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Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the man who paid $50,000 (£32,000) to kill the country's most famous lion was an American dentist. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) named the tourist as Walter Palmer from Minnesota and said he shot the animal with a crossbow and rifle...
The flaw can be exploited by sending a photo or video message to a person's smartphone, without any action by the receiver. Google said it had patched the problem, but millions of devices still need their software updating...
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons. In the latest outcry over "killer robots", the letter warns that "a military AI [artificial intelligence] arms race is a bad idea"...
Once thought to be terrifying, scaly lizards, it now seems dinosaurs were actually more like birds. But not everyone's ready to accept their new image, writes Mary Colwell...
The Washington Post has begun encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for cyberspies and hackers to monitor the stories users are reading. The US newspaper said it wanted users to "feel secure", adding that it was the "first major general news organisation" to make such a move...
The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, according to scientists working on the European Rosetta mission. The fridge-sized spacecraft, which landed on Comet 67P in November, last made contact on 9 July.
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision.
Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there.
Frescoes at the house's entrance were also restored. Ash from a volcanic eruption buried Pompeii in AD79. Pompeii gives visitors an extraordinary insight into everyday life in ancient Rome because many buildings were protected from the elements under the thick blanket of ash from Mount Vesuvius...
She told police that Neal Falls, 45, had answered her online escort ad, but the encounter turned violent after he arrived at her West Virginia home. During a struggle, the woman got hold of Falls' gun and shot him...
Pluto would appear to have glaciers of nitrogen ice, the latest pictures from the New Horizons probe suggest. Scientists believe they see evidence of surface material having flowed around mountains and even ponding in craters.
Three decades ago, Ove Joensen decided to row 900 miles (1,450km) across the North Sea from his home in the Faroe Islands to Denmark. He didn't make it on his first attempt, but in the end his persistence paid off...
Allegations that a Spaniard was behind the killing were being investigated, Johnny Rodrigues said. The lion, named Cecil, was shot with a bow and arrow and rifle, before being beheaded and skinned, he added.
Surveillance footage from Sunday's incident shows a metal panel at the top of the escalator giving way, causing the woman and her toddler to stumble. The woman, identified by local media as Xiang Liujuan, 30, was able to push her child to safety as she fell in...
Some of the Middle East's most highly prized archaeological treasures are under threat from the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS). So archaeologists are desperately trying to record as much of these sites as they can...
The drone, built and flown by Eric Joe, was shot down by Brett McBay in late November, 2014. Mr McBay claimed the drone was over his property and said he believed it was being used to spy on him.
Extreme racist comments posted on the discussion website Reddit in the wake of the Charleston church shooting have once again raised questions about freedom of speech and the internet. How far should social networks go in censoring hate speech?
Since March, Japanese women have been swooning over a gorilla called Shabani in the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. It's not the first time Japanese popular culture has fallen in love with a large inarticulate creature (see Godzilla)...
Stag beetles used to be as much part of a British childhood as the Chopper bike and power cuts. But now numbers are falling in many parts of the UK, with loss of woodlands thought partly to blame.
The BBC has "set a precedent" for other media organisations by publishing a list of links removed from Google searches, the corporation's policy boss has said. The links were removed as part of the "right to be forgotten" ruling put in place by the European court...

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