Nightvision, ejectable stomachs and regrowable arms mean starfish are more than meets the eye.
A new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows home ownership rates have collapsed: today, just one in four middle-income millennials will own their own home.
The latest study linking diet with cancer has many flaws.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
The first British people were black – and other interesting findings made possible by genomic sequencing.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
Criminalising suggestions that Poland was complicit in German atrocities during World War II denies history and will hinder scholarship.
The fact Jeremy Corbyn spoke to a Communist spy posing as a diplomat in the 1980s does not make him a Communist agent. Many politicians and diplomats were tricked into similar meetings.
The 20 largest OECD countries alone have a US$78 trillion shortfall in their pensions obligations.
Talks between the DUP and Sinn Féin have collapsed again, but power sharing isn't over.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
When it comes to radio drama, accents can be as important as the script itself.
It's slow, precise, emotional – and made for television.
To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
Stabbing deaths among young people are at an eight-year high – and the government is not doing anything effective to solve it.
What's in a name? Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was quick to harness the first Winter Olympics for its economic potential.
If they get the technology right, it's a win-win for big studios and audiences alike with this new improved entertainment experience.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.
The psychologist proposes reason as a solution to all our problems, but telling people they must do something can backfire.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has resigned, paving the way for major changes in the country.
Why kitchen hygiene is just as important for athletes as what is on their plate.
Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
By contrast, poor maternity pay leads to an under-representation of women in higher positions and lower salaries.
This new Afro-celebratory sci-fi trendsetter sets out to unsettle and subvert film stereotypes about Africa – and succeeds brilliantly.
The writing has been on the wall for Jacob Zuma for years. That it took so long to get rid of him speaks volumes about the ANC.
Morgan Tsvangirai's unique power was that he made Zimbabweans excited about the idea of change.
Study challenges our understanding of optimism as being a self-centered phenomenon.
How simple positive psychology methods combined with traditional therapy can make all the difference.
Whether as soldiers, suicide bombers or human shields, children are an increasingly common sight on the battlefield.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
Rights packages aimed at attracting the digital market failed to attract a bidder.
In three Gospels, Christ suffers in silence, while in the fourth he speaks out. Either way, the result is the same: crucifixtion and death.
This podcast explores the latest sexology research – including the topics that are still too taboo to get funding. We talk to sex robot experts and find out how sex work has moved online.
But for ZANU-PF's coercion, Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president.
Getting rid of a child's favourite blanket or teddy is easier said than done.
Does the heart really have cockles or heartstrings? An anatomist clears up some misconceptions...and lends credence to others.
The world is changing fast and education is not equipping children with the kind of minds they are going to need.
The competition to father young is often most intense behind the scenes.
A loving relationship may be a unique mix of different 'flavours' of love.
Ultra-violet (UV) light can destroy a fungus that's devastating the animals in North America.
New research finds small drones on short deliveries use less carbon than the equivalent vehicles.
The 'canaries of the sea' are sending a worrying message about the health of our oceans.
Humour doesn't often age well. But some comedy can adapt to changing social mores.
Crypto billionaires enjoy their Caribbean playground but poorer locals with little knowledge of the tech are excluded.
The shame of incontinence and why no one wants to talk about it.
Museums can help teach immigrants new skills – if they engage them.
A succession of leaders have failed to address its problems.
Shocking allegations of abuse by Oxfam aid workers in Haiti are testament to how badly the aid sector needs deep, systemic reform.
It is not the first time that a Bollywood film such as Padmavaat has sparked controversy and tensions among diverse communities in India.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.