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What We’ve Been Reading: The Links

What We’ve Been Reading: The Links

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It’s that time again for a roundup of all the random, weird and wonderful, often stranger than fiction news stories that have caught our attention over the past seven days. From Justin Bieber wanting to be more like Jesus to why our brains become addicted to bad news, it’s time to share what we’ve been reading, here are the links people.

Legendary British cinematographer turned director responsible for The Man Who Fell to Earth and the horror masterpiece Don’t Look Now, has died aged 90. (The Hollywood Reporter) Read More

How theatre might be having a positive impact on the rehabilitation of prisoners. (BBC Arts) Read More

How the language you speak determines the colours you see. (Quartz) Read more

The old highway Route 66 captured by photojournalist Edward Keating. (City Lab) Read More

When Canadian artist Tim Klein discovered jigsaw manufacturers use the same size pieces for multiple puzzles – he decided to get creative. (My Modern Met) Read More

Facebook’s PR strategy involves basically dropping bad news when everyone’s otherwise distracted – it’s the oldest trick in the book. (Quartz) Read More

Scientists call it “negativity bias” – why our brains become addicted to bad news from as early as childhood and what to do about it. (Fast Company) Read More

Everything you need to know about the Soprano’s prequel (Paste Magazine) Read More

David Hockney’s 1972 painting, Portrait of an Artist, sold for £70 million at a Christie’s auction, the largest sum for a work by a living artist. (The Conversation) Read More

Could the biggest name in women’s tennis be heading for WWE? (What Culture) Read More 

Research shows that women are more likely to experience intense positive emotions than men. Why men and women experience happiness differently. (Fast Company) Read More

Fleet of drones to be used to help prevent shark attacks in Oz (The Age) Read More

How the winter solstice is celebrated and when is the shortest day of the year? (i News) Read More

A Second World War Spitfire that was flown by a pilot who was part of ‘The Great Escape’ has been found on a Norwegian mountain and it’s still in one piece. (The Independent) Read More

Apparently, Justin Bieber wants to be more like Jesus?! (The Independent) Read More

With only 4,000 wild tigers currently roaming the land, what can be done about the pirates that are hunting these precious animals? (National Geographic) Read More

Refereeing at a grassroots level – amateur officials share their stories of threats and physical violence. (BBC Sport) Read More

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