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Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

The Best Food Books Of 2013

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.<p>This year's crop of food books range from provocative …

Skiing on icebergs in Antarctica – in pictures

Daredevil Chris Davenport climbed a 60ft iceberg in the Antarctic – and then skied down it, coming perilously close to taking a dip in the icy waters below. Photographer Greg Von Doersten captured the moment from a nearby zodiac. The team also took on giant peaks and mountains in the remote area

What promises would the Conservative party most like to be forgotten?

The Conservatives have removed a decade's worth of speeches from their website, along with the main internet library. The vanished period extends from 2000 until the eve of the general election in May 2010, covering many policies and pledges that the party would, perhaps, rather not be reminded of …

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership

WikiLeaks has released the draft text of a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a multilateral free-trade treaty currently being negotiated in secret by 12 Pacific Rim nations.<p>The full agreement covers a number of areas, but the chapter published by WikiLeaks focuses on …

Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was not in sexually arousing areas – changed levels of opioid brain chemicals which work behind the …

Today is Guantánamo's 12th anniversary, and there's no end in sight

Twelve years ago, on 13 November 2001, President George W Bush signed an order authorizing the detention of suspected al-Qaida members and supporters, and the creation of military commissions. To borrow a line from the Grateful Dead: "What a long, strange trip it's been."<p>The order was modeled on …