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British engineers have begun testing technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth. The Airbus team is training a prototype rover to recognise and pick up small cylinders off the ground.
The six-year-old boy was visiting London from France with his family when Jonty Bravery, 18, threw him from a viewing platform on 4 August. The boy suffered a bleed to the brain in the five-storey fall. His injuries have been described as life-changing.
Sydney's first new major zoo in more than 100 years will open on Saturday. With such debate about animal welfare these days, can zoos still be a force for good? Gary Nunn reports from Sydney. Zoos have evolved significantly since they were first created...
The youngster, identified as Michael, formally joined his new family at Kent County court on Thursday. Behind them, his classmates happily waved paper hearts on sticks.
As a newly minted Beijinger, there were certain things my brain quickly scrambled to make room for: the exact time I needed to leave home in the mornings to avoid being squashed into human dumpling filling on the rush-hour subway ride; the location of the best spots for mala xiang guo (a stir-fried
Samoa has arrested an anti-vaccination campaigner as the country continues to battle a deadly measles outbreak. Edwin Tamasese was charged with incitement against a government order after he was detained on Thursday.
For a long time, men have had to depend on only two methods of contraception. They can either wear a condom, or have sterilising surgery called a vasectomy to cut or seal the two tubes that carry sperm to the penis. A male birth control pill and a contraceptive gel are still in the works.
The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. TV viewers noticed his hand shaking during a report on 5G technology on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning...
In my work as a journalist I am lucky enough to meet some brilliant people and learn about exciting advances in technology - along with a few duds. But every now and then I come across something that resonates in a deeply personal way.
Chinese tech giant Tencent and London medical firm Medopad have teamed up to use artificial intelligence in the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease...
Audrey Schoeman developed severe hypothermia when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees with her husband in November. Doctors say it is the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain.
In January 2018, a falling meteorite created a bright fireball that arced over the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, followed by loud sonic booms. The visitor not only dropped a slew of meteorites over the snow-covered ground, it also provided information about its extra-terrestrial source.
The woman was on her way to a hearing in the case she filed against two men in March, in Uttar Pradesh. She suffered severe burns and is currently in critical condition in hospital, where she is being treated.
Two hundred Los Angeles police officers will be trained to use a new gadget designed to snare a person by wrapping them in a cord, officials say. The BolaWrap, recently adopted by several other forces, fires a cord that can entangle an individual's torso or legs from up to 25ft (8m) away...
The EU's top court has thrown out an attempt by vinegar makers in Italy's Modena province to stop competitors from using the term "balsamic". The producers had argued that each term in the description "Balsamic Vinegar from Modena" was theirs to use exclusively under EU rules...
Greta Thunberg was on the wrong side of the world. She'd taken 14 days to cross the Atlantic on a carbon-neutral journey via boat for climate change summits in the US and Chile...
The murder of Ms Caruana Galizia in 2017 has rocked the country's political establishment, and highlighted wider concerns about alleged corruption and a weak judicial system...
Campaigners in the Cayman Islands say they are fighting a "David and Goliath" battle against the world's biggest cruise lines that want to redevelop the country's port to accommodate huge ships. It's just gone 9am in Grand Cayman and the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal is already crowded...
Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our time, the charity Alzheimer's Research UK has warned. Dementia was first described by the German doctor Alois Alzheimer in 1906 after he performed an autopsy on a woman with profound memory loss...
Scientists have made artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human body. The tiny "brain chips" behave like the real thing and could one day be used to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's...

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