Brits united in ManU dislike
Manchester United is the most loathed company in Britain, a poll shows.
Twenty-six per cent of people put Sir Alex Ferguson's team at the top of their hate list in a report on The Sun website.
The next most hated firm was Ryanair, with 23 per cent. People said they can't stand the airline's money-grabbing antics.
British Gas, blamed for hiking prices, was hated by 22 per cent, and fast food giant McDonald's by 19 per cent.
Britain is still seething at the bonuses paid to bankers - with 17 per cent naming RBS and 16 per cent Lloyds as the firms they cannot stand.
They were followed by Starbucks (14 per cent) and BT (13 per cent).
The Online Opinions survey of 1,000 people found banking was the most hated sector, followed by utilities, petrol firms, fast food outlets and public transport.
World’s most aggressive dogs?
Are these dogs the world’s most aggressive dogs? Some experts think so.
Fila Brasileiro is a large working breed of dog developed in Brazil.
They are excellent guards for estates, prisons, factories and cattle farms. During the olden days, it also acted as a bulldog due to its potential aggression and outstanding courage.
According to one owner, who owns three Fila Brasileiros, the dogs are obedient, loyal and loving companions to the owner. However, they will attack without hesitation and are anti-social to strangers.
The Fila is not an average breed of dogs with unforgiving impetuous temperament and it requires a confident, experienced and savvy owner to be aware of the dog's innate tendencies.
Womb transplants as early as next year
Womb transplants, which will enable childless women them to have babies, could be a reality soon, say scientists.
Following successful animal experiments, a team, led by Prof Mats Brannstrom of University of Gothenburg in Sweden, claims that doctors will be soon able implant childless women with healthy wombs from donors, the Indian Express reported quoting British media sources.
The forecast will bring hope to the thousands of women of childbearing age who are born without a womb or have had it removed because of disease, say the scientists.
The team has succeeded in implanting donated wombs in mice, rats, sheep and pigs and are now hoping to achieve the same success in women, the findings of which have been published in the latest edition of the 'Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research'.
The only human womb transplant so far took place in Saudi Arabia in 2000, but the donated organ failed after four months. And, the Swedish scientists believe this was because of the complexity of connecting the new womb to the body's blood supply.
Teacher investigated for 'relationship' with girl, 8, kills himself
A teacher at the centre of a police probe about his relationship with an eight-year-old girl killed himself - moments after sending the child a text message saying 'I love you'.
Neil Wilkes, 29, doused himself in petrol and set himself alight after a police enquiry into allegations of inappropriate conduct sent him spiralling into depression, according to The Daily Mail.
Derbyshire Coroner's court heard that Wilkes, who used to teach at Pinfold Primary School in Hyde, Cheshire, was suspended from work after it was alleged he had an inappropriate relationship with a little girl he was tutoring privately.
And last October, Wilkes, who lived with his parents, drove to a beauty spot in Derbyshire to kill himself - after sending a text message to the girl saying: 'I love you and always will'.
His burned body was discovered on a grass verge near the Blue John Mines in Castleton, Derbyshire, by two men out walking.
A petrol can and matches were found close by.
An inquest into his death last week heard that Wilkes, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, had become close with the girl's family, and often accompanied them on days out, before he was accused of having an 'inappropriate' relationship with the girl, from Oldham.
Although the probe never resulted in court action, Wilkes was later convicted of harassing the child's family.
Universe's secret ingredient - fairy floss
New research has found when the earliest rocks were formed in the Solar System they resembled fairy floss more than the building material of planets.
Scientists made the discovery after highly detailed analysis of a meteorite fragment from the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.
The fragment was originally formed in the early Solar System when microscopic dust motes gathered around larger one millimetre grain particles.
Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists said that the Sun and its family of planets formed from a cloud of dust and gas in which clumps gradually appeared due to the force of gravity.
They suggest this process eventually gave birth to the Earth around 4.5 billion years ago.