Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.
The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad should strengthen efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Gene editing through CRISPR may have greater consequences than climate change or unleashing the energy of the atom.
Male gorillas who spend more time with infants are expected to sire about 5 times more babies.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon's thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
Earth is fast approaching the red lines that scientists have urged temperatures cannot cross if we have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change. Here are the emergency measures we need.
Neutrons can penetrate through matter, which means they can be harnessed for all sorts of important work.
Climate change conferences can be bewildering. Here's a recap of how we got here, what to look out for at COP24 and what comes next.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
If we need more trees, many will have to be introduced into managed agricultural mosaic landscapes.
In Kenya nearly 120,000 women are treated in health facilities each year for complications arising from unsafe abortions
The work towards disability inclusion needs a continuous sustained effort involving government down to the village level working together with people with disabilities.
Argentina has been grappling with currency flight and an economy sinking deeper into recession, not to mention the worst drought in decades.
It's been an eventful year for the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country prepares for elections.
Even Samuel Johnson found some of Shakespeare's violent scenes unwatchable.
Trading rhino horn has been legalised in a bid to undercut poachers and the black market.