News German cockroaches - smaller than the famous American cockroach - have evolved to lose their sweet tooth

The creature crawled into his ear as he slept

Louboutin flash: the designer recently tried - unsuccessfully - to stop other makers using his signature red sole

Christian Louboutin, Design Museum, London

But they are designed to transport wearer and onlooker alike into a world rich with suggestion

<p>1. Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect</p>
<p>£188.02 amazon.co.uk</p>
<p>This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.</p>

The 10 Best irons

1. Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect

£188.02 amazon.co.uk

This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.

J. Edgar and W.E: No life in this body of evidence (both 15)

J.Edgar - starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts W.E. - starring: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Oscar Isaac

Shoppers may love to hate Tesco, but they still flock to its stores.

Rebecca Armstrong: Every little helps, yes, but so do washing machines

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Philip Hensher: Google shows us who we really are. It's not pretty

Is this what every great liberation of information discovers: the base aspect of human nature triumphs?

Mr Ingenuity does it again, but not everyone is that impressed

He commands attention with the release of a new product thanks to his ability to "reinvent the wheel", starting with the ball of his Ballbarrow, which appeared decades later in one of his revolutionary vacuum cleaners.

Dom Joly: Judith Chalmers' powers work on my Canadian in-laws

I remember reading an article about major celebrities raking in the money by doing naff adverts in Japan which they thought nobody would ever see.

Dyson warns of shortage of engineers in Britain

Sir James Dyson yesterday warned the country will face a desperate shortage of engineers "unless something drastic is done".

Unmasked: the far-right blogger idolised by Breivik

An anti-islam blogger who was repeatedly praised by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik was unmasked for the first time yesterday, a day after being questioned by police.

'Cutty Sark' goes up in the world

One of Britain's best-preserved maritime treasures has been hoisted more than 10 feet into the air.

Business Diary: Dyson is second only to Brunel

For services to vacuum cleaners? When GE surveyed 900 British engineering undergraduates about their views on the greatest engineers in history, it received some surprising answers. Not so much Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a worthy winner of the poll, but the runner-up, James Dyson. Now, the Diary bows to no one in its admiration for the great man's contribution to household cleanliness, but the likes of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, Thomas Telford or Thomas Edison might be forgiven for rolling over a couple of times in their respective graves.

Dyson: The corridors of brain power

A room for dropping things on carpets, a big smashing machine and very clean bathrooms... Rhodri Marsden takes a tour of Dyson's nerve centre

Tighter visa controls risk losing engineers and firms, says Dyson

Tougher measures aimed at restricting the amount of time foreign graduates can stay in Britain on student visas could force more companies to go abroad, one of David Cameron's business gurus has warned.

Student visa cuts 'sheer madness'

Tougher restrictions aimed at restricting the amount of time foreign graduates can stay in Britain on student visas could force more companies to go abroad, one of David Cameron's business advisors has warned.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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