Sunday marks the final day of a centuries' old tax of paying to cross between south Wales and south-west England before the toll is removed. Charges on both the M4 and M48 Severn bridges are being abolished
Cement is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet. But, while cement - the key ingredient in concrete - has shaped much
Tablets from some of the world’s oldest civilisations hold rich details about life thousands of years ago, but few people today can read them. New technology is helping to unlock them. Broken and scorched
Given the rivalries and violence that divide the global community today, it is hard to imagine that on December 10, 1948, the nations of the world approved, almost unanimously, a detailed list of fundamental
The region may forever be associated with catastrophe, but some residents want the world to know that life goes on Even now, almost eight years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown
In a cafe in central Derry, just a short drive from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, there were expressions of anxiety and indignation, the tone veering from hope to despair to disbelief.
Theresa May has attacked one of her predecessors - accusing Tony Blair of "undermining" the Brexit talks by calling for another referendum. She called his comments an "insult to the office he once held"
Paris has very little green space, so residents are planting gardens on pavements and small areas of public land to make the city greener. A film by Richard Kenny for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage.
Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting tomb discovery - the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities,
Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies. But what is the difference between beef and chicken? Does a bowl
Nature would heal itself, you just needed to stop hammering it Through the cacophony of the UN’s global climate talks, an Australian farmer is quietly spreading his plan to reforest the world. Over more
Theresa May has been accused of failing to be honest with the public about Brexit by the UK’s former ambassador to the European Union, who warned that “fantasies and delusions on all sides” risk plunging
Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence from her own party and is safe from a leadership challenge for at least 12 months. But for all the ERG’s theatrics on Wednesday, the entire exercise was
Dubbed "NewSpace", an increasing number of entrepreneurs are joining in the race to create cheap, commercialised space travel. Among these are billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson,
Sao Run is worried that if the clothing factory where she works closes down she won't be able to feed herself and her son. A 34-year-old widow, she has spent almost 13 years making coats and jackets at
Just weeks after making the closest ever flyby of the Sun, Nasa's Parker Solar Probe is sending back its data. Included in the observations is this remarkable image of the energetic gas, or plasma, flowing
Shares in Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's music streaming giant, jumped 10% on their first day of public trade in New York. The listing raised about $1.1bn (£870m) for the firm, based on an
If you liked Wonder Woman and Moana in part because they were films led by strong female characters, then it looks like you weren't alone. Conventional wisdom in Hollywood is that male stars are a bigger
Snowy mountain winters are being "squeezed" by climate change, according to scientists in California. Researchers who studied the winter snowfall in the mountains there revealed that rising temperatures