Google 'forces' Swedish word removal

A Swedish language watchdog says it has removed 'ungoogleable' from its annual list of new words after Google objected.

Scientists develop Harry Potter-like invisible cloak

Harry Potter turns invisible in the Sorcerer’s Stone (Picture: Warner Bros)
Researchers have brought the magic of Harry Potter a step closer to reality after developing an ultra-thin cloak that makes objects invisible.
University of Texas researchers have created the magical cover, which is just 0.15mm thin, out of a new material called metascreen.
Without the hair of a Demiguise to hand, the team attached strips of copper tape to a polycarbonate film, making the material thinner and more flexible than any previous incarnations.

Rare two-headed bull shark found in US

The two-headed bull shark (Picture: Rex)
A two-headed bull shark has been found in the Gulf of Mexico, US scientists have confirmed.
The specimen – a world first for a bull shark – was a single fish with two heads and not conjoined twins, experts from Michigan State University confirmed.
It has two heads, hearts and stomachs, with the remainder of its body joined at the bank to form a single tail.
‘This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely detected phenomena,’ said Prof Michael Wagner, the study’s co-author.

Brothers from Gloucester break parallel parking record

Record breaking attempt: John Moffatt parks Mini (Picture: YouTube)
Parallel parking is something a lot of drivers don’t like doing, but imagine if you had only 13.1 centimetres between cars? Meet the two brothers who have just broken the world record for performing the manoeuvre in the smallest space.
John Moffatt completed the feat first in a vintage Mini – but only after his older brother Alastair had failed do so on numerous occasions.
‘When I broke the world record I was in shock,’ he told a local newspaper.

Maths magician solves three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling

Solving one Rubik’s Cube can be a tricky task for most us but for one maths magician the colourful puzzle is a piece of cake.
Stanford University student Ravi Fernando has taken multi-tasking to a new level after solving three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling them at the same time.
Problem solver: Ravi Fernando (Picture: YouTube)
The maths undergraduate’s impressive show of skill has taken the internet by storm racking up over 250,000 hits in just a matter of days.

Clever cat walks dog on a leash to owner’s front door

Going for a walk is the highlight of any dog’s day but this canine looks less than impressed at being bossed around by one particularly clever cat.
While it’s dogs that are usually doing the chasing after cats, it’s obvious who the boss is in this unusual pet relationship.
Picking up the dog’s leash in its mouth, the formidable feline pulls the cooperative pet along while meowing loudly to keep the canine in check.
Walkies: Cat marches the dog home (Picture: YouTube / DAFNA kopelis)

Battle rages over bones of England's Richard III

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - King Richard III is at the centre of a new fight over the location of his final resting place, just weeks after the remains of the last English king to die in battle were found underneath a council car park. Archaeologists announced one of the most remarkable finds in recent English history last month when they confirmed the discovery of the body of Richard, who was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, during excavations in Leicester. ...

Creationist offers $10,000 to anyone willing to challenge literal interpretation of Genesis in court

A California man who believes the literal interpretation of the Bible is real is offering $10,000 to anyone who can successfully debunk claims made in the book of Genesis in front of a judge. And for a man wanting to debate the very nature of human existence, Joseph Mastropaolo is taking a decidedly happy-go-lucky approach, [...]

WPP India unit sacks employees after sexist Ford ads

By Aradhana Aravindan MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian unit of advertising group WPP has sacked employees over a series of ads, including one showing women tied up in the trunk of a Ford driven by ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The ads were published days after India approved a tougher new law to punish sex crimes, following the fatal gang rape of a student in December. That attack sparked unprecedented protests over the treatment of women in the country. ...


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