The Best of BBC
20+ most popular BBC articles, as voted by our community.
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Mobile phone inventor made first call 50 years ago
Marty Cooper, who made the first mobile phone call in 1973, says modern devices are "suboptimal".
AI 'godfather' Geoffrey Hinton warns of dangers as he quits Google
Artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton quits Google, saying he now regrets his work.
BBC on Business
What is behind the big tech companies' job cuts?
Thousands of redundancies have been announced by some of the largest firms in the industry.
Elon Musk BBC interview: Twitter boss on layoffs, misinfo and sleeping in the office
The Twitter boss defends his running of the firm in a hastily-arranged BBC interview.
BBC on Climate Crisis
Air pollution: Uncovering the dirty secret behind BP’s bumper profits
How the BBC uncovered gas flaring in an Iraqi oil field, where locals are showing a high rate of cancer.
Climate change: Wasted methane gas 'a scandal'
Green Alliance says the high price of gas means fossil fuel companies should be capturing more of their methane emissions
BBC on Disability
Google makes software to read aloud sign language
The tech giant is sharing its hand-tracking software to allow others to develop translation apps.
BBC on Environment
Biodiversity loss risks 'ecological meltdown'
The UK has an average of only 53% of its biodiversity left, well below the global average, study shows.
BBC on History
Amateur archaeologist helps crack Ice Age cave art code
A furniture maker hit upon the meaning of the markings and teamed up with academics to decipher them.
Is it goodbye - finally
Ofcom is consulting on changes to telecoms rules that could see fax machines become obsolete.
BBC on Space
James Webb telescope: Amazing images show the Universe as never before
It's a year since the James Webb telescope launched, and we've marvelled at its pictures ever since.
Artemis: How we get humans back to the Moon
Nasa's Artemis missions will send astronauts to the Moon in the new Orion spacecraft and a new rocket will carry it into space.
BBC on Spirituality
Robotic Buddhist priest joins temple and other news
BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the week’s best technology stories.
BBC on Ukraine
BBC News - Ukrainecast, Who fired the missile into Poland?
Nato says it’s likely the missile that hit Poland was fired by Ukraine in defence. Show more After a fraught few hours, Nato said the missile that hit Poland - one of its members - was most likely…
BBC on Women
Seven female scientists you may not have heard of
The government is being told to act over a "lack of visible role models for girls" in science. Here's a whole array they could use.
BBC 100 Women 2022: Who is on the list this year?
This is the list of 100 women from BBC 100 Women for 2022
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Raducanu not being distracted by sponsors
Emma Raducanu's agent Max Eisenbud insists the US Open champion is not being distracted by commercial interests.
The book that sank on the Titanic and burned in the Blitz
A jewel-encrusted book sank on RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912 - but this was not the end of the story.
How the Tamara Ecclestone diamonds case was cracked
The celebrity burglaries that netted £26m - and how the police pieced then together.
In Our Time - Hegel's Philosophy of History
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Hegel's ideas on the consciousness of freedom.
The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change
Thirty years ago, a bold plan was hatched to persuade people that climate change was not a problem.
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