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The master of disguise

Last week we talked about how paintings have been stolen from museums, art shows or the artists themselves. Would you like to watch a heist on Netflix? Lupin, a new Netflix show about a thief who steals Marie Antoinette’s prized jewels from the Louvre, is captivating viewers around the world. The story is of the […]

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This man turned on a new leaf, literally!

Something which started as a hobby has turned into a passion for a man in Kazakhstan. And now that hobby is taking him places, at least in the art world.  Kanat Nurtazin has been turning nature into art with his intricate leaf cuttings which feature anything from ballerinas to flamingos to Harry Potter. The 29-year-old […]

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Adidas to make vegan shoes!

You must have come across many people who have turned vegan — eating only plant-based food. But now a shoe company is all ready to manufacture vegan shoes too. Adidas has announced it’s launching a line of sneakers made from mushroom-based leather. As part of a 2021 sustainability initiative, the new Stan Smiths will be […]

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Donald Trump impeached for second time

US President Donald Trump has been impeached again. This time for inciting violence that led to rioting at the Capitol building and the death of five people including a policeman.  Before considering impeachment, the House had asked Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. When Pence refused, Democrats  began the […]

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Celebrate these unusual holidays from around the world

We all know and celebrate religious and cultural festivals in a year but there are a few wacky holidays you can celebrate and have some fun. Read more about them… January 22 — Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day Do you have a special connection with your cat or is she around only for sustenance in […]

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Movie Review: The food for the soul…

Pixar’s Soul is about a jazz pianist who has a near-death experience and gets stuck in the afterlife, contemplating his choices and regretting the existence that he mostly took for granted. It all starts when the protagonist Joe (Jamie Foxx) meets with an accident and ends up comatose. Joe was finally offered a staff job […]

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Who’s Martin Luther King Jr 

On Monday, January 20, the USA would celebrate Martin Luther King Day. And though his actual birthday is on January 15, the US celebrates third Monday of every January in his honour.  But do you know who’s Martin Luther King Jr? Today we live in a free world. A world without boundaries and discriminations. Today […]

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Where do the stolen paintings go?

We hear stories of museum paintings being stolen. They all seem mysterious and curious, but where do they really go after they’re stolen. Because if you see someone selling them, of course they will be questioned! That’s a dangerous path to tread. However, this is a multi billion dollar a year illicit industry. Everything from […]

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This little lizard is a chef, and even has a cookbook!

It seems humans were not the only ones who took to cooking during the pandemic, locked in homes. A lizard took to pots and pans, it loved it so much that now he has a cookbook under his name! Yes, an actual lizard. A one-year-old central bearded dragon, Lenny, has brought out his very own […]

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Like eating a pineapple? What about flying it?

Researchers in Malaysia have developed a method to transform the fibre found in normally discarded pineapple leaves to make a strong material that can be used to build the frames for unmanned aircraft, e.g. drones. The drones made out of the bio-composite material had a higher strength-to-weight ratio than those made from synthetic fibres and […]