Queen Mary 2: Passengers sick with "norovirus" on Caribbean cruise

More than 200 passengers on Queen Mary 2 fall sick with vomiting and diarrhea on exclusive Christmas Cruise – as those on SECOND liner become ill with 'norovirus'As many as 190 passengers and 31 crew members have become ill with unknown illness on cruise shipSymptoms – which include vomiting and diarrhea – are consistent with norovirus, a highly contagious disease spread through contaminated food and waterTicket for similar Caribbean cruise costs upwards of $4,7000 | UPDATED: 17:03 GMT, 29 December 2012 Hundreds of passengers hoping to enjoy a pampered Christmas cruise on the imposing Queen Mary 2 are instead below deck with an unknown illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Earlier this week, 189 passengers and 31 crew members had come down with symptoms, which are consistent with the norovirus, a highly-contagious virus that is easily passed from person to person through contaminated food or water.

Hundreds of well-wishers at Sandringham to wish Queen a merry Christmas as William wakes up to celebrate the day with the in-laws

Laughter, the perfect tonic: Two days after missing church with a cold, smiling Queen is back in fine form for Christmas service Queen, 86, looked radiant in Sandringham in turquoise Peter Enrione dressDuke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to spend day with Kate's parentsWilliam and Kate joined her family to attend St Mark’s Church in EnglefieldMedia were requested to 'respect their privacy' outside Berkshire service | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Queen appeared to have made a remarkable recovery yesterday from the heavy cold which caused her to miss church on Sunday for the first time in living memory. She looked radiant in a bright turquoise Peter Enrione dress and matching wool coat with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan

How dinosaurs were born to be big: Their biology "was skewed towards giant species"

How dinosaurs were born to be big: Their biology 'was skewed towards giant species'Palaeontologists had thought size distribution among dinosaurs was similar to modern animalsNew findings shed light on the differences in life in the age of the dinosaurs and now | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 The biology of dinosaurs explains why there were more giant species among the prehistoric animals than are found among modern vertebrates, a paper published yesterday claims. Researchers say that dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth – they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals. Their findings shed light on how different life was on Earth during the age of the dinosaurs.