Baiae: A Roman settlement at the bottom of the sea

Today, a team of archaeologists and engineers are developing some surprising new technologies to protect the underwater site for future generations. | Continue reading


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The largest electric plane ever to fly

As electric planes pass another milestone, Future Planet asks how long will it be before they are ready for everyday aviation? And just how far can they go? | Continue reading


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UK Huawei decision part of wider strategic tensions with China

Friction over 5G is one of many struggles China is facing with countries around the world. | Continue reading


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The accidental invention of the Illuminati conspiracy

The story of how the myth exploded reveals how fake stories spread today and the secrets behind the psychology of their fiercest proponents. | Continue reading


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Why is train-seat fabric so ugly?

The secret science behind one of transport's universal truths. | Continue reading


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Eight odd details hidden in masterpieces

Great works of art contain touches of strangeness that, once seen, unlock deeper meaning. Kelly Grovier reveals examples from paintings including The Scream and The Kiss. | Continue reading


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Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s. | Continue reading


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Hushpuppi's lawyer says FBI 'kidnapped' Nigerian Instagrammer from Dubai

"Hushpuppi", who posts about his extravagant lifestyle, is accused of multimillion-dollar fraud. | Continue reading


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Venice tests Mose flood barrier in full for first time

For the first time 78 mobile floodgates are tested in the Venice lagoon in north-eastern Italy. | Continue reading


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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies. | Continue reading


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Why email loses out to popular apps in China

Email has never been huge in China, and it’s down to a combination of cultural factors and timing. | Continue reading


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Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'close'

A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says. | Continue reading


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Six arrested after 'Dutch torture chambers' found

The suspects were located following the hack of a Europe-wide phone system. | Continue reading


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Facebook bans 'Roger Stone disinformation network'

The ally of US President Donald Trump was convicted of lying to Congress. | Continue reading


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One woman's stolen identity exposed a system of exam fraud

Reports of more than 200 cases have shattered confidence in the life-defining national Gaokao exams. | Continue reading


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Pop music is getting faster (and happier)

After years of slower beats and introspective lyrics, pop is becoming optimistic again. Here's why. | Continue reading


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Coronavirus: Kenyan schools to remain closed until 2021

Final-year exams for primary and secondary pupils have also been cancelled because of Covid-19. | Continue reading


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UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions

But universities reject that tests on online learning in China are accepting "censorship". | Continue reading


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Native Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia. | Continue reading


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HSBC glitch led to thousands of small business loans in the wrong name

HSBC customer Cesar Basanta has had to wait weeks to agree a £50,000 bounce back loan for his firm. | Continue reading


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Cancel culture: What unites young people against Obama and Trump

The push to bring down memorials has renewed criticisms of "cancel culture" from current and past presidents. | Continue reading


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Hong Kong pupils banned from political activity

Thousands of secondary school students have been involved in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. | Continue reading


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The dark future for the world’s greatest violin-makers

Cremona has long been known for its fine stringed instruments. But now, after the Italian city became a virus hotspot, its craftsmen face tough times. Sergio Colombo reports. | Continue reading


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Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review

Activists are left "frustrated and angry" by Facebook's approach, a two-year civil-rights audit finds. | Continue reading


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How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers 'with $40m'

Dubai has extradited "mrwoodbery" and "hushpuppi" to the US to face cyber fraud charges. | Continue reading


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TikTok algorithm promoted anti-Semitic death camp meme

About 100 videos of an offensive song were viewed more than six million times before it took action. | Continue reading


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New video format 'halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs'

The H.266 standard was developed by Apple, Microsoft and Huawei, but faces competition. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 5 days ago

More Outbreaks If We Keep Exploiting Wildlife – UN

A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 6 days ago

Bayonne: Bus driver left brain dead after being 'attacked over face masks'

The driver in France was set upon by people who had no tickets and refused to wear face masks. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 7 days ago

Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

The programme will offer "unprecedented flexibility" to 80,000 workers in Japan, says Fujitsu. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 7 days ago

People who think coronavirus is caused by 5G

The idea that 5G could have health implications isn't new. But conspiracy theories linking 5G with Covid-19 went viral during lockdown. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 7 days ago

Voyager: The Greatest Space Mission

In 1977, two spacecraft started a mission that has redefined our knowledge of the Solar System – and will soon become our ambassadors on a journey into the unknown. | Continue reading


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European settlement of the Americas killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate. | Continue reading


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Hong Kong security law: Pro-democracy books pulled from libraries

Prominent activist Joshua Wong says the measure is "one step away from actual book banning". | Continue reading


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The Surprising Joy of Missing Out

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How the Black Death made the rich richer

When a third of Europe’s population was lost, wealth concentrated into tiny groups. Could Covid-19 trigger something similar? | Continue reading


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Coronavirus: Why Singapore turned to wearable contact-tracing tech

The TraceTogether Token is designed to make an app more effective, but worries privacy campaigners. | Continue reading


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Boston: The startup revolution reviving its tech cred

Boston was once America’s most thriving tech hub, but Silicon Valley’s ascendancy tarnished its reputation. A rash of new start-ups may signal a resurgence. | Continue reading


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Is a crisis a chance to reset the world?

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Loot boxes: Lords call for 'immediate' gambling regulation

Loot boxes, skins and player packs should be regulated immediately, says a Lords committee. | Continue reading


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Supermarkets snub coconut goods picked by monkeys

Monkeys are treated like "picking machines" to harvest 1,000 coconuts a day, an animal rights group says. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 10 days ago

The detectors looking for guns and knives

Walk-through systems that can detect weapons are being rolled out, using a combination of AI and radar. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 10 days ago

The mystery of hundreds of dead elephants

Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 10 days ago

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: The rise and fall of the five stages of grief

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's stages of grief are now rarely taught in a medical setting but live on in management. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 10 days ago

Finding the 'invisible' millions who are not on maps

How open map data is filling in the world's missing maps and helping trace the spread of disease. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 10 days ago

Pig Ear Sandwich: An Iconic Dish of the American South

This soul-food delicacy that was once about struggle and survival has been transformed into a thing of comfort. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 10 days ago

Zuckerberg: Advertisers Will Be Back to Facebook 'Soon Enough'

Facebook's chief dismisses claims in leaked comments that the ads boycott poses a financial threat. | Continue reading


@bbc.com | 11 days ago

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana

Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May. | Continue reading


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