Proton cancer therapy 'proves effective'
30 Jan 2016 0:08:04
Proton beam cancer therapy - at the centre of an NHS controversy two years ago - causes fewer side effects than conventional radiotherapy, research suggests.
Lift-off for space laser network
30 Jan 2016 0:00:20
Europe begins the roll out of a space data superhighway, which will allow faster delivery of satellite images of unfolding natural disasters.
Should we be giving away our personal data for free?
29 Jan 2016 1:05:11
Is it time that we started to charge firms for the vast quantity of personal data we're currently giving them for free online, asks the BBC's Johny Cassidy.
Three defends mobile 'price hike'
29 Jan 2016 0:03:21
Mobile network Three has defended its decision to end a popular "all you can eat" phone contract, offering an automatic upgrade to a more expensive plan.
Xerox to split into two companies
29 Jan 2016 7:52:11
Technology firm Xerox will split into two companies after pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn.
Tim Peake asks for help in plant test
29 Jan 2016 7:10:46
British astronaut Tim Peake asks schoolchildren to help him with one of his scientific experiments.
Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali | Melati and Isabel Wijsen
29 Jan 2016 6:12:22
Plastic bags are essentially indestructible, yet they're used and thrown away with reckless abandon. Most end up in the ocean, where they pollute the water and harm marine life; the rest are burned in garbage piles, where they release harmful dioxins into the atmosphere. Melati and Isabel Wijsen are on a mission to stop plastic bags from suffocating their beautiful island home of Bali. Their efforts -- including petitions, beach cleanups, even a hunger strike -- paid off when they convinced their governor to commit to a plastic bag-free Bali by 2018. "Don't ever let anyone tell you that you're too young or you won't understand," Isabel says to other aspiring activists. "We're not telling you it's going to be easy. We're telling you it's going to be worth it."
Boosting yields 'can save wildlife'
29 Jan 2016 5:58:15
Increasing crop yields could help meet the rising global demand for more food while sparing land to protect biodiversity, a study suggests.
VIDEO: Drumming up enthusiasm for djembe
29 Jan 2016 4:14:22
Playing the African djembe drum is growing in popularity outside of its native continent.
VIDEO: Reversing Africa's brain drain
29 Jan 2016 4:03:17
The growing trend for African overseas students to utilise their acquired skills in their home countries.
US economic growth slows sharply
29 Jan 2016 3:55:11
The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, official figures show.
Steel industry warns of more job losses
29 Jan 2016 3:27:27
The steel industry warns of further job losses in the future as a result of the EU's failure to impose high import tariffs on a steel product made in the UK.
Tesco ends 24-hour trade in 70 stores
29 Jan 2016 2:18:31
Tesco is stopping offering 24-hour shopping at 70 of its stores - around one in six - as online shopping hits customer numbers.
VIDEO: A dab hand at digital advertising?
29 Jan 2016 2:06:09
Comedian Colm O'Regan considers the future of advertising in a digital world.
HSBC online banking is 'attacked'
29 Jan 2016 1:46:25
HSBC says it "'successfully defended" an attack on its online banking service but services are affected on a key day for many people's personal finances.
VIDEO: Bite by bite: Shark eats shark
29 Jan 2016 1:16:44
A female sand tiger shark has slowly eaten a smaller male shark in a Seoul aquarium, bite by bite
Eurozone inflation increases to 0.4%
29 Jan 2016 1:13:02
The inflation rate in the 19-country eurozone rises to 0.4% compared with January 2015 - its highest for almost 15 months.
£1bn biomass plant to bring 1,700 jobs
29 Jan 2016 0:12:15
Work is set to start on a £1bn combined food and power plant on Anglesey, which will create more than 1,700 jobs.
Personal insolvencies at 10-year low
29 Jan 2016 9:54:52
The number of people being declared insolvent was at is lowest level for a decade in 2015, but debt problems started to pick-up late in the year.
VIDEO: Land Rover Defender production ends
29 Jan 2016 9:48:29
James Bond has driven one, and so has the Queen, but the manufacture of one of Britain's best-loved vehicles will come to an end today.
French growth fastest for four years
29 Jan 2016 9:14:40
France's economy grows at its fastest pace in four years, with a jump of 1.1% in 2015.
FTSE bounces up after Japan cuts rates
29 Jan 2016 9:14:39
The London market sprang into life with a 1% gain in early trading after the Bank of Japan moved to cut rates.
Babylonians 'first to use geometry'
29 Jan 2016 8:18:31
Sophisticated geometry - the branch of mathematics that deals with shapes - was being used at least 1,400 years earlier than previously thought, a study suggests.
Europe's summers 'warmest in 2,000 years'
29 Jan 2016 8:18:03
The past 30 years in Europe have been the warmest in more than two millennia, according to new research.
James Murdoch takes over at Sky
29 Jan 2016 7:05:59
Four years after his resignation at the height of the phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's son retakes top job at the European broadcaster.