US & World

'Entering the ring, I become Cindi Gold'

When you think of professional wrestling you probably think of the big American promotions like WWE. But there are local pro-wrestling associations around the world, including in South Africa. We went to meet Cindi Gold, a 19-year-old from Soweto, Johannesburg, who trains with the African Punishment Wrestling Association (APWA). We followed her preparation for a […]


Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro sues Fortnite over Carlton dance

Image copyright Ian West/PA Wire Image caption Alfonso Ribeiro showing off his moves with former co-star Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing Fortnite’s creators Epic Games, accusing them of copying his character’s dance moves. Ribeiro is also suing NBA 2K series creators Take-Two Interactive for using the “Carlton Dance”. […]

Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say 'bin Chequers'

China's Tencent Music applies to list in the US


InSight Diary: The silence of space

Image copyright NASA Image caption The InSight probe is set to touch down on the surface of Mars on Monday Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied tiny seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect “Marsquakes”, […]


Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change

Image copyright Riverford Organic Farmers Image caption Guy Singh-Watson’s company supplies organic vegetables to tens of thousands of homes each week. The anti-plastic “fervour” sweeping across the UK is weakening the fight against climate change, the founder of an organic food company has said. Guy Singh-Watson, a prominent green entrepreneur and campaigner, said more focus […]


Protein research takes Chemistry Nobel

Image copyright AFP The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research. Americans Frances Arnold and George P Smith will share the prize with Briton Gregory Winter, who is based at Cambridge University. This year’s winners used a technique called directed evolution to create new proteins. […]