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‘My body was screaming of motherhood’: readings shine light on dark period of Irish history

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Ireland’s Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, which published its report in January, was not the first inquiry into a dark chapter in the nation’s history. But its findings – alongside its silences...

‘Aurora of the sea’: luminous plankton light up New Zealand shores

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On the shorelines of New Zealand’s north island, shores have been lit up by the glowing “aurora of the sea”: blooms of plankton that glow blue-green after nightfall. The elusive, beautiful phenomenon that sometimes sw...

‘I just wanted to play Duck Hunt with my kids’: the man on a mission to bring back the light gun

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Almost every console and computer, from the Sega Dreamcast to the humble Amstrad CPC, once had its very own light gun. Whether you were shooting ducks with the NES Zapper or downing baddies in Time Crisis on the PlayS...

‘I wrote it from the perspective of a night light’: How They Might Be Giants made Birdhouse in Your Soul

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We had played the showcase night at New York’s CBGB, but didn’t stand out, so we tried instead playing alongside performance artists in East Village. People showing up to watch avant garde performance art bought our c...

‘It’s good to be alive’: groundbreaking New Zealand artist brings light and joy to city streets

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“It’s good to be alive,” artist Sallie Culy says as she finishes a ham and cheese sandwich at one of the many cafes she visits most days in Wellington. “It really is good to be alive.” Sallie’s words, like much of how...

‘Magical’: synchronous fireflies light up US national parks

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As fireflies in the southern Appalachians search for their mates each year, a crowd of people awaits them, hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare light show known to some as a life-changing experience. For two weeks in l...

‘Self-driving’ cars could get green light for use on UK motorways this year

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Motorists could legally allow their cars to “self-drive” on British motorways later this year – but only slowly, het die regering aangekondig. Drivers could soon be allowed to read a newspaper or watch a film via the ...

A star is reborn: how Hubble astronomers saw the earliest light

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Earendel – “morning star” in Old English – is among the first stars to exist in our universe, born less than one billion years after the Big Bang. And the Hubble space telescope has just performed the remarkable feat ...

Aakash Odedra: Rising review – superhero speed with a light touch

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Ten years ago Aakash Odedra was the next big thing. Mentored by Akram Khan, in 2011 Odedra got himself noticed internationally by commissioning three big-name choreographers to make solos for his show Rising. A decade...

After Mbappé’s illumination, Paris again becomes the city of dying light

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There was once a dream that was Paris. It lasted for just over an hour. At which point, enter the old world – and enter Karim Benzema, who had the night of his storied footballing life in this Champions League last-16...

All systems glow: 10 of the UK’s best winter light festivals

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Light trails and shows are more popular than ever this Covid-ridden winter: inventive and mostly outdoors, they brighten the long, dark nights. For those of us drawn to their sparkle, the good news is they’re not just...

Kuns van neon: ligte flikker op ou Britse kunsvlyt, maar die nuwe vertoning is daarop gemik om dit lewendig te hou

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Oor twee galerye in Wakefield sit meer as 'n halfdosyn buise lig van minstens twee meter hoog, draai op die plek en skep eteriese vorms in die lug. Hierdie beelde, geskep deur die baanbreker Amerikaner ...

Astronomers detect light behind black hole for first time

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Astronomers have detected light behind a black hole deep in space for the first time. Bright flares of X-rays were spotted bursting from a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy 800m light years away, which...

BBC Three set to return as TV channel after Ofcom gives green light

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BBC Three is set for a triumphant return as a TV channel after media regulator Ofcom gave it the provisional greenlight to return to broadcast television, six years after the corporation took it off air because its yo...

Being the Ricardos review – Nicole Kidman makes light comedy look like hard work in Lucille Ball biopic

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Aaron Sorkin’s strenuously unrelaxed comedy-drama is inspired by the legendary US TV show I Love Lucy starring real-life married couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz whose surname on the show was “Ricardo”; their progra...

Clara Amfo: ‘Don’t make me dim my light’

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Clara Amfo makes me want to join in with life. When she talks about the new series of Drag Race UK, I itch to go and watch it. When she’s dancing on Strictly, I want to tune into a show that doesn’t usually hold my at...

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