Things in March 
- Studies suggest the first stars took over half a billion years to light up the Universe, while scientists have measured the composition of oxygen at the birth of the Solar System.
- The space tourism market is booming, while the "big daddy" of space robots gives a helping hand at the International Space Station.
- Renowned science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote story-lines for the comic-book hero, Dan Dare.
- A 101-year-old man will run the London Marathon.
- A young girl worshipped in Nepal as a living goddess has retired early from this ritual status.
- Nauru, a Pacific island nation halfway between Australia and Hawaii, is a country you can bicycle around before breakfast.
- An Iranian court has ordered a man to give his wife the 124,000 roses that he promised in her dowry, after she filed a complaint to claim it.
- New research suggests that ants' colonies are actually hotbeds of devious, selfish and corrupt behaviour.
- Some of the vineyards around Italy's Cinque Terre are on hillsides so steep and so close to the sea, that the grapes have to be harvested by boat.
- Every day, over a million working parents use childminders and private nurseries in the UK.
- Two million e-mails are sent every minute in the UK.
- It is said that as US president Abraham Lincoln received between 250 and 500 letters a day from the public.
- British intelligence chiefs tried to guess Hitler's plans by studying his horoscope.
- Italy's highest appeal court, which is largely staffed by elderly male appeal judges, once gave a ruling, later rescinded after protests from women's groups, that a woman could not be raped by definition if she was wearing tight jeans, since the jeans could only be removed with her consent.
- A camera that can "see" explosives, drugs and weapons hidden under clothing from 25 metres and a tiny chemical "brain" which could one day act as a remote control for swarms of nano-machines have been invented.
- The Internet has become the new arena for advertisers.
- Experts suggest our level of happiness is strongly influenced by our genes, but we can still train ourselves to be content such as finding belief in God.
- Eating breakfast will help keep youngsters lean.
- The first excavation inside the ring at Stonehenge in more than four decades is set to start in England.
- Zombies can't run because their ankles would snap.
* (Pictures from left to right) 1. A study shows that men and women eat differently - men eat more meat but also more Brussels sprouts and broccoli than women; 2. A British study found in 82% of news stories featuring young people, they appeared either as the perpetrators or the victims of crime, usually involving violence; 3. Singapore Airlines is the first carrier to operate the new double-decker Airbus A380 super-jumbo on revenue-earning services; 4. 20th Century pop culture auction in Las Vegas showcasing a bejewelled, gold ram's head necklace that Elvis Presley owned and wore in the 1970s; 5. A Peru meteorite may change the science of space impacts; 6. Research suggests sleepwalking is linked to sleep deprivation.