City grime 'breathes out pollution'
18 Aug 2015 2:12:08
Scientists say that grime on urban surfaces does not absorb and lock away nitrogen gases - it re-releases them when hit by sunlight.
VIDEO: New York takes jazz to China
18 Aug 2015 1:15:50
Jazz has virtually disappeared in China, but now New York's Blue Note jazz club hopes to revive it.
Ancient plant 'could be first flower'
18 Aug 2015 1:09:59
Botanists in the US say an ancient plant that grew underwater in what is modern day Europe may have been the world's first known flowering plant.
Google’s modular Ara phone delayed
18 Aug 2015 0:34:47
Google delays its plans to trial its modular smartphone concept, Project Ara.
Pizzas get the cocktail makeover
17 Aug 2015 3:23:16
How data crunching can pep up your local restaurant
Rail fares 'rise faster than wages'
17 Aug 2015 3:11:53
Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, new analysis suggests.
Shell gets final permit for Arctic
17 Aug 2015 1:10:05
Oil and gas giant Shell has been granted the final permit it needs to begin drilling below the ocean floor for oil in the Arctic.
Grave records prehistoric warfare
17 Aug 2015 9:56:08
A mass grave containing at least 26 skeletons is further evidence of the brutal conflict that appears to have beset central Europe 7,000 years ago.
'No evidence' of postmaster's theft
17 Aug 2015 8:00:08
The Post Office prosecuted a postmaster for stealing even though its own criminal investigator couldn't find any evidence of theft, BBC's Panorama learns.
VIDEO: Farmers' version of ice bucket challenge
17 Aug 2015 5:51:33
Dairy farmers, angry at the low cost of milk, have been protesting by doing their own version of the ice bucket challenge.
Alix Generous: How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's
17 Aug 2015 5:18:51
Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she's worked hard for years to learn how to share her thoughts with the world. In this funny, personal talk, she shares her story -- and her vision for tools to help more people communicate their big ideas.
Inmarsat finally gets a launch date
17 Aug 2015 2:24:39
London-based Inmarsat sets a launch date for the third of its next-generation spacecraft, allowing it to complete its £1bn Global Xpress network - the UK's biggest commercial space venture.
Bundesbank sees 'solid' German growth
17 Aug 2015 1:54:44
Economic growth in Germany is set to be "solid" in the second half of the year, the Bundesbank says, while China's weakness could affect the global economy.
Savings rates 'begin to edge higher'
17 Aug 2015 1:38:36
Savings rates are at last beginning to edge upwards, but 'easy access' accounts are getting less easy to access, according to new research
Broadband - are we really in the slow lane?
17 Aug 2015 1:34:48
Are we really in the slow lane?
VIDEO: Openreach defends broadband rollout
17 Aug 2015 0:47:03
The organisation charged with rolling out broadband connection across the UK denies claims it is moving too slowly.
Amazon defends workplace culture
17 Aug 2015 0:21:36
Jeff Bezos, the boss of the online retailer Amazon, sends a memo to staff refuting a New York Times report of a 'bruising' corporate culture.
VIDEO: Scotland's retail slide continues
17 Aug 2015 0:19:39
Shopper numbers need to be boosted to stop the rising number of empty shops across Scotland says the Scottish Retail Consortium.
Airbus signs off record IndiGo deal
17 Aug 2015 8:39:31
Airbus has finalised a deal with Indian budget airline IndiGo for the largest number of jets it has sold in a single order.
Mining firms pull FTSE lower
17 Aug 2015 8:14:33
The UK market gives up early gains as shares in mining companies fall.
Bovis sells record number of houses
17 Aug 2015 7:28:31
Housebuilder Bovis Homes reports a 9% rise in half yearly profits to £53.8m, with house sales hitting a record high.
VIDEO: Farmers and ministers in milk talks
17 Aug 2015 6:25:10
Farming leaders meet government ministers in London on Monday to discuss what they have described as a "crisis" in the dairy industry.
VIDEO: India's 'pet projects' sniff success
17 Aug 2015 2:45:41
The animal lovers making a business from their passion for pets.
VIDEO: Indonesia hit by soaring beef price
17 Aug 2015 1:46:22
Beef prices have soared in Indonesia. Will the government's latest move help?
VIDEO: India's collapsing building problem
17 Aug 2015 0:52:29
The problem of poor quality housing in India's cities is well documented, but it often proves difficult to persuade those living in dangerous accommodation to move on.