A bird at a zoo in China has been removed from display for using dirty language. Fearing that the dirty language would catch on among the other birds on display, the foul-beaked bird has been moved into isolation. Usually the Myna birds are best known for their striking plumage and chatty nature when being free in their natural habitat of south-east Asia. However in captivity they may start talking dirty and gain some negative reputation for their colorful use of words. READ MORE!
Scientists are developing a pill to enable celiac patients to eat foods that contain gluten. They have discovered an enzyme that breaks down the gluten that causes celiac symptoms. The scientists modified the enzyme in the laboratory so that it would meet all the necessary criteria. The new enzyme (called KumaMax) broke down more than 95 percent of a gluten peptide implicated in celiac disease in acidic conditions like those in the stomach. READ MORE!
The 35-year-old had injured his head earlier in the day, but is not believed to have realized how serious the injury was. He was apparently reaching something from the cupboard and had died leaning against the kitchen fittings. He was discovered by a friend. READ MORE!
With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri