US & Canada

What can be learned from California wildfires?

The wildfires burning in the US state of California have killed 21 people, with hundreds still missing. More than 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed - and fire experts say some of the damage could have been prevented.

Science & Technology

Google to use balloons for Puerto Rico phone service

Alphabet Inc is sending high-altitude balloons to provide phone service to island devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Google to use balloons for Puerto Rico phone service

Science & Technology

The Legacy of Sputnik, the first satellite

See how many active satellites orbit the Earth, and to whom they belong.

The Legacy of Sputnik, the first satellite

Science & Technology

Trio win chemistry Nobel for 'cool microscope tech'

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson honoured for devising way to create detailed images of molecules.

Trio win chemistry Nobel for method to study molecules

Qatar

German innovation exhibition opens in Qatar for first time

Germany has long been known as a powerhouse of industrial design, and famous for Mercedes luxury cars, Siemens high speed trains and other brands.

Science & Technology

Gravitational wave pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize

Winners' project observed waves of energy created by violent processes such as colliding black holes for the first time.

Weiss, Barish and Thorne win Nobel Physics Prize

Dubai

Waiting in the wings: Dubai's autonomous flying taxis

Pilot-less helicopter taxis are being readied in the Gulf emirate and could help free its heavily clogged highways.

Waiting in the wings: Dubai's autonomous flying taxis

Asia Pacific

Mars colonisation dominates International Astronautical Congress

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin wants to set up a base camp on Mars, while Space X founder Elon Musk intends to colonise the red planet much sooner than previously thought.

Europe

Estonians eye a digital future

Despite its small stature, Estonia has become one of the most advanced digital societies in the world.

Europe

Estonians experiment with digital IDs

It has been called the most advanced digital society in the world. Estonia has led the way with ID cards, online voting and electronic government services, but with all this comes greater exposure to cyber attacks.

Witness

Dagny Carlsson: Life Begins at 100

The world's oldest blogger reveals how it's possible to transform your life and find happiness at 100 years of age.

Business & Economy

Who can afford an iPhone X?

Apple's new iPhone X is priced at almost $1,000. But how does that compare to average monthly salaries across the world?

Who can afford an iPhone X?

Asia Pacific

Inside the world's fastest bullet train

China unveils new service between Beijing and Shanghai, but some question the rail's profitability.

Europe

British supermarket adopts 'finger vein' payment tech

A supermarket in the UK has become the first retailer in the world to allow customers to pay for items using vein-mapping technology.

Latin America

Families brave generations of Alzheimer's in Colombia

In a Colombian region where Alzheimer's has been passed on for many generations, women carry the burden of care.

Families brave generations of Alzheimer's in Colombia