US & World

Brexit: France activates no-deal plan

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France will spend millions of euros preparing ports and airports for a no-deal Brexit French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks “less and less unlikely” and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it. After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr […]


'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'

[ad_1] Three people in their 70s have earned a black belt in Taekwondo having only taken up the martial art five years ago. Seventy-five year olds Keith Harry and Jean Glanville, and 70-year-old Kathy Harry, earned their belts after attending classes at their local village hall in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire. Another woman in the group […]

Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself


Future of airport security on show in London

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London. Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at […]

Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?


The coffees you've never heard of which face extinction

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption We drink two coffees out of more than 100 types growing naturally The first full assessment of risks to the world’s coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee tree grow naturally in forests, including […]


Giant ice disk appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook

[ad_1] A rare giant ice disk, which is approximately 91m (298ft) wide, has appeared in a river in the US state of Maine. It formed naturally and has been slowly spinning, drawing comparisons to the Moon and even an alien spaceship. Ice disks occur at bends in rivers, where faster water creates a force that […]


World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate

[ad_1] It turns out a frog named Romeo, who was thought to be the last of his kind, isn’t the only one left. The Sehuencas water frog had been alone in a tank at an aquarium in Bolivia for a decade while scientists tried to find him a mate. But now scientists from the Museo […]