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What Went Wrong in Indonesia?
Could the earthquake and tsunami that struck Palu, Indonesia have killed fewer people?
How long can we live?
Life expectancy is rising as medicine advances, but can we beat old age itself?
Is the China-Africa Love Affair Over?
Investment is slowing, discontent is growing – is this the beginning of the end?
How Did We Mess up Antibiotics?
We are moving towards a world where antibiotics no longer work.
What Makes A Pariah State?
Countries like Saudi Arabia can get away with murder - why not others?
Is Russia at War with the West?
The charge sheet against Moscow includes spy killings, hacks and election interference
Is the West at War with Russia?
Nato is accused of provoking Russia and breaking promises
Why Is Brexit So Hard?
A deal between the UK and the EU is on the table – but it’s a deal that few like.
Is this the Most Dangerous Time to be a Journalist?
Journalists are being hit with more violence and oppression – what is behind it?
What did #MeToo Really Achieve?
Has the movement moved away from its original remit as its founder fears?
How Did We Get Hooked on Vitamins?
Millions of us take a vitamin tablet every day, but how did they become so popular?
Are We Heading for Another Mass Extinction?
Vanishing species prompt dire warnings about life on earth.
Can We Stop a Mass Extinction?
Meet the scientists trying to save rare species – and even bring them back from the dead.
What Would It Take to Impeach Trump?
Evidence of wrongdoing within Trump’s inner circle seems to be mounting
Should We Fear ‘Designer Babies’?
The technology to edit our baby's DNA has arrived
Why Can’t So Many Children Read?
With more children in school than ever, why have reading rates been so slow to improve?
What’s so scary about Huawei?
Smartphones, sanctions and death sentences: what's going on with Huawei?
Why don't we care about Yemen?
Why is the world not focused on the death, destruction and famine in Yemen?
How do we stop young people killing themselves?
Innovative and unexpected ways to tackle youth suicide are emerging around the world
Can radicalised kids recover?
How do you rehabilitate a child caught up in violent extremism?
Are smart cities dumb?
A bright new future of clean power and easy living, or a science fiction nightmare?
Will populism destroy the European Union?
The EU faces what’s described as an existential crisis as support for populism grows.
What is the Wagner Group?
This group of fighters-for-hire has been active around the world. What’s going on?
How is space changing Earth?
What motivates the global space race - power, prestige or social progress?
Why has the Kashmir crisis lasted so long?
For 70 years India and Pakistan have fought over Kashmir. What has fuelled the violence?
How scared should we be?
The news today can be pretty terrifying, but how scared should we really be?
How can we feed 11 billion people?
The challenge to produce enough food to feed our growing population
Can you make gangs good?
Ecuador legalised some of its gangs in 2007, but did it work?
What’s next for Sudan?
President Omar al-Bashir was deposed on 11th April, but protesters still line the streets
How did K-Pop conquer the world?
Some of the world’s most successful bands are singing in Korean.
How do you move a capital city?
Indonesia has announced it is thinking of building a new capital city. Can it be done?
Is the US heading for war with Iran?
Tensions are escalating between the two countries, but will it lead to war?
Is time travel possible?
What does science tell us about the possibility of travelling in time?
Why is it always Alabama?
Why is Alabama always getting picked on in America?
Can vaccines stop Ebola in the DRC?
Can vaccines stop Ebola in the DRC or will it take more than medical intervention?
Can a government make you happy?
Should governments look beyond GDP and make our wellbeing their priority?
Is the deep ocean the answer to some of our biggest problems?
Humanity has many problems. Does the solution to some lie deep beneath our oceans' waves?
How can Chennai’s water crisis be solved?
South India’s biggest city is gripped by drought, residents have to queue for water.
What kind of Prime Minister would Boris Johnson make?
Examining the character, beliefs and ambition of Britain’s most recognisable politician
Will China crack down on Hong Kong?
Last month Hong Kong witnessed its largest ever protests. How will China respond?
Can you reduce Central American migration?
More and more families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are travelling to the US
Do children in two-parent families do better?
We investigate the research into growing up with married, cohabiting and single parents.
Is Germany OK?
It’s known for precision and punctuality but Europe’s engine is slowing down.
Why are we having less sex?
Porn, smart phones and the ‘slutty transmitter’
Why does Donald Trump seem to have such a problem with the truth?
Examining some of the many false or misleading claims made by the US President
Why the race to build a quantum computer?
Corporations are spending billions to turn quantum computers into workable technology.
Is rock music doomed?
Bruce Springsteen is turning 70; rock’s gods are getting on. Who can replace them?
How can we save our forests?
This summer fires in the Amazon rainforest caught the world's attention.
Is Africa facing another debt crisis?
A risky mix of easy credit and easy spending
Are we heading for a global recession?
Trade wars and Europe’s slowing growth. Is an economic downturn inevitable?
Can we dismiss Q Anon?
The far right conspiracy theory featuring child molestors and baby eaters.