AFTER her blonde makeover Billie Eilish has been compared to sex symbol Cillian Murphy. Siobhan O’Connor reveals what makes them so attractive. And we check out the other celebs separated at birth. Double act…Billie ’an Cillian Billie Eilish and Cillian Murphy With their plump pouts, defined features and pale blue eyes, Billie and Cillian are scientifically perfect. Here’s why . . . BLUE EYES: Billie sang about “Ocean Eyes” and research shows blue eyes are favoured by most. In a YouGov poll 34 per cent voted blue the most attractive. HIGH CHEEKBONES: In women these are a sign of sexual maturity, while men such as Cillian with high cheekbones have been selected by females throughout history – a sign of their strength. They are also associated with trustworthiness, according to a 2014 study. FULL LIPS: Scientists say a plumper pout indicates youth, vitality and health. As we age, our lips thin, while illnesses can cause dryness or discolouring – not ideal … [Read more...] about The science behind lookalikes Cillian Murphy and Billie Eilish’s good looks – and the other celebs separated at birth
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THE world's first PREGNANT Egyptian mummy has been identified by archaeologists after taking X-ray scans of a 2,000-year-old corpse. The woman was between 20 and 30 years old and 28 weeks into her pregnancy when she died, according to a study on the findings. She's thought to have been a member of the elite of the ancient city of Thebes, where her remains are said to have been found in the Royal Tombs. Her body was carefully mummified, wrapped in fabrics, and equipped with a rich set of amulets. The remains were scanned as part of the Warsaw Mummy Project , which aims to investigate what is hidden under the bandages of mummies. Launched in 2015, the scheme is part of a campaign to identify the sex, age and cause of death of mummies housed in museums. Upon performing X-ray and CT scans of the Thebes mummy, scientists were surprised to find the remains of a foetus in her abdomen. Measurements of the child's head suggest it was between 26 and 30 weeks old when the … [Read more...] about World’s first PREGNANT Ancient Egyptian mummy identified by scientists after X-ray scans of 2,000-year-old corpse
If you’ve heard the word NFT, or the phrase non-fungible token, and not had a clue what was going on, you’re not the only one. Before 2021 it was a relatively rare term to hear, but in recent months it’s becoming increasingly common to hear it spoken about in relation to digital artwork being sold for millions. NFTs are the latest craze from the world of cryptocurrency. Christie’s auction house sold the first ever NFT artwork for a whopping $69m (£50m) this week – but the winning bidder will not receive anything physical. Similarly, an online sale of NFTs by digital artist Pak fetched a massive $16.8million (£12.2million) at Sotheby’s. This included an image of a single pixel for $1.26million (£987,000). Instead, they will get a unique digital token known as an NFT. Confused? Don’t worry, we will do our best to explain. What is an NFT? NFT stands for non-fungible token, and is the latest cryptocurrency phenomenon to go mainstream. In economics, a fungible asset is … [Read more...] about NFTs explained: What are non-fungible tokens – and why are some worth millions?
The handover of the keys to the newly restored Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin on Thursday was ultimately a celebration of the building's esteemed architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Himself a modern art collector whose Chicago apartment featured works by Paul Klee and Picasso, the former Bauhaus director enthusiastically accepted a commission to design a contemporary art gallery in Berlin in the 1960s. Constructed between 1965 and 1968, the Neue Nationalgalerie, with its highly geometric form and vast glass windows around its signature upper showroom, became an instant classic of high modernist architecture. After a major refurbishment, it now begins a second life. As the keys were handed back to the Berlin State Museums that manage the institution alongside the neighboring Kulturforum, much was said of the fact that so little has changed after a six-year renovation. This is due to the painstaking effort by David Chipperfield Architects to first gut and update the … [Read more...] about Berlin’s iconic Neue Nationalgalerie is reborn
Children as young as five years old are at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease due to increasing levels of air pollution, according to a new study. The research, by the American Heart Association (AHA), examined the findings of 14 different studies that looked at the effects of pollution particles on more than 350,000 children aged between five and 12 from the US, China and Europe. They found both short- and long-term exposure to common air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, was enough to significantly raise blood pressure levels in children. Study lead author Professor Yao Lu said the link between blood pressure and pollution in children puts them at greater risk of heart disease in adulthood. With this in mind, the author said efforts should be made to reduce levels of different types of pollution, and that children should have blood pressure regularly tested. Children as young as five years old are at a greater risk of … [Read more...] about Air pollution puts children as young as FIVE at greater risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, study warns