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Elon Musk will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket later with his own sports car on the top. The US entrepreneur's Falcon Heavy launcher is designed to have twice the lifting capacity of any other vehicle...
Jay Ruckelshaus broke his neck, almost died, and still can't use his hands. Here's how he fought back to win one of the world's top scholarships. After this interview, Jay Ruckelshaus asks that his story isn't "cast in a tragedy narrative"...
One of the world's leading investigators into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn has been killed in Kenya. Esmond Bradley-Martin, 75, was found with a stab wound to his neck at home in the capital Nairobi on Sunday...
De man die jarenlang Manneken Pis aankleedde is vrijdag overleden. Jacques Stroobants was sinds de jaren 70 officieel de kamerheer van het Manneken en verzorgde zijn kostuums.
On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists - almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.
 9/11 War On Terror conspiracy theory
Those white lines in the sky trailing behind jet planes are puffy plumes of water vapour. But online, some have twisted them into evidence of a secret plot to control weather or poison the environment. Why are wild theories about contrails and other phenomena so persistent on social media?
Archaeologists in Egypt have unveiled the newly discovered tomb of an ancient priestess that dates back 4,400 years. The tomb found near Cairo is adorned with well-preserved and rare wall paintings depicting the priestess, Hetpet, in a variety of scenes.
From coffee enemas to alkaline diets, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Tom Brady are using their star power to sell dubious health treatments to the adoring masses. What's a scientist to do?...
Actress Uma Thurman has detailed long hinted-at allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times article, she says Weinstein pushed her down and "tried to expose himself" at the producer's hotel room in London during the 1990s, before she managed to "wriggle away"...
Something odd is happening to the music industry in the era of streaming. Age-old commercial strategies are being overturned as record companies big and small fight to adjust to the new technological reality.
Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their luxury lifestyles in the UK, the security minister has said. As part of an organised crime crackdown, Ben Wallace told the Times officials could now seize suspicious assets worth more than £50,000.
Mass shootings in the United States are a depressingly familiar occurrence. But why do conspiracy theories spring up and spread so rapidly online in the aftermath of such horrific events?
The Pentagon has outlined how it wants to revamp the US nuclear arsenal, and develop new low-yield bombs, largely in response to the threat from Russia. Reality Check looks into where the world's nuclear weapons are located and who owns them...
Thousands of people gathered at ancient sites in Central America and elsewhere in anticipation of what they believe will be the end of the world. The date - 21 December 2012 - is, some believe, the end of the "long count" calendar of the Mayan civilisation...
Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Mayan ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough. Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications.
When you're very young, your parents or guardians are responsible for nurturing and teaching you as you grow up, but how do you know if you are getting a good upbringing? The news that , sent shockwaves across the world...
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are deciding whether to authorise an official war crimes inquiry into events in Afghanistan. They are due to begin examining written submissions from victims in Afghanistan about whom and what any potential investigation should focus on.
Morgan Geyser, along with Anissa Weier, lured the victim into the woods and stabbed her 19 times. The victim was found crawling away by a cyclist but she survived the attack. All three were 12 at the time.
The 68-year-old son of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, has died in Havana after taking his own life, according to state media. He was found on Thursday morning and is said to have suffered from depression.

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