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Kim Broughton found one of her hens - now renamed Ping Pong - had laid the round egg in her garden in Latchingdon, Essex, on 17 February - Pancake Day. She decided to auction the egg in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after a friend's son died from the disease...
Fake "femmes fatales" have been used to steal battle plans and other data from Syrian opposition groups, a report suggests. The virtual women had been used in text chat on Skype to engage potential victims, security company FireEye said...
The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google's rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free "news" stories spread like wildfire...
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts GOOGLE is building the largest store of knowledge in human history – and it's doing so without any human help...
When faced with no suitable public toilets for her severely disabled son, Samantha Buck decided to take action. Alfie Buck is eight and is almost as tall as she is. He has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is doubly incontinent.
Iraq's national museum has officially reopened in Baghdad, 12 years after it was closed in the aftermath of the US-led invasion. Many of the antiquities looted during the war have now been recovered and restored...
The destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture, Unesco, has said.
The girl's biological parents, Celeste and Morne Nurse, were reunited with her after she was enrolled in the same school as her sister. After seeing the pair's likeness, the biological family invited the girl for coffee and then contacted police...
The "what colour is this dress?" meme is both a strange illustration of the way our brains work, and a classic case of how it is big media organisations - rather than just ordinary people - that often make things go viral...
Madonna has won praise for carrying on after falling on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards. What's the secret to elegantly recovering from an accidental plunge, asks Jon Kelly. You've done it too, of course. Everyone has. The stumble. The shock and then the embarrassment...
French authorities have been left mystified by two consecutive nights of illegal drone flights over central Paris. The small unmanned aircraft appeared over landmarks including the Invalides military museum, Place de la Concorde, and two of the old city gates.
There were no known eyewitnesses to the murder of a young woman and her 3-year-old daughter four years ago. No security cameras caught a figure coming or going. Nonetheless, the police in Columbia, S.C., last month released a sketch of a possible suspect.
There's nothing Twitter likes more than a live chase, even if the chase is decidedly... low-speed. That was the case on Thursday, when two llamas escaped from a show-and-tell presentation at a retirement community in Sun City, Arizona...
Alex Stamos pressed NSA director Adm Mike Rogers on whether the access to encrypted data requested by the US authorities should also be granted to the Russian and Chinese governments. Adm Rogers insisted an agreement could be reached "within a framework"...
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research. The tourism income vastly outweighs the $10bn a year spent safeguarding them, says a Cambridge University team...
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords.
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests. Its release into the atmosphere drove the shift towards a warmer period, according to scientists at the University of Southampton.
New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. In what is seen as a victory for advocates of net neutrality, the commission voted in favour of changes proposed by chairman Tom Wheeler.
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, a study has found. Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research...
Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return...

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