National / International News

My father, the zoo builder

BBC - 6 hours 19 min ago
An extraordinary childhood growing up in a zoo

Moderator calls for 'Yes-No' respect

BBC - 6 hours 21 min ago
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged both sides in the referendum debate to show respect.

How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

BBC - 6 hours 38 min ago
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?

All diets 'have similar results'

BBC - 6 hours 54 min ago
All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.

House the elderly on NHS land - MP

BBC - 7 hours 26 sec ago
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.

The homes under the sea

BBC - 7 hours 10 min ago
The homes where you can live under the sea

How to find fast food menu secrets

BBC - 7 hours 15 min ago
The fast food items you've never heard of

VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

BBC - 7 hours 17 min ago
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.

Economics 'driving language loss'

BBC - 7 hours 19 min ago
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.

Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

BBC - 7 hours 19 min ago
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

Demolition plan to flatten council HQ

BBC - 7 hours 22 min ago
Leicester City Council's former headquarters will be demolished using a "controlled collapse", it is announced.

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

BBC - 7 hours 30 min ago
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

BBC - 7 hours 44 min ago
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.

Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

NPR News - 7 hours 46 min ago

A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.

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Dog lead mother jailed after appeal

BBC - 7 hours 51 min ago
A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a "campaign of cruelty" is jailed at the second time of asking.

The battle for anonymity on the web

BBC - 7 hours 55 min ago
Horizon meets the pioneer of anti-surveillance web tech

Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

BBC - 7 hours 58 min ago
Cockatoos teach each other to use tools

The lost fight to save Spain's mines

BBC - 8 hours 9 sec ago
The lost fight to save Spain's mines

Austria's only snail farmer

BBC - 8 hours 5 min ago
The IT worker who quit his job to farm snails for restaurants

VIDEO: Beslan school siege: Ten years on

BBC - 8 hours 5 min ago
Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.
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