Art

Incredible Optical Illusion Bookstore Looks Like a Real-Life M.C. Escher Painting

Incredible Optical Illusion Bookstore Looks Like a Real-Life M.C. Escher Painting

Home / Illusion Incredible Optical Illusion Bookstore Looks Like a Real-Life M.C. Escher Painting. Shanghai-based architectural design firm X+Living has once again made waves with a stunning bookstore interior. By relying on optical illusions, they’ve transformed the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing into a mind-bending environment straight from the movie Inception . Using mirrors and staircases, the “ladder hall” is a reflective maze that ... Full story

Education

University of Oxford promises quarter of places to poor

University of Oxford promises quarter of places to poor

University of Oxford is promising a "sea-change" in admissions, with plans for a quarter of students to come from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2023. The university wants to tackle accusations that it is socially exclusive. Oxford will soon announce that 60.5% of its most recent intake are from state schools - the highest since the 1970s. But vice-chancellor Louise Richardson says she wants to "accelerate the pace at which we are diversifying". ... Full story

Economics

Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'

Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica, The long-held view has been that the world's seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100. This new study , based on expert opinions, projects that the real level may be around double that figure. This could lead to the displacement of hundreds of millions of people, the authors say. The question ... Full story

Entertainment

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/20/t-magazine/rihanna-fenty-louis-vuitton.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/20/t-magazine/rihanna-fenty-louis-vuitton.html

For her next act, Rihanna will become the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house in Paris. Here, she gives T magazine an exclusive first look. Read more. Full story

Health

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a "broken" care system, a report warns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it knows of at least 62 adults and children that have been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who commissioned the work, said he was appalled by the distressing stories. He promised cases would be ... Full story

Law

BIGBANG’s T.O.P To Be Discharged From Mandatory Service In Summer

BIGBANG’s T.O.P To Be Discharged From Mandatory Service In Summer

BIGBANG’s T.O.P is wrapping up his military service! On May 21, Yongsan District Office revealed, “Choi Seung Hyun’s [T.O.P’s given name] discharge date is July 8. Due to the reduction regulation that was applied to public service agents starting from last year, his service period has been shortened by about 27 days.”. Originally, T.O.P’s discharge date was set to the beginning of August, but due to the new reduction regulations implemented in ... Full story

Living

British Steel on verge of administration

British Steel on verge of administration

British Steel is on the verge of administration as it continues to lobby for government backing, sources say. The UK's second-biggest steel maker has been trying to secure £75m in financial support to help it to address "Brexit-related issues". If the firm does not get the cash it would put 4,000 jobs at risk and endanger 20,000 in the supply chain. Company sources said that the direction of talks with the government would become clearer in the ... Full story

Politics

Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant towards US moves against his company, saying the US "underestimates" its abilities. Speaking to Chinese state media, Mr Ren downplayed the impact of recent US curbs and said no-one could catch up to its 5G technology in the near future. Last week the US added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence. The move marked an escalation in US efforts ... Full story

Sport

Niki Lauda dies and Brexit 'hijack' warning - BBC News

Niki Lauda dies and Brexit 'hijack' warning - BBC News

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here. NIKI LAUDA, RACING 'ROLE MODEL', DIES AGED 70. The Austrian driver Niki Lauda, who has died aged 70, will be remembered for winning three Formula 1 titles. But particularly remarkable was the second of them, which came in 1977, a year after he had been badly burned in a crash at Germany's Nurburgring. At one point he was given the last rites, but he recovered quickly enough to be back ... Full story

Technology

Huawei Mobile (JP): "HUAWEI新製品発表会2019年5月21日"

Huawei Mobile (JP): "HUAWEI新製品発表会2019年5月21日"

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