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Vanessa Braganza: decoding messages left by Catherine of Aragon

Women’s voices have been largely unheard through most of history, but according to Harvard literary scholar and self-described “book detective” Vanessa Braganzathey are there in plain sight if we choose to see them. Braganza specializes in ciphers – coded messages – and recently uncovered what she believes to be a long-overlooked example of defiance by …

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A new census of supermassive black holes that are growing

Yale astrophysicists have helped assemble an unprecedented census of the most powerful, growing supermassive black holes in the universe. Using data from NASA’s Swift satellite and a collection of ground-based telescopes — including the ESO Very Large Telescope in northern Chile, the Hale telescope at Palomar observatory in southern California, and the Keck telescope in …

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England Lionesses goal hero Chloe Kelly to frame sports bra from Euro 2022 final

“This team likes to work hard, but we definitely like to party harder,” said captain Leah Williamson, looking happy and exhausted, sporting a red three lions bucket hat, with a flag that simply had the word “Home” blazed across it slung around her like a toga. Goalkeeper Mary Earps had given a hint at the …

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Jack Harlow turns on charm during concert that mixed hits with deep cuts

After two years of high hopes and crushed dreams, international acts are back on the menu – and last night’s display at Trusts Arena showed fans were buzzing to welcome touring artists back to Aotearoa. Louisville rapper Jack Harlow Photo: RNZ / Liam Brown Louisville rapper Jack Harlow finally graced our shores for a sold-out, …

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Will Smith says he has ‘reached out’ to Chris Rock about Oscars slap

Will Smith has said he has “reached out” to Chris Rock after slapping him at the Oscarsbut the comedian has said he is “not ready to talk”. The actor slapped Rock on stage at the Academy Awards in March, after the comic made a joke about Smith’s wife. On Friday, Smith released a video reflecting …

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Property prices predicted to have fallen up to 15% by mid-2023

New Zealand’s declining property market is expected to continue sliding well into next year. Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi CoreLogic’s House Price Index fell 2.3 percent for the last quarter with big falls in Auckland and Wellington. Auckland house prices fell 4.9 percent for the three months from May, while Wellington’s were 4.7 percent lower. …

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