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Migrants in silhouette

One night by the Calais security fence

The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

Earth

Plus nine other microbes with abilities that put superheroes to shame

Ten bacteria with superpowers

Plus nine other microbes with abilities that put superheroes to shame

Capital

Just like that online shoe purchase, more of our lives are try-before-you-commit

The cult of ‘try before you buy’

Just like that online shoe purchase, more of our lives are try-before-you-commit

Autos

This 3 Wheeler replica uses pedals instead of pistons

The human-powered Morgan

This 3 Wheeler replica uses pedals instead of pistons

Culture

Exploring Dracula’s shadowy origins

Where do vampires come from?

Exploring Dracula’s shadowy origins

Future

The human errors that led to disaster

Lessons from SpaceShip Two’s crash

The human errors that led to disaster

Travel

An ode to Jaffna’s flavourful fare

Sri Lanka’s spicy secret

An ode to Jaffna’s flavourful fare

food and drink

Coffee

The bitter end for a much-loved drink?

We could be facing the end of coffee as we know it. BBC Future's David Robson takes a closer look.

business brain

Favela

Shanty towns open up for tourists

With a year to go until Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympics, a number of entrepreneurial residents in the city's notorious favelas have turned their homes into guesthouses.

Careers

Woman hands

'How my job almost killed me'

Merideth Gilmor’s job nearly killed her before she took a risky step back. More success followed when she started her own firm - and reconnected with her family.

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