The civil service made an eye-popping error after accidentally publishing a satirical poster encouraging parents to shoot their children if they suspect they have contracted rabies.
The European Space Agency is looking for a name for its new Mars rover which will land on the red planet in 2021.
WhatsApp is testing a feature limiting forwarded messages following a wave of mob violence in India prompted by rumours spread via the messaging app.
The prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, has had his details stolen alongside those of 1.5 million other patients.
The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant in 2011 has led to a spike in levels of a radioactive isotope in Californian wines, scientists say.
A fossil of a new species of armoured dinosaur has been discovered in Utah, changing how scientists believe the animals evolved.
Police discovered £1.25m in Bitcoin at a gang member's home after it was reported that he had been kidnapped.
Scientists have discovered the first-ever fossilised snake embryo, preserved in a pebble-sized chunk of amber from 105 million years ago.
Computer crime in England and Wales has dropped by 31% over the past year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
A Japanese company which claims it can produce shooting stars on demand has said it will create the world's first artificial meteor shower in 2020.
Although there are over one million wheelchair users in the UK, a lack of modern designs means more than half are unable to work.
Holocaust denial should not be banned on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has said.
Using e-cigarettes or nicotine patches during pregnancy could increase the risk of cot death in newborns, an early study has found.
NASA could one day launch satellites from Britain, the new space agency boss has told Sky News.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse has been fined after a bulk email was sent that could have identified victims of abuse.
Reproduction has long been considered the key moment of evolution but new research suggests that social isolation can be just as vital.
Google has been fined €4.34bn (£3.8bn) by the EU for abusing its control of the Android operating system by forcing vendors to pre-install its apps.
Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total to 79.
Elon Musk has apologised for calling a British caver involved in the Thai rescue mission a "paedo" on Twitter.