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Life, More features, 26 Dec 2017

Chinese murderer loses ability to speak after pretending to be mute for 12 years

Zeng, then aged 33, pretended to be mute and managed to find a job on a construction site in another province.

26 Dec 2017 7:56 PM

Machine learning may not replace people in all jobs

It already is widely used for credit card fraud detection, recommendation systems and financial market analysis.

26 Dec 2017 7:41 PM

Research shows women masturbating more have better orgasms

While our partners may like to think they know how to show us a good time, this isn't always the case.

26 Dec 2017 7:32 PM

First-ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon discovered

It likely owes its survival as a species on being geographically isolated from its parental species.

26 Dec 2017 4:00 PM

Left-handed people more likely to be atheists

Modern religious people were likely to be descended from those who were highly religious in pre-industrial times, researchers said.

26 Dec 2017 2:49 PM


Centenarian grandma finds Rahul Gandhi 'handsome', he sends 'big hug'

The Congress president responded, "Dear Dipali, Please wish your beautiful grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas. Best, Rahul."

26 Dec 2017 1:02 PM

Real-life Santa posts thousands of pounds to strangers with note saying 'Jesus loves you'

One of the neighbours saw the well-wisher and described him as a Jamaican who she thought was delivering leaflets.

26 Dec 2017 12:26 PM

Mental care worker cuddles kittens before killing them

Care worker Aaron Baker was last week jailed for five months for inflicting terrible injuries on rescue cats Panther and Baby.

26 Dec 2017 12:22 PM

Find Immortality: An order from China's first Emperor Qin Shihuang

The emperor's decree reached even frontier regions and remote villages.

26 Dec 2017 11:58 AM

Woman shocked when pup she brings home has both private parts

Condition that sees pooch having both male and female parts is extremely rare and there are only a dozen known cases in UK.

26 Dec 2017 11:14 AM


Year ender 2017: Voices muted, lives of journalists lost in quest for truth

Fragility of a journalist’s life was further highlighted in the past one year when at least five truth-seekers were killed in India alone.

26 Dec 2017 10:11 AM

Media, marketing professionals most vacation deprived, says report

However, professionals in the government and education sectors are found to be least vacation deprived, study finds.

26 Dec 2017 8:30 AM

Dance is not just for dancers

Since dance has been around as long as humans have moved on two feet, much has been said about it in recorded history.

26 Dec 2017 7:13 AM

Dabbawalas turn heroes for hungry

Killing two birds with one stone, the city’s dabbawalas and an ex-cop have created a way to reuse the leftovers from dabbas to feed those in need.

26 Dec 2017 12:13 AM

Managing the balancing act

Tennis star Serena Williams’ pregnancy has been much talked about, first when she won the Australian Open while still pregnant.

26 Dec 2017 12:09 AM