Why sloths descend from the safety of the trees once a week to go to the toilet has baffled scientists - but one specialist thinks he has the answer
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Friday 17 January 2014
The two sisters sat in the airport lounge, waiting for their flight to Kerala. It was delayed. They were keen to get going. Their mother had died the day before and they were going to settle her affairs. “She had a good life. She lived to 97,” explained one of the sisters. “You know what her secret was? Coconuts.”
Tuesday 24 December 2013
Newly promoted stocks across the Footsie were yesterday welcomed with a round of profit-taking pushing the newbies into the red.
Thursday 12 December 2013
The new chief executive of mining giant Anglo American today conceded he had a major job on his hands rebooting a company that lagged its rivals during the boom years of mining.
Thursday 12 December 2013
Scientists believe life may exist within underground ocean - living off minerals and using tidal heat as a source of energy
Thursday 05 December 2013
In the midst of London’s stock market IPO boom, one mid-tier technology group is about to bid auf Wiedersehen.
Friday 29 November 2013
Shareholders will vote on the separation on the week commencing 16 December
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Marius Kloppers, one of the biggest names in world mining, was paid $16 million (£10 million) in his final year leading BHP Billiton, it emerged today.
Friday 06 September 2013
Despite its reputation as being a market of risky stocks, Aim-listed shares are proving increasingly popular with holders of tax-free Individual Savings Accounts (Isas).
Sunday 25 August 2013
A nut paste used as a home-grown weapon in Africa's struggle against acute child malnutrition goes global
Sunday 11 August 2013
Region now lacking the fertilising effect provided by South America's distinctive 'mega-fauna' - which has led to a serious imbalance of soil minerals
A multi-million-dollar mining licence, a murder suspect and a prostitute called Tiffanie: Australia rocked by inquiry into ex-ministers
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Two former New South Wales Labor Party ministers facing potential criminal charges and long jail sentences
Monday 13 May 2013
The solution to world poverty may have been under our noses all along. The United Nations has issued official advice suggesting that Earth’s inhabitants eat insects to help combat food-insecurity and reduce pollution worldwide.
Friday 10 May 2013
A visit by inspectors from North York Moors national park caused jitters in the City yesterday for potash miner Sirius Minerals.
Monday 29 April 2013
The debate about which British region boasts the tastiest tap water has finally been settled with an unlikely winner: it comes not from “hard” northern or “soft” southern waters but from the middle of Britain – in Coventry.
Saturday 30 March 2013
No signs of life have been detected at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet more than 24 hours after a massive landslide buried 83 workers, Chinese state media said today.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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- 2 Three-quarters of Britons are saying it wrong - the top ten most common mispronunciations
- 3 Son attacks Apple after it refuses to unlock his late mother’s iPad
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results