He is well-known for his use of the technique of pointillism – using tiny dots to create a large image.
There are a lot of well-known (and fairly predictable) ways to make yourself happier over the long term: sleep more, drink less booze, eat more fruit and veg.
An impatient motorist who cut up a van suffered instant karma and was immediately pulled over by traffic cops – and a policeman then stuck up his thumb to the aggrieved driver. Neil Hodson claims he had to slam on his brakes when a white Vauxhall Corsa pushed in front of him in rush hour traffic.
You may not have to: there’s actually quite a few things you can do to speed up an ageing PC – without downloading strange programmes which promise ‘miraculous’ speed gains. To do this, go to the Start tab, then select Settings, then Update and Security, then Windows Defender, then run a scan.
It’s not the easiest thing to picture, but gigantic penguins may have been around during the age of the dinosaurs – after a fossil hinted that penguins are much older than we thought. Fossilised leg and toe bones found on New Zealand’s South Island came from an ancient and very large penguin – thought to be almost five feet tall. It dates back 61 million years, and is among the oldest penguin fossils ever discovered.
Locals in Siberia fear the huge crater due the strange ‘boom’ sounds it emits – and describe it as a gateway to the underworld. The so-called ‘megaslump’ is now 0.6 miles long and 282ft deep, according to a new BBC report – and scientists are studying it avidly as it could offer insights into climate change. ‘This combination of less shading and less vapid transpiration led to warming of the ground surface,’ says Julian Murton of the University of Sussex.
National Woman’s Day followed across the U.S. on February 28 1909, organised by the Socialist Party of America. Clara Zetkin, a member of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, proposed the idea of an international women’s day in Copenhagen in 1910, during a meeting of more than 100 politically-minded women from 17 countries. The first official International Women’s Day (IWD) was marked in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland on March 18 1911, with more than a million women and men taking part in rallies campaigning for women’s rights.
A Russian government official has publicly acknowledged that its military has been involved in cyber attacks, according to reports – although it has not confirmed the targets. Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said that Kremlin ‘information troops’ have disseminated ‘intelligent, effective propaganda’, according to the IBT. Russia’s alleged involvement in the American election campaign has become a highly controversial issue for President Donald Trump.
Five HIV patients remain virus-free seven months after taking a new vaccine – which has been described as a ‘functional cure’ for the virus. The treatment has allowed the patients to stop taking regular doses of antiretroviral drugs, the Spanish researchers say. The ‘therapeutic vaccine’ does not actually get rid of the virus, but bolsters the immune system enough that HIV remained at undetectable levels in five out of 13 patients.
In The Lego Batman Movie, the gravel-voiced superhero spends a lot of quality time with the ‘Batcomputer’ – largely because he hasn’t got too many other friends.
The Nazis raced to develop a nuclear weapon during World War 2 – but recently declassified files hint they may have got closer than anyone believed.
Just when you thought modern politics couldn’t get any more surreal, Donald Trump is facing a new threat – witches. Witches around the world are set to cast a spell on Donald Trump at the stroke of midnight tonight – using a magical formula currently circulating on the internet. The spell – which requires ingredients such as an unflattering photograph of Donald Trump and a stub of an orange candle – hopes to ‘bind’ Trump so he can do no harm.
The Conservative win in Copeland is the first time a ruling party has snatched a seat from the opposition in a by-election in 35 years.
When news leaked that the classic Nokia 3310 might relaunch this year, tech fans went berserk over the return of one of the best-loved phones of all time. It is set to be relaunched at the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona later this week, according to Vtech – and will look very similar to the iconic original. The gadget will be built by Finnish company HMD Global, which owns the rights to Nokia’s classic handsets.
Paul Nuttall’s humiliating defeat in Stoke-on-Trent may spell a 23 year by-election victory drought for Ukip, according to the party’s chairman. It took us 23-odd years to win a referendum to get Britain out of the European Union. Ukip’s MP tally currently stands at just one, and Stoke – which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit in last year’s EU referendum – had appeared promising territory for the party.
Charities want Britain to conscript a 5,000-strong “red squirrel army” to help save the native animal. The conservation charities want thousands of volunteers to become squirrel-watchers to help protect animal numbers. The indigenous red squirrel has long been at threat from disease and competition for food from larger grey squirrels, which come from North America.
The Portuguese apartment that Madeleine McCann went missing from has reportedly been sold to a British woman – for half the asking price. The apartment at the Ocean Complex in Praia da Luz had been on sale for £255,000, according to The Sun. Missing – Madeleine McCann went missing from the apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.
A huge bizarre white blob has become the latest mysterious sea creature to wash up in the Philippines after an earthquake hit the islands. The massive white monster-like creature was washed up on shore in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands. What it is has stumped plenty of people, but hasn’t stopped locals from posing for selfies with the scary sea monster.
Universities could soon offer fast-track two-year degrees, under a government proposal to be announced today. The degrees will have increased yearly costs but will be no more expensive than degrees which take more than two years, officials claim. It is aimed at mature students and those who want to get back to work more quickly.
A large-scale cannabis factory has been discovered by police on the site of a underground former nuclear bunker. According to Wiltshire Police, several thousand cannabis plants with a street value of £1m were seized in the raid on RGHQ Chilmark yesterday. Six men have been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production at the extensive facility – which boasted almost 20 rooms, with each being used for the cultivation of the Class B drug on an industrial scale.
A stonemason got the shock of his life when he discovered a time capsule that dates back to the 19th century. James Whiting was sawing through a block of stone that had been reclaimed when he found a secret chamber that contained a glass jar. Among the documents were public letters and notices, as well as a weekly newspaper from Friday, June 4, 1880.
A Roman house uncovered in northern Israel has offered an insight into one of ancient Rome’s less well-known fashions – penis amulets.