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Saved by a whisker, the kitten stuck in a bin

Dusty the kitten pulled to safety after getting her head wedged in the two-inch wide drainage hole<p>A hungry kitten called Dusty needed rescuing after getting its head firmly stuck in a drainage hole of an industrial waste bin.<p>The five-week-old female stray got herself in a tight spot while …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

10 things Italy does better than anywhere else | CNN Travel

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life.<p>If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.<p>Photo courtesy of Katja Presnal<p>One of the best things about Italy is actually the …

Italy

How Not to Look Like a Tourist In Milan

<i>by J.J. Martin</i><p>Milan is more than Italy's business or fashion capital -- it's a city as stubbornly passionate about maintaining its sense of tradition as it is dedicated to innovation. Just make sure to follow these rules on your next visit.<p>A busy coffee bar in Milan | Photo: Courtesy Alamy<p><b>Don't</b> …

Italy

Leicester will be final burial place of King Richard III, found under a parking lot

It's been a long journey for Richard III, the 15th century king whose skeleton was found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester. But on Friday, his final destination became clear.<p>The medieval monarch will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, just a stone's throw away from where his …

Why Lefties Make Less

They've been subtly discriminated against since biblical times, but modern data suggests a significant gap in earnings.<p>There’s a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

The special tool-wielding power of human hands may go back farther in evolutionary history than scientists have thought.<p>That's according to a new study of hand bones from an early relative of humans called <i>Australopithecus africanus</i>. Researchers used a powerful X-ray technique to scan the interior …

Humanity

Young Italians abandon la dolce vita to move to Britain

UK pushes Germany out of the top spot as the most favoured destination for Italians hoping to find work<p>Britain is the main destination of choice for Italians seeking a new life abroad, as tens of thousands flee the sclerotic economy, dismal growth predictions and lack of meritocracy of the …

Europe

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