US & World

Russia nuclear treaty: US warned over threat to scrap deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia denies building missiles that violate the accord Russia has condemned US plans to withdraw from a key nuclear weapons treaty and threatened to retaliate over the “very dangerous step”. On Saturday, President Trump said he intended to “terminate” the three-decade-old 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. He said Russia […]


When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

A new exhibition by the Royal College of Nursing showcases a series of strange, sometimes disturbing objects used in women’s healthcare. From pink pills to help women with so-called hysteria, to vaginal douches to keep them “clean”, the historical displays show how gynaecology has often been dominated by superstition and ignorance. Marvel Whirling Spray vaginal […]

Silent disco for Hertfordshire dementia care home residents

End of life care: How to talk to someone who is dying

Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s


Anonymous Facebook ads urge voters 'to bin Chequers'

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Image caption Political groups have been spending increasing amounts of money on Facebook adverts An anonymous website has been using Facebook adverts to encourage British voters to email their MP and urge them “to bin Chequers” and back Brexit. Evidence given to the government’s fake news inquiry found that a site […]

Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals

Google takes down Esta service ads – but many remain

The story behind your PlayStation username


Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

Image copyright ESA Image caption The BepiColombo spacecraft will take seven years to get to Mercury Europe and Japan are set to launch their joint mission to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun. The partners have each contributed a probe to be despatched on an Ariane rocket from French Guiana. The duo, together known […]


A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

Image caption The remains are thought to date back to the last Ice Age Road workers building a new bypass unearthed the Ice Age remains of a woolly mammoth and a woolly rhino. The team, working on improvements to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, discovered a number of bones while digging near Fenstanton. Experts […]


Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hollywood has rather overstated the reputation of today’s piranhas Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a piranha-like species that they say is the earliest known example of a flesh-eating fish. This bony creature, found in South Germany, lived about 150 million years ago and had the distinctive sharp […]