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So far it only works on mice though (Picture: Getty) It’s one of the fastest growing pandemics in the world – obesity. But now scientists believe they have made a breakthrough which could help reverse this trend by testing, of course, on mice. By turning off a certain enzyme in mice researchers from the German Cancer Research Center found they were able to feed the test mice fatty foods high in calories and yet they did not gain any weight. Not only that, but none of the animals developed diabetes or any other illnesses which often accompany poor diet and excessive […] Read more →
Not horrifying at all (Picture: ITN) That’s right, we have exploding spiders now – cue the nightmares. These tiny yellow spiders have been seen all over Britain recently, and while they look small and harmless, they do have one particularly alarming feature. Clustering together in groups of about 100 when they are born, the yellow garden spiders spin a very thin web around themselves. However if anything touches this web, it breaks, spilling forth an unholy tide of creepy crawlies. Breaking their web has been likened to an ‘explosion’ of spiders. MORE: Ketamine is actually an anti-depressant Read more →
NB Look for the woman in the red trousers A woman claimed over £30,000 in benefits for her severe disability before she was revealed to be a fraud – after she was spotted dancing at a zumba class. Mary Thirsk, 44, told authorities that she could hardly walk and had been paid thousands of pounds worth of benefits as a result. But undercover investigators looking into her case found that not only could she walk – she could leap around at a zumba class. Investigators also observed Thirsk carrying bales of hay and riding horses.while claiming she had a debilitating disability. Convicted […] Read more →
Convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released last week after serving half of a five-year jail term, has said he is ‘determined to continue the fight’ to clear his name. In a video interview posted on his website, the footballer says he hopes to return to playing the game, adding that his lawyers are taking steps to overturn his conviction. The former Sheffield United striker, who has always insisted the sex was consensual, admits he regrets his ‘incredibly foolish decision’ to cheat on girlfriend Natasha Massey, who also appears in the clip. The 25-year-old says: ‘Now that I have served […] Read more →