Duchess of Cambridge topless pictures: photographer investigated

An unnamed second photographer faces formal scrutiny under French invasion of privacy laws A photographer suspected of taking topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge while she was on holiday in the south of France has been placed under formal investigation, according to AFP. The unnamed photographer is the latest of several media figures to … Continue reading

Moon may influence sleep, study finds

Even if moonlight isn’t streaming through your curtains, the phase of the moon may affect how well you sleep Science and myth rarely agree, but new research suggests that the lunar cycle could have an effect on the quality of sleep. The study by researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland found that even … Continue reading

Queen leaves hospital after gastroenteritis treatment

Monarch was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in London over the weekend with symptoms of stomach bug The Queen left hospital on Monday afternoon after being treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis. The 86-year-old was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in central London on Sunday as a precaution. She had been expected to stay … Continue reading

Allow Catholic priests to marry, urges Cardinal Keith O’Brien

Scottish Catholic leader says many struggle to cope with celibacy, as he prepares for trip to Rome to elect next pope The Scottish Catholic leader, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has said he would be happy for priests to be able to marry. Many priests struggle to cope with celibacy and should be able to marry and … Continue reading

Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show

A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by increases in the US, Germany, India and the UK Wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, while solar power reached more than 100GW, having more … Continue reading