E.On profits hurt by Europe crisis
13 Aug 2013 8:45:35
E.On, one of the UK's "big six" energy suppliers, has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter as the financial crisis in Europe hit demand for power.
Skywatchers enjoy meteor shower peak
13 Aug 2013 8:35:08
The Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky, as the annual display reaches its high point.
Murders could follow maths law
13 Aug 2013 8:25:21
A team in Brazil reports that a mathematical formula can help predict how many murders will occur as the population increases.
VIDEO: 'Hyperloop' transport idea unveiled
13 Aug 2013 6:06:36
Plans for a transport system which would carry people between cities at nearly the speed of sound have been proposed by an American inventor and entrepreneur.
VIDEO: Asian wage growth led by China
13 Aug 2013 2:49:36
Wages across Asia have almost doubled between 2000 and 2011, according to the International Labour Organization, with the growth led mainly by China.
VIDEO: Singapore backs vertical farms
13 Aug 2013 2:46:50
Singapore imports more than 90% of its food, but the government wants to change that by getting farmers to convert their plots into vertical farms.
VIDEO: Carmaker Hyundai facing strike vote
13 Aug 2013 2:45:05
Union members at South Korean carmaker Hyundai are preparing to vote on whether they should go on strike in a dispute over wages and other benefits.
China's Sina Corp in surprise loss
13 Aug 2013 2:39:51
Sina Corp, which runs China's biggest micro-blogging site, posts a surprise loss in the second quarter as it looks to increase its mobile offering.
Computer game to fight ash dieback
13 Aug 2013 2:03:39
The public are being asked to help in the fight against ash dieback by playing a computer game that analyses genetic data on the disease.
Chile investigates condor deaths
13 Aug 2013 0:46:54
Health authorities are trying to find out what poisoned at least 20 condors in the Andes mountain range between Chile and Argentina.
Looking for a buzz in urban meadows
13 Aug 2013 0:24:14
Scientists plant flower meadows in four UK cities as part of a study, the largest of its kind, to assess the impact of urbanisation on insect pollinators.
Near-death experiences 'explained'
13 Aug 2013 0:04:28
A surge of electrical activity in the dying brain could be responsible for the experiences reported by near-death survivors, scientists report.
The light inventor who is poor but proud
12 Aug 2013 3:22:22
The inventor who has changed a million lives and not made a penny
Texas aims to be commercial spaceflight hub
12 Aug 2013 3:20:17
Texas tries to take advantage of commercial space travel
Happy workers don't jump ship
12 Aug 2013 3:06:15
How to keep your staff from walking out
Football clubs 'hoping for profit'
12 Aug 2013 3:06:03
Scotland's top football clubs are becoming more confident about their financial future, a leading financial consultant claims.
Rail fare rises to be announced
12 Aug 2013 3:02:42
Millions of commuters will find out how much regulated rail fares will increase next year when the latest inflation figures are published.
Housing pick-up 'spreads across UK'
12 Aug 2013 3:02:16
Activity amongst home buyers is increasing fastest in parts of the country where prices have been depressed, an industry survey says.
'A third of owners considering sale'
12 Aug 2013 3:01:27
A third of owners surveyed at Championship and League One clubs are considering selling because of new financial regulations, research suggests.
Musk unveils 'Hyperloop' idea
12 Aug 2013 2:32:47
US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk reveals details of his proposed supersonic "Hyperloop" transport system that would link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
VIDEO: Chinese drug salesmen admit bribing
12 Aug 2013 2:02:06
Five employees working in China for foreign drugs firms have spoken to the BBC about corruption.
VIDEO: Perseid meteor shower reaches peak
12 Aug 2013 1:17:49
Sky gazers are preparing for the high point of the annual Perseid meteors, as the Earth's orbit takes it through a stream of dusty comet debris.
Steinway receives new buyout offer
12 Aug 2013 0:52:53
Steinway Music Instruments receives a new takeover offer valuing the company at $477m, beating a previous offer from Kohlberg & Co.
Diageo paid former boss £14.8m
12 Aug 2013 9:22:04
The former chief executive of Diageo, Paul Walsh, earned £14.8m in his final year at the drinks giant, according to the firm's annual report.
Norway blocks Apple map flights
12 Aug 2013 9:13:43
Apple is refused permission to take aerial photos over the city of Oslo to create 3D imagery for its map app.