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Tuesday April 10th, 2018 day edition

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To mark the 500th anniversary of the Leonardo da Vinci‘s death, a collection of his drawings are going on a UK tour next year.

But if you think that “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” as the show is called, is just a Renaissance man greatest hits tour, think again.

Some 144 extraordinary illustrated works will be displayed in 12 simultaneous exhibitions at various cities across Britain.

These exhibitions will open in tandem in February 2019, before being brought together to be exhibited that May at the the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Infrared light is used to show hidden drawings and alternative versions of Leonado’s sketches.

Because of the high content of copper in da Vinci’s metal stylus, a chemical reaction transformed the lines into transparent copper salt.

“Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing” will run from February 1 through May 6, 2019 at various museums in the UK. »

A Game Of Thrones Season 8 Battle Took 55 Nights To Shoot

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In a since-deleted blog post, producer Jonathan Quinlan thanked the Game of Thrones production crew for their work on a shoot that took an incredible 55 consecutive nights to complete.

Watchers on the Wall grabbed a screenshot of the Instagram post before it was deleted, and the full text can be seen below.

There are six episodes in all, which doesn't sound like many, but remember that they might all be as long as movies. »

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

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A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then manage to prevent it damaging human neuron cells.

Having one copy of the apoE4 gene more than doubles a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease, whereas having two copies increases the risk 12-fold.

In human neurons, misshapen apoE4 protein cannot function properly and is broken down into disease-causing fragments in the cells. »

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

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Cupertino, California — As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy.

This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India.

The company also announced nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23. »