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Imagine that, when you were 12 years old, your family moved to the other side of the country. In your new school, you were bullied for the first time.
It's probably not a good idea to get into an argument with Natalia Lee. The only female armourer working on Game of Thrones, she looks after all the show's weapons, from flaming arrows to giant catapults...
John Walker Lindh and hundreds more have been sent to prison for terrorism, treason and other crimes. The release of the "American Taliban" on Thursday shows how little the US has done to prepare for the moment they are set free...
Doctors have begun switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man whose case has been central to the right-to-die debate in France. Vincent Lambert, 42, has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident in 2008.
US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. The US has deployed additional warships and planes to the Gulf in recent days.
Google has barred the world's second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps...
I am standing outside my childhood primary school, near the front gates and the teachers’ car park. It is a bright sunny day and I am surrounded by my classmates. There must be more than a hundred of us.
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue. Conservation measures should concentrate on species or habitats rather than individual animals, they observe...
Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, has become known as the "wood wide web"...
UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA. At the same time, Syn61 as they are calling it, has had its genetic code significantly redesigned.
DNA samples from 30 species of bedbug revealed the insects had been around for at least 115 million years. The blood-sucking parasites predate their earliest known hosts - bats - by more than 50 million years.
The result of a popular Russian TV talent show - The Voice Kids - has been cancelled after thousands of fraudulent votes were found to have handed victory to a millionaire's young daughter. There were complaints after singer Mikella Abramova, aged 10, won with 56.5% of the phone-in vote...
Kikunae Ikeda had been thinking a lot about soup. The Japanese chemist had been studying a broth made from seaweed and dried fish flakes, called dashi.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so the old proverb goes. But does it also make Jack less productive, less efficient, unhappy and more stressed?
When Ashley Jost returned home from her routine Sunday shopping trip she was unaware her groceries contained an unexpected gift.
Tom Lucking's latest find saw him dig up a brooch dating back to between 1200 and 1300 in Wymondham, Norfolk in September. In 2014, the then student found a pendant in Winfarthing, Norfolk dating from circa 630AD...
The unmarked grave of Joseph Merrick - who is better known as the Elephant Man - has been traced after nearly 130 years, it has been claimed. Merrick had a skeletal and soft tissue deformity which saw him as a freak show attraction, then a medical curiosity.
The felling of forests, the plundering of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together pushing the natural world to the brink. That's the warning more than 500 experts in 50 countries are expected to give in a major UN-backed report, due to be published on Monday...
During heatwaves, everyone has plenty of tips on how to keep cool. But which tips and facts stand up to scientific scrutiny? We look at the evidence for whether you should…
Editor’s Note (29 December 2016): Through the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2016. It was just one word in one email, but it triggered huge financial losses for a multinational company.

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