No sex for 40 mln years? No problem for 1 organism (Reuters) - Reuters - One microscopic organism has thrived despite remaining celibate for tens of millions of years thanks to a neat evolutionary trick, researchers said.
Frankfurt fair finds "most stolen book" good gauge (Reuters) - Reuters - The Frankfurt Book Fair has anindicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the newofferings presented at the annual exhibition -- the unofficial"most stolen book" index.
Bookies start to sweat at Gore's Nobel win (Reuters) - Reuters - Bookmakers cut the odds of Al Gorebecoming the next president of the United States and started tosweat as the former U.S. vice president won the Nobel PeacePrize on Friday.
Knights Templar win heresy reprieve after 700 years (Reuters) - Reuters - The Knights Templar, the medievalChristian military order accused of heresy and sexualmisconduct, will soon be partly rehabilitated when the Vaticanpublishes trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years.
Japanese officials battle through "samurai" diet (Reuters) - Reuters - Overweight local government officials inJapan have slimmed down with a three-month "samurai" diet,soldiering on despite a fellow samurai's death.
China drivers kick up stink about "WC" car plates (Reuters) - Reuters - Some Beijing motorists are flushed withanger over new licence plate numbers that contain the lettercombination "WC", saying it gives them "unpleasant images".
Man attacks inflatable ghosts, pumpkin (AP) - AP - A woman says a neighbor attacked her inflatable Halloween lawn display of three ghosts and a giant pumpkin, then apparently smashed his head through her window in a fit of rage.
Drunken Mexican priest punches cop (Reuters) - Reuters - A Mexican priest brieflyended up behind bars after punching a policemen who caught himdriving drunkenly through the streets of the northern city ofMonterrey.
Malaysian falls for victim's ambush (AP) - AP - A house burglar walked straight into the clutches of the law when he agreed to meet his victim to return one of her stolen possessions, police said Friday.
Boy, 3, obeys law during toy car joyride (AP) - AP - The candy-apple red Mustang GT is just a toy, but that didn't stop 3-year-old Jordan Will from taking his battery-operated wheels for a brief ride along a busy stretch of highway. Drivers stopped and neighbors chased down the car until an officer could pull over Jordan and his 2-year-old passenger on Sunday.