PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
The murders of 43 college students in Mexico were a case of mistaken identity, when a criminal group mistook them for a rival gang, says the country's attorney general.
Researchers have uncovered a promising new pathway to valleytronics, a potential quantum computing technology in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain 2-D semiconductors.
It's bad enough that the northwest has a horrible storm to contend with, but then Facebook and Instagram goes out?
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
An ancient solar system similar to our own is discovered by scientists at the University of Birmingham studying data from the Kepler telescope.
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
The 9pm TV watershed may not survive, says BBC director general Tony Hall, who also acknowledges criticisms of Radio 4's flagship drama The Archers.
With the 'creative class' on the rise, many businesses are trying to capitalize on imagination and innovation. But when it comes to creative juices, some societies have a faster flow than others. That's because, as new research suggests, creativity is tied to culture.
Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study.
Neonatal intestinal disorders that prevent infants from getting the nutrients they need may be caused by defects in the lysosomal system -- or cell recycling center -- that occur before weaning. Scientists provide a new target for research and future therapies to help infants unable to absorb mil...
Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research. The findings are important not only because of the growing problem of childhood obesity in a number of developed countries, but also because starting periods ...
More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.
The BBC has launched an online guide about how the care system for the over-65s works and how much services cost.
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.