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A British couple had a rare set of twins seven years ago: one girl is black like her father, and the other is white like her mother. They've defied the odds and had another set of mixed twins.A British couple had a rare set of twins seven years ago: one girl is black like her... more
A mixed race couple have twins, one black and one white, but they have defied the odds as this is the second time it's happened to them.A mixed race couple have twins, one black and one white, but they have defied the odds... more
Conjoined twin Faith Williams, who had been fighting for life since the death of her sister Hope, died on Christmas Day in her teenage mother's arms.Conjoined twin Faith Williams, who had been fighting for life since the death of her... more
Another wave of rumors about Ricky Martin being gay has spread through the world. Recently the People en Español magazine featured Ricky Martin announcing to the world the names of his two twins. The twins were born four months ago through a surrogate. They were named Valentino and Matteo.Another wave of rumors about Ricky Martin being gay has spread through the world.... more
A restaurant worker is accused of selling her newborn twin boys for £9,000 to pay for cosmetic surgery.
Belgium has no law banning the sale of children, so she has been charged with “degrading treatment” of the twins. She has also been charged with fraud after a Dutch couple alleged she had conned them by falsely offering to be a surrogate mother. If convicted, she could face between one month and five years in jail.A restaurant worker is accused of selling her newborn twin boys for £9,000 to... more
What is up with all these celebrities having twins lately?? This is definitely a conspiracy! I'm really starting to feel like single babies (or un-multiples as I like to call them) are not even exciting anymore....What is up with all these celebrities having twins lately?? This is definitely a... more
A Shropshire teen has given birth to conjoined twin girls, named Faith and Hope. The girls have seperate hearts. Their mother, 18-year-old Laura Williams, was urged to have an abortion.A Shropshire teen has given birth to conjoined twin girls, named Faith and Hope. The... more
Photographs from the Bifengxia base of the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Yaan, Sichuan Province, China on Friday, October 24, 2008.Photographs from the Bifengxia base of the China Giant Panda Protection and Research... more
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From the report: A small village in India has about a hundred pairs of twins, mostly same sex and 90 percent born in the last 20 years. No one can explain the phenomenon.
Follow link for video.From the report: A small village in India has about a hundred pairs of twins, mostly... more
Newborn twin girls, Lexus and Amber Conway, are facing being separated at school - because they were born less than an hour apart into two separate academic years.
Lexus Conway was born in Northampton just before midnight on 31 August, about 45 minutes ahead of sister Amber, who came into the world on 1 September. The twins were born less than an hour apart at the Barratt maternity unit but under current rules in education the twins are due to be split up at school as their birthdays straddle the dividing line for academic years.
Nevertheless, parents Sarah Conway, 37, and Ian Caldwell, 42, are determined the twins will be taught together and the local authorities have promised to look into the case and make a decision nearer the time the twins are due to start school.
Mr Caldwell, 42, a twin himself, said the family would either have the girls taught at home or move to Spain, where he has relatives and where there is a different academic year.
Newborn twin girls, Lexus and Amber Conway, are facing being separated at school -... more
Barbara Warren, one of the world's elite endurance athletes in her age group and one-half of a well-known pair of triathlete twins, has died after breaking her neck in a bike crash at the Santa Barbara Triathlon. She was 65.
Warren, of San Diego, died Tuesday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital when her family told doctors to take her off a ventilator, her twin sister Angelika Drake told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Warren crashed her bike on a downhill road about halfway through the 34-mile cycling section of the race on Saturday, race director Joe Coito said.
Warren was paralyzed from the neck down and was breathing with the aid of the ventilator. Drake said her sister told the family by blinking and nodding that she wanted to die.
"I talked to her and she nodded over and over and over again. She wanted to leave," Drake said. "No athlete would like to have a life with only their eyes talking."
Warren's two daughters and her husband Tom were also with her at the hospital when she died.Barbara Warren, one of the world's elite endurance athletes in her age group and... more
Latin pop singer Ricky Martin has become the father of two twin boys who were born via a surrogate mother, according to a statement from the star's representative.
'In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons,' the statement said. 'The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care.
'Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children.
The boys' names and the location of their birth were not released. The identity of the surrogate mother was also undisclosed.
The 36-year-ol 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer is a longtime supporter of children's causes around the globe through his Ricky Martin Foundation.
Gossip columnists have often identified Martin as gay, but he has refused to comment on his sexuality.
Latin pop singer Ricky Martin has become the father of two twin boys who were born via... more
How much you smell depends on how often you bathe, but precisely how you smell depends on your genes, a new study suggests. The body odors of identical twins are significantly more similar than the scents of unrelated people, researchers in Switzerland have found. The results could pave the way for new tools to diagnose disease or identify people based on scent.
Body odor emanates from a chemical reaction between bacteria on the skin and sweat, a secretion that itself is odorless. BO plays a role in mate selection among mice, and some experiments have suggested its importance for human mate selection as well
By graphing how much of certain carboxylic acids each person produced, the researchers could identify patterns among the twin pairs. Body odor samples taken from the same person on the same day were most similar; those taken from the same person differed only slightly by day. But the pattern of carboxylic acids present in twins' body odors was 10 times more similar than the pattern of acids in unrelated subjects' odors, the researchers reported on Tuesday in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. "For me, that's not very surprising," Natsch says. "Twins look the same, they smell the same.
The finding could open the way for other advances. For example, researchers can now see if body odor reflects other conditions, says Craig Roberts, a biologist at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom: "It's important because it might help with noninvasive diagnosis of disease and potentially for biometric technology using genetically unique and distinct odors."How much you smell depends on how often you bathe, but precisely how you smell depends... more
Pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's newborn twins have been published for the first time after a magazine bidding war which news agencies claim topped $14 million.
Hola! magazine, the Spanish sister publication to Hello!, has also published images of the Jolie-Pitt twins.
1 of 2 Hello! magazine, which won international rights to the images, and People magazine, which took U.S. rights, published the photographs in their latest editions, which hit newsstands Monday.
The two publications, which have previously secured image rights to the couple's elder children, are believed to have shared the costs, The Associated Press reported over the weekend.
The agency quoted an unnamed source, not authorized to speak about the deal, as saying the pictures had fetched $14 million.
The images show the couple, newborns Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline and the rest of the Jolie-Pitt family -- Maddox, 7, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2.
The twins were born by Cesarian section at the Lenval hospital in the French Riviera resort of Nice on July 12.
Hello! magazine, which heralds its coverage as the "biggest exclusive of the year," devotes 17 pages of coverage to the twins' arrival.
In an interview published in the magazine, Jolie says: "Wanting a big family is one of the things that brought Brad and I together."
Pitt adds: "When Ange and I were told we were having twins we burst into hysterics... We didn't see this one coming." Watch why the photos went for so much money »
Larry Hackett, the managing editor of People said that it was "thrilled" to have carried the images. People, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.
Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images, which organized the photo shoot, said that all the proceeds would go toward the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which earlier this year donated $1 million to help children in Iraq.
Pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's newborn twins have been published for... more
Whether People magazine did pay the rumoured $15 million for them or not - the first anxiously awaited pictures of the Jolie-Pitt twins, born July 12, have just been released.
Whether People magazine did pay the rumoured $15 million for them or not - the first... more