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Descendants of Holocaust survivors celebrate hidden ‘queer love story’ | Holocaust

Descendants of Holocaust survivors celebrate hidden ‘queer love story’ | Holocaust

[ad_1] Ursula Finke weighed less than 5st (31kg) and by her own description was only a “skeleton”, when Lola Alexander tracked her down in bombed-out Berlin in the last days of April 1945. Both had repeatedly, narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz, unlike many of their closest Jewish relatives. Lola and Ursula had become “friends”, as their survivors’ testimony from the 1950s put it, while in hiding from the Gestapo at the home of a resistance member. After Lola rescued Ursula, badly injured and chained to a bed in the dank cellar of a Jewish hospital, they would remain together for the rest of Lola’s life. This week, as Europe marks the 79th anniversary of the end of the second world war, descendants of the two women gathered in Berlin from Australia, the UK and the US to lay Stolpersteine memorial stones for Alexander and four other relatives who were persecuted by the Nazis. The vast grassroots project has already placed more than 100,000 of the brass plaques across Europe at the former homes of Holocaust …

Scientists unearthed a prehistoric landscape hidden beneath Antarctica

Scientists unearthed a prehistoric landscape hidden beneath Antarctica

[ad_1] The discovery paints a portrait of a prehistoric Antarctica and offers a critical tool for predicting the continent’s response to climate change. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) Beneath the vast, frigid expanse of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, scientists have unearthed a relic from an age when the now icy continent of Antarctica teemed with river networks and lush vegetation. This groundbreaking discovery, spearheaded by Stewart Jamieson and his team of glaciologists at Durham University, not only paints a vivid portrait of a prehistoric Antarctica but also offers a critical tool for predicting the continent’s response to contemporary climate challenges. A Subterranean Odyssey: Probing the Past Through Ice The East Antarctic Ice Sheet, a colossal expanse of ice spanning over 10 million square kilometers, has veiled a landscape millions of years old from the inquisitive eyes of science. The research team have mapped out hidden mountain ranges, canyon systems and lakes beneath the ice in Antarctica.  (CREDIT: Durham University) But now, thanks to satellite technology, researchers have pierced through this icy shroud, revealing a terrain shaped by …

You have 20/20 vision if you can spot the hidden ticket in under 15 seconds | Weird | News

You have 20/20 vision if you can spot the hidden ticket in under 15 seconds | Weird | News

[ad_1] Later this month, Manchester City and Manchester United will face up and fight for the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in London. Ahead of the tussle between the two teams, there is speculation over who will win and by how many goals. The match, as well as an opportunity for speculation over the result, has also been an opportunity for creativity. Inspired by the event, CasinoScout has created this brainteaser. It shows Manchester United and Manchester City players clashing on the field as the score draws level. The task of each user is to try and find the hidden ticket as soon as possible. Did you spot the hidden ticket? No worries if not, the answer is circled above. The ticket can be seen in the centre of the goal just behind the Manchester City player’s left knee. This brain puzzle is an example of an observational brainteaser, one of three main types of brainteasers. Observational brainteasers are complex graphics and images that ask users to spot an anomaly within. The two other most …

Groundbreaking research reveals the hidden cause of Parkinson’s disease

Groundbreaking research reveals the hidden cause of Parkinson’s disease

[ad_1] Described as a “chronic ailment” disrupting the central nervous system, Parkinson’s impacts over 10 million individuals worldwide. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In an era of remarkable scientific breakthroughs, the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease have remained elusive. Described as a “chronic ailment” disrupting the central nervous system, Parkinson’s impacts over 10 million individuals worldwide, presenting challenges such as “difficulty in walking, tremors, cognitive issues,” and, in advanced stages, “dementia.” Despite the world’s knowledge of its symptoms and consequences, a comprehensive understanding of its genesis has been missing. However, a recent revelation from researchers at the University of Copenhagen, led by Professor Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas, might be the key to unlocking the disease’s secrets. Our knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, till now, had been primarily focused on the genetic factors associated with familial cases. However, the causative factors for the majority of patients remained in the dark. But why is it that the roots of a disease so widespread remained hidden for so long? It is a combination of the complexity of our brain, the multifaceted nature of the …

Apple iMessage Hidden Tips & Tricks Revealed (Video)

Apple iMessage Hidden Tips & Tricks Revealed (Video)

[ad_1] As an avid iOS user, you’re likely quite familiar with iMessage, Apple’s built-in messaging service that comes standard on every iPhone, iPad, and Mac. While you may already use iMessage for everyday texting and communication, there’s actually a wealth of advanced features hidden under the hood that can significantly enhance your messaging capabilities and make staying in touch more efficient and enjoyable. From quick photo sharing to enhanced voice messages and beyond, tapping into these powerful functionalities can take your iMessage game to the next level, allowing you to communicate more expressively and get more done without leaving your message threads. In this guide, we’ll walk you through some of the most useful hidden features in iMessage and show you exactly how to start using them in your own conversations. Whether you’re a casual texter or rely on iMessage for work and collaboration, these tips will help you unlock the full potential of Apple’s versatile messaging platform. Get ready to discover a whole new side of iMessage and transform the way you keep in …

Your iPhone Already Has AI Features: They’re Just Hidden

Your iPhone Already Has AI Features: They’re Just Hidden

[ad_1] AI is being pushed heavily these days by companies like Google and Samsung, but did you know that your iPhone also uses AI in many ways you don’t even know about? Let’s talk about these features in detail. 1 Copy Text From Images and Videos via Live Text Raghav Sethi/MakeUseOf Live Text lets you copy text from any image or video on your iPhone. It uses machine learning and image recognition to recognize handwritten and typed text in various languages, including Chinese, French, and German. You can also use it on your iPad or Mac, but it’s worth noting that you’ll need an iPhone Xs or later to use this feature. To use Live Text, just open the Camera app, aim at the text you want to capture, and tap the Live Text button in the bottom-right corner of the viewfinder. From there, you can copy the text, translate it, or search for it online. Alternatively, you can use Live Text in the Photos app by opening a photo or video and long-pressing the …

Stay Focused or Chill Out With This Hidden iPhone Feature

Stay Focused or Chill Out With This Hidden iPhone Feature

[ad_1] Do you sometimes struggle to maintain focus while you’re working, or find it difficult to unwind and relax at the end of the day? Believe it or not, your iPhone could help with that. Keep reading to learn how. If you are looking to minimize distractions when you focus on something, or just want to zone out after a hard day’s work, it’s well worth checking out the Background Sounds feature on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you are at home or in a public place, you can play calming sounds with just a few taps on your device to help you concentrate or rest. In iOS and iPadOS, Apple’s Background Sounds include balanced, bright, and dark noise, as well as natural sounds like ocean, rain, and stream. All of the sounds can be set to play in the background to mask unwanted environmental or external noise, and the sounds mix into or duck under other audio and system sounds, so you don’t have to drown out what’s important to you. Enable Background Sounds …

Only those with eyes like a hawk will spot the hidden number in just 9 seconds | Weird | News

Only those with eyes like a hawk will spot the hidden number in just 9 seconds | Weird | News

[ad_1] One of the best things about brainteasers is their variety, their colour, and the different forms they can come in. There are three main types of brainteaser, observational brainteasers, mathematical brainteasers, and analytical brainteasers. Mathematical brainteasers pose a maths question to the user who then has to solve that problem as quickly as possible. Analytical brainteasers often pose a written riddle or other form of tongue twister that needs to be unravelled. Observational brainteasers such as the one above by Jagran Josh may seem simple at first but still require the user to think because they often task someone with finding an anomaly in an image. In the graphic above, people are faced with what looks like a blank yellow page, but within this page is a number. The goal of this brainteaser is to work out what that number is. Did you spot the number? No worries if not, it is outlined above. If you looked closely you would have spotted the number 725. The key to this brainteaser is to focus on …

The new voices and hidden gems of Hay Festival 2024

The new voices and hidden gems of Hay Festival 2024

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails For any book lover, the constantly growing “to be read” pile is an eternal problem. So much to read, only so many hours in the day. Hay Festival, the biggest festival on the literary calendar, presents a similar conundrum for readers. With over 600 events across 11 days, it can be impossible to know what to see – and tricky to ensure you’re not missing out on the many expertly curated, “only at Hay” discussions. With that in mind, we’ve taken a closer look at Hay’s programme with our trusty Sherlock Holmes-style magnifying glass to uncover the hidden gems of the festival programme. Below we share the up-and-coming voices to see before they dominate the bestseller lists, and some of the fascinating, eclectic panels you might not have seen at first glance. Kaliane Bradley Kaliane Bradley will be talking about her much-anticipated debut novel with Francis Spufford (Sceptre/Robin …