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Visit US national parks from your living room

The virtual tours are led by park rangers and shot in stunning 360-degree videos.

5 beauty routines you can practise even in quarantine

Give yourself an at-home facial with these easy steps. Just because you're in lockdown, doesn't mean your skin has to be too.

If it’s a superfood, consumers want it in their skincare too

Skincare products enriched with miracle grains and fruits are becoming increasingly popular with consumers.

Emergency Library releases over 1.4 mil free digital books

With public and school libraries closed indefinitely amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, book lovers are going online to keep their book shelves stocked.

Bob Dylan releases first single in 8 years

The new track by the American singer-songwriter, 'Murder Most Foul', tells of the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Nike unveils the aesthetic yet high-tech Adapt Auto Max

Shoe's custom-fit lacing system electronically adapts to the shape of your foot and comes with an Air Max platform with thicker midsoles.

Harrison’s foundation launches challenge to raise Covid-19 relief funds

Beatles fans to share favourite line or verse from 'The Inner Light' song with hashtag #innerlight2020. For each post, a dollar is donated.

Study finds taking aspirin cannot prevent dementia

Daily low-dose aspirin provides no benefit at either preventing dementia or slowing cognitive decline.

Elton John to host all-star Covid-19 relief concert

Event is held when many artistes are holding virtual concerts in an effort to keep self-isolated fans entertained while in quarantine.

Sticking to same daily bedtime could be good for the heart

Findings also show that the later you go to bed, the higher the likelihood for an increase in your resting heart rate.

New study shows effectiveness of acupuncture for migraines

Findings show the participants who received manual acupuncture had a greater reduction in migraine days.

Taking a hot bath daily could help prevent heart disease

Findings show who prefer a warm temperature have a 26% lower risk of overall heart disease, while those who prefer hot water have a 35% lower risk.

33 museums collaborate for virtual Frida Kahlo exhibition

The digital exhibition includes more than 200 masterworks by the late Mexican artist.

Marilyn Monroe’s autograph goes under the hammer

Bidding will start at US$1,800 for the address book.

Queen, Metallica go online for fans in self-isolation

In an effort to ease quarantine boredom, Queen have compiled a wealth of 'Don't Stop Us Now!' online resources dedicated to the band.

Early onset of puberty linked to type 2 diabetes in men

Research at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden was based on the health records of 30,697 men.

How ‘Soul Makossa’ became Manu Dibango’s biggest hit

Along with legions of fans in mourning, the artiste has left behind a large musical repertoire, including 'Soul Makossa'.

Palace of Versailles opens for VR visits during lockdown

'Experience Versailles' is free, powered by Steam and works with virtual reality headsets like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

Covid-19: 5 trending questions in the US on Google Search

In answer to a popular question, in Covid-19, ‘CO' stands for ‘corona,' ‘VI' for ‘virus,' and ‘D' for disease."

How seniors can stay healthy during the Covid-19 outbreak

Besides the elderly, those with existing medical complications must also take precautions and self-isolate, eat healthily and exercise.

Museums worldwide release free colouring pages

The colouring books from more than 100 organisations are free to download as PDF pages, and are suited for wannabe artists of all ages.

Now WhatsApp users can message WHO for Covid-19 info

The WHO Health Alert will answer questions from the public about Covid-19 with prompt and official information 24/7.

Covid-19: List of countries who follow the news the most

According to Google Search analytics, Italy is the country most interested in Covid-19 worldwide.

Eating tofu linked to a lower risk of heart disease

Recent study shows that eating tofu more than once a week is associated with an 18% lower risk of heart disease.