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Companies are looking at mining the surface of the Moon for precious materials. So what rules are there on humans exploiting and claiming ownership? It's almost 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon...
An alpaca has confused and delighted residents of a small French town after wandering into an optician's shop. The fuzzy creature spent half an hour quietly browsing lenses in the town of Hennebont in Brittany...
The rooms represent a new frontier in China's vast sharing economy. Some think they are an affordable way to get to use expensive make-up, while others shudder at the thought of sharing a lipstick with a stranger...
If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo yet, it won't be long before you do. Thanks to her new Netflix programme, the Japanese tidying guru has become January's "It girl"...
The fire started before dawn on Sunday, in a building housing seasonal workers. In all, three buildings were affected. Seventy firefighters battled to bring the blaze under control. The cause has not yet been confirmed.
This is what pollution looks like on a European scale. The animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide.
Nuclear is good for the environment. Nuclear is bad for the environment. Both statements are true. Why is it good? Nuclear power is planned to be a key part of the UK's energy mix...
What are the principles behind Homeopathy and does it work?Kurzgesagt Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cRUQxzSupport us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=hKurzgesagt merch: http://bit.ly/1P1hQIHThe MUSIC of the video: Soundcloud
Creating the sense of wellbeing on a flight is tough. It is neither natural nor relaxing to ascend to 12,000m in a long metal tube filled with hundreds of other people. Up to 30 per cent of people experience some degree of fear of flying. And even for frequent fliers, air travel can be stressful.
The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee tree grow naturally in forests, including two used for the coffee we drink...
The decision by a popular Chinese video streaming platform to censor the ears of actors wearing earrings has sparked a heated debate online. Images taken from programmes produced by the , show actors with large blobs covering their earlobes and have been widely shared online.
On 13 January two Kazakh rangers were on their usual patrol when they saw something strange - fresh car tracks. In the remote uninhabited steppe, this could mean only one thing - poachers. Yerlan Nurgaliev and Pyotr Nitsyk quickly gave chase, firing warning shots to stop the cars speeding away.
Nastya Rybka (real name Anastasia Vashukevich) was detained at Moscow's main airport after being deported from Thailand for soliciting. Her lawyer posted a video on Instagram which, he says, shows her arrest...
Zimbabwe has shut down the internet indefinitely amid an intensifying crackdown on protests against a hike in fuel prices. The country's largest mobile operator - Econet - says it has been ordered to cut services until further notice...
Trafficked into the sex industry after defecting from North Korea, two young women spent years in captivity before finally getting the chance to escape.
US Democratic politicians say they will investigate allegations that President Trump directed his long-time personal lawyer to lie to Congress. Cohen has already admitted to lying about when the business project ended.
As Egypt becomes the first Arab country to authorise the production and sale of a drug meant to boost the female libido, the BBC's Sally Nabil explores whether there's a market for it in such a socially conservative country...
Buddhism and high-stakes poker may seem like odd bedfellows, but for Scott Wellenbach, they go hand-in-hand. The Canadian poker player came in third at a poker tournament in the Bahamas, taking away $671,240 (£518,868).
We're looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They've confirmed the planet's iconic rings are very young - no more than 100 million years old, when dinosaurs still walked the Earth...
Residents of Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, take to the beach to get away from the stress of the city. They paddle, picnic, play football and party. The more daring might pay to take a ride on a horse - with the help of the beach horsemen...

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