Christmas can be a lonely time for older people, particularly the growing number who live in rural areas. Technology could help the crisis of social isolation in old age.
A researcher looking at the social impacts of shale gas developments, explains why there's much more to the Blackpool tremors than just ground movements.
The winter woes facing the French president and British prime minister are surprisingly similar.
The prime minister is running down the clock to pressure MPs into accepting her deal. But she's close to losing control.
Chronic pain is described as an 'invisible enemy' and a 'malign invader'.
How to become a lover of Christmas ... or embrace being a Grinch.
Discovering that orangutans can communicate about things that happened in the past provides new clues to how human language evolved.
It's been 50 years since the first prototype for the mouse was demonstrated in San Francisco. This the story of how it changed Silicon Valley – and the world.
A study that more NHS managers actually lowered rates of infection and led to some improvement in patient satisfaction.
Some see it as tantamount to a no-deal Brexit but it might at least get through parliament.
Does the West need bio-fortification programmes to prevent an epidemic of hidden hunger caused by a rise in veganism?
The prime minister may have won a vote of no confidence in her leadership, but Theresa May will struggle to get what she needs from Brussels.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military invasion. This is an easy narrative to sell. But is there really a new Cold War coming?
A cross party alliance? A fresh election? None of the options look particularly appealing right now.
Working abroad can be a profitable option for members of criminal groups.
Has the BBC pulled its punches in this family-friendly version of the classic 1972 novel?
Elite football teams that do not have a winter break lose on average 303 more player-days per season to injuries than those teams that do.
This was the party admitting that no one else could do a better job of negotating Brexit.
What have Gypsies ever done for the UK? There's metalwork, art, music, boxing, equine expertise, skilled labour ... food bank donations.