Ancient corn cob shows how maize conquered the world
17 Nov 2016 7:16:58
Scientific analysis of one of the world's oldest cobs of corn shows how maize became one of our most popular cereals.
Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios
17 Nov 2016 6:16:34
Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack -- especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see "at-risk" students as "at-promise" individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.
JP Morgan settles US probe over China 'influence' hiring
17 Nov 2016 5:55:21
US bank JP Morgan Chase pays $264m to settle claims it hired the children of highly placed Chinese people in order to gain business in the country.
Manchester United face £20m Adidas Champions League blow
17 Nov 2016 5:45:08
Manchester United will lose more than £20m in sponsorship income from Adidas if they fail to qualify for next year's Champions League.
Janet Yellen: US Fed could raise interest rates 'soon'
17 Nov 2016 4:48:31
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicates it could raise interest rates "relatively soon".
'Roundest known space object' identified
17 Nov 2016 3:50:53
Astronomers claim to have discovered the roundest object ever measured in nature.
SpaceX aims to launch internet from space
17 Nov 2016 3:50:01
Private rocket firm SpaceX applies for US government approval for a large network of internet satellites.
Asda sales continue to tumble in third quarter
17 Nov 2016 3:43:39
Supermarket Asda reports a big slide in sales in the third quarter following an even bigger fall for the previous three months.
Staples brand to disappear from UK High Streets
17 Nov 2016 2:49:57
The UK High Street is losing another brand following the sale of Staples, the stationery specialist, to a restructuring company.
UK poised to ratify Paris climate deal
17 Nov 2016 2:48:54
The UK is poised to ratify the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change.
FTSE 100 higher but Royal Mail shares fall
17 Nov 2016 2:45:45
The UK market opens higher, despite shares in Royal Mail sliding after its latest results.
Danes identify Aalborg bishop's 300-year-old poo
17 Nov 2016 2:23:05
A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum is traced back to a 17th-Century bishop.
LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities
17 Nov 2016 2:14:59
Social network LinkedIn is being blocked in Russia after a court finds the company guilty of violating local data storage laws.
Is Brexit a sweet deal for this sugar company?
17 Nov 2016 2:13:59
BBC Breakfast's Ben Thompson visits Tate and Lyle's sugar warehouse in east London to find out just how ready the company is for Brexit.
Emerging markets vulnerable to Trump
17 Nov 2016 1:51:13
Emerging markets are bracing themselves for the economic effects of Donald Trump's election victory.
Europe to launch four sat-nav spacecraft
17 Nov 2016 0:52:05
With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extending its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.
Retail sales jump on colder weather and Halloween
17 Nov 2016 9:51:49
UK retail sales jumped in October, bolstered by colder weather and Halloween sales.
Majestic Wine toasts sales growth
17 Nov 2016 9:50:05
Majestic Wine says it is on track for higher growth as it falls into the red for the six months to September.
Royal Mail targets higher cost savings
17 Nov 2016 8:57:26
Royal Mail increases its target for cost savings as it reports a small rise in half-year revenues.
Ed Balls: Bank of England independence should be curbed
17 Nov 2016 8:35:06
Ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls says the Bank of England's political independence should be curbed.
Paper bike helmet wins Dyson award
17 Nov 2016 7:02:23
A cheap, foldable cycling helmet made of paper wins the international James Dyson award.
Why Japan wants Trump to get up to speed on the country
17 Nov 2016 4:12:49
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes explains why Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will want to persuade US President-elect Donald Trump to update his view on Japanese companies.
RSPB hails 'remarkable' recovery of threatened cirl bunting
17 Nov 2016 3:17:56
One of the UK's most endangered songbirds is no longer on the brink of extinction, the RSPB says.
Mayan 'nesting doll pyramid' discovered in Mexico
17 Nov 2016 2:03:46
A third structure is found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.
Whiplash plans to 'cut car insurance premiums by £40'
17 Nov 2016 1:17:49
Millions of motorists could see their car insurance premiums cut by about £40 as a result of plans to cut compensation for whiplash injuries