Tuesday, 05 May 2015

The Daily: May 5

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Eliza Riley-Smith
Pre-Raphaelite study found behind door of English mansion
A study of one of the world's most famous pre-Raphaelite paintings has been discovered behind a door in the late Duchess of Roxburghe's former home. The pencil and chalk head drawing, a preparatory study taken by Sir Francis Leighton for his Flaming June, has caused a sensation in the art world as its whereabouts were previously unknown. The drawing was found by the Duchess's great-nephew and heir Bamber Gascoigne, who has taken over the treasure trove that is West Horsley Place. Gascoigne has said that in the time of his aunt he never went past the dining room of the house, adding that he was unaware of the treasures held in the rooms beyond. The study of the famous painting is to go on sale at Sotheby's later this month, with the money raised at the auction going towards essential restoration on the house.

Mary Berry confesses to cookery 'cheats'
Baking queen Mary Berry has confessed to never making fresh pasta and always favouring a hand whisk. The celebrated Great British Bake Off judge has declared in the past that "life is too short to make filo pastry", delighting fans with her no-nonsense approach to cookery. Berry told Radio Times that she "couldn't do without" an electric mixer, adding that she was happy to embrace a shortcut having reached the age of 80. The cookery writer also revealed that her family's favourite TV supper is always made with shop bought pasta and that she'd only ever made it from scratch to please her children. When asked what TV accompanies this, Berry replied that she loved Michael Roux Jr and James Martin, but that she more often watched gardening programmes to save her husband from a "total food environment all the time".

'Super senses' revealed
So people who hold the ability to work far beyond human capability do exist-and there are a lot more of them than you may think. Scientists have identified human 'super senses'; including heightened powers of taste, an 'autobiographical' memory and an extraordinary ability to recognise faces. 'Super recognisers', who make up 1-2 percent of the population, possess an uncanny ability to remember faces as a result of increased activity in the fusiform face area (FFA) of the brain. PC Gary Collins used his 'super sense' during the London riots to singlehandedly identify 180 rioters through CCTV. Those with extraordinary powers of taste find the tastes of coffee, kale and broccoli potently off putting, leading 'super tasters' to often be slimmer as they find the strong tastes of fatty foods overwhelming. Some 'super sensers' find themselves with a total recall of their personal life, or hyperthemisia. Those who possess the ability can remember precise details from conversations and what they were wearing, with Aurelien Hayman, a student who has the 'super sense' describing it as "like being able to access something in a filing cabinet very quickly".

Sales of grey hair dye up as the young seek to emulate older idols
Silver Foxes George Clooney and Paul Hollywood are set to face competition from a younger crowd, as sales of grey hair dye have seen a marked increase. Online retailer Amazon has reported an 80 percent rise in sales overall whilst the best selling dye from Redkin is up by some 200 percent. Amazon's vice president of retail Xavier Garambois has said that grey hair is "no longer something to hide" but in fact one of the year's most successful beauty trends. Scientists have also discovered the cause of grey hair, speculating that it may cease to be a sign of ageing in years to come. 'Going grey' is caused by a build up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle, resulting hair to bleach itself from the inside out. However, scientists discovered that this could be reversed by antioxidants that cause re-pigmentation, leaving grey hair solely as a choice for the fashion conscious.

Horse forced to wear body sock-because he is allergic to grass
Andalusian horse Chanquette has been forced to wear an all body rug when out to avoid a life in the stable. Owner Sarah Hutchinson discovered her new horse was allergic to grass, as well as insects and oats, after she noticed he was scratching and rubbing his skin whilst out in her riding field. Tests revealed Chanquette was allergic to "pretty much everything horses come into contact with", upon which his owner sought out the all covering garment. Repellents and products to help with Chanquette's allergies cost upwards of £100 per month, but Sarah says it's worth it for Chanquette to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Chanquette himself doesn't seem to mind his striking new outfit, behaving normally "in the way a horse his age should do."



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