18 April 2014 Last updated at 08:37

'Most Earth-like planet yet' foundArtist's impression of Kepler 186f

A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.


the female penis of N. auroraFemale cave insects have 'penises'

Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

Indian saleswoman arranges gold bars at a jewellery store in Ahmedabad (file image)Gold found in Indian man's stomach

A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.

Chelsea Clinton appeared in New York on 17 April 2014 Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

The daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces she is pregnant with her first child.

Imtiaz AliActors urge India to 'vote secular'

An open letter from Bollywood personalities urging people to vote for secular parties has caused a stir.

Speed cameraMarathon speed crackdown in Belgium

There is a huge response to a speeding crackdown in Belgium, with thousands of people participating.

ForeheadMan 'earns living' from tattoo ads

A Brazilian man who earns money selling space on his body for tattoo ads seeks a customer for his forehead.

BadgerBadger 'survives car grille ride'

A badger survives being wedged in the grille of a car after a collision on a Norwegian motorway.

Borscht soup'Soup for bed' offered to Ukrainians

Russian social network users offer free lodging for Ukrainian women in exchange for a bowl of soup.

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