The Mystery of Mike Tyson

Earlier this week it was announced that former boxer Mike Tyson has been given his own cartoon series on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s mature channel. Mike Tyson Mysteries, due to be released this Autumn, stars an animated Tyson fighting crime with his friends, like Scooby Doo, but with 100% more...

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Genetics could change cancer treatment forever

A project into DNA run by Genomics England that could make chemotherapy ‘a thing of the past’ is under way in England as the first genetic codes of people with cancer or rare diseases (out of a target of 100,000) has been sequenced. Since the 30th of May, when the...

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The secrets of London’s lost underground rivers

Most of London’s waterways, its rivers and canals, are famous and well visited. But little is known of London’s lost rivers that still secretly course through London under our feet. The Fleet, Tyburn and Westbourne flow from Hampstead’s ponds and streams across the capital, occasionally rising to glimpse the sky...

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Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

The discovery of a shipwreck by sponge divers off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1900, lead to the recovery of a large collection of sculpture and bronze artefacts. When these were examined at the National Museum of Archeology in Athens, the items included a ‘fossil’ featuring, what...

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V&A Museum adds Edwardian finish to country house

Forty pieces of furniture from the V&A’s collection will be shown at Sewerby Hall, a large country house in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on long-term loan as part of a major refurbishment. On 9 August Sewerby Hall will reopen to the public with newly presented interiors styled as they...

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RBKC Mayor hosts event tackling depression and mental health

Residents who’d like to hear how the written word can help in the battle to beat the black dog of depression are invited to support a special mayoral fundraiser at Kensington Town Hall on Thursday 9 October. Along with a chance to find out more about depression and other mental...

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Maserati race cars to Bonhams Goodwood auction

Two of the fastest pre-war racing cars are set to be auctioned at Bonhams Goodwood Revival. The 1932 Maserati 4CM is estimated to fetch between £400-600,000 while the 1937 Maserati 6CM is thought to go for £600-900,000. The 4CM was driven by Giuseppe Furmanik who set world speed records in...

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Choose your own full moon party

‘You bought your shoes in Nepal, I see’, said the stranger to yet another Aussie (me) on the ferry to Ko Phang An from Thailand’s mainland. It was a few seconds later that I realised he was referring to the army-green Kathmandu flip flops on my feet that I had...

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Man jailed for raid on high-end Chelsea bag shop

A 31-year old man has been jailed for 42 months for his part in a raid on an independent high-class Chelsea bag shop in May. Christopher Gibbs, of no fixed address, was part of a masked gang who raided Designer Exchange, in Egerton Terrace on 24 May 2014. Twenty-four handbags,...

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