As more ghastly details emerge of the slow death of Dennis McGuire, anger is growing at the inhumanity of the US’s approach to capital punishment – and relatives of the dead man are seeking legal redress
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa for their horns soared to more than 1,000 last year, a 50 per cent jump on 2012 and up from just 13 in 2007.
Adam Smith called an ambulance and knew to show the paramedics his grandfather's medicine
The biggest fund manager story of 2013 was the resignation of Neil Woodford from Invesco Perpetual. As you will be aware, Mr Woodford will continue to manage the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income Funds until he leaves at the end of April, following which he will set up his own company.
Damning report by MPs warns that doctors and patients are being ‘undermined’ on treatment options
Caterina Simonsen, a veterinary student who is unable to breathe unaided, said she has received a number of 'death wishes' after posting the message in support of animals testing
Scientists have identified DNA associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, holding out hope of a new treatment or even a cure.
Dutch-German soldier who was convicted for his role in murdering civilians as part of a Waffen SS hit squad
New CQC report reveals pockets of bad practice and serious lapses in safety standards
From avenging their dead to mimicking human speech, elephants get up to all sorts of things you'd never expect
Experimenting on animals isn't just cruel - we're finally learning that it's not even as scientifically effective as once thought
Government will control entire market 'from seed to smoke,' in a bid to curb addiction and drug violence
Mother's lawyer says decision to make her have a c-section was 'absolutely unreasonable'
Andrew Sheridan's long career at the sharp end of the scrum may be drawing to a close. The England loose-head prop, who played in the 2007 World Cup final and was a Test Lion in South Africa two years later, is suffering from a neck injury and has been told to rest for a month while doctors weigh up his chances of playing again. "Andrew is out, possibly forever," said Bernard Laporte, his coach at Toulon.
Report appears to contradict findings of a Swiss team which 'supported' possibility the Palestinian leader was killed with polonium 210
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.