First baby born in 12 years on Fernando de Noronha

The remote Brazilian Island has a ban on childbirth so expecting families are requested to travel to mainland to give birth to their child.

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Car driven by ‘Homer Simpson’ has been seized.


Would you be surprised if you were handed this?

On Sunday night, Thames Valley Police pulled a motorist over in Milton Keynes but to their surprise, they were handed a licence with Homer Simpson’s details on.

The police said, in addition to the driver’s fake licence, the car was not insured so it was seized by officers.

This also prompted a number of “D’oh” comments from Twitter followers. “Looks legit. Is it the signature you’re suspecting?” wrote one.

Also, another person wrote: “Now, the question is, did you ask for a valid driving licence, or just a driving licence, because to be fair, that is a driving licence.”

Police said the driver was reported to court for both offences.

By Jack and Ben – Correspondents for the General News section



Mars Finds Plastic in Chocolate

We confide in the food industry; those who put products on our supermarket shelves. Yet, how can we trust them? The industry is getting harder to trust everyday.

Mars (a well-known brand that distributes chocolate all around the world) has lost our confidence. In Germany, a woman found a piece of red plastic in her Snickers. It has affected 55 countries, including Britain. Mars’ corporate affairs coordinator has said that it is “unknown” if other chocolates from the production line were affected. It took eleven weeks for this problem to be found out.

How can we depend on these companies to give us safe food? How can we feel secure eating this food if the companies don’t even know what goes into their products? How can we rely on these brands?


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Scientists claim they have discovered a “Ghost-like” octopod in the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii.

The octopod has been nicknamed Casper after the cartoon ghost, as it is almost see-through and has a ghost-like appearance. Casper is almost certainly a new species. He was found at a depth of about 2.5 miles (4Km) off the Shore of Necker Island. The octopod lacked pigment cells giving it a lightly coloured appearance.

“It is almost certainly an undescribed species,” Michael Vecchione of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said, calling it a “remarkable little octopod”.

Deep-sea octopods fall into two categories – cirrate, or ‘Dumbo’, octopods with fins and octopods without fins. Caspar is one of the deepest sea octopods ever found.images (2)

By Matthew

New Humpback Whale Song Detected

Off the cost of Hawaii, there has been a brand new humpback whale song recorded and it stands out like a sore thumb compared to the other recording of this animal. In the 1970’s there was a wildlife album that went platinum, yet this recording is very unique and low. The recording is so low that most scientists don’t know what to think of it. This song has an unbelievably wide range of sound from an amazing 80-4000 hertz.

Samantha Smith said,”It’s very lovely to listen to the sound of nature.”

A biologist who works with the Whale Trust Maui in Hawaii named Jim Daring claimed, “We are just so used to hearing a certain type of sounds from humpbacks, and this was out of the range.”The scientists believe that this recording could be a sign of mating.

Jim Darling stated, “It’s like listening to a heartbeat with a stethoscope.”

There is one special whale who is making a very deep sound like the heartbeat. Here listen yourself…

So, what could this puzzling recording mean? We are yet to find out.

Written by: Chloe