Cats love listening to music, as long as it's composed for them.

Now researchers have made music for cats

Researchers have been looking into whether cats like music and it turns out they do – as long as it’s written specially for them. Psychology professor Charles Snowdon from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his colleague Megan Savage wanted to see if they could create music that cats would enjoy. Playing music for animals has…
Free ebooks are available to download on the Beijing subway.

Beijing commuters can now borrow free ebooks

Commuting can be a real snooze, especially when you’ve finished the book you’re reading and no one’s bringing their A-game on Instagram. But Chinese officials have found a great way to counteract the boredom (and bring a new meaning to the phrase ‘mobile library’) with their innovative idea to offer free ebooks for people travelling…

Meet Tara Binns, star of a new range of books for little girls with ambition

Recently, Barbie manufacturer Mattel commissioned a survey and found that "girls like princesses and superheroes equally." No way, you're kidding...! Frustratingly, their answer to this wasn't to give girls some really talented, inspiring heroines in addition to the many princess toys already available, but to create a Princess Power Barbie. Sigh. Talk about missing the point.…
Gwyneth Paltrow wants her children to produce Goop one day.

Gwyneth Paltrow wants to hand Goop down to her children

Most people who have children want to leave them a legacy, whether it’s their most treasured jewellery, enough money to buy their own home, or just a quiet sense of inner confidence. Gwyneth Paltrow is no different, except what she wants to leave her children… is Goop. As Vanity Fair spotted, she did an interview…
Amanda Palmer has had huge crowdfunding success with a new campaign.

Amanda Palmer’s had another amazing crowdfunding success

In 2012, musician, writer, and artist Amanda Palmer raised a massive $1.2 million (approximately £785,000) on Kickstarter for an album, tour, and book. Now she’s in the middle of another huge crowdfunding success thanks to U.S site Patreon. As the name suggests, rather than being for one-off fundraising efforts, Patreon allows fans to support the…
Not Another Bill box

Subscription boxes: the next generation

[nextpage title="Next"] First came veg boxes, then Graze and Glossybox – now a whole new wave of subscription services are vying to be the next through your letterbox... There was a time we thought exciting post was dead. Nobody wrote letters anymore, fewer sent postcards, the only surprise the postman would bring was whether or not…

Binge-watching TV is the most popular thing to do in bed (apart from sleep)

We're pretty sure we could definitely think of something else we love doing in bed that isn't sleeping, but it turns out that the most popular thing to do in bed is stream boxsets or TV programmes over the internet. To celebrate National Bed Month (who knew that was even a thing?), The Fine Bedding…

Is the dress black and blue or white and gold? Celebs have their say

[nextpage title="Next"] This is the dress that everyone has been arguing over since last night. A lot of people seem to think it's white and gold, when it's quite clearly black and blue, and some of our favourite celebrities have weighed in on the #WhiteAndGold or #BlackAndBlue debate. This dress may break up marriages... What color…

Madonna falling backwards at the Brits and 11 more hilarious Vines

[nextpage title="Next"] If you haven't already watched the Vine of Madonna falling backwards downstairs, while performing onstage at the Brits, where have you been? We spent the first hour of work watching it on repeat, because it's the best video of all time. There are so many other Vines that will make you laugh out loud…
Cute or Not is BuzzFeed's first new app in years.

BuzzFeed’s launched Cute or Not, a Tinder for Pets (kind of)

It used to be that only humans were objectified on the internet. But now animals are getting in on the action, too, thanks to BuzzFeed. They’ve launched a new iOS app called Cute or Not that allows you to rate other people’s pets on… well, whether they’re cute or not. (They do say the simplest…