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UAE, Middle East, Asia
When geography works against you, change the geography.
In the shadow of Jerusalem’s city walls, archaeologists have found a fortress that spawned a bloody rebellion more than two millennia ago.
A morning run can be the perfect way to overcome jet lag, but usually not when it's through the choking haze of auto exhaust and industrial discharge.
South Korea, Asia
While computer programs now best the world's leading human players of games like checkers and chess, the high level of intuition and evaluation required by Go has made it tough for computers to crack.
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon - the oldest yet discovered
The harvestman, a spider relative also known as a daddy longlegs, was encased in amber during the Cretaceous in what is now Myanmar.
China, Kazakhstan, Asia
Though they look nearly identical, according to the fossil record, lacewings emerged about 40 million years before butterflies.
Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years.
North Korea, Asia
According to state-run newspaper Pyongyang Times, this "suave" liquor is made from ginseng extract, and uses glutinous rice instead of sugar.
Budai township in the south-west of Taiwan is attempting to attract more tourists by building a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue-tinted glass tiles.
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections.
Archaeologists in China have made a unique discovery in a cemetery dating to (221 – 206 BC) - two bronze lamps that could 'swallow' smoke. Historians are hailing the discovery as the world's first known 'eco-friendly' lamps.
Breathtaking dash cam footage has captured the moment a bright blue shooting star streaks across the dark sky turning night into day over Bangkok skyline.
They're not building their own cars from scratch. Instead, they are focusing on adding driverless capabilities to existing cars and designing, creating, and marketing the taxi service.
Middle East, Asia
Climate change could leave major cities in a key part of the Middle East, the oil-rich Persian Gulf region, unfit for humans to survive. They'd literally be unlivable.
In August this year, the airport became totally self sufficient in meeting its energy needs after it installed a 12 megawatt solar plant close to the cargo terminal.
World, Canada, Japan, Asia, North America
Two scientists from Canada and Japan have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for opening "a new realm in particle physics". Working far apart, both Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald showed how neutrinos shift identities like chameleons in space.
In Singapore, where every square metre counts, high rise buildings have typified the urban fabric for many years. Recent developments have tried to soften the friction between nature and the urban environment.
Traditional herbal medicine pharmacist Youyou Tu, has become the 12th woman and China’s first person awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work in discovering the malaria drug artemisinin.
If successful, the Indian Railways project could pave the way for other projects that aim to bring Internet connectivity to the unconnected world.
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
The glove works using five flex sensors on the fingers. These detect how the user bends their fingers as they sign, reporting the data to a serial monitor. An accelerometer keeps track of how the user orientates their hand as they sign.
Toyota is teaming up with two universities to gain an edge in the race to phase out human drivers.
Pakistan, Asia, United States, North America
These photos have shown a side of Pakistan that doesn’t often receive coverage from international media.
An archaeological dig now in its 20th year has uncovered the entrance gate to Gath, the ancient Biblical city of the Philistines and onetime home of the giant Goliath.
Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.
Pale white skin is highly-valued in China, where a darker complexion is associated more with poor rural women, who often labour for long hours in the sun.
The 500-meter tool will boast a dish the size of 30 football pitches, overtaking Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory.
Passersby scrambled to take photos of the men when they first appeared on the street, and the volume of onlookers was deemed disturbing by authorities.
United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong, Asia
The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.
Move aside HoloLens, the future of display technology is femtosecond plasma-based holograms.
North Korea, Asia
The secretive state did not provide proof, and the claim is likely to provoke widespread skepticism.
Solar energy has a surprising new supporter in India: the country's massive state-owned railways.
UAE, Asia, Middle East
It's a boat that doesn't move, with a fully-fitted kitchen and a glass-bottomed jacuzzi on its sun deck.
These sulphur miners risk their lives daily as they work breaking up the mineral and hauling it out of a volcano.
The outstanding spectacle offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonize barren land - helped by rotting bird poo and vomit.
France, China, Asia, Europe
The Tiens directors have relaxed in the most luxurious hotel rooms. Less elevated employees have been treated to 3 or 4-star accommodation.
Man found with minor injuries in collapsed home seven days after earthquake, as government rules out finding more survivors in Kathmandu.
In the crystal blue coral seas just off the coast of Malaysia there are a group of people who have forged such an intimate relationship with the water that they rarely leave it.
The craze involves having your pet pooch shaped into a sphere or a square - with the desired effect being a more eye-grabbing and clean-cut look.
Among the green rolling hills in the Larung Gar Valley in China, the last thing you would expect to see are thousands of red wooden huts that have been built in a massive cluster.
The air blasting out of the hole is so hot, that if you hold a branch near to it bursts into flames.