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Pneumatic octopus is a robotic first

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 1:27am
For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.

Scottish restaurants given top Good Food Guide ranking

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 1:04am
Five restaurants in Scotland achieve a Top 50 listing in the 2017 Good Food Guide, with Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles leading the Scottish entries.

'Soft' prison sentences extended after complaints

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:55am
The prison sentences of 102 offenders in England and Wales were extended last year, following complaints the original terms were too soft.

Crying game

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:52am
Japanese companies are paying for employees to attend "crying workshops".

GCSE results set to be revealed

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:33am
Hundreds of thousands of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out their GCSE results.

Sean Coughlan: What parents really mean about exam results

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:33am
GCSE results are being published, and parents will have to react to the news. What will they really mean?

GCSEs 2016 - a user's guide

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:33am
A guide to this year's GCSEs.

Austria's migrant disaster: Why did 71 die?

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:32am
A year after 71 people suffocated in the back of an airless lorry on its way to Austria, Bethany Bell and Nick Thorpe retrace the journey and ask what went wrong.

Sarah Rainsford: Protesting in Putin's Russia

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:29am
As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections, how is it dealing with dissenting protestors?

Paul Rincon: Where should we look for aliens?

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:28am
How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?

No laughing matter

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:22am
Pedro Almodovar on why his 20th film is his most serious yet.

Campaigning firms

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:16am
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

Lights, camera, tsunami

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:15am
A slick music video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by a patriotic tsunami has upset Iranian conservatives.

Sleep your way to the top

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:07am
Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?

Chinese gamer: I play for 15 hours a day

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 12:05am
Eighteen-year-old Wei Zhen, a rising star in the gaming industry, tells the BBC how he made playing games his profession.

Tax warning over unlocked pensions

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 11:59pm
Some people are being hit with an unexpected tax bill after unlocking their money from a pension pot, according to Citizens Advice.

Newspaper headlines: Italy earthquake and Camber Sands deaths

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 11:53pm
The devastation in Italy following the earthquake on Wednesday, and the deaths of five men at a beach in Camber Sands, feature in the papers.

Earthquake causes houses to crash down hillside in Italy village

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 11:43pm
In Pescara del Tronto, all the houses have collapsed so that the village no longer exists. Damian Grammaticas reports.

Pulled from the wreckage of her convent in Amatrice

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 11:31pm
At least 120 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday.

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Burnley (AET)

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 11:01pm
Matty Pearson scores a winner late in extra time for Accrington as they knock Premier League Burnley out of the EFL Cup