The rich and the poor
Every January, as the world’s wealthiest and most powerful meet in Switzerland, the charity Oxfam publishes a report about global inequality. What does this year’s report say?
Donald Trump’s first year
It has been a year since Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States. That means 12 months of outrage, insults, scandals — and the occasional success. Has he had a good year?
Scientists believe they may have found a bone belonging to St Nicholas, also known as Father Christmas. How did this fourth-century bishop become such a popular figure?
The future of money
Is bitcoin the future of money? The biggest type of cryptocurrency has rocketed in value. But Jordan Belfort, a famous man who knows a lot about finance, has called it “the biggest scam ever”.
Where gold comes from
An explosion 1,000 times brighter than a supernova took place 970m years ago but was observed two months ago. It sent gold and platinum into the universe and caused ripples in space and time.
The Iran nuclear deal
This week Donald Trump made it know that he is ready to pull out of a nuclear agreement with Iran. He has called it “the worst deal ever”. Many fear his overly aggressive attitude could cause...
The record-breaking cycle challenge
What drives Mark Beaumont to such extremes? “I’ve been building towards this since I was a twelve-year-old kid,” he said. He completed a world tour on his bike in 79 days breaking two records...
After 13 years in orbit, a spacecraft called ‘Cassini’ has set out on its final mission. It will fly towards Saturn, enter its atmosphere and burn up. What has Cassini taught us?
The world’s most secretive country is in the news more and more often. This week we will learn about North Korea and find out why we have been hearing so much about it.
Natural disasters and climate change
Floods, fires, heatwaves and storms. The news seems full to bursting with stories about natural disasters. Most recently, Storm Harvey has been causing havoc in Texas. This week we are asking a...