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Here are 2016's most popular cat names in America

Cat owners love their kitties like human babies, and it reflects in the names they are given.<p>Rover.com released a list of top pet names and found that over half of all cats (52 percent) were given a human moniker in 2015, which is up from just 22 percent in 2014.<p>In fact, many of the top 10 male and …

Pets

Being Easily Distracted Could Just Mean You're a Genius, Says Science

According to a new study by workplace solutions company Steelcase, clever people tend to have more difficulty prioritizing ideas.

Briton faces up to five years in jail for trying to smuggle Afghan child into UK

Former soldier Rob Lawrie is appearing before a French court after tryng to smuggle a four-year-old Afghan girl into the UK at her father's request<p>A father-of four-accused of trying to smuggle a four-year-old Afghan girl from a refugee camp into the UK is facing a five-year jail sentence.<p>Rob …

Razzies 2016: Fifty Shades of Grey scoops up 'worst film' nominations

Fifty Shades Of Grey is tied with Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 for the most nominations at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies.<p>The films have six nods each at the awards which mark the worst in cinema, including for the worst picture gong.<p>Each …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Trains delayed by wrong kind of sunlight

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Despite their often languid demeanor, Brits can be sensitive.<p>It's not just the people, though. It's the machines too, especially the trains.<p>Sometimes, trains are delayed because of tree leaves on the line. …

Defendant 'too overweight' to climb stairs to Bristol courtroom

Douglas Slade - accused of sex offences against children - said to be unable to walk up to fourth floor when lift breaks down at Bristol Crown Court<p>A court hearing was abandoned because the defendant was said to be too overweight to walk up the stairs.<p>Douglas Slade - who is accused of historical …

Gary Lineker and his wife to divorce 'because he’s too old to start another family'

Former England footballer says he remains 'greatest of friends' with Danielle Bux amid claims they are divorcing over him not wanting more children<p>Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle have filed for divorce because she fears he is too old to start a family with her, it has been reported.<p>The former …

New evidence suggests teen army recruit was 'sexually exploited by senior officers' before death

An inquest has heard that a teenage army recruit found dead more than 20 years ago was being sexually exploited by senior ranks shortly before she died<p>New evidence suggests a teenage army recruit found dead more than 20 years ago was being sexually exploited by senior ranks shortly before she died, …

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

Natural History Museum

A Brief History of the Canon Canonet Rangefinder

In January of 1961, Canon introduced the Canonet, a consumer-friendly 35mm film rangefinder camera aimed at the average person. Over fifty years and …

France on high alert after decapitated body found at scene of factory attack

France has raised its security alert to the highest level after police discovered a decapitated body and flags with Arabic inscriptions following an attack in which a man seemingly tried to blow up a factory belonging to a US gas company.<p>A suspect arrested at the scene at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, …

Sweden is boosting its military after Russia's ominous warning

Sweden, which is not part of NATO and has a tradition of not joining military alliances, will take part in NATO exercises in Spain in September.<p>Hultqvist told a Swedish newspaper that the decision was a result of Russian military movements.<p>"It's a general fact that Russia is carrying out bigger, …

Russia

Veg, pasta and sauce cooked in a single pot | Everlasting Meals

In the first in our edited serialisation of Tamar Adler’s celebrated book The Everlasting Meal, she pushes the limits of a single pot of water, starting with veg<p>There is a prevailing theory that we need to know much more than we do to feed ourselves well. It isn’t true. Most of us already have …

China may build rail tunnel under Mount Everest, state media reports

Construction project is believed to be under consideration and is part of proposed extension to link China with Nepal by rail<p>China is considering extending a railway line linking the country to Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest, according to Chinese state media.<p>The proposal is the latest in a …

China

The Prostitutes Are Not Happy. Neither Are Brides. Sex, Love And Ebola

Wedding dress rentals are way down. Condoms are no longer a hot item. And prostitutes are having trouble finding customers.<p>Blame it all on Ebola.<p>With at least 300 new cases a week in Sierra Leone, the virus is altering practically every aspect of life. And life, well, life includes love and sex. …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …