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How to see a green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, our friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, …

Mother of Baby 59 ‘flushed down toilet’ watched two-hour rescue

and<p>The mother of a baby rescued alive from a sewage pipe after apparently being flushed down the toilet has been identified after it emerged she …

Life on Mars? Lizard ‘spotted’ on the surface of the red planet

A lizard has been ‘spotted’ on the surface of Mars, reports a science blogger who claims Nasa could be planting animals on the red planet.<p>The reptile …

Facebook has given way to campaign against hate speech on its pages after advertisers pulled ads: http://bit.ly/Zt4lP2 The company says it will update its policies on hate speech, increase accountability of content creators and train staff to be more responsive to complaints marking a victory for women's rights activists. Photograph: Alamy

Preserved woolly mammoth with flowing blood found for first time, Russian scientists claim

A preserved fully-grown woolly mammoth with flowing blood has been found for the first time, trapped in the Siberian ice, scientists have …

'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned: http://bit.ly/18yHT7G Robots that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be banned before they come into existence, the United Nations will be told by its human rights investigator this week. Photograph: Warner Bros

Four-year-old boy praised for 999 call after mum’s collapse

A four-year-old boy has received praise – and a toy ambulance – after dialling 999 when his mother collapsed and passed out.<p>Maddox Shearer called …

Chinese newborn baby found in sewage pipe returned to mother

A newborn baby rescued from a sewer pipe in China has been returned to his mother who will not face charges.<p>Firefighters were called to a residential …

Conversations with a two-year-old re-enacted by adults – video

<b>Toddlers have an endearing habit of saying the funniest things, especially when attempting to justify the reasons behind getting their own way.</b><p>From …

How would you react if someone called you a cauliflower, a flea, or a baby elephant? http://bbc.in/16rTPuy Here is a quick guide to the language of love around the world - dominated by metaphors from cookery and the animal kingdom - with contributions by language coach Paul Noble.

Access to energy

SOME 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity, and 1.6 billion to modern fuels for household cooking between 1990 and 2010. The world's …

Free-for-all

A DEFINING principle of the National Health Service is that it is “free at the point of delivery”—a mantra which many admirers of the system regard …

NHS

Rewilding made simple | Guardian Animations

Nine inspiring lessons the suffragettes can teach feminists today: http://bit.ly/177R9BT A century after the death of Emily Davison at the Epsom Derby, the movement that gave votes to women still has much to teach those continuing to fight for equality Photograph: Hulton Getty

Difference Engine: Fuel for the future?

AMERICA’S unexpected, and most welcome, bonanza of natural gas from its vast shale deposits seems to be doing as much to reduce pollution as many of …