The British sculptor is known all around the world for his miniature sculptures that are invisible to the naked eye.
Willard uses tiny homemade tools and paints with a hair plucked from a housefly's back. He carves the microscopic figures from grains of rice or sand or sugar. The sculptures, which often take months to complete, are then mounted on pin heads or needles.
Astronomers believe they have seen hints of the first planet to be spotted outside of our galaxy.
Situated in the Andromeda galaxy (below), the planet appears to be about six times the mass of Jupiter. The method hinges on gravitational lensing, whereby a nearer object can bend the light of a distant star when the two align with an observer.
The team, made up of researchers from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy and collaborators in Switzerland, Spain, and Russia, exploited a type of gravitational lensing called microlensing.
Ah, what a nice story! And a reminder that microchipping your pets works.
A dog which disappeared from its home in Cornwall four months ago has been found over 550 miles (880 km) away in Scotland.
The 17-year-old collie called Lucy vanished from Sonya and William Mckerron's house in Redruth on February 6.
They spent months looking for her and had given up all hope until they received a call from an animal rescue centre in Edinburgh.
Lucy was found in a garden in East Lothian and the homeowners took her in to be scanned for a microchip. Sonya drove to Scotland to be reunited with her pet at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home last Saturday.
"It feels overwhelming to see her as we didn't think we would ever find her. I was in the house and I went to the toilet and when I came out she was gone from the drive. We hunted high and low, phoned everybody including rescue centres and because she is chipped we thought we would find her," Sonya said.
Dave Ewing, the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home manager, said he suspected Lucy had been taken by someone rather than having just become lost. "I am confident Lucy was taken by someone either because they thought she was genuinely lost and they were doing her a favour or they knew they shouldn't have taken her."
This little bit of news was in TheLondonPaper today.
Well, what I'd like to know is are the people who make the Targeting Benefit Thieves adverts for the government going to be found guilty of racial discrimination because all of the actors playing the thieves are white?
Of course not.
If you're going to do this racial bollocks then do it across the board. Let's have some black and Asian benefit thieves as well! Why not? Even it out a bit. Maybe a person in a burkha?
But oh no...we can't do that because you can't possibly have a black or any other "minority" thief, I mean that's just stereotyping.
But making them all white? That's alright!
Enough already. Use black, Asian etc actors in adverts with negative associations as well as or "normal" ones or stop whining.
Amazingly enough it's not raining. It's the first week of Wimbledon, it should be bucketing down!
With the weather set fair for the first week in Strawberry Fields, bookies William Hill have slashed the odds on the new Centre Court roof becoming the next great white elephant of sport.
They quote 6-1 (down from 10-1) that the roof is not used at all in the Championships' fortnight.
If bad light intervenes and a match is played to its conclusion, it's only 7-1 that a match finishes after midnight.
Should it rain it will take about seven minutes for the roof to close and 30 minutes before play can resume.
The roof is made of a lightweight material called Tenara which is stretched over the court's opening by 10 trusses and is 16m above the court surface. The decision to close it is made by tournament referee Andrew Jarrett.
If you were to fill Centre Court with tennis balls while the roof is closed you would need 290 million.