Australia can breathe easy after 17th century map restored

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A 17th century map of Australia, predating British settlement, has gone on display for the first time after suffering extensive damage while purportedly housed for hundreds of years in a Swedish warehouse.


Reuters: Arts

SPECIAL DEAL UPDATE:

Save anywhere from 35-55% off combined admission prices with the Explorer Pass from Smart Destinations!

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The impoverished family of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist.


Reuters: Arts

SPECIAL DEAL UPDATE:

Save anywhere from 35-55% off combined admission prices with the Explorer Pass from Smart Destinations!

Youthful plasticity restored to brains of adult mice

Like the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember, and adapt. Now, scientists report they can rejuvenate the plasticity of the mouse brain, specifically in the visual cortex. The study shows that manipulating a single gene triggers the shift, revealing it as a target for new treatments to recover the brain’s youthful potential.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

Fez’s medina gets new riads, restaurants and restored monuments

Morocco’s medieval cultural capital is coming out of Marrakech’s shadow, with thousands of old buildings, including probably the world’s oldest library, being reopened – and new direct flights making it easier to get there

Fez, Morocco’s cultural and spiritual capital, may have lagged behind Marrakech when it comes to stylish riads and sophisticated restaurants, but a subtle transformation is under way along its medieval alleyways. Ancient buildings are being restored, designers are breathing new life into age-old crafts and chefs are opening exciting restaurants.

And it’s easier to reach too, thanks to new direct Air Arabia flights from Gatwick on Saturdays (from £81 return), and thrice-weekly internal flights from Marrakech (from £46 return), which take an hour, rather than seven-plus by bus or train.

Continue reading…
Travel | The Guardian

TRAVEL DEAL UPDATE: