We've all knew Oliver Twist asked for an extra helping of gruel in Charles Dickens novel about the boy, but if Twist was a normal nine-year-old, then he really shouldn't need any more, experts said.
Surgeons were able to replace 80 percent of a woman's face with that of a cadaver's, the fourth of such operations in the world.
A study by Heriot Watt University claims that watching romantic comedies is bad for relationship because they promote unrealistic expectations.
Scientists in Germany have developed a composite material that can conduct electricity like metal but with the weight and cost of plastic.
The Max Planck Institute in German was embarrassed to learn that the "poetry" that graced their special issue on China was effectively an ad for a brothel in Macau promising, among other things, "hot housewives in action."
According to a study (PDF) published in September's issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, men who thinks a woman's place is at home generally earns more than "modern-thinking" men.
"Our results illustrate that gender role orientation, as a means of preserving the historical separation of work and domestic roles, tends to do exactly that, even in today's workforce of roughly equal participation rates for men and women. Specifically, traditional gender role orientation provides men with strong earnings advantages, even when relevant control variables are taken into account."
Why is that so? Winchester University's Dr Magdalena Zawisza has this to say,
"It could be that more traditionally-minded men are interested in power, both in terms of access to resources - money in this case - and also in terms of a woman who is submissive.
"Another theory suggests that employers are more likely to promote men who are the sole earner in preference to those who do not - they recognise that they need more support for their families, because they are the breadwinner."
The short of it is to spread oneself wide. For the long answer, you'll have to read the article.
According to a University of Pécs study, summarized by the BBC, women tend to choose mates who look like their fathers, while men tend to choose mates who look like their mothers.
The phenomenon is called sexual imprinting. Experts speculate that this may be because mates with similar features as their parents may imply genetic compatibility.
Guarding a computer from virus infection is apparently harder than it looks. Not even bright folks over at NASA are immune.
An Australian scientist by the name of George Wilson says eating Kangaroo meat can significantly help reduce the emission of those environment-altering greenhouse gases.