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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:47:39 PM mt

Holistic awakenings and harem pants: a guide to the worst gap year cliches



As a new E4 comedy TV series about backpacking around China begins, here are the tropes of student travel that are beyond parody

Related: Gap year stories: getting a taste of communal living

E4s got a new backpacking comedy coming out called Gap Year, about two friends travelling through China. But if you werent lucky enough to spend a year in the hostels of the Himalayas, dont worry: heres every adage you need to know about gappers.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:46:11 PM mt

Shoegaze heroes Ride reveal their first new song since 1996



Charm Assault is the first track to be unveiled from their new album, produced by Erol Alkan

Shoegaze legends Ride have unveiled their first new song in more than 20 years. Though the Oxford quartet released an improvised jam on their Coming Up For Air EP in 2001, the song Charm Assault is their first proper song since 1996s Tarantuala album.

The song, resplendent with the familiar effects-laden guitars, was produced by Erol Alkan and comes from their forthcoming album, to be released on Wichita Records. It was mixed by Alan Moulder, who worked on their debut album Nowhere and produced its follow-up, Going Blank Again.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:46:10 PM mt

Moonlight shines at UK box office as Lego Batman overshadows Fifty Shades



Animated family favourite still top as Moonlight creeps in to join fellow Oscars hopeful Hidden Figures

Declining a slim 19% at the weekend, The Lego Batman Movie tops the UK box office chart with 4.44m, and 17.45m after 12 days of play. The half-term holiday saw steady daily business for the animation, and the film added a healthy 9.54m over the past seven days. More schools are on holiday this week, so robust business should continue.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:45:47 PM mt

So you want to be an artist Then let the pros show you how it's done



DBC Pierre wrote in a fever, Frank Turner dabbled in thrash and Nikki Amuka-Bird jumped off a cliff. Artists reveal how they got to the top and how you can too

The actor: Nikki Amuka-Bird, 40, has performed with the RSC and starred in Luther, NW and Denial

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:33:53 PM mt

Sexism in science: did Watson and Crick really steal Rosalind Franklins data



The race to uncover the structure of DNA reveals fascinating insights into how Franklins data was key to the double helix model, but the stealing myth stems from Watsons memoir and attitude rather than facts

The wave of protest that followed Sir Tim Hunts stupid comments about girls in laboratories highlighted many examples of sexism in science. One claim was that during the race to uncover the structure of DNA, Jim Watson and Francis Crick either stole Rosalind Franklins data, or forgot to credit her. Neither suggestion is true.

In April 1953, the scientific journal Nature published three back-to-back articles on the structure of DNA, the material our genes are made of. Together, they constituted one of the most important scientific discoveries in history.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:33:31 PM mt

Aerosol study to look at great unknown in climate science



Australian scientists seek to understand how non-carbon aerosolised particles affect global temperatures

Australian scientists are studying air pollution and cloud formation in Antarctica in an effort to understand how non-carbon aerosolised particles impact on global temperatures.

Its the first comprehensive study of the composition and concentration of aerosols in the Antarctic sea ice area, a region that influences cloud formation and weather patterns for much of the southern hemisphere.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:20:02 PM mt

Australia must follow Steve Smith's example to stand a chance in India Russell Jackson



Australias Test tour promises little in the way of genuinely competitive cricket, as a rock-solid home batting line-up meets a fledgling one

Firstly, an announcement for viewers at home: playing the role of Glenn McGrath in this weeks episode of India vs Australia is Harbhajan Singh. If Australia play well, India will win 3-0, the former Indian spinner said on Friday. That is if Australia play well. Otherwise, 4-0.

Harbhajan, you might remember, was a villain of some repute in previous seasons of this engrossing but mostly predictable cable-TV drama, due for its return on Thursday in Pune. And as per the case of McGrath before him, who could really counter such a bold and dismissive prediction as this one?

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:20:00 PM mt

'I don't think it can recover': what's behind Nascar's nosedive



Almost 157,000 people flocked to Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend but it was to watch college football, not cars. Can Nascar rediscover its glory days?

For the first time this year, the big bowl of silver grandstands at the race track that hugs the Tennessee-Virginia state line was packed. Last weekend, nearly 157,000 people flocked to Bristol Motor Speedway, just like the old days a spectacle, for sure. The big difference was that they were not there to watch a stock-car race, but a college football game.

Tennessee raced past Virginia Tech on a field that had been built in the infield of the oval race track. Bristol is so enormous that some fans said that the players were hard to spot, but the complaints were few. Theyd been part of a night in which the two teams set an NCAA attendance record for a college football game, and they sounded like they had fun.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:19:59 PM mt

The Joy of Six: great footballs



From the then-exotic Tango to the lethal mouldmaster and the pigs bladders of yore, we recall six essential makes of ball

1) Adidas Tango

For those of a certain age, the Adidas Tango - like the ZX Spectrum, Panini stickers, roast beef Monster Munch (they're back!), having your head flushed down the toilet and crying 23/7 - is a vivid reminder of childhood. Yet few of us ever actually got our pudgy fingers on one. They cost a packet, and you'd have needed to save your pocket money for about four lifetimes to buy one. So it took two to Tango: you to nag nag nag away at your parents, and convince them to blow about half their weekly wage on one. Some chance. Most people would only see them once every four years, at the World Cup, and so they became as brilliantly mysterious as puberty and the idea of a proper conversation with a member of the opposite sex. Instead, most of us settled for buying the Subbuteo version, and then weeping furiously when some flat-topped bully stood on it in a fit of rare pique after losing 2-1 in the last-day-of-term competition.

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The Guardian
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 12:19:51 PM mt

Publicity stunts in sport: when it doesn't go as planned video



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