Lunacy! Moon movie accused of insulting US
Is First Man anti-American? The film, which comes out today, tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the Moon – but does not show him...
Sabotage, seduction and a teenage Nazi-killer
Would you have joined the resistance in the Second World War? Freddie Oversteegen, a Dutch woman who blew up railway lines, hid Jewish children and shot Nazis from her bike, has died aged 92.
Life stories: Bomb disposal in Afghanistan
An inquest is taking place into the death of Olaf Schmid, who was killed in Afghanistan in October 2009. This is his story.
Meet Barack Obama, President of the USA
Whether it's Afghanistan, Egypt or health care reforms, his opinion matters. But who is the man in The White House? And what does he find difficult?
Annual battle against flu gets shot in the arm
Scientists have successfully tested a new immune-boosting jab against all flu viruses. But will sceptics still refuse vaccination?
‘Hey, Berlin! Could we have our bust back?’
She may be 3400 years old — but Queen Nefertiti remains one of Berlin’s best-known beauties. So is Egypt right to want her returned?
Crowded world to face a hungry future
A newly published government report warns of a coming food crisis. Technology saved us once. Can it succeed again or should we find a fresh solution?
Piracy on the high seas and laser dazzlers
More people were taken hostage at sea in 2010 than in any year since records began. So how can a ‘ragged band’ of pirates hold the world to ransom?
Nuke plant sabotaged in high tech strike
Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons has been delayed by a computer virus. But a major victory for cyber-warfare could unleash more such attacks.
Murder hunt threatens chaos in Lebanon
As UN investigators prepare their verdict on the killing of a Lebanese politician some now ask: is the promise of justice worth the threat of chaos?
Uncorked! World’s oldest winery discovered
The world’s oldest winery has been discovered in an Armenian cave; so we’ve been drinking alcohol for at least 6000 years. Is that something to celebrate?
Gloom, doom and cuts v barmy men hugging
A crushing cricket victory in Australia is good news for England fans. But does sport really have the power to change the national mood?
Are Christmas superstitions super or stupid?
There are many superstitions around the 12th night of Christmas, as decorations come down. But does superstition have any place in our modern world?