Look what we found in the garden: Photographer who only picked up the photography bug three years ago takes a close-up look at insects

Look what we found in the garden: Photographer who only picked up the photography bug three years ago takes a close-up look at insects. Amateur photographers looking for inspiration should look no further.

Are 59 must-have sports bands a waste of money? Bracelet did nothing to improve skills of amateur rugby player

Are 59 must-have sports bands a waste of money Bracelet did nothing to improve skills of amateur rugby playerThe bracelets have become the latest must-have among amateur athletes hoping to improve their performance | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 3 September 2012 To the uninitiated, they look like ordinary black bracelets.

The beast of East River: Was washed-up pig really a dead rat (or maybe a dog)?

Mystery of the beast of the East River: Was washed-up pig really a dead rat – or even a dog. Dubbed the “Manhattan monster”, a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers.

Engineer with artificial heart has to plug himself into cigarette lighter to keep it pumping on long car journeys

Engineer with artificial heart plugs himself into cigarette lighter to keep it pumping on long car journeys A former fitness fanatic who has an electric artificial heart has to keep himself topped up on long car journeys – by plugging into the cigarette lighter. Chris Marshall, 50, walks around with a backpack full of batteries and connects himself to the mains when he sleeps at night. He suffered a near-fatal heart attack three years ago and underwent a series of gruelling procedures to correct his faulty heart and narrow valves.