14May/22

RIHANNA SET TO LAUNCH FENTY BEAUTY & FENTY SKIN ACROSS AFRICA THIS MAY #FENTYAFRICA

“I am a proud Bajan who also feels a close connection to Africa, and its people. I’ve had the pleasure, and the privilege, to spend time on the continent and those experiences never leave you. Now, being able to bring Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin to eight African countries and then hopefully more in the future— means so much to me.” – Rihanna Continue reading

14May/22

Eurovision: If Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra triumph it won’t be a sympathy vote, says an expert

Catherine Baker, University of Hull

Voting in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on May 14 in Turin may look different for one specific reason – neither Russia or Belarus are taking part.

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13May/22

Do these three popular anti-ageing skincare ingredients work? Here’s what the evidence says

Szu Shen Wong, Keele University and Neil Grazier, Keele University

For people looking to press pause on ageing, it hasn’t always been as easy as it is today. Throughout history people have used all sorts of outlandish anti-ageing skincare techniques – such as bathing in donkey’s milk as Cleopatra supposedly did, or applying mercury directly to the skin, as the Elizabethans did.

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13May/22

Metavize and Metabloqs form strategic partnership for 3D spatial development and architectural services in “meta-cities” on Metabloqs’ metaverse

Metavize Technology Solutions Limited (“Metavize”) and Metabloqs announced a strategic partnership to provide 3D spatial development and architectural services to companies who are interested in investing properties and developing projects in “meta-cities” in Metabloqs. Metavize is a highly innovative full-service 3D spatial development and architectural service firm for the metaverse, while Metabloqs is a decentralized metaverse with meta-cities based on “real” cities that provide a real world, truly immersive experience. Continue read

13May/22

“MTV Unplugged in Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink Present: Twenty One Pilots” Global Music Special Premiering Thursday, June 9th at 9 PM ET exclusively worldwide on MTV

MTV today announced that GRAMMY® award-winning Twenty One Pilots is set to perform a special edition of its trailblazing and award-winning Unplugged franchise. “MTV Unplugged in Partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink Present: Twenty One Pilots” will premiere Thursday globally, June 9th at 9 PM ET exclusively on MTV. Continue reading

13May/22

Artmarket.com: a Warhol at $200 million explained by Artprice in five points

The glamorous face of Marylin Monroe painted by arguably the greatest artist in the history of the United States is about to elicit the second highest auction bid the art market has ever seen. At least that’s what the very prestigious auction house Christie’s is hoping, without really justifying its estimate. Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964) will be offered on 9 May 2022 in New York, and its sale could well mark a new turning point for the art market. Continue reading

13May/22

How we captured first image of the supermassive black hole at centre of the Milky Way

Derek Ward-Thompson, University of Central Lancashire

Black holes are among the most profound predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Originally studied as a mere mathematical consequence of the theory rather than as physically relevant objects, they soon became thought of as generic and sometimes inevitable outcomes of the gravitational collapse that initially forms a galaxy.

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