Archive for March, 2007

Beaten and asphyxiated

Lindsay Hawker, the British teacher found murdered in Japan, had been beaten, tied up and either suffocated or strangled, an autopsy revealed today. Miss Hawker’s naked body was found buried in a bathtub full of sand with only her hand sticking out, left on the fourth floor balcony belonging to a man she is understood […]

A sheep that’s 15% human

Scientists have created the world’s first human-sheep chimera – which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs. The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells – and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer. Professor Esmail Zanjani, of the […]

Freedom rings? You don’t have to give out your real phone number…with Jangl

Rather than giving out your actual phone number to just any old person over the internet, web site Jangl lets users hand out Jangl IDs rather than phone numbers. Once someone receives your ID, they can head over to, enter the ID you gave them to get a number to call you at. It’s […]

Heavy Mental

Many parents may regard it as a deafening din, but liking heavy metal may be a sign of intelligence in youngsters. New research suggests clever teenagers listen to it as a way of coping with the pressures of being talented. A study of 1000 of the country’s brightest adolescents revealed “metalheads” are often extremely bright. […]