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The real reasons women 'ogle' other women

A scientific experiment showing straight women ogle other women's waists and chests suggests they are checking out the competition. But Dr Brooke Magnanti thinks there's more to it.<p>No, you're not imagining it - you're being ogled.<p>Most women are all too familiar with the 'my eyes are up here' moment …

Drugs unlimited: how I created my very own legal high

How easy is it to invent and manufacture a recreational drug that does not break any UK drug laws? I just spent the last two months doing exactly that – and the answer might surprise you.<p>Since 2008, the emergence of legal highs has wrong-footed policymakers, parents and police. These drugs imitate …

7 Happy Ghost Stories for Halloween

Spooked out by Halloween tales? Here are are few to leave you with thoughts of friendly ghosts.<p>Here are a few spooky, but not terrifying, stories …

Dogs communicate different feelings with right or leftward tail wagging

Dogs can tell how other dogs are feeling from the way their tails are wagging, according to researchers who monitored the animals' heart rate as they watched canine movies.<p>The Italian team found that dogs had higher heart rates and became more anxious when they saw others wag their tails more to …

What We Do With Dead Bodies

Beauty tips: how to hide tiredness - video

Sali Hughes shares her make-up and skincare tricks and remedies to help refresh and conceal tired skin. She looks at the best cleansers, moisturisers and face masks to revive the skin and demonstrates how to hide dark circles and keep your face looking fresh by using concealer, bronzer and blusher<p>• …

The amazing intelligence of elephants: http://gu.com/p/3jgfz/fb Researchers have found that elephants understand pointing. It's more evidence of their intelligence, yet people still hunt them. Photograph: AFP Photo/Carl de Souza

New Profession: Chicken Veterinarian

(Photo: Matt Seppings)<p>If you have dogs or cats, you can go to a general practice small animal veterinarian for pet medical care. If you have snakes, …

Professor Stephen Hawking backs right to die for the terminally ill

Professor Stephen Hawking, who once said he thought assisted dying was "a great mistake", has changed his stance to support the right of terminally ill people who are suffering to end their lives.<p>Hawking, 71, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease – a form of motor neurone disease – at the age of …

Why Body Hair?

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …

Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning

<b>Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.</b><p>The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Wild boar cull planned for Forest of Dean

The Forestry Commission is due to carry out what is expected to be its biggest cull of wild boar in the Forest of Dean later this year.<p>The population has grown dramatically over the past decade, along with the number of complaints about the damage they do.<p>The BBC's Tim Muffett has been examining …