as “okukor.” The …

Africa

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