9th December 1906
American computer scientist Grace Hopper is born.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the creator of COBOL computer language, Grace Hopper. Born 107 years ago, Hopper's pioneering work from the 1950s remains important to this day.
She was born Grace Brewster Murray in New York City in 1906 and from a young age expressed her curiosity in the world by dismantling and reassembling alarm clocks, to her mother's dismay.
6th December 2013
Celebrated in many parts of Europe, today is St. Nicholas Day.
In Northern Europe St. Nicholas Day is a big day, with traditional celebrations including gifts left in children’s shoes.
This week's Meme Of The Week features images of wet pooches, mid shake, and the incredibly funny faces they make.
Photographer Carli Davidson captured these images for her new book, "Shake". Her muse was her French Mastiff named Norbert who is constantly shaking his big head, sending drool flying everywhere. She says "It was during one of those moments when I was cleaning that I was like, ‘Oh man, I wonder what this actually looks like... what it looks like when he is shaking his head’”.
From The Royal Variety Performance to the Jungle. After trawling the shops, relax and find out what's on this weekend.
Want to brave the cold? Head to the cinema for Disney's latest flick, Frozen - a must watch family film this Christmas!
3rd December 1927
Putting Pants on Philip is released.
Putting Pants of Philip was a landmark film, the first film to feature the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy as an official team.
In the film Hardy plays Pompous J. Piedmont Mumblethunder who greets his nephew, played by Laurel, from Scotland who arrives in a kilt. He is immediately taken to a tailor for a pair of proper pants.
2nd December 2013
Google marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Greek soprano, Maria Callas.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 90th birthday of the late Maria Callas. The illustration shows the influential opera singer performing in an auditorium.
29th November 2010
Pierre Le Guennec reveals hidden collection of previously unseen work by Picasso.
Many of us dream of uncovering a cave of wonders, discovering a pearl within a fresh oyster, or maybe just finding a tenner on the floor? To be sitting on a fortune of over £50 million is beyond what most could imagine.
On November 29th 2010 a French retired electrician revealed he had 271 previously unseen pieces of art done by Picasso himself. Pierre Le Guennec claimed the famous artist gifted him with the vast amount of art after he had been visiting Picasso’s various homes around the country to install burglar systems.
28th November 1992
Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" rockets to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The late, great Whitney Houston's Billboard Hot 100 chart history is legendary!
Her iconic single from "The Bodyguard" soundtrack spent a staggering 14 weeks on top of it and became the longest running No. 1 single in history.
It's almost December, Christmas lights are turning on everywhere and Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is opening this weekend! Feeling the Christmas spirit yet... or just feeling the cold? Plan your weekend whether you're in or out with this week's What's On.
I Can Haz Spanish?
I'm cat crazy about this new mobile app that can help you learn languages with the help of cat memes.