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You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

John Bayley obituary

English scholar and literary critic who achieved wider fame through his memoirs about life with the novelist Iris Murdoch, his first wife<p>John Bayley, who has died aged 89, was an astute and influential literary critic. He was the first holder of the Warton chair in English literature at Oxford …

Literature

JK Rowling unnerved by girls who fall for Malfoy

Girls are quick to romanticise anti-heroes, says Harry Potter author, as she shares her vision for the future of the boy wizard’s school enemy<p>JK Rowling says that “girls are very apt to romanticise” the antihero, and reveals that she had been forced to pour “cold common sense” on the startling …

Brian O’Driscoll makes plea for future of the game: focus on skill, not size

Interview: Irish legend says rugby academies wrong to turn out gym-honed giants, and he reveals whom he would pick as England's centres<p>There is a tale that when Brian O’Driscoll turned up to his first <b>Ireland</b> training session in 1999, there were serious concerns that he would be blown away by a …

Rugby World Cup

Winter solstice 2014: celebrations at Stonehenge – in pictures

Modern-day Druids, pagans and other revellers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the first day of winter – otherwise known as the winter solstice, which is the shortest day and the longest night of the year

Snow babies – cutest animals in the snow – in pictures

Camilla de la Bedoyere shares some stunning pictures and amazing facts about cute baby animals in the snow!<p>You can find out more in Camilla’s book Snow Babies

Woolly Mammoths in Pictures

50 Years of Tears: Marianne Faithfull's Amazing Second Act

How the 67-year-old singer overcame injury to record her remarkable new 'Give My Love to London'<p>Marianne Faithfull is at home in Paris, enjoying a …

Bird flu outbreak: threat to humans virtually non-existent say experts

Professor Andrew Easton, Professor of Virology at the University of Warwick said the bird flu outbreak would not threaten humans<p>The risk to humans from the outbreak of bird flu at a British duck breeding farm is virtually non-existent, experts have said.<p>Last night the Department for Environment, …

What is bird flu and why is it in the news again?

A cull is being carried out at a duck farm in Yorkshire after avian flu found there, but officials stress ‘very low’ risk to public health<p>What is avian flu?<p>Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is a contagious viral disease in animals, caused by a virus loosely related to human influenza. Some …

The Elvis Presley coverup: What America didn’t hear about the death of the king

After Presley’s death, an effort was launched to protect the reputation of the hospital that had treated him<p>The call came to Memphis Fire Station No. 29 at 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 1977. The dispatcher indicated that someone at 3754 Elvis Presley Boulevard was having difficulty breathing. …

Unicorn of the Sea: Narwhal Facts

Often dubbed the unicorns of the sea, narwhals are strange and beautiful creatures with long tusks protruding from their heads. Members of the …

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Thank you for visiting WWF wallpaper! Just click a category below to start.<p>Show your support for wildlife and nature by downloading free wallpaper. …