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California Governor Jerry Brown has instituted new water restrictions as the state's reservoirs have fallen to perilously low levels - but will the rules change how Californians see water? California is facing a catastrophic environmental disaster...
It follows an investigation by BBC Radio Kent which found the certificates for sale on the internet for £500. Posing as a customer, reporters found a website offering certificates from dozens of UK institutions, including the universities of Kent and Surrey.
Pornography websites must adopt age-restriction controls or face closure, the Conservatives say. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said the party would ensure under-18s were prevented from seeing adult content.
A Turkish court has ordered blocks on Twitter and YouTube for sharing photos of a hostage taken during an armed siege last week. The blocks have been imposed because images of a deadly siege were being shared via the social networks.
Gmail users around the world saw errors and safety warnings over the weekend after Google forgot to update a key part of the messaging software. Google said a "majority" of users were affected by the short-term software problem...
Gmail users around the world saw errors and safety warnings over the weekend after Google forgot to update a key part of the messaging software. Google said a "majority" of users were affected by the short-term software problem...
Macaque monkeys appear to have become an unlikely roadblock in the development of internet services in the northern Indian city of Varanasi.
More and more teachers are facing abuse on social media, a teaching union says. Sexist, racist and homophobic remarks were being used against staff, as well as offensive comments about appearance, the NASUWT said.
Astronomers have witnessed a key stage in the birth of a very heavy star, using two radio telescope views of the process taken 18 years apart. The young star is 4,200 light-years from Earth and appears to be surrounded by a doughnut-shaped cloud of dust.
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year is about to undergo its final test programme. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will study the planet's atmosphere, and drop a demonstration lander on to the surface to gain knowhow for a rover mission touchdown in 2019...
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year is about to undergo its final test programme. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will study the planet's atmosphere, and drop a demonstration lander on to the surface to gain knowhow for a rover mission touchdown in 2019...
A complete camel skeleton dug up from a 17th-century Austrian cellar shows tell-tale signs that it was a valuable riding animal in the Ottoman army. It was probably left behind or traded in the town of Tulln following the Ottoman siege of nearby Vienna in 1683.
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smelled better the more they sweated, scientists have said. Researchers from Queen's University Belfast isolated molecules that allow a fragrance to be released in response to moisture...
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists. The Mediterranean Sea's biological richness and economic importance means plastic pollution is particularly hazardous, say Spanish researchers...
Engineers have created unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient...
China's land reclamation is creating a "great wall of sand" in the South China Sea, a top US official says, leading to "serious questions" on its intentions. US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry Harris made the comments in a speech in Australia on Tuesday night...
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