North Koreans have been banned from celebrating Mother’s Day on the grounds that it detracts from their mandatory adulation of Kim Jong-un.
Human stem cells introduced into the spinal cords of paraplegic rats have enabled them to walk again.
In a global first, a robot named Xiaoyi (‘Little Doctor’) has passed the written stage of China’s national medical licensing exam.
Oumuamua (Hawaiian for ‘first’) the first known asteroid from outside the Solar System has been roaming interstellar space for hundreds of millions of years.
Reg Buttress, Britain’s oldest supermarket worker, has died just a few weeks after retiring aged 94.
Only 5% of global consumer spending takes place online.