Scientists no longer bamboozled as they find why pandas gain weight

Researchers have discovered how pandas are able to gain weight even though they only eat bamboo. It turns out the animals’ gut bacteria changes in the season when nutritious bamboo shoots become available. This helps the bears store more fat and could compensate for the lack of nutrients in seasons when there are only bamboo […]

Prince Charming mannequin mistaken for ‘body rolled up in carpet’ on motorway

A pair of feet sticking out of a rolled-up carpet – believed to be a body – turned out to be a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming. The suspicious object, spotted on the M11 motorway, prompted a call to Cambridgeshire Police, who were deployed to track down the car. When they found the vehicle, they […]

Police officers fired for ignoring robbery in progress to play Pokemon Go

Two officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were fired for ignoring a robbery in progress to play Pokemon Go, according to recently released court documents. The men, Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell, lost their appeal against “multiple counts of misconduct” which had in part been based on a recording of them in the […]