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Japan's new island still growing

Authorities in Japan say a new island near Tokyo has grown more than 10 times in size since emerging during an underwater eruption in November 2013.


The world's new tallest tree?

The world's new tallest tree?

Tasmania's giant ash trees may top California's redwoods


Work without leaving home

Work without leaving home

The upside of working downstairs. How to buy a live-work space


Toyota makes vapourware real

Toyota makes vapourware real

Driving the Mirai, a car that emits only water


Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

Cultural luminaries who died in 2014


The man with two hearts

The man with two hearts

His body transformed – and his brain too


Driving the ‘Roof of the World’

Driving the ‘Roof of the World’

Discover a region of severe, natural beauty

BBC America

best of autos

Phantom Badger

Phantom Badger: A game-changer on the modern battlefield

With US Navy approval, Boeing’s versatile war machine, designed to fit in the belly of a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, is ready to roll.



How many penguins can you count?

In the quiet of the Antarctic, remote camera systems monitor the everyday lives of penguins. Tag pictures, count penguins and get involved with BBC Earth.





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