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Over half of Americans have difficulty believing the Big Bang created the universe

The Associated Press-GfK poll sought to establish the confidence that 1,012 adults have in various established scientific theories

Victoria Coren Mitchell makes poker history by becoming first ever two-time winner of the European Poker Tour scooping £400k prize

Coren Mitchell went all in to scoop the nearly £400,000 prize in the latest season of the tournament in Sanremo, Italy

With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver

420 festival: Marijuana fans gather in 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state and the UK

Voters in both Colorado and Washington state voted allowing personal possession and use of marijuana by anyone aged 21 or older

Google Doodle celebrates Charlotte Brontë's birthday with scene from Jane Eyre

English novelist, poet and the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who lived into adulthood, has been celebrated with a Google Doodle

Man charged with causing 'life-changing injuries' after woman attacked with cleaning fluid

A man has been charged with causing 'life-changing injuries', after a 19-year-old woman was attacked with cleaning fluid.

David Cameron stung by jellyfish: PM hurt after ignoring advice of locals while on holiday

One expat remarked that traditional cure for a jellyfish sting is to urinate on it. But a Downing Street source said it had not not required treatment

Almost 40m gallons of drinking water discarded – because a man urinated in it

Three teenagers were apprehended by police and the 50-million-gallon reservoir was taken offline for testing

Are you turning into your dad? The top ten signs you've embraced dad-ism revealed as survey says 38 is age men turn into their father

It's enough to make you slip on your sensibly priced comfortable shoes and retreat to your man cave with a pint of bitter

Rutland Earthquake: Tremor '100,000 times smaller' than Chilean quake felt in Midlands

The epicentre of the quake was Oakham in the East Midlands, the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed

Britain's youngest parents: Father calls radio station to say he's proud of 12-year-old daughter

Using a false name in order to protect the identity of the child he said: 'Shame doesn't come into it. We're so proud of her'

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Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home

It's not always fun in the sun: Moving abroad does not guarantee happiness

Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home
Migrants in Britain a decade on: They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire

Migrants in Britain a decade on

They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire
Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

The 'Thick of It' favourite thinks the romcom is an 'awful genre'. So why is he happy with a starring role in Sky Living's new Lake District-set series 'Trying Again'?
Why musicians play into their old age

Why musicians play into their old age

Nick Hasted looks at how they are driven by a burning desire to keep on entertaining fans despite risking ridicule
How can you tell a gentleman?

How can you tell a gentleman?

A list of public figures with gallant attributes by Country Life magazine throws a fascinating light on what it means to be a gentleman in the modern world
Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

The duo behind Asos and Achica have launched a new venture offering haute couture to help make furry companions fashionable
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire
Hot stuff: 10 best kettles

Hot stuff: 10 best kettles

Celebrate St George’s Day with a nice cup of tea. Now you just need to get the water boiled
Sam Wallace: Why Giggs is perfect fit as Manchester United boss... in the longer term

Sam Wallace

Why Ryan Giggs is perfect fit as Manchester United boss... in the longer term
Renaud Lavillenie: The sky's the limit for this pole vaulter's ambitions

Renaud Lavillenie: The sky's the limit for this pole vaulter's ambitions

Having smashed Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old record, the French phenomenon tells Simon Turnbull he can go higher
Through the screen: British Pathé opens its archives

Through the screen

British Pathé opens its archives
The man behind the papier mâché mask

Frank Sidebottom

The man behind the papier mâché mask
Chris Marker: Mystic film-maker with a Midas touch

Mystic film-maker with a Midas touch

Chris Marker retrospective is a revelation
Boston runs again: Thousands take to the streets for marathon as city honours dead and injured of last year's bombing

Boston runs again

Thousands of runners take to the streets as city honours dead of last year
40 years of fostering and still holding the babies (and with no plans to retire)

40 years of fostering and holding the babies

In their seventies and still working as specialist foster parents