VIDEO: Bats reveal their inner compass
04 Dec 2014 1:10:46
A study of fruit bats as they fly and land upside-down reveals a 3-D compass in their brains, researchers say.
Sky sells majority stake in Sky Bet
04 Dec 2014 0:54:34
Satellite broadcaster Sky sells a majority stake in its gambling operation Sky Bet to CVC Capital Partners, valuing the business at £800m.
Ryanair raises profit outlook again
04 Dec 2014 0:30:56
Irish airline Ryanair raises its full-year profit forecast again following a 22% jump in passenger numbers in the year to November.
VIDEO: From thriving community to graveyard
04 Dec 2014 9:59:15
As a key UN climate change conference continues, BBC News visits a Nepali village destroyed by a landslide and finds a lack of funds is delaying protection projects.
Travel shares give FTSE support
04 Dec 2014 9:47:31
The FTSE 100 opens little-changed, but shares in travel firms rise after positive news from Tui, Easyjet and Ryanair.
House price growth slows in November
04 Dec 2014 9:30:43
The annual growth in UK house prices slowed in November to 8.2%, according to the latest figures from the Halifax.
British Gas to pay £11.1m penalty
04 Dec 2014 7:56:39
British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.
Cuts warnings after Autumn Statement
04 Dec 2014 7:49:52
Public spending is set to fall to levels not seen since the 1930s, forecasters are predicting following the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
Genetic diversity of Africa revealed
04 Dec 2014 5:09:47
Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight
04 Dec 2014 4:56:52
Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
Japan's SoftBank invests in GrabTaxi
04 Dec 2014 1:27:09
Tokyo-based mobile carrier giant Softbank Corp says it has invested $250m (£159.2m) in one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing taxi app services, GrabTaxi
Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future
04 Dec 2014 1:25:38
Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
Amazon's bid to power the internet
04 Dec 2014 0:09:36
Why the cloud may eclipse Amazon's online store
Petition against EU-US trade talks
04 Dec 2014 0:06:48
A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures
Portugal's modernising winemakers
04 Dec 2014 0:01:11
The young men and women transforming Portuguese wine
How Ikea assembled a win in Poland
04 Dec 2014 0:01:01
How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland
New rules for business travel and gifts
04 Dec 2014 0:00:53
What you might have missed in the Autumn Statement
CBI warns on Osborne's 'Google tax'
04 Dec 2014 0:00:42
The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.
Project to solve Stegosaurus mystery
03 Dec 2014 2:31:09
Scientists at London's Natural History Museum have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a Stegosaurus skeleton.
VIDEO: How to build a stegosaurus skeleton
03 Dec 2014 2:00:12
Scientists have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a stegosaurus skeleton.
Takata refuses airbag recall demand
03 Dec 2014 0:01:55
The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata refuses a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags.
Housebuilders to join FTSE 100
03 Dec 2014 9:07:37
Two of Britain's biggest housebuilders, Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey, will re-enter the FTSE 100 later this month.
Driverless car UK test cities named
03 Dec 2014 8:04:46
Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.
Major deltas 'could be drowned'
03 Dec 2014 8:02:49
Sea-level rise and river engineering "spell disaster" for many of the world's river deltas, say scientists.
The economic view from Newcastle
03 Dec 2014 7:42:10
How Newcastle is adapting to the economy's changing shape