Children born in one northern town can reportedly expect – on average – to live to 105
Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered. Now, in an effort to drive down demand, conservationists are working on campaigns to understand what makes rhino horn consumers tick.
Housewife left with 272 quills stuck in her scalp after prickly animal falls on her while she's walking the dog
Feeling the cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to lose weight
Every winter, the World Economic Forum takes place in Switzerland. Its aim? Solving global problems. That and skiing, schmoozing and star-spotting, says Samuel Muston
At sixteen the challenge is as much about earning life experience as anything else
Patients and doctors were conspicuous in their absence
The average age for a British mother giving birth is 30, the highest figure in the world
A distinct bias of "boy preference" can be found in countries extending from North Africa and West Asia to South Asia, including India, and East Asia, including China. That such discrimination has a place in a large part of the modern world is distressing: the number of "missing women" can be quite large.
Royal Court, London
In the run-up to Christmas I found myself watching a lot of telly. My friends accuse me of hypocrisy since I used to rail against the evils of TV and even advised people, in a book, to chuck out their telly. I defend myself by blaming my children: I felt bad denying them the pleasures of schoolyard conversation about The X Factor.
Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
Predictions made by the writer 50 years ago have been whizzing around the internet, but that doesn't mean Asimov was right about everything
If, for whatever reason, you're stuck at home at a time when everyone else is out on the razz, surely the last thing you'd want to watch on television would be footage of what you're missing? Obviously the bods at the BBC think otherwise, hence their extensive annual coverage of Glastonbury festival and New Year's Eve fireworks. Or perhaps this kind of programming is just a convenient excuse for a journalists' jolly?
Most people feel they have "little or no control" over what they pay for in the majority of public services that are fundamental to the cost of living, new research out tomorrow will show.
When our Christmas charity campaign for Help the Aged fell short of expectations, I searched for reasons