Animals

This baby giraffe taking its first steps outside will warm your heart on this frosty day

Video of a baby Rothschild giraffe taking its first steps outside has been captured at Chester Zoo. The adorably-named Murchison is just three weeks old and braving the cold nicely under the watchful eye of his mum. The lovely little...

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Watch this wild orangutan pick up a saw and instantly use it to cut up a tree

A wild orangutan has been caught on camera picking up a saw and instinctively using it to cut up a...

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This footage of a terrified dog appearing to be forced into water for a film is heartbreaking

Animal rights activists are outraged at the video showing a scared German Shepherd being lowered into water while filming for...

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Watch the world’s bravest duck take on a tiger

A gutsy duck began a very dangerous game when it started swimming in the tiger sanctuary pool at an Australian...

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The world’s oldest panda in captivity has just turned 37 and she had the most adorable birthday party

Basi the giant panda, who was rescued from a frozen river as a young cub, has just turned 37 at...

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This ‘extremely lucky’ puppy survived after swallowing an 8-inch knife

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier who swallowed a kitchen knife has been saved after undergoing emergency surgery. When Macie fell sick...

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This dog slipping over on ice is all of us on Monday morning

Monday morning. You drag your sorry soul out of bed and venture out into the frostbitten morning, only to fall...

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A zoo in Berlin is asking for Twitter’s help to name a polar bear cub

Since a polar bear cub was born in Germany’s Tierpark Berlin Zoo in November of last year, no-one has known...

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This tweet might be our fave ever pic of Palmerston, the Foreign Office’s cat

Cast your mind back to the festive period, when cheese was the main purpose of life. And we reckon if...

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A live ruby sea dragon has been filmed in the wild for the first time and they’re pretty magical creatures

Ruby sea dragon may sound like something from the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the extremely...

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Celebrity

Boy George praises Melania Trump for inauguration day – but not Donald

Boy George expressed his concern that the LGBT community did not get a mention in US president Donald Trump’s inauguration speech. The former Culture Club singer aired his political views during Paris Fashion Week, where he also defended new first...

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Stars set to hit the red carpet at tonight’s Critics’ Circle Awards in London

A host of Hollywood stars are set to grace the red carpet in London on Sunday as the winners of...

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New Saatchi exhibition to explore the power of the selfie

A new exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery plans to explore the importance of selfies as an art form. Opening in...

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Speidi make sure their CBB housemates feel really bad about the nominations twist

Reality TV couple Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag tortured their housemates’ guilty consciences in Celebrity Big Brother over choosing them...

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Stacy Francis gives an Oscar-worthy reaction to Chloe Ferry leaving CBB

We know life in the Celebrity Big Brother house can get a little intense – but surely housemates realise that...

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Jedward offer flawless logic for why the CBB toilet is a mess…then get back to eating a strawberry

Say what you will about Jedward, they certainly add entertainment to the Celebrity Big Brother house. Tonight, Nicola McLean had...

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Celebrities stayed away from the inauguration, but turned up in force for Women’s March On Washington

Donald Trump’s inauguration may not have been the star-studded event that incoming presidents usually enjoy, but the celebrities did descend...

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Things might be a bit awkward between Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain next week

Piers Morgan has had his fair share of run-ins with people on Twitter. But just in case there was anybody...

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David Jackson on The Voice gave everyone the feels

It’s always a special moment when someone on a singing competition exceeds all expectations, and Belfast man David Jackson did...

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Everyone melted at Hercules’s Let It Shine audition

We should really have wised up now to the fact that the last auditionee of the episode on every talent...

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Features

Who did it best: Wayne Rooney or Sir Bobby Charlton?

With Wayne Rooney having broken Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record in a 1-1 draw against Stoke, there’s never been a better time to compare the careers of two of United’s all-time greats. The pair have enjoyed incredible respective...

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6 lifestyle trends from around the world that you need to know about

You’ve probably heard of the cool Danish trend known as hygge and, more recently, the Swedish way of living that...

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Is any of Obama’s work ‘Trump-proof’? We asked an expert

Despite having faced the most severe financial adversity since the Great Depression and the thorn in his side of a...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 9:28pm Read More

Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble as Donald Trump sworn in

Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that...

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What might happen in Donald Trump’s first 1,000 days as president?

With Trump assuming the most power of any man in the world today – an unpresidented situation – this satirical...

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Here’s how you can get yourself a free glass of wine on Australia Day

Attention all lovers of wine: you can get a free glass of vino on Australia Day, and we know just...

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First Lady fashion: Who will dress Melania Trump for the inauguration?

Melania Trump will reportedly be dressed in outfits by Karl Lagerfeld and Ralph Lauren for her husband’s inaugural celebrations, marking...

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5 genius ways to get fit without even moving from your desk

As we near the end of January, your efforts to keep your new year resolution may be slipping. You went...

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13 times cheese was all we needed in life and more

You know what medicinal lumps of goop are both underrated and under prescribed in generic doctors’ surgeries? Cheese. Sure, it’s...

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Watch: Man attempts world record for most press-ups done in an hour, all in the name of charity

Ed Corrie has undertaken a mammoth challenge to raise money for charity – by trying to break the world record...

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Fun

The struggle is so real for this guy hanging off the back of a London bus

We’ve all been in the situation where, after scanning your Oyster card, you’re a little shocked to find it has little to no money on it. You start thinking back on the journeys you’ve taken that day, doing the sums...

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Donald Trump didn’t plagiarise Bee Movie in his speech – but Twitter is going crazy anyway

It seems that after Trump’s accidental (or on purpose) quoting of Bane from the Batman movies, everyone wants to get...

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No students turned up to this teacher’s class and he live tweeted every agonising moment

It might be some teachers’ dream come true, but when no students turned up to Adam Avitable’s class he thought...

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16 science jokes that will make you laugh and cringe at the same time

Having a rough day? Maybe these science jokes will cheer you up or make you groan, depending on how you...

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Quiz: Are these dinosaur names real or made up?

Are you a dinosaur geek? Were you a fan of Jurassic Park? Then you should be able to tell straight...

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A restaurant owner left a very honest ‘sick’ note after his horse won £150,000 in a race

Calling in sick to work can be a tricky balance of trying to prove your case while not being too...

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This video of Trump playing the accordion is everything you didn’t know you needed in your life

When life gives you lemons, Photoshop something hilarious on to them… or however that phrase goes. One savvy video producer...

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This plane flew to HEL on Friday the 13th

Boarding a flight on Friday the 13th is something that would fill a fair few people with dread. But imagine...

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This Korean YouTuber has made a ‘roadman’ dialect tutorial and it’s bare jokes

Korean Billy’s guide to English dialects is by now legendary, but he’s surprised us with his latest upload. The YouTuber...

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This hero turned his Christmas tree into a pen

If you still haven’t got round to taking your Christmas tree down yet and can’t decide what to do with...

Wednesday, 11/01/17 - 3:29pm Read More

Real Life

This note left for a Muslim neighbour is giving people in Trump’s America hope

Donald Trump’s election, while voted for by millions of Americans, has also left many others feeling fearful. Apparently recognising that, an Ohio man left a note for his Muslim neighbours reminding them that they’re not alone. After the Trump inauguration,...

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How a passion for crafting is helping one woman battle depression

For Amy Jakob, it all started when she was back in school. The fear, the anxiety, that feeling of dread....

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Incredible cancer survivor documents adventures with her amputated foot on Instagram

A cancer survivor who lost a limb to the condition has dedicated an Instagram account to all of her weird...

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This mum gave birth to a baby weighing a mighty 14lb

Friends of LaQueena Hunter-Grover thought her bump while pregnant with her fourth child was so big that she was carrying...

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This brave mum delivered her own baby via C-section

Warning: this one isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it sure is an incredible story. We’re all well-aware that childbirth is...

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Racist customers told a waitress they ‘don’t tip black people’, so people have raised $3,000 for her

A waitress from the US has received a flood of support after she was left a note from two customers...

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This guy knits jumpers of places then wears them to those exact places and it’s all kinds of beautiful and weird

Who doesn’t love a little souvenir from a place they’ve visited? It’s a fun and easy way to remember all...

Monday, 09/01/17 - 10:13am Read More

Meet Jamie Tregaskiss – Man City’s extraordinary amputee footballer

When Jamie Tregaskiss was 10 years old, he was scouted by Manchester City of the Premier League and his dream...

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Watch: The heartwarming moment mum who collapsed in Sainsbury’s meets the people who saved her life

A woman who survived a collapse on Christmas Eve in a busy supermarket thanks to the remarkable efforts of staff...

Friday, 06/01/17 - 9:27pm Read More

Watch the adorable moment boy, 4, gets ‘dream’ photo with Windsor Castle guard

A normal Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle turned into a very special day for this four-year-old boy. Marshall...

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Science

Can emoji shed light on human behaviour?

An emoji can say a thousand words, but can they mirror human emotion and body language while communicating in the virtual world? Researchers believe there may be a possibility. Given that more than 90% of internet users now use emoji...

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People who swear are more likely to be honest, according to science

It might go against social etiquette, but scientists believe there may be a link between swearing and honesty. Researchers from...

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Scientists have worked out why everything doesn’t go dark and blurry when we blink

You do it 15 times a minute, and we bet you did it just then. When you blink, your eyelids...

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The science behind popcorn’s magic metamorphosis

Today is National Popcorn Day, which is great in all sorts of ways, but most of all it’s great for...

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A new species of moth with yellow scales on its head and small genitalia has been named after Donald Trump

The world of science is a fascinating one, with new species of weird and wonderful creatures being discovered every year...

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Scientists have created a mobile phone microscope that can sequence DNA to diagnose cancer

It might sound like something from Star Trek, but scientists have developed a tiny microscope that attaches to a mobile...

Wednesday, 18/01/17 - 3:56pm Read More

While most of Britain struggles to get snow, jewel-like ice is washing ashore on Japan’s coasts

Each year, between late January and mid-February, something rather mesmerising happens on the coast of Japan’s Northernmost main island. On...

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Watch this drone footage of a 44km crack in the Antarctic ice

A 44km chasm has appeared on the floating Brunt ice shelf in Antarctica where a British research station is located....

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A space laser could turn the Earth’s atmosphere into a giant magnifying glass and be used to spy on enemies in future wars

BAE Systems believes technological advances in the future could enable military generals to use lasers and the Earth’s atmosphere to...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 5:27pm Read More

One in three people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the condition, study suggests

A third of people recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the condition, new research suggests. A study by...

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Technology

What happens when you throw gamers into real-life Halo Wars 2?

Halo Wars 2 will be here on February 21, marking a major return for the Halo universe in the shape of the real-time strategy game set within the universe of Spartans and Warhogs. Ahead of the full launch and to...

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Is Adoptly the worst Kickstarter idea of all time or just a parody of start-ups?

Start-ups are strange beasts – quick to rise and fall, with those that don’t make it often built on fanciful...

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Samsung to reveal Note7 fault details on January 23

Samsung will announce the findings of an investigation into why its Note7 smartphone caught fire on January 23, the technology...

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The Potus Twitter account has already been handed to Donald Trump

It took just a few seconds for the official POTUS Twitter account to transfer from Barack Obama to Donald Trump....

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Watch General Motor’s driverless car take a trip around San Francisco

Testing and researching autonomous car technology is the on-trend thing to do in the motoring industry right now, so naturally...

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Gingers rejoice: Red-headed emojis could be on the way

Redheads, Ron Weasley fans or loyal supporters of Prince Harry may finally be getting what they want most in the...

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GPS-tracked message in a bottle from Iceland travels 8,000 miles to Scotland

A high-tech message in a bottle used to teach children how far litter thrown into the sea can travel has...

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Fraudsters can get your fingerprints from photos of you doing a peace sign

You might want to keep your peace sign selfies to a minimum, because a team of researchers has managed to...

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This knife uses a clever alloy tested by Nasa to sharpen itself

When you’re looking for an upgrade to your culinary experience you’ve probably never thought – “I know where I can...

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Turns out, 1 in 5 of us has secretly accessed our friends’ Facebook accounts

A survey carried out by computer scientists has shown 24% of us have accessed the Facebook accounts of people we...

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