Woman Moves Pet Horse Into Her Living Room

An eccentric equestrian has moved her horse into the living room of her semi-detached home after a quarrel with neighbors. Stephanie Noble shares her home with three-year-old filly Grey Lady Too after a series of disputes with locals near Stornoway on Lewis. But the horse and all its paraphernalia take up most of the space, leaving only one habitable room for 65-year-old Stephanie. Yesterday, she said: ‘It will look strange to most people but I really had no choice… She arranged alternative lodgings but her relationship with the stable owner broke down in a row over money. They brought the pony back to Stephanie’s home on Christmas Eve and tethered the animal to her wooden porch. Stephanie said: ‘I was faced with the choice of leaving her out in the cold or bringing her indoors and I chose to bring her in.” w/ photos

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Monster Mice Used In Fight Against Obesity

Being placed into a machine for another experiment, these mice are playing a big part in the continuing fight against obesity. A team from the the Integrated Research and Treatment Center for Adipositas at Leipzig University are using the animals to test a number of developments they hope will lead to an obesity pill. The team, of whom Eva Boege, pictured below, is a member are analyzing tissue samples of both obese people and animals. They are 800 samples currently stored there, with an expansion in the pipeline. Scientists at the university are looking at ways that hunger and satisfy appetite can lead to university. They are focusing on parts of the brain that are involved in the regulation of hunger in the hope of developing a treatment.” w/ photos

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Ultimate Dog Collar

This dog collar has a built-in GPS receiver and ‘mobile phone’. If you lose sight of your dog, simply call the SIM card in the GEODOG collar. The GPS module immediately defines where your pet is and sends the coordinates to your mobile phone via SMS. Now you can pinpoint your dog’s exact location (within a few metres) by looking at any map, for example. And all this comes at an affordable price, too. (Similar GPS trackers can easily cost twice as much). Your mobile phone displays the location. A smartphone with a built-in GPS receiver can even lead you right to your dog.” w/ photos

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