News A colony of ants have set up home in the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how their behavior changes in an environment of low gravity

It's hoped the way they adapt their foraging behavior will help to develop smarter robots

Because We Care, The Place, London

Dancers Colin Poole and Simon Ellis, who make up the company Colin, Simon & I, spend Because We Care testing each other. They shuffle into each other’s personal space, pushing through rivalries and power struggles. Poole and Ellis focus on the clashes, but don’t develop them.

Diamond Jubilee: 'There was Blitz spirit, we were laughing in the face of adversity'

"What do you expect? It's typical British weather. I think God forgot to put his 50p in the meter and it's run out," laughed Rashid Karolia.

Beach poise: Even by the seaside, the rules of etiquette pertain

Matt Chorley: Why can't the Brits hack it at the seaside?

Our writer fears the 'sand sandwiches' season is here again

Diamond Jubilee celebrations: Pimm's panic as Britain brings out the bunting

Bunting, Pimm's and gnomes have become sell-out products as people hold outdoor parties to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

Glastonbury: Festival goers gather to see the sunrise from the Stone Circle area at the Glastonbury Festival

Dress up, get down: Festival fashion explained

Whether you're planning to rock out in a field or rave it up this summer, make sure you look the part. Fashion experts Gemma Hayward and Rebecca Gonsalves show you how

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra used to spend holidays at Salton Sea

Hollywood's former holiday destination of choice to vanish from tourist map

More than 100 years after it was created by a flood – and following decades of environmental degradation – California's once-famous Salton Sea is six weeks from falling off the tourist map, thanks to the state's fiscal crisis.

Members of the 15-M Indignados movement in Madrid

Spain: Tempers fray as protests continue

For four days running, protesters in Madrid led by a movement called the Indignant Ones marked a year of revolts against cuts in public spending.

Yum Buns sell steamed rice buns, slit open, stuffed with roasted pork, and topped off with onions, chillies and oodles of sauce

Policeman and game warden killed in rhino poaching gun battle

A police constable and a ranger were shot dead at the weekend during an operation to track rhino poachers in South Africa's Kruger Park game reserve.

Rupert Murdoch's Leveson objective was to bust myth that power gave him influence

Rupert Murdoch, one of the world’s most powerful and influential media bosses, came to the Leveson Inquiry with one objective: to bust the myth that his power gave him any influence.

The 10 best picnics

Love the idea of eating alfresco, but not the fiddly preparation of a portable feast? With these ready-made sets, all you need to do is lay down and eat up...

The 10 best flasks

Keep your tea toasty and your soup steamy in our pick of the top containers - they're handy for hiking, perfect for picnics and fantastic for festivals.

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