Allow us to introduce the world's most expensive chocolate. It's a bonbon covered in gold that also contains saffron threads, white truffle and Madagascan vanilla. So how much would you pay for it? #chocolate#foodie#sweet#nom#dessert
A Swiss pianist has picked an unusual place for his latest concert - on the ice in the northern Baltic Sea. Gabriel Arnold's recital was watched by tourists on an icebreaker. He says he likes playing in "special places" and has previously performed in the Swiss Alps and the Seven Sisters cliffs in southern England. Gabriel also hopes to play on the Great Wall of China. #piano#pianist#ice#balticsea#bbcnews
A new mural by Banksy, the anonymous British street artist, has appeared on the historic Bowery Wall in New York. The 20m high artwork draws attention to Turkish artist Zehra Dogan who was jailed last year in Turkey for her painting of the Kurdish town Nusaybin. Her picture, copied from a newspaper photograph, showed the town reduced to rubble during conflict. Photo: Jason Szenes/EPA, Ashlee Espinal/Reuters #banksy#streetart#art#newyork#turkey#graffiti#bbcnews
Millions of birds die each year when they accidentally fly into windows. They get confused by all the glass in tall buildings. Toronto is trying to help by making all of its new buildings bird-friendly. #birds#glassbuilding#toronto#bbcnews
Another victim of seven years of war in Syria. This striking image of a man waiting for treatment was taken after the latest government airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus. More than 350,000 people have died in Syria's civil war that started as peaceful protests in 2011. Photo: Amer Almohibany / AFP
Stephen Hawking was trapped in his own body by motor neurone disease, but that did not stop him helping us all get an understanding of the universe. The world renowned physicist has died at the age of 76, leaving the world memorable words on a host of subjects. Using a wheelchair and largely unable to speak, most of them were delivered through his famous voice synthesiser. From the reasons for the universe's existence to the downside of fame, you can see more of his memorable quotes here: bbc.in/HawkingInQuotes #stephenhawking#science#space#physics#universe#bbcnews
The world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, leaving the world memorable words on a host of subjects.
1. In 2007 Stephen Hawking who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life became the first quadriplegic to experience weightlessness on board a plane specially designed to simulate zero gravity. "I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go into space," he then said. Photo: AFP
2. Speaking to the New York Times in 2011 he offered his thoughts on disability: "My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.” Photo: PA
3. In his book, A Brief History Of Time, published 1988 he wrote about the end of the universe: “It will take about a thousand million million million million years for the Earth to run into the sun, so there's no immediate cause for worry!" Photo: BBC
The world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday. From presidents to popes, Professor Hawking met many famous faces during his career including the Queen and Barack Obama. A Hollywood film was made about his incredible life starring Eddie Redmayne. #stephenhawking#science#space#physics#universe#bbcnews
“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. The British physicist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At the age of 22 he was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease, an illness that left him in a wheelchair and largely unable to speak except through a voice synthesiser.
"I think more girls should do karate." 11-year-old Carla is keen to share her passion for the martial art. She's just won a gold at the Berlin International Championships, in the under-12s kata section. Her ultimate dream is to compete at the Olympics. Karate will be featured at Tokyo 2020. #karate#karategirl#inspiration#girlpower#bbcnews
A candlelight vigil in honour of the 49 people killed when a plane carrying 71 passengers and crew crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport. The Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop airliner, flying from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, was 17 years old. Photo: Prakesh Mathema/ AFP
This glacier arch keeps collapsing - but it's not because of climate change. The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina's Patagonia region is one of very few globally that grows. It means tourists can see the spectacle of huge chunks of ice falling off the glacier every few years. #glacier#ice#argentina#nature#bbcnews
Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe claim a Winter Paralympics silver medal in the women's visually impaired super combined event at the Paralympics in South Korea. Fitzpatrick, 19, was born with congenital retinal folds and has no vision in her left eye and limited sight in her right. She started skiing aged five and has been working with former army officer Kehoe for the past few years. Photos: Buda Mendes and Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images, Paul Hanna/Reuters #paralympics#pyeongchang2018@paralympicsgb_official
When American photojournalist Dick Swanson went to Vietnam to cover the war in the 1960s, he had no idea that he’d meet a woman who would change the course of his life.
He fell in love with Germaine Loc, a local reporter covering the Tet Offensive. They married a year later in South Vietnam.
In 1971 the couple moved back to the US, but as the war raged on, she asked her new husband, would he rescue her family if South Vietnam fell? “I said of course I would,” Swanson remembers.
Four years later, he made good on that promise when he returned to Vietnam to save 12 members of Germaine’s family.
This is their story, as told through Swanson’s photographs.
( James Jeffrey Dick Swanson)
Sir Ken Dodd, creator of the Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died aged 90. His swept-up hair, protruding teeth and expression of lunatic bewilderment made Sir Ken Dodd one of Britain's most recognisable entertainers. An old-fashioned variety performer with his roots in music hall, he topped the record charts, filled theatres and starred in TV. #KenDodd#comedian#rip#didymen#nottyash#liverpool#variety#entertainer