Makeup tests on animals banned
Makeup tests on animals banned

The Government has relented to a campaign to ban animal trials for the second time in a year, this time within the cosmetics…

Bare breasts in solidarity
Bare breasts in solidarity

#FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student. Activists argue women's breasts shouldn't…

Why I hate cooking shows
Why I hate cooking shows

While New Zealand has a handful of memorable winners, are we now licking the bottom of the bowl for future celebrity chefs?…

Alps crash: Murder-suicide explained
Alps crash: Murder-suicide explained

This is a psychological phenomenon that demands an explanation, and action to prevent future tragedies as far as that is…

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Ad for 'ionised alkaline water' made unproven claims
Ad for 'ionised alkaline water' made unproven claims

An advertisement for "ionised alkaline water" has been found to have made unproven claims about health…

Stress and memory loss a vicious circle

You are not alone if you forgot what you were told 10 minutes ago. Although there may be many causes for short-term memory…

Oliver: Ramsay is 'deeply jealous'

Jamie Oliver has accused Gordon Ramsay of being consumed with envy over his multi-million success, which sees him worth…

David Beckham strips down in spoof undie ad

David Beckham has been undeniably upstaged by his best friend James Corden in a spoof video for the British comic's new…

The most bizarre questions to GPs
The most bizarre questions to GPs

Britain's family doctors say they are becoming over burdened by nonsensical requests from patients.

World's most beautiful faces

Scientists have mapped the features of the world's most beautiful men and women - and Natalie Portman and David Gandy are…

Royal baby name - punters pick

Punters have staked a significant amount on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge naming their second baby Alice.

How wealth affects babies

The structure and growth of a child's brain may be affected by their parents' income. In research involving more than a…

Our genetic miracle: first baby born after trailblazing IVF

A new method that screens embryos for more than 200 disorders is already making dreams come true, reports Sarah Knapton…

Online risks raising parents' stress
Online risks raising parents' stress

The hidden dangers of the online world are a growing concern among parents, as screens of all shapes…

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Lee Suckling: Are we ageist?

Why does age matter so much in our society? Why it…

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Make yes and no count

It’s a mighty fine question to ask oneself: “If I…

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Jill Goldson: How to deal with stingy people

Most of us have had the joy-eroding experience of…

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Additives make sausage roll ... into bin

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The problem with plus-ones

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