First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

An original map of the first Disneyland park has fetched £555,838 ($ 708,000) at an auction in California. The 1953 drawing was used by Walt Disney to secure funding, after his own studio refused to fund the site. The artist’s impression was given to an employee, and remained out of public view for more than 60 years. The map was personally annotated by the creator of Mickey Mouse, and reveals a picture of Walt Disney’s…

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UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

The UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later. The pump is implanted into the failing heart and should last about 10 years. Stuart McConchie, chief executive of Calon Cardio,…

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Highlights & report: England thrash South Africa in first T20

Highlights & report: England thrash South Africa in first T20

Media playback is not supported on this device First Twenty20 international, Southampton: South Africa 142-3 (20 overs): De Villiers 65*, Behardien 64* England 143-1 (14.3 overs): Bairstow 60*, Hales 47* England won by nine wickets Scorecard England responded to their Champions Trophy disappointment with a nine-wicket win against South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 internationals. England were excellent with the ball in Southampton, restricting the Proteas to 142-3 despite a stand of 110…

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O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app Flanker Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday. Wales flanker Sam Warburton, appointed as tour captain by head coach Warren Gatland, has been named on the replacements’ bench at Eden Park. England fly-half…

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Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari has announced its intention to re-enter the console market, 23 years after its last platform, the Atari Jaguar, launched. The company has said very little about its plans for the hardware, and hasn’t even confirmed if its working on a retro game platform or if it actually wants to compete with the likes of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Here’s what we know. At E3 last week, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat that the…

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US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

American Brooks Koepka equalled the US Open’s lowest winning score of 16 under to claim his first major at Erin Hills. Koepka had three successive birdies from the 14th to match the total set by Rory McIlroy when he won in 2011 on a par-71 layout compared to this par 72. His five-under 67 was only bettered by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama who posted 66 to tie for second on 12 under with overnight leader Brian…

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US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

The US singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter. The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying “Today, we #WITNESS history”. Witness is the name of Perry’s new album. The Canadian singer Justin Bieber has the second highest number of followers at 96.7m with Barack Obama in third place with almost 91m. The rest of the top…

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