Friday, February 23, 2018

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

Japanese researchers tested cats' reactions to their owners, suggesting that because cats "domesticated themselves" they never needed to take notice Any cat owner will tell you that although they are sometimes kept...

Dog donates blood to save life of cat that had eaten rat poison

Domesticated double-act take nonconformist stance to inter-species relations Stereotypes suggest dogs and cats rarely get on, but pet owners usually disagree, stating their beloved pooches show nothing but affection towards the felines...

Intervention by Oprah Winfrey saved my career, says Jamie Foxx

Stars including Sidney Poitier staged the intervention at Quincy Jones’s house, Jamie said. Actor Jamie Foxx has told how an intervention from talk-show host Oprah Winfrey saved his career after he spiralled...

Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James: ‘We did to Warhol what he did to bananas’

This week, it is Wendy James’s 50th birthday. To celebrate, Rock’s Backpages brings you an interview (or ‘scratch feature’) from Melody Maker in April 1988, in which she and the band...

Life is hazardous when you risk being run over by a millipede

Finding a mate in the giant world is challenging. It's somewhat hazardous when you risk being run over by a millipede. The Madagascan dwarf chameleon (Brookesia minima) was long believed to be...

Slimming can cut breast cancer risk by up to one third, research finds

Losing weight can help women cut their breast cancer risk by up to a third, a study has found. Experts said “modest” weight loss significantly cuts the chances of developing the disease. Six...

South Korean universities offer dating courses as birth rate plummets

In a country experiencing one of the worst birth rates in the world, two South Korean universities are now offering courses that make it mandatory for students to date their classmates. Professors...

Bresse is best: How to eat the world’s most expensive chicken

A tiny town in eastern France may seem a long way to travel for a plate of chicken, but it's worth it. I've come to the Michelin-starred Aux Terrasses in Tournus to...

Lidl Hellas: Καλό από τα Lidl

Οι εργαζόμενοι στη Lidl Ηellas εξέφρασαν τις ευχαριστίες τους σε κάθε δημόσιο πρόσωπο που πρόσφερε μια μοναδική έμπνευση και πρωτοβουλία κοινωνικής προσφοράς για την έκφραση «από τα Lidl». Στη φιλοσοφία των LIDL...

Mentioning food on your online dating profile gets more matches, finds study

Crafting a strong online dating profile is undeniably an art. We know not to have too many group photos, lists of demands or - God forbid - bathroom selfies. But what should we...

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