Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week. Streaks of lightning lit up the sky in Bhopal, India. Come back each week to see our selection of the best news photographs.
Does a low-altitude Himalayan hike that includes gin and tonics and nights in comfortable lodges offer the same rewards as a more challenging journey? “Ukaalo, oraalo,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, the
Most people wouldn’t think of spiders as beautiful or cute, but there’s no other way to describe these cuddly specimens. Nicknamed “Sparklemuffin” and “Skeletorus” for their gorgeous markings, these striking
The Japanese “vagina artist,” Megumi Igarishi, has been freed from police custody after a week in jail following her arrest on obscenity charges. The 42-year-old sculptor and illustrator, also known as
The maker of Buckyballs and Buckycubes has agreed to issue refunds to customers who return the high-powered desk magnets. In 2012, the Consumer Safety Commission sued to recall the toys from shelves, safety
Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas. The organism responsible, Naegleria fowleri, dwells in freshwater
It represents “a giant leap into the future,” in the words of George Osborne, “using cutting edge British technology” to “keep several paces ahead of the criminals” and “help to boost public confidence”.
Science and fashion don't always go hand in hand, but sometimes it takes a little bit of lab work to solve a longstanding style problem. Like at Cornell University, where researchers are devoting their
The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers