Although it might seem a fairly obvious observation, a new study from the University of Iowa has found not only that men, on average, have noses ten per cent larger than womens', they’ve also worked out why this might be.
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Wednesday 07 December 2011
When a child is terminally ill, the parents endure a traumatic and bewildering experience
Thursday 10 November 2011
Being funny on the radio should be a breeze for comics. You'd think they'd be in their element: on a stage with a microphone, with the added advantage that their listeners, scattered across the country rather than crammed in the back room of a pub, can't see the sweat patches forming under their arms.
Thursday 25 August 2011
An Austrian woman has become the first female climber to reach the summit of the 14 highest peaks in the Himalayas without bottled oxygen.
Monday 22 August 2011
The fossilised remains of the oldest known lifeforms on Earth have been discovered in samples of rock collected near a remote watering hole in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Thursday 28 July 2011
When Erhard Loretan and his fellow Swiss climber Jean Triollet reached their advance base camp at 5,850m on the Rongbuk glacier, Tibet, late on 30 August 1986 they had set a new standard in extreme alpinism – to the summit of Everest (8,850m) and back in less than two days, no sherpas, no rope, no bottled oxygen; for the last 1000m they did not even take a rucksack. The pair climbed mainly at night, so as not to overheat in their down suits, and rested during the day. Meticulous in its planning and stylish in its execution, their ascent of the mountain's North Face via the Japanese and Hornbein couloirs was described by the Polish mountaineer Voytek Kurtyka as "night-naked climbing".
Friday 15 July 2011
A woman has died after a fire at a block of flats.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Twenty years after doctors discovered that placing babies to sleep on their backs halved the rate of cot deaths, new research suggests pregnant women who sleep on their left side may halve the rate of stillbirths.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Wednesday 11 May 2011
A former Nepalese foreign minister has died on the slopes of Mount Everest while attempting to become the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Saturday 30 April 2011
The famed Swiss mountaineer, Erhard Loretan – one of the few people to reach the summits of all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000m – has died during a climb on his 52nd birthday.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
An injection given to heart attack and stroke sufferers could radically reduce their devastating effects, a new study claims.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Elements, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in north London, is billed as a “spectacular night of chemical romance, intrigue and performance”. Not being the most studious when it came to science at school, I entered with some trepidation.
Monday 07 March 2011
Bath have confirmed fly-half Olly Barkley will be out for the remainder of the season after breaking his leg in two places on Saturday.
Friday 04 March 2011
A baby girl born starved of oxygen, whose body was cooled for three days to reduce brain damage, has made a complete recovery.
Newcastle winger is in Argentina having chemotherapy
Returning to the stage after 20 years makes actress feel 'nauseous'
Human faces unique 'because we don't recognise each other by smell'
Man's attempt to avoid being impounded heavily criticised
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook