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From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

Animal stories also captured the public’s attention.

13 Dec 2017 12:04 PM

Mumbai initiative sees children being helped turn authors

Process not only sees youngsters getting published but will also involve mentoring by some of the most renowned authors of India.

13 Dec 2017 8:33 AM

Take a peek inside your pet’s mind

Pet parents are now approaching animal communicators or holistic healers to find out what’s bothering their pet or in case they have lost one.

13 Dec 2017 12:11 AM

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

The British Medical Journal traditionally carries jokey pseudo-scientific articles in its Christmas special.

12 Dec 2017 7:32 PM

Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils

Partial rabbit jaw, mastodon tooth are also part of the find.

12 Dec 2017 7:16 PM

Bravo-cado: Hawaii woman seeks record for huge avocado

Wang submitted an application to Guinness and expects to hear back within two months.

12 Dec 2017 4:09 PM

'Feminism' Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year

Merriam–Webster’s Word of the Year is a quantitative measure of interest in a particular word.

12 Dec 2017 4:06 PM

Your hugs make your dog anxious: study

We underestimate dogs because of our tendency to view pets as though they were children.

12 Dec 2017 3:49 PM

New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

While declining in most areas of the world, roughly 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty.

12 Dec 2017 2:44 PM

US top court declines wife swap case: yes, you read that right

The law “does not create ‘rights’ based on relationships that mock marriage,” the ruling read.

12 Dec 2017 2:34 PM