Lego Maniacs! Thought Lego was for kids? Meet the men (and women) who spend 20 hours a week playing with millions of little bricks

LEGOmaniacs! Thought Lego was for kids Meet the men (and women) who spend 20 hours a week playing with their little bricks | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 27 December 2012 Every year for the past 20 years, secondary school teacher Michael Addis and his wife, Catherine, have built a giant Lego model in their living room.

The school where you are TOLD to paint on the walls: World"s first mural institute opens in Lyon

The school where you are TOLD to paint on the walls: World's first mural institute opens in LyonNew school opened to teach how to paint murals to cover sides of buildingsFounder says he is responding to a growing demand across the worldLyon is considered the world capital of mural paintings | UPDATED: 11:13 GMT, 25 December 2012 With the majority of the world's population now living in cities and towns a new breed of designers are coming through to help create urban settings a little more pleasing to the eye. The world's first ever school for mural art has opened in Lyon, the global leader in the field, in a bid to meet the demand for artworks which can transform cityscapes.

Egypt"s president Mohammed Morsi raises barricades around palace in preparations for fresh protests

Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi raises barricades around palace in preparations for fresh protests against constitution referendumPresident build third concrete wall to protect the palace from protestorsHundreds marched on the palace in Cairo today despite Morsi rescinding his 'pharaoh' power which made his decisions immune from courtsProtestors want President Morsi to delay referendum on draft constitution | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 9 December 2012 Egyptian army officers were seen constructing the third line of the hastily erected barricades around the presidential palace of leader Mohammed Morsi today. The security measures followed threats of protests against President's Morsi's decision not to delay the referendum on his controversial draft constitution, set to be held next Saturday

The revolutionary "contact lens" loaded with stem cells that restores sight – by helping the eye heal itself naturally

The revolutionary 'contact lens' loaded with stem cells that restores sight – by helping the eye heal itself naturally Biodegradable implant is loaded with stem cells These then multiply in the eye, allow the body to heal the eye naturallyIt's hoped the implant will help millions of people across the world retain or even regain – their sight | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 6 December 2012 A ‘contact lens’ loaded with stem cells could be a way to naturally repair or retain sight.

Changing face of London"s skyline from Victorian times to the present day revealed in Laina Watt"s picture book Central London: Then and Now

From spires to skyscrapers: Changing face of London's skyline revealed in pictures from Victorian times and the present day | UPDATED: 18:32 GMT, 6 December 2012 These arresting images reveal the dizzying rate at which London has changed in the last century. In a new book comparing Victorian London to modern day life in the capital, cityscape photographer Laina Watt, 33, juxtaposes the black and white prints with today's images. ‘Central London: Then and Now' shows just how the church spire-dominated skyline shown in the Victorian sepia prints has since given way to the glass skyscraper-filled scene of today.

Patient"s own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseases

Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseasesThe cells are building blocks that allow the body to produce new cells and repair tissuesScientists believe blood could be the easiest and safest source of stem cells | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 30 November 2012 A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, in a groundbreaking development which doctors hope will eventually be used to treat a range of diseases. A team at the University of Cambridge believes the development could be one of the easiest and safest sources of stem cells. Stem cells are the building blocks of tissue growth.