London-based company focused on “cutting edge artificial intelligence" could supply the brains for Google's burgeoning robotics division
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
The deadly microscopic amoeba made its way up 12-year-old Kali Hardig's nose to her brain during a visit to the Willow Springs lake in Arkansas
Saturday 13 July 2013
School holidays can be an expensive time for parents, but Chiara Cavaglieri has some ideas to keep costs down
Thursday 11 July 2013
Zookeeper says chimpanzee, who impersonated James Bond, was 'a favourite with everyone'
Wednesday 03 July 2013
TV undercover team claims distraction and ball-switching tricks were used
Monday 03 June 2013
A Saudi prince has reportedly spent £12.8m during a private stay at the Disneyland resort near Paris to celebrate his graduation.
Saturday 25 May 2013
My big brother invited me to the zoo this week so I'd have something to put in my column for The Independent. That, and also to help him look after his children. I've got two nieces and a nephew or two nephews and a niece, and I've read enough newspaper articles and Roald Dahl books over the years to know that these people need to be protected when they are near things like hippos and toucans. The last thing I want to do is make up some excuse about having to wallpaper my toilet and then later learn that my niece was pecked by a flamingo because I wasn't there.
Even the love tunnel couldn’t get Tian Tian in the mood – and so the scientists intervened to artificially inseminate UK's only female giant panda at Edinburgh zoo
Sunday 21 April 2013
Panda experts say Tian Tian was showing signs that were not 'conducive to mating'
Thursday 04 April 2013
Developers behind the £2bn plans will have to ensure a good home for the creatures
Friday 29 March 2013
Applicants should speak fluent English and Finnish, with Russian considered an additional bonus
Saturday 02 March 2013
'Luna' will be formally named in Facebook contest
John Walsh on Derek: Funny how Ricky Gervais's show lacks laughs, when Lena Dunham's Girls crackles with wit and invention
Sunday 03 February 2013
Gervais's latest addition to his comedy menagerie grates more than it amuses
Wednesday 09 January 2013
It is the dream job, particularly for the marketing department. A holiday company is advertising a £20,000-a-year job as a water slide tester. The company said that its previous incumbent Tommy Lynch, decided to “hang up his trunks” after four years in the post, leaving the way open for a newcomer – and a PR stunt.
Thursday 20 December 2012
“I am making an appeal to the world – do not come to Bugarach.” Not the kind of pro-tourism message you’d expect from a mayor. But pity poor Jean-Pierre Delord of Bugarach in France, who is putting off visitors who believe his town’s Pic de Bugarach mountain is due to open up and spit out human-saving aliens during today’s Mayan-predicted apocalypse.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
If you haven't seen it yet and want to feel all Christmassy, here's a video of a dog adopting orphaned tiger cubs.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The alleged abuse of elephants at Twycross Zoo should make us consider once more the role zoos play in animal conservation
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
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- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 SAG Awards: Fake applause track interrupts Reese Witherspoon