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Bill Gates insists AI is a threat 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:38 GMT 
    Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.


Google profits up nearly 30% 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:09:46 GMT 
    Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.


Thorn Birds author McCullough dies 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:57:50 GMT 
    Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.


Man killed on Scorsese film set 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:52:23 GMT 
    One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan.


Chicks place low numbers on the left 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:03:14 GMT 
    Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.


Climate concern 'linked to floods' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:23:22 GMT 
    Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.


Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:21:39 GMT 
    Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.


Ebola virus mutating, scientists say 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:38 GMT 
    Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.


Costa to contest 'stamp' charge 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:09:35 GMT 
    Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.


Murray defends fiancee's outburst 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:41:37 GMT 


    The village that just got its first fridge 
      Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:18 GMT 
      About a quarter of homes in India have a fridge - for the first time a family in one village near Calcutta has installed one in their house.


    The twins of Auschwitz 
      Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:04:40 GMT 
      On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele.


    Florida cat crawls out of grave 
      Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:37:01 GMT 
      A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.


    Port spat puts squeeze on US islands 
      Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:57:34 GMT 
      Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.


    Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town' 
      Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:13:21 GMT 
      Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
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