Art

Preserving Japan's 9000-year-old lacquerware tradition  Style

Preserving Japan's 9000-year-old lacquerware tradition Style

The ancient craft of urushi, or Japanese lacquerware, is one of Asia's oldest artistic traditions. Evidence for the use of lacquer -- a tree sap used to coat and decorate objects like boxes, bowls and furniture -- dates back approximately 9,000 years . But although Kazumi Murose, one of the craft's greatest living practitioners, is grounded in history, he's not restricted by it. When not producing intricately decorated wooden items, the ... Full story

Education

In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed - with guns

In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed - with guns

(CNN) Teachers have taken to social media in the midst of a gun control debate following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push for an increase in classroom resources -- not the ability to carry guns in school. Using the hashtag ... Full story

Economics

RBS reports first profit in 10 years

RBS reports first profit in 10 years

Royal Bank of Scotland has returned to profit for the first time in a decade as it continues its recovery. A spokesman for the bank said it was "a symbolic moment.". The bank, which is majority-owned by the taxpayer, made an annual profit of £752m compared with a £6.95bn loss the year before. RBS still faces a potentially massive fine from the US Department of Justice over the sale of mortgage-backed securities. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Entertainment

Want You Back

Want You Back

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Health

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein from the Brain

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein from the Brain

Scientists have new evidence that suggests that THC inhibits the formation of amyloid plaques by blocking the enzyme in the brain that produces them. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's are caused by the poor formation of those proteins in the brain. An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which are thought to ... Full story

Law

Immigration agency removing 'nation of immigrants' from mission statement

Immigration agency removing 'nation of immigrants' from mission statement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) altered its mission statement on Thursday by taking out a reference to the U.S. as a "nation of immigrants.". The new mission statement reads: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the ... Full story

Living

"Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)" from Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Single by Post Malone on iTunes

"Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)" from Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Single by Post Malone on iTunes

Preview, buy, and download the song "Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)." from the album Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Single for $1.29. Free with Apple Music subscription. Full story

Politics

Four Northeast States Pledge to Share Gun Safety Data

Four Northeast States Pledge to Share Gun Safety Data

“This is a federal government that’s gone backwards on this issue,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said. Four states in the Northeast with relatively strong gun laws banded together on Thursday to form a gun safety coalition, filling what the states called a vacuum of federal action by pledging to share registries of people prohibited from owning firearms in individual states. The states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island, ... Full story

Sport

McLaren Formula 1 – Official Website

McLaren Formula 1 – Official Website

- McLaren Formula 1 – Official Website - - - -. This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more? Close McLaren Store Full story

Technology

'Fishing continued' even after East China sea oil spill

'Fishing continued' even after East China sea oil spill

Image caption The tanker carried a highly toxic petroleum product that became invisible after the spill. Fishing activities continued at the site of massive oil spill in the East China Sea for days after the incident, a BBC investigation suggests. Most of the fishing vessels in the affected region were identified as Chinese. Independent experts say fishing was stopped much later and reports in the Chinese media indicate the same. There have ... Full story