Suntan lotions fail protection tests
14 May 2015 3:14:55
Two of the UK's most popular brands of suntan lotion do not offer as much sun protection as they claim, according to the consumer organisation, Which?
From US beauty queen to life in Laos
14 May 2015 3:13:52
A former US beauty queen's journey to create social impact
Coding the future and why it matters
14 May 2015 3:11:13
Why the lack of IT grads matters for the future workplace
Avon shares seesaw amid bid hoax
14 May 2015 8:38:58
In a wild session of trading, shares of cosmetics firm Avon whipsaw after mysterious reports of a takeover offer.
Economist Jim O'Neill joins Treasury
14 May 2015 6:51:49
Jim O'Neill, the economist who coined the term 'BRIC' and a retiring Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, is to become a key figure in the UK Treasury.
Roman Mars is obsessed with flags -- and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don't have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology -- the study of flags -- Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.
Galaxies die by slow 'strangulation'
14 May 2015 4:36:39
A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.
VIDEO: 'Simple shaving cut could kill you'
14 May 2015 3:32:02
Economist Jim O'Neill, the head of a UK government-appointed team looking at the impact of superbugs, tells Victoria Derbyshire the antibiotics crisis could cost millions of lives.
Manchester United posts £2.9m loss
14 May 2015 2:53:47
Manchester United reports a £2.9m loss for the first three months of the year but raises its full-year forecast.
Robotic tentacle targets surgery
14 May 2015 1:07:45
Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.
Carney: Foreign labour not to blame
14 May 2015 8:42:35
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, speaking in a BBC interview, dismisses fears that cheap foreign labour has reduced UK productivity.
Japan's Sharp in $1.7bn bank bailout
14 May 2015 7:46:36
Japanese electronics maker Sharp agrees 200bn Japanese yen ($1.7bn) bailout from banks as it announces job cuts and further losses.
FTSE tracks global downward trend
14 May 2015 7:35:45
UK shares dip in early Thursday trading, following similar falls overnight on Wall Street and in most of Asia.
Brightman postpones space trip
14 May 2015 7:30:28
British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".
TalkTalk profits rise 3.2% in 2014
14 May 2015 6:47:11
Broadband provider TalkTalk reports a 3.2% rise in pre-tax profit to £32m for the year to the end of March.
ITV advertising profits strong
14 May 2015 6:38:04
Broadcaster ITV sees a 14% rise in net revenue, beating forecasts, says the company in its first-quarter results.
Honda and Daihatsu recall more cars
14 May 2015 6:32:51
Japanese automakers Honda and Daihatsu are recalling over five million cars globally to replace potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata.
VIDEO: Push to revitalise antibiotics research
14 May 2015 6:07:18
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn (£1.3bn) innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.
VIDEO: Japan's first post-WWII arms exhibition
14 May 2015 4:26:47
For the first time since World War Two an arms exhibition has opened its doors in Japan.
OECD attacks 'aggressive tax plans'
14 May 2015 4:09:56
Technology companies need to stop "extremely aggressive" tax planning, the man charged with reforming global tax rules has told the BBC.
$2bn antibiotic research fund urged
14 May 2015 3:11:20
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.
Is UK inequality as bad as in the US?
14 May 2015 2:40:50
Do City bonus figures make you want to 'grab a pitchfork'?
US growth fears weigh on Asia shares
14 May 2015 1:46:40
Asian shares trade mixed on Thursday, following a lacklustre lead from Wall Street which fell on renewed concerns about US growth.
VIDEO: Indonesia tackles deforestation issue
13 May 2015 3:49:05
Indonesia's government is looking to renew a two-year moratorium on the clearing of forests to improve the environment.
VIDEO: A look around a large container ship
13 May 2015 3:45:56
The biggest British registered container ship has arrived in Southampton, as part of its maiden voyage.