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Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury<p>A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.<p>Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

Photographer Unveils the Rainbow World of Ice Crystals

How a former high school science teacher discovered an optical phenomenon in ice.<p>High school science teacher and former industrial photographer Tom Wagner discovered a fascinating world of colors trapped within thin layers of ice. He explained the trick to us: "The colors in the crystals of the …

Lightbox

Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Attaching fake eyelashes might make give you a few extra millimeters to bat at your date, but they could also be channeling dust into your eyes. That's because the ideal eyelash length is about one third the width of an eye. And that goes for 22 different animals, not just humans.<p>A group of …

Makeup

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Dance of the Maidens

13 ways to stop drinking soda for good

You know soda's not exactly good for you—but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump, or quench your thirst at the movies.<p>But the more soda you …

'Sleepy Hollow' recap: 'Tempus Fugit'

Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead – just as she was really beginning to grow on us.<p>Fans of the supernatural sci-fi buddy cop drama, "Sleepy Hollow," likely weren't rooting for Katrina Crane (Katia Winter) to prevail in her world-changing plot to rewrite twistory and kill Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) …

Christina Aguilera's pop star impressions are surprisingly awesome

Jimmy Fallon is very well known for his musical impressions; his Neil Young is out of this world. So, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the deck was stacked against Christina Aguilera when Fallon asked her to take part in a game of musical impressions with him last night on <i>The Tonight Show.</i> …

Celebrity Gossip

Watch Will Smith Rap the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme on Ellen

Will Smith can’t stop rapping during his talk show appearances. After a rousing performance of “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” on <i>The Late Show with David</i> …

The Late Show

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Kanye West Lashes Out at Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter in All-Caps E-Soliloquy

Kanye West doesn’t tweet all that often, but, when he does, it’s typically something of a deluge, as he’ll reel off a successive series of tweets deriding the state of fashion or outlining his creative ambitions. Last night marked such an occasion as Kanye posted ten straight tweets targeting. . . …

Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.<p>The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.<p>…

Lauren Bacall: A Photo Gallery

Clinic that treated Joan Rivers cited for multiple failings | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York outpatient clinic where the late Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest did not follow all the standard protocols during the throat procedures it conducted on the comedian, according to a government agency report released on Monday.<p>Comedian Joan Rivers poses for …

The 10 Most Shocking Marriage Breakdowns Of 2014

It's been a year of highs and lows for romance in Hollywood.<p>While some celebs we thought would never wed again went and said "I do" (we're looking squarely at you, George Clooney), plenty of other celebrities took us by surprise by separating in 2014.<p>Below, 10 of the most headline-grabbing …