Galaxy crash sparks large spiral :: Astronomers peering near a known large galaxy are shocked to find that it is in fact much larger - five times wider than our Milky Way.
Tiny machine apes production line :: Manchester scientists develop a tiny molecular machine they hope one day could synthesize new drug molecules or new types of plastic.
How Manchester United nearly died :: The air-raid sirens haunted the night sky. It was March 11 1941 and the Luftwaffe was on the attack. There was fear, panic, death and ruin.
Day in pictures: 11 January 2013 :: Twenty four hours of news photos: 11 January
Adoption map launch for campaign :: A new map showing the number of children waiting to be adopted in different parts of England is being published by the government.
Can you still go from burger flipper to president? :: Ex-McDonald's president Fred Turner, who died this week, made it from burger flipper to the top. But is this still realistic?
Who will win battle for new Tunisia? :: When ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims took an interest in an artist Nadia Jelassi's work at a Tunis exhibition, the reaction was much stronger than she bargained for. The case highlights growing tensions between liberal and religious forces over the limits of free speech in post --revolution Tunisia.
A-level science funding fears :: Scientists have asked the government to reconsider a plan to remove higher funding for A-level science courses.
Costa Concordia ::
Oscar nominations :: The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced. Which film received the most nods? Who were the surprise snubs? Get the scoop here.
Why Spanish hoops star spurned NBA :: It's the dream of millions of basketball fans around the world -- to be an NBA star.
Why gun control debate wanes :: Danny Hayes says the pattern is predictable: After a mass killing, media and public interest surge, then drop sharply before gun control can get under way
Nigerians' love for London shops :: Shopping is a serious business in London whatever the season -- but it doesn't get much more serious than this time of year.
Saudi beheading :: A young Sri Lankan woman has been beheaded with a sword in a small, dusty town in Saudi Arabia, thousands of miles from the lush jungles and idyllic beaches of the country where she grew up.
Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase' :: Rebels are reported to have taken control of a strategic airbase in north-western Syria after weeks of fierce fighting with government forces.
In pictures: Pakistan protests :: Anger following the bombings in Quetta
Will executions kill Kurd talks? :: The killing in Paris of three Kurdish women political activists has ripple effects beyond. CNN's Ivan Watson looks at the impact in Turkey and how its conflict with Kurdish nationalists affects the rest of the world.
Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
Youngest actress to get Oscar nod :: Quvenzhané Wallis, 9-year-old star of the independent film 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' speaks about the film.
CAR rebels sign formal ceasefire :: Rebels fighting the government in the Central African Republic have signed a formal ceasefire and agreed to form a unity government following talks in Gabon.
Sink or swim for Balotelli? :: When Silvio Berlusconi and Carlos Tevez are doling out judgements, the time may have come to reassess where your career is headed.
Cheap smartphones tempt buyers :: Nokia's sales figures reveal a blossoming market for lower-end, budget smartphones, experts claim.
U.N.: Syrian war most complex :: Of all the conflicts facing the world in 2013, Syria is the most complex and dangerous, three of the U.N.'s most senior officials say.
Father retraces son's Iraq steps :: A grieving father retraces the steps made by his son -- a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq - and visits the places where an improvised explosive claimed his son's life.
Battle behind China's 'Firewall' :: Whether you're a domestic company or an international business, failure to comply with China's strict internet regulations risks having your online presence curtailed or shut down completely by government censors.
Qatar Direct: in pictures :: Home to a rich contrast of architecture
California cold snap threatens citrus crop, strands motorists :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/gaJGbGBNZLE/us-usa-weather-california-idUSBRE90A13C20130111
How will Savile affect future abuse cases? :: How will Savile affect future abuse cases, asks Mark Easton
U.S. warns on Java software as security concerns escalate :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ooKY8e0A_Fo/us-java-security-idUSBRE90A0S320130111
Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).