US & World

Syria air strikes: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRussia’s foreign minister says the only evidence of a chemical attack came from the media Russia has denied interfering with evidence at the site of the suspected Syrian chemical attack, which led to Western air strikes on Saturday. In an interview for BBC’s Hardtalk, Russian Foreign Minister […]

Health

Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or shameful’

Image copyright Claire Bolton Image caption Claire wants to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex […]

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

Technology

Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Mr Musk (left) is Mr Dorsey’s favourite, despite some rather controversial tweets Elon Musk has been named as Twitter boss Jack Dorsey’s favourite tweeter in an interview about how to tackle abuse. The singling out of the Tesla boss has raised eyebrows because Mr Musk’s tweets have often proved controversial. […]

Overwatch and Call Of Duty maker to cut 800 jobs

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

Science/Nature

Nasa’s InSight mission: Mars ‘mole’ put on planet’s surface

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption On the surface: HP3 is on the left; the domed SEIS is on the right The US space agency’s (Nasa) InSight mission has positioned the second of its surface instruments on Mars. Known as HP3, the heat-flow probe was picked up off the deck of the lander with a robot […]

Science/Nature

New ‘mysterious’ frog species discovered in India’s Western Ghats

Indian researchers have discovered a new species of frog – in a roadside puddle. Sonali Garg, a PhD student at Delhi University, and her supervisor SD Biju found the new species in the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot in southern India. The species belongs to a new Indian frog group or genus which the scientists […]

Science/Nature

Pangolins: Rare insight into world’s most trafficked mammal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA study is being conducted by conservationists from Chester Zoo The secret life of the world’s most trafficked mammal, the pangolin, has been caught on camera in Africa. Footage gives a rare insight into the behaviour of the giant pangolin, the largest of all the scaly animals. […]