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Two sea lion attacks lead to cove closure in San Francisco

Two unusual sea lion attacks have led authorities in San Francisco to close a popular swimming area as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behaviour. The first attack happened on Thursday when swimmer Christian Einfeldt was seriously injured after a sea lion bit...

‘Selfitis’ – People obsessed with taking selfies may have genuine condition, experts say

People obsessed with taking selfies may have a genuine mental health condition known as "selfitis", researchers have claimed. The term was first coined in a spoof news article in 2014 which suggested the American Psychiatric Association was considering classifying selfitis as a disorder.Researchers have now...

Unidentified space object not alien ship, say scientists after first scans

A mysterious cigar-shaped object in space is not an alien craft, according to initial scans carried out by scientists. The large unidentified object, thought to be an asteroid, was scanned for radio signals after its unique shape sparked speculation it could be an alien ship.Researchers...

Maimed Thai dog’s missing paws replaced with blades

A dog who had his two front paws chopped off in Thailand is able to run again after a vet replaced his missing feet with blades. Cola was taken to a vet after he was hacked by a man with a sword because he...

Giant Christmas tree appears over Germany

A pilot got into the festive mood by flying his plane in the shape of a Christmas tree in the skies over Germany, radar-watchers have spotted. The captain left the port city of Hamburg and then traced the pattern, complete with lights, as he flew...

Oumuamua: Mysterious interstellar object probed for signs of alien life

Astronomers are to scan a huge cigar-shaped interstellar object for signs of alien life, amid claims it could be some kind of artefact. Researchers involved in Seti - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - will turn a powerful dish telescope towards "Oumuamua", which was first...

Worcestershire man makes igloo with washing up bowl and snow

A man who built an igloo in his girlfriend's back garden in Worcestershire says he would like to take tips from "real eskimos" to improve his skills. Ben Crutch realised when he woke up on Sunday morning that the time had come to tick...

New highest mountain for UK as Antarctic peak taller than first thought

Britain has a new highest mountain after new data showed measurements from old overland surveys were inaccurate. It was thought until this point that Mount Jackson was the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory at 3,184m (10,444ft) above sea level.However, new satellite data by...

YouTube prankster who cemented head in microwave says he should be fined for firefighter rescue

A YouTube prankster has been criticised after cementing his head in a microwave - costing a fire service £650 to free him. Jay Swingler put his head in a plastic bag inside the microwave before friends poured seven bags of Polyfilla inside, and he quickly...

‘Holy grail’ of avocados now on sale in UK – but they’re apparently in short supply

The "holy grail" of avocados has hit store shelves just in time for Christmas. M&S is selling a smaller, stoneless variant of the popular fruit, which is just two to three inches long and includes entirely edible skin.With the country's A&E departments under huge pressure...