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Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Farage: which party leader needs a makeover?

<b>ED MILIBAND</b><p>Miliband desperately needs some swagger. Swagger is essential in a leader. You can have the aggressive kind (José Mourinho) or the cool kind (Barack Obama), but you've got to have it. The quickest way to purchase instant swagger is to order two martinis in quick succession, but this …

Sherlock Holmes is the archetypal scientist – brilliant but slightly scary

More than 75 different actors have taken him on, making him the most portrayed character on film and television ever. Ian McKellen will be the latest to add his name to the roster, playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes in a film set in 1947. The BBC's Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is back …

Why some birds are babysitters instead of parents - Futurity

Rather than reproducing themselves, some birds choose to make sure the family genes are passed on by protecting the nests of their close relatives.

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Beyond Cuteness: Scientists Deliver A Panda Baby Boom

<b>Listen · 4:35</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>This year, Zoo Vienna welcomed Fu Bao, or "Happy Leopard." Madrid celebrated the birth of Xing Bao, or "Star Treasure." And in Washington, D.C., the arrival of Bao Bao, or "Precious Treasure," had panda fans glued to panda cams.<p>In all, 2013 saw the …

APOD: Phobos 360 (2013 Dec 25) Video Credit: Mars Express, ESA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131225.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MMOCw21D4w Explanation: What does the Martian moon Phobos look like? To better visualize this unusual object, images from ESA's Mars Express orbiter have been combined into a virtual rotation movie. The rotation is actually a digital illusion -- tidally-locked Phobos always keeps the same face toward its home planet, as does Earth's moon. The above video highlights Phobos' chunky shape and an unusually dark surface covered with craters and grooves. What lies beneath the surface is a topic of research since the moon is not dense enough to be filled with solid rock. Phobos is losing about of centimeter of altitude a year and is expected to break up and crash onto Mars within the next 50 million years. To better understand this unusual world, Mars Express is on course to make the closest flyby ever on Sunday. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Mars_Express Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131225 #APOD

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How To Castrate A Hippo

It ain’t easy with “spatially dynamic” testes.<p>Hippopotami weigh anywhere from two to four tons and have got mouths that practically unhinge. I wouldn’t want to have to castrate one, but apparently, sometimes, zoos do. Maintaining male zoo hippos sans glands keeps males from fighting one another and …

The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes

It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.<p>Winter in the Arctic is grim—day and night blur together for 24 hour stints without sunlight. Reindeer manage to survive these gloomy weeks thanks to a peculiar adaptation. As the days grow darker, reindeer's eyes turn from …

25 Wonderful Christmas Light Painting Images

Last week we shared a tutorial and image collection on taking beautiful Christmas Bokeh images which got shared around the web like crazy. As a …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

Hilarious Collection of Photos of a Man Dressed Up as Santa

Santa Claus is everywhere, as Christmas makes its way into our lives once again. Many may not know it, but the Santa Claus we are all familiar with …