"It may not seem like much, but think of the consequences. One overdue library book today, the collapse of the universe by the end of the week."
- EU green light for UK carbon project Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:12:16 GMT
- A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
- Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
- Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
- Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
- Moores to be new England coach Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:44:04 GMT
- Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
- The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT
- This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
- Should drug firms make payments to doctors? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:46:27 GMT
- Critics have blamed payments by drugs firms to US doctors for encouraging risky and wasteful prescription habits. What difference have payments made, and will forcing companies to disclose them help?
- Deadly attack on South Sudan UN base Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:44:44 GMT
- Dozens of civilians sheltering in a UN base in the South Sudan city of Bor have been killed in an attack by armed youths, the UN says.
- China jails corruption activists Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:10:45 GMT
- China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
- Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:04:16 GMT
- Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
- Brazilian police end strike over pay Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:14 GMT
- Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
- US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT
- The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
- Obama: Healthcare law 'is working' Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:54:12 GMT
- President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers.
- Republican shot dead in west Belfast Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:47:57 GMT
- A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
- Boy in hospital with severe burns Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:52:42 GMT
- A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
- British teenager killed in Syria Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:26:03 GMT
- An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.