Mosh pit physics sheds light on strategies for crowd control
May 14 - Mosh-pits at heavy metal concerts may seem chaotic but, according to researchers at Cornell University, they are governed by the same laws of physics that govern the behaviour of gas particles. The researchers say law enforcement officials could apply the lessons of the mosh-pit in creating new strategies for crowd control. Sharon Reich has more.
Canadian astronaut covers Bowie's 'Space Oddity'
May 13 - Canadian Commander Chris Hadfield becomes a web sensation when he said goodbye to life on the International Space Station by performing a cover version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Building implodes - kind of
May 13 - The implosion of a four thousand tonnes silo in Australia didn't quite go according to plan. Sharon Reich reports.
Turtle power emerges from shell in South Korea
May 12 - Remote-controlled turtles are being studied as a potential tool for espionage and surveillance. Scientists in South Korea say they have been able to control the walking paths of live turtles by attaching blinders to their shells, a simple, non-invasive technology that could prompt the animals to go where humans can't. Rob Muir reports.
Bat's tongue a showpiece of feeding efficiency
May 8 - Researchers at Brown University have unravelled the secrets of the fruit bat's efficiency in collecting nectar from plants. Using a high speed camera, the scientists have shown that the bat's tongue becomes engorged with blood and changes shape to become a mop-like tool the animal uses to draw nectar into its mouth. Ben Gruber has more.
Bra-nomics works to stimulate inflation
May 8 - Bra-maker Triumph unveils its own strategy to stimulate growth, mirroring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" vow to rekindle Japan's economy. Elly Park reports.
Punk gets posh at New York museum
May 7 - The history of punk fashion is explored in this year's Costume Institute Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Elly Park reports.