VIDEO: The smart drones of the future
12 Aug 2014 8:11:34
How drones are being developed for a wide range of future uses.
Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'
12 Aug 2014 7:12:39
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.
Ladbrokes first half profits plunge
12 Aug 2014 6:57:30
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has reported a sharp fall in profit despite saying it had had a "good World Cup".
Troubled Serco makes loss of £7.3m
12 Aug 2014 6:54:10
Outsourcing firm Serco has made a loss after "poor trading" in the first half of the year hit by restructuring costs and loss-making contracts.
UK satellite's view of Planet Earth
12 Aug 2014 6:15:36
UK satellite captures video of Planet Earth
Australian banks face class action
12 Aug 2014 6:11:25
Australian legal firm Maurice Blackburn files class actions against five banks over late credit card fees worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Purest-ever silicon in quantum fix
12 Aug 2014 0:36:51
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.
Good prospects for grouse shooting
12 Aug 2014 0:36:34
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".
Kew's green medicine
12 Aug 2014 0:16:17
The stimulating, healing - but also potentially harmful - power of plants
Change law to save pubs, Camra urges
11 Aug 2014 3:54:07
New laws must be introduced to make it harder for pubs in England and Wales to be demolished or converted into shops, pub campaigners say.
Quantum computers to crack the world
11 Aug 2014 3:35:50
Could superfast computers take us back to a digital dark age?
The designer taking his tribe's heritage global
11 Aug 2014 3:33:13
The fashion designer taking his tribe's heritage global
VIDEO: Going global with Xhosa designs
11 Aug 2014 3:31:47
One South African designer is taking his Xhosa traditions and creating an international business.
Majority of Scots back using pound
11 Aug 2014 1:30:36
A majority of Scots think an independent Scotland should continue to use the pound, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.
VIDEO: 'Supermoon' lights up world skies
11 Aug 2014 1:09:38
Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.
RBS may sell Coutts International
11 Aug 2014 0:21:41
Royal Bank of Scotland says it is looking into selling Coutts International, the overseas arm of the bank that has the Queen's account.
Buzzfeed receives $50m investment
11 Aug 2014 8:17:07
A venture capitalist firm has invested $50m in the internet-media company Buzzfeed to expand coverage and produce more videos.
GSK faces bribery claims in Syria
11 Aug 2014 8:04:15
The international pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline faces new claims that it bribed Syrian distributors to increase sales in the country,
Brazilians bid $611m for Chiquita
11 Aug 2014 7:31:32
Two Brazilian companies make a $611m (£363m) bid for US banana group Chiquita, which had planned to merge with Irish fruit firm Fyffes.
TED: Talithia Williams: Own your body's data - Talithia Williams (2014)
11 Aug 2014 5:10:11
The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.
Wine regional 'fingerprints' found
11 Aug 2014 5:00:09
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.
Ramaphosa heckled at Marikana probe
11 Aug 2014 4:42:29
South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is heckled at an inquiry into the shooting dead of 34 striking miners by police in Marikana in 2012.
'More card use' for low-value buys
11 Aug 2014 4:21:15
The amount of money spent with each use of a debit or credit card is falling as shoppers buy smaller items and digital content online, a trade body says.
Pay delay hits Green Deal providers
11 Aug 2014 4:15:50
Companies carrying out work under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) say delays in payment are ruining their businesses.
'Tractor beam' created in water
11 Aug 2014 4:10:43
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.