Notwithstanding protests at Pope Benedict XIV’s conservatism, should he heed the advice of his aides perhaps His Holiness might appear a little more open-minded than many of us thought. Should an intelligent alien race be discovered, Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno would not only be welcoming of the new immigrants¬†but would be more than happy to […]

It may be a case of “tweet in haste, repent at leisure” for Channel 4 News’ chief correspondent¬†Alex Thompson (@alextomo): Oh, noes! Thompson isn’t the first (and won’t be the last)¬†person wishing he could grab his words back from the ether: At least he doesn’t work for the BBC.