Google Maps adds the International Space Station

The International Space Station has become the first "off planet" addition to Google Maps' Street View facility. Astronauts helped capture 360-degree panoramas of the insides of the ISS modules, as well as views down to…

Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has always been volatile. Even so, there has been particular turbulence in recent days as fears of a "civil war" among its adherents first grew and then subsided,…

UK wants continued EU Copernicus participation

The UK has given the clearest statement yet of its desire to stay within the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme after Brexit. EU member states are building the most advanced ever satellite system for monitoring the…

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut downv

Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a "landmark" international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware…

Why is India’s next president so unknown?

Ram Nath Kovind, former governor of the northern Indian state state of Bihar, has been elected as the country's new president. BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare profiles a man many Indians have never heard of. "I…

What chance for a new ‘centre ground’ party…

New political parties have a remarkably high failure rate in the UK. They almost never succeed - but are things different now? The success of new French President Emmanuel Macron, who created a liberal pro-European…