PILL IN SWEETS PACK: Stockport child sent to hospital by painkiller in Smarties

Stockport – VIJAY SHAH via ALIA ROPUN, upday, JOE ROBERTS and Metro A five-year-old English child was taken to hospital after coming across a painkiller tablet she found inside a packet of chocolate sweets, online newspaper Metro reported yesterday. The little girl, Annabelle Stark, had gone out trick-or-treating for Hallowe’en with her three-year-old brother, Joel, in the northern England town of Stockport. She was given a pack of Smarties, a sweet containing chocolate covered in a sugar shell popular among children in the United Kingdom. Her mother, Kayleigh Stark, gave the packets of sweets to her children as a treat, only to … Continue reading PILL IN SWEETS PACK: Stockport child sent to hospital by painkiller in Smarties

OUTLASTING THE ENERGIZER BUNNY: US researcher creates stronger batteries with cheap materials

Houston – VIJAY SHAH via noticiasdelaciencia.com and AgroAlimentando Batteries are one of the most important elements of our technologically driven society. We rely on them to energise everything from children’s toys and torches, to cars and lorries, yet often they can be the bane of our lives too. Batteries can have their drawbacks, such as catching on fire, running out too quickly, leaking, and performing poorly in wintry weather. Recently, researchers led by Dr. Yan Yao at the US’ University of Houston have discovered that manufacturing batteries from a new and inexpensive class of materials may help solve the problem of … Continue reading OUTLASTING THE ENERGIZER BUNNY: US researcher creates stronger batteries with cheap materials

MARRIAGE AND A VEGETABLE: Husband loses wedding ring; finds it around carrot

Bad Münstereifel, GERMANY VIJAY SHAH     The website Gemstars reports today the story of a man in Germany who lost his wedding ring, only to find it in a place he never expected to discover it in. The 82-year-old, a keen gardener, was said to have been in his yard in the small town of Bad Münstereifel a few years ago, when he found to his horror that his wedding band had slipped from his finger and gone missing. Fearful for any possible impact losing the jewellery would have on his marriage, he searched everywhere for it, but to … Continue reading MARRIAGE AND A VEGETABLE: Husband loses wedding ring; finds it around carrot

KEPLER TELESCOPE: Mysterious objects spotted orbiting distant star

Pennsylvania state, UNITED STATES VIJAY SHAH via Al-Jazeera America Astronomers and other scientists observing distant stars using the Kepler telescope have found themselves in a bit of a conundrum after spotting the presence of mysterious objects of immense size orbiting a distant star over 1,500 light years from Earth, Al-Jazeera have reported. Some observers have rumoured the objects to be signs of a super-intelligent and ancient alien civilisation, while others have said that it could be little more than orbiting space debris such as comets or captured asteroid fragments. The Kepler space telescope, managed by American space agency NASA detected an … Continue reading KEPLER TELESCOPE: Mysterious objects spotted orbiting distant star

HUMOUR MOMENT: Find the girl!

Your mission….should you choose to accept it….is to look at the spy code matrix from CIA special ops below and locate the missing girl. We believe her last known whereabouts to have been in Calabasas, California. You have all the time in the world. Feel free to make a coffee, and get me one too while you’re there. Two sugars and milky por favor. The world’s safety….and eardrums…are at stake!! Apologies in advance to any fans of a certain mischievous Canadian pop singer….or spelling pedants. The CIA data operatives are so busy crunching code they barely have time to read … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: Find the girl!

EAST DEVON ROMAN HOARD: Builder uncovers 20,000 ancient coins in field

A semi-retired builder searching for treasure in the east of the English county of Devon struck historical gold after recently uncovering a hidden hoard of around 20,000 coins dating from the Roman occupation of Britain, national newspaper the Daily Mail reports. The collection of coins, believed to be in the value of £100,000 (US $162,440) was chanced upon by builder and amateur metal detecting enthusiast Laurence Egerton in east Devon, an area in south-western England famed for its picturesque moors and fields. The hoard of Roman money is believed to be one of the largest hauls of historical coinage ever discovered in the U.K. Egerton, aged 51, was in a local field searching for … Continue reading EAST DEVON ROMAN HOARD: Builder uncovers 20,000 ancient coins in field

THE PLANET WITH FOUR SUNS: An armchair, a laptop and a discovery from deepest space

A planet accompanied by not one, but four suns, has been discovered deep in space by two part-time astronomers. In what has been billed as one of the most exciting recent developments in the study of the universe, the planet and its four suns have been spotted in a galaxy 5,000 light years from Earth. The extraterrestrial world was discovered by American volunteers in collaboration with the website PlanetHunters.org, run by a team of scientists including Dr Chris Lintott of the UK’s Oxford University. PlanetHunters.org relies on its international panel of ‘armchair astronomers’ to collect and interpret data in its … Continue reading THE PLANET WITH FOUR SUNS: An armchair, a laptop and a discovery from deepest space

THE OPTICIAN’S NIGHTMARE: Sixty-eyed flatworm discovered in Cambridgeshire

Naturalists in the United Kingdom have discovered a species of worm with as many as sixty individual eyes. This peculiar creature was discovered under a rock lying about Shepreth L-Moor in the English county of Cambridgeshire by Brian Eversham, the chief executive of the county’s wildlife trust. The flatworm is about 1.2 centimetres in length and was found in amongst the wet hollows and chalky outlays which characterise the moor. This tiny squat animal is a mottled brown colour and resembles a cross between a slug and an ornate beer bottle/glass sculpture. This entirely new species, which has yet to … Continue reading THE OPTICIAN’S NIGHTMARE: Sixty-eyed flatworm discovered in Cambridgeshire

J1 AND J2: Jupiter’s tiny new moons

Jupiter, as any keen astronomer or long-suffering student in a science classroom will tell you, is our Solar System’s fifth planet and it’s largest. This massive gas giant has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets. Its appearance, with its distinctive marbled surface of white, grey, orange and brown, has intrigued sky-watchers since the dawn of human civilisation. The Romans named it after the senior god in their pantheon and it was an important feature in ancient Chinese and Indian astrology. This celestial mammoth of hydrogen (and a small amount of helium) has also the … Continue reading J1 AND J2: Jupiter’s tiny new moons