Having discovered an asteroid from outside the solar system for the first time, scientists are hoping there are more out there – illuminating the path to extrasolar worlds.
India's capital New Delhi has been plunged into smog, a year after suffering a similar crisis. Without an end to crop burning, the problems with smog will only continue.
The parliamentary arithmetic suggests Merkel would actually be in quite a stable position if she goes it alone, without calling fresh elections.
Robots could free human carers to focus on the more personal parts of the job.
It is worth remembering that sleep 'crises' are far from new.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove may not be the stuff of Orwell's dystopian nightmare, but they clearly know how to talk in 'doublespeak'.
It's going to be difficult for UK government-backed autonomous vehicle projects to compete with Silicon Valley – unless they have something neat under the bonnet.
UN appointments frequently centre as much on politics as they do on qualifications for the role.
Walking, gardening and cycling can all help relieve anxiety and help asylum seekers become a part of the local community.
It might feel like rocket science, but scientists need to get better at explaining things to people outside academia.
It's unlikely the next budget will do much to address the UK's failure to raise money from corporation taxes.
Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
The Saint Regis Mohawk tribe has struck a multimillion-dollar deal with Allergan. But the deal may do more harm than good.
What does society want and need from the arts and humanities?
Charles Manson, who has died aged 83, was a cult leader par excellence.
An archaeological dig at Cat's Brain has unearthed a remarkable insight into life in Britain before Stonehenge.
As guitarist in Australia's most successful band, Young provided the driving rhythm that underpinned AC/DC's heavy rock sound.
Letting Fukushima residents stay in their homes would have only cost them an average of three months' life expectancy.
Are we witnessing the end of an era in which dictators stayed in power for decades? If so this must be good not only for Angola and Zimbabwe but for southern Africa as a whole.
Consistent carbon pricing is a key element in the fight against climate change.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
Postnatal depression in men is starting to be recognised, but mental health services aren't geared up to help this group.
The murderous cult leader's notoriety has not diminished over four decades in a US jail.
The late QC Jeremy Hutchinson only got away with it because the prosecution weren't quicker on the uptake.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn't mean a global insurgency is underway.
The coup in Zimbabwe’s means that Mugabe’s long and disastrous presidency is finally over. The questions that remain are the precise details and mechanics of the deal which secures his departure.
With their cavalier power plays and gross economic negligence, the Mugabes squandered the goodwill of crucial backers.
The outside powers jockeying for influence in Zimbabwe want Emmerson Mnangagwa to take the reins, at least temporarily. Why?
Taking back control only means something if you've got the money to deliver on your promises.
All you need to know about illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Sportswomen still struggle for attention and too many girls are discouraged from taking sport seriously.
A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.