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Thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars in 2022, but what would life be like for them? Social isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother means those sent to live and die on the Red Planet face untold risk of mental illness, writes Chris Chambers on the science network Photograph: Denis Scott/Corbis

Fruit juices to carry a health warning under government regulations

So that shocking image of the guy with the neck tumour has scared you into binning your cigarettes.<p>You toast the start of your clean new lifestyle …

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - first look review: the film sags beneath the weight of responsibility + Nelson Mandela comments on being played by Idris Elba in the biopic: Photograph: The Weinstein Company/Photoshot

Each tragic step

<b>Where Syrian refugees are seeking safety</b><p>WHILE much of the world ponders whether or not to intervene militarily in Syria's two-and-a-half-year-long …

Could the human body have the ability to produce a natural mosquito repellent? Some people may attract more mosquito bites than others, but scientists say they have found a chemical compound in the human body that could be the key to blocking the blood-sucking insect. BBC's Melissa Hogenboom looks into how this research could help prevent the spread of disease. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Team NZ winning streak ends as Team USA claim first points in America's Cup final

The brutal gang-rape on a bus highlighted the routine abuse of Indian women – and how the nation's surge to superpower status has left millions behind struggling on the margins - Read this detailed report from our correspondent Jason Burke in Delhi on how India's other half lives Photo: Protesters at a candlelight vigil in Kolkata after the cremation of the Delhi gang-rape victim. Credit: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty

In 2022 four astronauts are hoping to set off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of a reality TV show. We meet some of the applicants hoping to make history: Photograph: A Nasa image of the planet Mars Credit: Denis Scott/Corbis

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch: Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are expected to be unveiled by Apple after months of feverish speculation.<p><b>More:</b> IPHONE 5S IS HERE – READ ABOUT IT<p><b>What we</b> …