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How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and taxidermy experts have preserved Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.
Hostages' families roll the dice with public appeals for release
Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered.
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French man in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.
Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?
The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.
Has Tesco passed its sell by date, asks Richard Anderson
University exchanges have a far-reaching influence on working lives and romantic relationships, says a study.
Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.
A leading UK theatre organisation pledges to balance the number of male and female actors that appear in its self-generated productions.
The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.
The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.
Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
Detectives investigating the disappearance of the missing school girl Alice Gross have been searching the River Brent in West London, close to where she was last seen on 28 August.
The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.