UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'
17 Aug 2014 3:28:07
Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than an economic watchdog has forecast, a report claims.
VIDEO: Earning a profit in India's skies
17 Aug 2014 3:08:02
India has more than half a dozen commercial airlines, but with almost all losing money, the challenges for airline operators are considerable.
Insurance cost drop 'masks divide'
17 Aug 2014 3:03:46
Home and motor insurance premiums have dropped sharply, insurance brokers say, but the AA has highlighted big regional differences in costs.
River turtle mothers 'talk' to young
17 Aug 2014 3:02:46
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
Riding a business wave in the surf
17 Aug 2014 9:10:08
Riding a business wave in the surf
VIDEO: The Aussie surfer turned entrepreneur
17 Aug 2014 9:09:10
Matt Grainger explains how he has managed to turn his passion for surfing into a profitable business.
Salmond to clarify currency stance
17 Aug 2014 4:25:23
Alex Salmond says he will explain his currency stance in more detail in a televised BBC debate later this month.
Oil and gas prospects to be examined
17 Aug 2014 2:29:22
The Scottish government is to team up with industry and academics to examine the prospects of finding oil and gas to the west of Scotland.
Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'
17 Aug 2014 2:18:17
Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.
Alcohol tax urged to fund abstinence
17 Aug 2014 0:57:36
A new tax on alcohol to fund abstinence-based treatment is among a number of measures to tackle drink and drug addiction recommended by a think tank.
VIDEO: Alcohol tax 'should fund rehab'
17 Aug 2014 7:36:14
Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.
VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine
17 Aug 2014 4:11:45
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.
Earnings 'lagging' economic progress
16 Aug 2014 3:14:44
Average earnings in Scotland will not return to pre-recession levels until at least 2016, Scottish government analysis suggests.
Sky Blues owners appeal loan ruling
16 Aug 2014 5:12:04
Coventry City's owners lodge an appeal against a decision that endorsed the city council loaning the firm that runs the Ricoh Arena £14m.
'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer
16 Aug 2014 1:22:51
Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.
SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank
16 Aug 2014 0:27:03
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.
Beetles' whiteness understood
16 Aug 2014 9:36:44
Scientists say the secret behind the super-whiteness of some beetles lies in the complex molecular geometry of their thin scales, which are able to scatter light with supreme efficiency.
AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?
16 Aug 2014 8:33:03
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.
VIDEO: The seaside shop accepting Bitcoin
16 Aug 2014 7:46:50
A newsagent in the seaside town of Swanage has decided to accept Bitcoin as payment after hearing about the unregulated digital currency on a TV show.
Maths helps find climate-proof crops
16 Aug 2014 0:36:20
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.
Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'
16 Aug 2014 0:35:14
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.
The village 'washed on to the map'
16 Aug 2014 0:10:40
Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing
How much gold can we get from mobile phones?
15 Aug 2014 3:34:05
How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?
Owners of Argentine debt plan appeal
15 Aug 2014 1:07:16
Owners of Argentine bonds marked in euros will appeal against a court order that froze payments on the debt after last month's default.
Al Gore sues Al Jazeera America
15 Aug 2014 0:24:36
Former American Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America for $65m over the sale of a TV network he founded.