Google unveils a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings.
Some European countries are legalising prostitution with the most liberal laws being in Germany. Europe's biggest brothel - dubbed a mega-brothel - is in Stuttgart.
From planting trees in Canada to snowboarding in Sochi
David Bowie used the Brit Awards to channel a message to the people of Scotland, via Kate Moss, imploring them not to leave the UK.
The canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does - especially when they hear emotionally charged sounds, a study suggests.
The illegal trade in one of Madagascar's rarest trees
How a priceless statue was found in the sea - and went missing
Brazilian authorities announce a security boost of around 70,000 officers to prevent disruption during the football World Cup starting in June.
DNA tests, like those for women's breast cancer, could soon be used to see which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say.
Opponents of the plan to share medical records on a giant database are "peddling scaremongering myths", medical research organisations say.
One woman's love affair with plus size clothes
Magistrates should be moved to police stations at peak times to dispense on-the-spot justice, a report by the Policy Exchange think tank says.