The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.
Full marks for ingenuity.
Measurements by thousands of citizen scientists in the Netherlands using their smartphones and the iSPEX add-on are delivering accurate data on dust particles in the atmosphere that add valuable information to professional measurements. The research team analyzed all measurements from three days ...
It's the most controversial issue since people started filming videos in portrait mode. Should tablets be used as cameras?
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.
Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury tops the UK and Ireland box office in its first week of release.
When Yanomamö men in the Amazon raided villages and killed decades ago, they formed alliances with men in other villages rather than just with close kin like chimpanzees do. And the spoils of war came from marrying their allies’ sisters and daughters, rather than taking their victims’ land a...
New multi-scenario modelling of world human population has concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change this century to solve issues of global sustainability.
In a group of young users of injection drugs, recent maintenance opioid agonist therapy with methadone or buprenorphine for opioid use disorders, such as heroin addiction, was associated with a lower incidence of hepatitis C virus infection and may be an effective strategy to reduce injection-dru...
'Integrated Play Groups,' which focus on collaborative rather than adult-directed play, are successful in teaching children with autism the skills needed to engage in symbolic play and to interact with their typically developing peers, according to new research. The new study offers hope to paren...
A temporary fund to pay for cancer drugs not available on the NHS does not address problems with the price of new treatments, a charity says.
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.
Minister Helen Grant calls for "gender balance and fairness" as a BBC study shows men earn more than females in 30% of sports.