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Bug-killing book pages clean murky drinking water

<b>A book with pages that can be torn out to filter drinking water has proved effective in its first field trials.</b><p>The "drinkable book" combines treated paper with printed information on how and why water should be filtered.<p>Its pages contain nanoparticles of silver or copper, which kill bacteria in the …

University of Notre Dame

A Point of View: What's the secret of writing great song lyrics?

<b>Having written words for someone else's music, Adam Gopnik finds there's a common factor behind all great lyrics, from Mozart opera to Taylor Swift.</b><p>Everyone thinks he can write a song, and now I have. The haunted, wild look you see in the eyes of professional songwriters at cocktail parties rises …

The Arts

Hornby signals move back into profit

<b>Model train maker Hornby has said it is set to report its first annual profit in three years.</b><p>The firm, which also owns the Airfix and Scalextric model brands, said sales growth in the January-to-March period had improved "significantly".<p>As a result, it expects sales to grow 13% in the financial …

Model Trains

George North should not play again this season, says doctor

<b>Northampton and Wales wing George North should not play again this season, according to former World Rugby medical adviser Dr Barry O'Driscoll.</b><p>North was knocked out as Saints beat Wasps 52-30, the fourth time he has taken a blow to the head this season.<p>Northampton say the 22-year-old is being …

Northampton

What If We Turned Ancient Monuments Into Greenhouses?

Combine pyramids with biospheres and get a structure that can produce water and slow down desertification.<p>Picture the Sahara Desert, and you might not think of farming. But some of the first agriculture in the world was born in ancient Egypt on the desert’s edge, helping launch a civilization that …

Western Sahara
Nanotech

Sneaky free-kick baffles Gunners

Notts County Ladies' Ellen White scores a well-worked free-kick in their 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal Ladies in the Women's Super League (WSL) 1.<p>Laura Bassett appeared to begin to argue with Alex Greenwood as she approached to take the free-kick, before the ball was worked out for White to send a …

FA WSL

Once In A Lifetime (The Reflex & The Scumfrog Rework)

Shaun the Sheep sculptures unveiled in London

<b>Giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, decorated by celebrities and artists, have been unveiled in London before going on public display.</b><p>Fifty of the models will be placed at locations around the capital from Saturday. A further 70 will form a similar trail in Bristol from July.<p>Aardman Animations' …

Art

30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art

There's more to us than Banksy.<p>Upfest, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival, will be held in Bristol in July 2015. To find out more, visit upfest.co.uk.

Street Art

Bristol named as Britain’s best city to live in

Bristol has been named as the best city in the UK to live in, thanks to its “great shopping, great scenery and great social scene”.<p>The accolade was …

Cities

First unveils new fleet of micro-hybrid buses

As the Bristol European Green Capital year gets fully underway, bus operator First has unveiled its fleet of low carbon certified micro hybrid buses, …

Transportation

The best pubs in Bristol

Bristol's pub scene is pretty much second to none, with a very impressive array of boozers ranging from hip young spots brewing their own beer to …

Travel

Bristol's first on-road bike hangar installed

There is already a waiting list for Bristol’s first on-road cycle hangar, a secure storage unit for six bikes that has been installed on Eldon …

Sustainability

18 Science Facts You Believed In The 1990s That Are Now Totally Wrong

The 1990s had better music, but it was a more primitive time. Science is a constantly changing endeavor.

Bristol Pound redesigns unveiled

<b>A wildlife map, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and an image of civil rights campaigner Paul Stephenson are among the new designs for the Bristol Pound.</b><p>The community currency was launched in September 2012 with the aim of making sure money earned in the city is also spent with local businesses.<p>More than …

Streetwear

Just how good is Eric Clapton?

On Clapton's 70th birthday, Neil McCormick talks to experts to discover just how great a guitar player he really is<p><b>Eric Clapton</b> turns 70 today. He has been acclaimed as a guitar hero since he first surfaced on the burgeoning London blues rock scene in the early Sixties with the Yardbirds and the …

Mad Max: Fury Road gets an epic new trailer

After teasing us with four TV spots [watch them here, here, here and here] and a new poster [see here], Warner Bros. Pictures has now debuted an epic …

David Duchovny Reveals More X-Files Revival Details

There was much celebration in X-Philes quarters when the news became official that Mulder and Scully would be returning to their guns, badges and …

Gwendoline Christie's Star Wars villain will be important to future films

New rumours suggest that Christie's role as Captain Phasma will grow in the Star Wars sequels<p><i>Warning: this story contains possible spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i><p>Many fans were excited to hear that Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as formidable warrior Brienne of Tarth on …

Ron Howard to shoot Inferno in Rome, shares pre-production photos

Italian site Bad Taste has reported that director Ron Howard will begin shooting <b>Inferno</b>, the third Tom Hanks-led Robert Langdon story, in Florence at …

Movies

Blade Runner: The Final Cut review – savour its unhurried strangeness

Harrison Ford falls for a robot-woman amid the dystopian corporate squalor in Ridley Scott’s sad, magical sci-fi noir gem<p>The re-release of Ridley Scott’s personally supervised “final” cut of his future-noir gem Blade Runner, based on Philip K Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, …

Movie Review - Blade Runner: The Final Cut

<b>Blade Runner: The Final Cut</b>.<p>Directed By Ridley Scott.<br>Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and M. Emmet Walsh.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>Rick Deckard …

Science Fiction

Laura Marling lives the Californian lifestyle in ‘Gurdjieff’s Daughter’ video – watch

The singer-songwriter meets and greets friends in her east Los Angeles home<p>Laura Marling has released the video for her latest single ‘Gurdjieff’s …

Royal Family

David Bowie – the inside story of The Man Who Fell To Earth

Nicolas Roeg and more tell the full story of Bowie's greatest on-screen role<p><b>David Bowie is currently working on Lazarus, a musical production</b> …

David Bowie co-writing stage work that will feature new songs

Based on cult 70s film The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus is a collaboration with Tony-winner Enda Walsh and will launch off-Broadway this winter<p>“This is another dimension of David Bowie,” intones the booming voiceover of the trailer to the musician’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth, going on …