Spacewalk aims to fix ammonia leak
11 May 2013 2:12:34
Astronauts on the International Space Station are due to carry out a spacewalk to fix a leak of ammonia from the station's cooling system.
Economy debate 'counter-productive'
11 May 2013 9:33:02
The chief economist at the Office for National Statistics criticises the public debate about whether the economy is a "smidgen up or down".
US to return dinosaurs to Mongolia
11 May 2013 8:14:51
The US is to return more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaurs to Mongolia, following the return on Monday of a Tyrannosaurus skeleton.
Call for action over CO2 levels
11 May 2013 7:52:29
Scientists urge world leaders to take action on climate change after carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere broke through a symbolic threshold.
Debut for thermal invisibility cloak
11 May 2013 1:34:04
Researchers build and test the first prototype of a "thermal invisibility cloak", which can hide objects from heat flow.
UK Savers: Why do they still bother?
11 May 2013 0:52:45
Britain's savers: Why do they still bother?
Climate shifts birds' winter homes
10 May 2013 3:50:03
Three species of migratory ducks are shifting their wintering grounds northwards in response to warmer early winter temperatures, say scientists.
Brazil judge suspends stadium deal
10 May 2013 2:45:46
A judge suspends a deal giving control of Brazil's biggest stadium to a private consortium, saying there were irregularities in the bidding process.
Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark
10 May 2013 5:39:36
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, recorded at the authoritative "Keeling lab" in Hawaii, break through 400 parts per million for the first time.
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
VIDEO: Whisky sales fuel copper stills boom
10 May 2013 4:41:21
Growth in whisky sales is fuelling demand for stills hand-made by coppersmiths in Scotland.
Fraudsters 'use Green Deal as cover'
10 May 2013 4:25:10
Trading standards officers in West Yorkshire and Wales warn that door-to-door conmen are posing as Green Deal assessors.
Gunmen kill '26' elephants in park
10 May 2013 3:55:45
WWF says that 26 elephants have been killed by poachers in the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, a World Heritage Site in the Central African Republic.
Data suggests UK avoided double-dip
10 May 2013 3:47:39
A revision by the Office for National Statistics to construction industry data has cast doubt on whether the UK entered a double-dip recession last year.
VIDEO: Cyber gang 'stole $45m' from ATMs
10 May 2013 3:29:25
A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
Amplats planning 6,000 job cuts
10 May 2013 2:07:12
Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
VIDEO: McDonald's boss on dining at work
10 May 2013 1:35:46
The chief executive of McDonald's UK, Jill McDonald, on why the company is opening its burger-making plants to the public, and her own diet.
Need for tree seed bank 'crucial'
10 May 2013 1:32:25
The UK's first national collection of tree seeds has been established, which scientists say is crucial as a growing array of pests threaten native species.
AUDIO: BT boss: We'll be match for Sky
10 May 2013 1:14:04
BT is to offer free Premier League football coverage to its broadband customers, the telecoms company has said.
VIDEO: YouTubers welcome charging plan
10 May 2013 1:11:20
Two of the UK’s most popular YouTube stars talk about new paid subscriptions coming to the site.
AUDIO: Co-op ratings downgrade
10 May 2013 1:00:06
Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded the Co-operative Bank's debt rating to "junk" status.
Secret deals ‘plundering Africa’
10 May 2013 0:52:45
Africa loses twice as much money through tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers as it gets from donors, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan warns.
Smart meter project is delayed
10 May 2013 0:36:29
The introduction of energy smart meters in 30 million UK homes will be delayed for more than a year, the government announces.
VIDEO: 'Gorgeous' solar eclipse in Australia
10 May 2013 0:09:47
Scientists and astronomers gathered in Tennant Creek, Australia to watch an annular Solar eclipse on Friday.
IAG losses grow over troubled Iberia
10 May 2013 0:03:26
Losses at International Airlines Group balloon in the first quarter due to its troubled Spanish carrier Iberia.