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Documentary on sexual exploitation cancelled as director-general faces grilling by MPs
An 11 year-old Russian boy made one of the discoveries of the century when he stumbled across the remains of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth, the New Scientist reports.
In 1938 a team of Nazi scientists, funded by Heinrich Himmler went looting in Tibet, where Himmler believed the Aryan race originated.
A modern-day fairy tale from the small Siberian town of Tiksi, told through the lens of Evgenia Arbugaeva, is one of the highlights of the upcoming London Festival of Photography.
In the never-ending search for eternal youth, nothing is considered too extreme or, in light of a new treatment from Siberia, too unnervingly gross. The snail facial (a Snaicial?) is said to restore weather-beaten skin to its luminescent best, thanks to an active ingredient in the snotty snail slime that beats wrinkles and helps to heal scars and burns.
The first person to ride around the Velodrome, one of the Olympic Park's signature constructions with its sweeping roof and wood-panelled exterior, was appropriately enough Sir Chris Hoy. The second, slightly less appropriately, was Boris Johnson. That was nearly two years ago, which only goes to show how far ahead of the game the entire project has been.
It sounded like a brilliant marketing move by BMW: pay to have the name of its Mini Cooper Roadster associated with the cold snap currently engulfing Europe and everyone would be talking about it. But the car manufacturer is regretting the decision after the freezing weather was blamed for the deaths of more than 70 people.
Russian research team astonished after finding 'fountains' of methane bubbling to surface
What a waste, to take a radio natural and condemn him to silence
When Rona Munro started to research the history of space travel for a new play, she discovered an unsung star of the skies
There's not much that the Kremlin can do to get rid of the long and difficult Russian winter – but it has decided that it can abolish "winter time", in a move announced this week by President Dmitry Medvedev.
Rock opera is back – and one bombastic band is leading the charge. Simon Hardeman fears the rebirth of a bloated monster
Books: I'm reading slowly and with great pleasure 'The Hare with Amber Eyes' by the ceramicist, Edmund de Waal – part family memoir, part Proustian confession, subtle, spare and elegant, like his pots. The one I most want to read is Candia McWilliam's new book, another memoir, still not quite finished, but I heard her talk about it so brilliantly that I've been on tenterhooks ever since.
Vladimir Putin managed to combine his macho image with a environmental message yesterday, when he helped Russian scientists put an electronic tag on a 231kg polar bear.
Scientists stunned as DNA analysis of bone fragment found in Russian cave reveals existence of a hitherto unknown ancestor