Giving birth two million years ago was 'relatively easy'

Why is human childbirth so long and difficult? Scientists may have the answer from studying fossils. | Continue reading


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India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic'

The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking. | Continue reading


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Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

The London airport will regularly scan passengers' faces at departure gates from 2022. | Continue reading


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Musicians switch to outdoor rehearsal spaces

Photographer Jon Enoch's pictures of musicians rehearsing in London's open spaces. | Continue reading


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Why does the US hide oil underground?

More than 640 million barrels of oil are currently sitting in caves under Texas and Louisiana. Why? | Continue reading


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The Truth About Eatnig Eggs

Are eggs helpful to our health… or a cause of heart disease? BBC Future examines the evidence. | Continue reading


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Helium shortage: 'Prices just keep going up and up'

Why is there a shortage of the precious gas and how is it affecting firms? | Continue reading


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Man brings clown to redundancy meeting

Josh Thompson took a clown to a work meeting as a "support person" when he was about to lose his job. | Continue reading


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App that cancels subscriptions launches in UK

The virtual card automatically protects people from being charged at the end of a free trial period. | Continue reading


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The major cities being designed without children in mind

Local officials often have a short-term interest in designing cities for high-spending adults, not families. | Continue reading


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Paris got a taste for second-hand style from Africa

Clothes dealer Amah Ayivi finds vintage gems in Togo and sells them on to fashion lovers in Paris. | Continue reading


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Data on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked

The massive database of personal information was found on an unsecured cloud computer, researchers say. | Continue reading


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Hong Kong protests: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes

Violence breaks out between police and rival protesters after thousands defy authorities to join a march. | Continue reading


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The married couples in Hong Kong who live apart

Could you live an hour from your spouse? The disproportionately expensive housing market in Hong Kong is forcing families to live separately – with few remedies in sight. | Continue reading


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Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures. | Continue reading


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The discovery of the ancient Greek city of Tenea

One of Greece’s top archaeologists, Eleni Korka, recently made the biggest discovery of her 40-year career: the mythical city of Tenea, which was built by Trojan prisoners of war. | Continue reading


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Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool end fake news?

Users can now flag false Instagram content to fact-checkers but experts believe there is more to do to fight disinformation. | Continue reading


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SmileDirect Club: The $8bn braces firm boosted by selfies

SmileDirectClub sells braces aimed at improving the appearance of teeth directly to consumers. | Continue reading


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New Zealand: Man brings clown to redundancy meeting

Josh Thompson took a clown to a work meeting as a "support person" when he was about to lose his job. | Continue reading


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Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Fertility experts find that the left testicle is warmer, but only when a man has his clothes on. | Continue reading


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Obituary: Joan Johnson, the leader of a black hair care revolution

Joan Johnson created a business empire that used hair to champion African American identity. | Continue reading


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Saudi Arabia oil and gas production reduced by drone strikes

The kingdom's crude oil output is reduced by 5.7 million barrels a day - about half its output. | Continue reading


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Invention from the 1930s is cutting period poverty

Saying 'Goodbye' to pads and period poverty, and 'Hello' to the menstrual cup | Continue reading


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Jon Skeet: The 'Chuck Norris' of Programming

An unassuming programmer from Reading has become a minor celebrity on the internet, the "Chuck Norris of programming" who has helped thousands of people with their computing needs. | Continue reading


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What's it like to live in a castle

England is home to hundreds of castles, but what is like to live in one? | Continue reading


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Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

The fires are under control, state media say, as Yemen's Houthi group says it deployed the drones. | Continue reading


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Hong Kong got a new protest song

The man behind the pro-democracy song hopes it will re-inject energy and boost public morale. | Continue reading


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Russian activist saves data from police with drone

An activist in Siberia flew his hard disks to a friend by drone when police came knocking at his door. | Continue reading


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YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

The video site's algorithm promotes medical misinformation in a number of languages, the BBC finds. | Continue reading


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CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions

The birds were trained for clandestine missions against the Soviet Union, declassified files reveal. | Continue reading


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'Time outs' don't do any harm, parents told

If used appropriately, they can be effective in reducing problem behaviour, a US study suggests. | Continue reading


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Why I'm using a drone to stop Heathrow flights

Sylvia Dell says highlighting the issue of climate change is worth the risk of going to prison. | Continue reading


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The desert soil that could save lives

Chile’s desiccated Atacama Desert was once considered a dead zone, but it hides great riches that could help us tackle a major threat to human health. | Continue reading


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This boss lets you play with your kids at work [video]

The CEO of a start-up in London says offering on-site childcare in the office helps productivity. | Continue reading


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Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

It's the most powerful greenhouse gas you've never heard of, and levels in the atmosphere are soaring. | Continue reading


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‘My boss lets me set my own salary’

How picking your own pay has become the latest employment perk. | Continue reading


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The African women who wear Victorian dresses

Worn for more than a century, these Victorian-style dresses have deep roots in the trauma and triumph of Namibia’s Herero people. | Continue reading


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Storm Area 51: The joke that became a ‘possible humanitarian disaster’

A hoax rallying cry to storm a US Air Force base in Nevada has left two towns fearing catastrophe. | Continue reading


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Julian Assange to stay in prison over absconding fears

A judge says he won't be freed ahead of his extradition hearing because of his "history of absconding". | Continue reading


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'Freeze and marry me ' – Russians who propose at gunpoint

Actors staging special forces "drug busts" are spicing up marriage proposals in Russia. | Continue reading


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DID: A woman who created 2,500 personalities to survive

Jeni Haynes built multiple personalities to survive abuse - their testimony helped convict her father. | Continue reading


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Google Maps shows sunken car where missing man’s body was found

William Moldt went missing in mysterious circumstances 22 years ago after a night out in Florida. | Continue reading


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Facebook's Libra should be blocked in Europe, France says

The social media giant faces growing opposition to its planned cryptocurrency. | Continue reading


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Cult musician Daniel Johnson has died

An underground hero, his achingly personal songs inspired everyone from Kurt Cobain to Lana Del Rey. | Continue reading


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Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee

Ren Zhengfei offers to share its 5G know-how with a Western firm in return for a one-off fee. | Continue reading


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Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say

France's health ministry says preventative measures helped to curb damage from the heat. | Continue reading


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A woman watching climate change

A Lithuanian scientist records the shrinking Toyuksu glacier above Almaty, Kazakhstan, and, from her unrivalled perspective, bears witness to the onslaught of climate change. | Continue reading


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How to Write Better Emails

Billions of emails are sent worldwide every day. This BBC Ideas video has some easy pointers to make sure yours doesn't just end up in the bin... | Continue reading


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