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German Philosophy

Russia might ban gay emojis

Nation's media regulator could ban same-sex emojis from social media<p>Russian authorities are considering a ban on gay emojis.<p>Izvestia newspaper said the country’s media regulator would ban the characters if they are found to contravene a 2013 law intended to prevent gay “propaganda”.<p>Russia has been …

Social Media

Motorist collides with lorry and completely destroys his car - yet drives another 40 MILES before being pulled over by police

• <b>Silver Vauxhall Signum is said to have struck HGV in Gloucestershire</b>• <b><br>Vehicle left with considerable damage but continued going for an hour</b>• <b><br>Roof buckled</b> …

Motorcyclist using mobile phone smashes into car... but CARRIES ON playing on his mobile as he lies injured on the road

• <b>Man pictured calmly playing on mobile phone after being knocked off bike</b>• <b><br>Crash happened in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province in south China</b>• <b><br>His</b> …

Ivan Massow: The Tories are the gayest party there is

As Ivan Massow launches his campaign to be Tory candidate for Mayor of London, Bryony Gordon asks why, as a self-made millionaire and father-to-be, he would want to ruin it all by going into politics<p>Ivan Massow has just launched a campaign to be selected as <b>Conservative candidate for Mayor of …

Human Rights

Helen Pidd on Twitter: "Ahhh, democracy http://t.co/avLGksfOpC"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>helenpidd</b><p>Ohhh, God Bless England is our prayer! RT @<b>helenpidd</b>: Ahhh, democracypic.twitter.com/Cm7jMxwGRU<p>1 reply 2 …

A Price Is Right Contestant in a Wheelchair Won a Treadmill

Prizes on <i>The Price Is Right</i> don’t always make the most sense for the contestant who wins them—where’s a big-city apartment-dweller going to put a …

Treadmills

Hostage Rescued After Using Pizza Hut Order to Plead for Help

A woman being held hostage with her three children in Avon Park, Fla. figured out a way to escape—with some help from Pizza Hut.<p>The trouble began …

Crime

Council bureaucracy reaches new heights as bizarre Facebook row rocks village council

The choices of what to 'like' on a village's official Facebook page has led to a council wide spat<p>A village council has been rocked by bitter disagreement over what they should "like" on Facebook - despite just 59 people following the page.<p>In a bizarre row reminiscent of a Vicar of Dibley sketch, …

United Kingdom

Paul Wiltshire on Twitter: "Are these the smallest yellow lines ever? Model village-style parking rules from @BristolPost http://t.co/yB3Qgcnk2B http://t.co/bVxBnmtUCE"

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PhD students: what to do if you don't work well with your supervisor

Supervisors can be enabling and supportive - but they can also be bullies. Gina Wisker offers advice on how to manage this sometimes tricky relationship<p>PhD supervisor sadness: the empty nest Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know How to stay sane through a PhD: get survival …

The Questions People Asked Advice Columnists in the 1690s

If only your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother had Google<p>In a story about the origins of confessional apps like Whisper and the now-defunct Secret, I recently mentioned <i>The Athenian Mercury</i>, a British periodical of the 1690s that is widely credited with inventing the …

Inventions

Everything is Better in the World Now That This Tortoise Can Move Again

The 90-year-old tortoise Mrs. T has been unable to walk since rats viciously chewed off her front legs while she was hibernating. Now, her devoted …

National Express To Triple Daily Services From Bath | Bath Echo

National Express is trebling the number of daily coach services between Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Oxford, adding new early connections to make day …

The Telegraph on Twitter: "The 'kittymobile': Dutch man takes two cats on 300-mile bike ride http://t.co/2B4lury7aR http://t.co/1A5z7kuOsN"

Couple sues after engagement photo appears on erotic novel

The husband and wife were less than pleased by their appearance on a fan fiction novella about an American football player<p>A couple whose engagement photo appeared on an erotic novel about an American football star have launched a law suit.<p>The husband and wife, identified as John and Jane Roe of …

Queen Mother learned to shoot Buckingham Palace rats in case Nazis tried to kidnap Royal family

Queen Elizabeth taught herself to shoot in the grounds of Buckingham Palace during the Second World War, in case a German parachutist attacked<p>The Queen Mother was so frightened of being kidnapped by Nazi parachutists during the Second World War she learned to shoot by practising on rats flushed out …

Buckingham Palace

Correlation between autism diagnosis and organic food sales

Redditor Jasonp55 has a neat demonstration of the perils of confusing correlation with causation, and his well-chosen example makes this a …

T. rex's Oddball Vegetarian Cousin Discovered

A newly discovered dinosaur from South America doesn’t fit easily into any known category.<p>You might not recognize the word “therapod,” but you almost certainly know members of this terrifying group of dinosaurs, including <i>Velociraptor</i> and the fearsome <i>T. rex</i>—the most terrifying predators that ever …

Bath Chronicle on Twitter: "Samuel Bond, 28, from Doynton near Bath, is safe and sound in Nepal #NepalEarthquake http://t.co/DKmy6isO98 http://t.co/bvwTaWwzdf"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

999 timewaster called an ambulance to help hit and run squirrel

East of England ambulance service received calls for help with an injured squirrel, a dropped burger and painful feet<p>A caller dialled 999 and demanded an ambulance - because a squirrel had been knocked down.<p>Two ambulances were scrambled and began dashing to the scene after they were asked to …

Squirrels

EU orders Britain's organic farmers to treat sick animals with homeopathy

British organic farmers must treat their animals with unscientific homeopathic remedies under rules from Brussels<p>British organic farmers are being forced to treat their livestock with homeopathic remedies under European Commission rules branded ‘scientifically illiterate’ by vets.<p>Although …

Counterfeiter sent on design and print course in jail

Persistent offender from cheque fraud gang was allowed to improve his printing and publishing skills at the taxpayer's expense<p>A convicted counterfeiter was sent on a design and print course at the taxpayers’ expense while he was in jail, it has emerged.<p>The fraudster was serving a two year sentence …

A Czech Man Is Setting Up A Tiny New Libertarian Country In Europe

Vít Jedlička declared the creation of Liberland earlier this month. The territory's neighbors Serbia and Croatia have not officially recognized it yet.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>The 1933 Montevideo Convention – a document often cited for its definition of what is a country and what isn't – says a …

Google Maps

Mother arrested for taking home clothes horse she found on a train

Aimee Craven tells how she was made to take her wet clothes off the Tesco airer while police waited to confiscate the £20 item<p>A mother was hauled off a train and dumped in a riot van as police investigated the mystery of a missing clothes horse.<p>Aimee Craven, 32, had claimed the £20 clothes horse …

Crime