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LONCats: The Top 10 Cats Of London

Just like people, cats can be heroes, eccentrics, objects of affection, or anonymous. Some are works of art; others are memorialized in art, like Hodge. Samuel Johnson’s beloved pet can be found immortalised in bronze outside the great lexicographer’s house in Gough Square. The good doctor would make special trips to buy oysters for the beast, [...]

Google Science Fair Winners

The winners of the very first Google Science Fair were announced on Monday. Congratulations to the top winners in each age group! Lauren Hodge in the 13-14 age group. Lauren studied the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken. Naomi Shah in the 15-16 age group. Naomi endeavored to prove [...]

BeautifulPeople Dumps 30,000 Ugly Members

I’m having a hard time deciding which is worse, here: the fact that BeautifulPeople.com, a dating site built on a set of arbitrary aesthetic standards, even exists, or that people join it. At any rate, there are fewer official Beautiful People as of today; according to The Guardian, the site was infected with the Shrek [...]

Our Readers’ Favorite Bookstore Cats (Volume One)

One of the ways independent book stores distinguish themselves from the big chain stores is to make their shop into a literary home, where people like to hang out. Having a cat (or many cats) around is a simple way to do that -and it keeps the mice away! When 12 Bookstore Cats was posted [...]