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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Friday 02 October 2009
A portable version of a life-saving machine that has been used to treat seriously ill swine flu victims is being developed, scientists revealed today
Thursday 01 October 2009
Thursday 24 September 2009
The family of a woman who died in labour and never saw the son she had conceived after IVF treatment was awarded £410,000 damages today.
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh<br/>The Return of Ulysses, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh<br/>Concerto Caledonia, The Hub, Edinburgh<br/> Christoph Prégardien/ Andreas Staier, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh<br/>Bach Collegium Japan, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
Sunday 30 August 2009
Monday 24 August 2009
An oxygen treatment given to divers with the "bends" is to be tried out on cancer patients suffering side effects of radiotherapy.
Thursday 20 August 2009
Sonja Bigg: 'My daughter was born early and chronically sick but my family are unbreakable thanks to our special little girl'
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Simon Usborne: 'One man lay defeated, shoes still clipped into his pedals and helmet resting on the asphalt. He did not move'
Saturday 08 August 2009
Carola Long: The podiatrist managed to make some astute observations about the state of my mind from my feet
Saturday 08 August 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Six more bodies have been recovered from the Atlantic Ocean, bringing to 50 the number found after an Air France jet crashed on 31 May, killing all 228 on board. Investigators have also received the first wreckage: two plane seats, oxygen masks, water bottles and several structural pieces, some no bigger than a human hand.
Saturday 13 June 2009
That long-running debate about whether the BNP should be given "the oxygen of publicity" seems finally to have resolved itself. Days after the group won two seats in the European Parliament, James W von Brunn, a US friend and supporter of the BNP, shot dead security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns at Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum. Tragic for Johns, but a winner for anti-fascism.
Thursday 11 June 2009
The images of Nick Griffin cowering in terror as he and his gorillas fled Parliament Square on Tuesday certainly brought a smile to many people's faces. If you peddle messages of division and hate, then you shouldn't be surprised to find that hatred bouncing right back at you. But it's going to take more than a few well-aimed eggs and worthy placards to finish the BNP for good.
Friday 22 May 2009
To climb Everest is a feat at any age. To climb it successfully at the age of 65 is worthy of special celebration.
Thursday 21 May 2009
Many feared the worst when the Burmese junta announced that Aung San Suu Kyi would face trial for breaching the conditions of her house arrest. The opposition leader's health was said to be poor after six years of strict confinement. So it came as a surprise to hear Ms Suu Kyi described as "composed", "crackling with energy" and "very much in charge of her defence team" by the British ambassador at yesterday's hearing in Rangoon. Perhaps we should not be surprised though. Ms Suu Kyi has proved her strength and resilience time and again over the past two decades.
Wednesday 20 May 2009
When Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli staggered to the summit of K2 as the sun was sinking on 31 July 1954 they restored for Italy a touch of national pride after the humiliations of fascism and wartime defeat. Straddling the border of Pakistan and China in the Karakoram mountains, K2, at 8,611 metres, is the world's second highest summit and following the British success on Everest was the highest untrodden place on Earth. Fame was assured for Compagnoni and his team-mates but personal rivalries and tactics high on the mountain left a legacy of bitterness and lawyers' bills. Only last year, the Club Alpino Italiano issued the latest "official" version of what happened high up on the first ascent of K2.
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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