Curing blindness, Obama on Daily Show and Oscars predictions

1.Obama on Daily Show: ‘Jon Stewart cannot leave!’

Obama’s 7th and last appearance


2.UK: Generation rent - the housing ladder starts to collapse for the under-40s

Report predicts house price rises of 5% a year and shortage of affordable homes, as cost of deposit locks people out of property market


3.Nigel Richards wins French Scrabble contest, doesn’t even speak French

Nigel Richards, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, defeated a rival from French-speaking Gabon in the final in Louvain, Belgium, on Monday.


4.The bionic eye that could CURE blindness

World first as British scientists save the sight of 80-year-old man in astonishing breakthrough that could help thousands


5. And the Oscar may go to … 40 key movies in contention for 2016 awards

Next week the first big programme announcements from the autumn festivals begin, turning our focus to the winners of next spring’s film awards