Sunday Links



Happy bears being happy.

Playful polar bears have fun with mum as they frolic in the snow

How to Choose a Charity for Holiday Giving

The amazing asteroid-eye view of the Earth as XE54 passes just 226,000km from us - and crosses the Earth's shadow

The Meteorology of Little House on the Prairie

Dementia patients in Dutch village given 'alternative reality'

Jewish Representation in Congress Declines

Unmasked: The truth behind Piltdown Man fraud to be revealed 100 years after it fooled the world

The 14 worst holiday gifts for women

It's Hollywood's new plague - packs of 'handbag dogs' discarded by feckless fans. Enter Helen Mirren's ex-limo driver... The big-hearted Brit who came to the rescue of the abandoned Beverly Hills chihuahuas

Frugal gifts for travelers that go the distance

Ten love letters Mick Jagger sent to girlfriend that inspired hit Brown Sugar fetch more than £185,000 at auction

Cat lady paints with poop

Married women are less likely to suffer depression than cohabiters or singletons

From landfill in Paraguay, sweet music emerges