Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers
It's a delicious structure consisting of sponge, chocolate and orange jelly. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a biscuit? And what can it teach us about philosophy?
Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'
The history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further than the 1960s - the period of the film Hidden Figures - and their struggles continued afterwards.
Who is trolling the Pope?
Posters and spoof news stories criticising the Pope have been springing up across Rome. What's going on?
Anna LeBaron: How I escaped my father's murderous polygamous cult
Anna LeBaron - whose father Ervil was one of the most infamous cult leaders in American history - tells of how she escaped his murderous grip and now wants to "redeem" the family name.
The man who dresses up as his ancestors
Artist Christian Fuchs is obsessed with his ancestors and spends months painstakingly recreating portraits of them, which he poses for himself
Awake under the knife
Donna Penner woke up in the operating room, just before the surgeon made his first incision. She describes how she survived the excruciating pain of being cut open while awake.
You're never alone at the Museum of Broken Relationships
Suffering a post-Valentine's crash? One museum turns the detritus of breakups into art.
Reunited after 65 years, and more remarkable love letters
Tales of heartbreak, elation, rejection and redemption - to mark Valentine's Day, here are four love letters, each telling a unique story.
Coming to America: One translator's harrowing journey
One week. One family. One goal: To immigrate to Donald Trump's America.
The town with the world's most romantic postmark
Loveland, Colorado, is smitten with Valentine's Day. Ask nicely and they'll even send you a card.
A sarcastic response to Syria's militants
It takes a special kind of person to run a radio station in an area controlled by Islamist militants in northern Syria. Raed Fares, who has never lost his sense of humour despite being gunned down by IS.
Is the Eagle Huntress really a documentary?
The Eagle Huntress, a film about a Kazakh girl in Mongolia learning to hunt with a golden eagle, divides opinion. It's described as a documentary, but is it staged?
Does India have a problem with false rape claims?
There has been an increase in false rape reports against men in India - but do the figures tell the real story behind India's rape crisis?
Honours quiz - the people who refused, returned or lost medals and awards
How well do you remember these other people who refused, returned or were stripped of honours and awards?
Phnom Penh's No 1 ladies taxi scooter agency
In Cambodia, motorbike taxis are everywhere - but it's rare to see women drivers transporting tourists. One entrepreneur is trying to change that.
The man with a titanium chest
After seven years with part of his breastbone missing, Edward Evans gets a revolutionary titanium implant.
The man who sold his back to an art dealer
Tim Steiner has an elaborate tattoo on his back which was designed by a famous artist and bought by an art collector. For 10 years now he has been showing it in art galleries.
The former sex worker who set up a retirement home
After years of living and working on the streets of Mexico City, Carmen Munoz set up a retirement home for former - and homeless - sex workers.
Who was the abandoned man with no memory?
Police and social services were baffled when an elderly man with an American accent was found lost on the streets of the streets of Hereford. Who was he?
How Australia is stubbing out smoking
Australia has some of the world's toughest anti-smoking laws, but what can the rest of the world learn from its approach?
From relief to regret: Readers' experiences of abortion
Women share their feelings about their own abortions - from relief to regret.
The Trump era's top-selling dystopian novels
Donald Trump has sparked a sales bonanza for publishers of dystopian fiction - and his own books. Here are the five biggest sellers.
The women taking a gruelling test to be US Marines
The training to become a US marine is particularly challenging - for female recruits as well as their male counterparts.
Kenya’s catchy pop hit that took the world by storm
Teddy Kalanda Harrison and his brother Billy spoke to Witness about their song that became a global hit
Donating my kidney saved two lives
Jen donated a kidney to a stranger to make sure her husband would receive a kidney transplant.
How cute dogs became a symbol of protest
Romania's tale of puppy politics.
The Chinese people given enormous amounts of food - by their parents
Thousands of people are sharing photos of food their parents gave them after the Chinese New Year holiday.
Keeping Berlin fed during the Cold War
In 1948, the US led a daring mission to resupply West Berlin in the face of a Soviet blockade. Ulrich Kirschbaum was living in Berlin at the time.
Barber who gives free haircuts to young and unemployed
The London barber who gives free haircuts and advice to the young and unemployed.
Black Hawk Down: The Somali battle that changed US policy in Africa
In 1993, elite US forces launched a disastrous raid in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim was working with the UN in Somalia at the time.
Do we need a new word for vagina?
Boys have "willy" and girls need the same kind of word for their private parts, says Swedish social worker Anna Kosztovics.
The 19-year-old Dunkin' Donuts worker behind Ashley Judd's viral #NastyWoman poem
Meet the 19-year-old Dunkin' Donuts worker behind Ashley Judd's viral #NastyWoman poem.
The day Boris Yeltsin said goodbye to Russia
In 1999, Russian president Boris Yeltsin shocked the world by resigning during a TV address. His widow Naina Yeltsina remembers her husbands momentous decision.
Johnny Wright: The Instagram star who cuts Michelle Obama's hair
Throughout his time in the White House, Michelle Obama's personal hairdresser has become a flamboyant social media star.
Housing crisis: The man who led an entire street to take back control
In the 1970s, a radical architect led an entire street to roll up its sleeves and rebuild the houses that would otherwise have been bulldozed. Forty years later, the homes have become sought-after properties.
Quiz of the week's news
A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
10 things we didn't know last week
Johnny Depp's alleged wine bill, and more news nuggets.
Online petition calls for Wayne Shaw 'justice', and author's spat with Mumbai police over obesity
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today
Transgender dolls: Breaking the mould or just a fad?
What has been described as the first transgender doll has gone into production in the US.
Moscow to demolish 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks
Plans to rehouse more than a million people in massive clearance of Soviet-era homes.
German council asks veggie event to serve sausages
Councillors unhappy about absence of sausage stalls at German Earth Day festival.
Surviving the London sect that locked me away for 30 years
Katy Morgan-Davies spent the first 30 years of her life imprisoned by a cult in south London.
I had an abortion when money made the difference between life and death
Diane Munday, 80, had an abortion back at a time when gin and knitting needles could be used by backstreet abortionists - and were sometimes fatal.
'I'm allergic to my husband'
How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.
How do you build a runway over a motorway?
Heathrow's third runway could involve planes taking off from a "ramp" over a motorway. How would this work, asks Harry Low.
What happens if you drink five litres of undiluted squash?
A gorilla that escaped its enclosure at London Zoo drank five litres of blackcurrant squash before being tranquillised. What impact would this have had?
Who, What, Why: What's the worst place to be bitten by a spider?
A man has been bitten by a spider on the penis for a second time. Which part of the body do you most want to avoid getting bitten or stung?