National / International News

Moderator calls for 'Yes-No' respect

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:56
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 - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:39
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?

All diets 'have similar results'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:23
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 - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:17
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.

The homes under the sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:07
The homes where you can live under the sea

How to find fast food menu secrets

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:02
The fast food items you've never heard of

VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:00
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.

Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:58
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.

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:47
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 - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:33
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 - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:31

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 - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:26
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 - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:22
Horizon meets the pioneer of anti-surveillance web tech

Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:19
Cockatoos teach each other to use tools

VIDEO: Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:12
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.

VIDEO: The snail farm in my spare bedroom

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:12
What does it take to be a snail farmer?

VIDEO: 'I filmed the start of WWII'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:11
The man who filmed the beginning of World War Two

Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:09
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog English Nature.

Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:05
Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.

UK moves up global economic ranking

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:01
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.