AUDIO: France poised for 'le Google-tax'
17 Mar 2014 5:55:04
The French authorities are getting tough on Google and other tech companies over their local tax arrangements
Eurozone inflation down to 0.7%
17 Mar 2014 5:47:47
Inflation in the 18-nation eurozone fell to 0.7% in February, down from 0.8% in January, revised figures show.
Wolf top dog in reintroduction poll
17 Mar 2014 5:34:54
Wolves leading an online poll of animals people would like to see re-introduced to the British countryside.
TED: Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason - Steven Pinker / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (2012)
17 Mar 2014 5:00:05
Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold. The dialog was recorded live at TED, and animated, in incredible, often hilarious, detail by Cognitive Media.
AUDIO: HS2 could 'suck' business from North
17 Mar 2014 4:49:06
An opponent of HS2 has claimed there is "no academic evidence" that the HS2 rail line would grow the economy.
Inflation: A compact guide to big science
17 Mar 2014 4:47:28
The cosmic marker that's caused such a stir
Spectacular cosmic discovery hailed
17 Mar 2014 4:46:20
Scientists say they have found a signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that occurred just fractions of a second after the Big Bang.
Ancient animal horn found on beach
17 Mar 2014 3:46:17
An animal horn thought to be 3,000 years old is found on a beach in Gwynedd after the recent storms.
Navy Seals board rogue Libya tanker
17 Mar 2014 2:51:57
US Navy Seals have taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.
VIDEO: Mining rare minerals from seabed
17 Mar 2014 2:32:13
Nick Davis reports on the new rush to mine rare earth minerals from the seabed.
Help to Buy boost for housebuilders
17 Mar 2014 1:43:48
Shares in Britain's housebuilders rise sharply following the chancellor's decision to extend the Help to Buy scheme for new homes.
Morrisons worker held over data loss
17 Mar 2014 1:03:43
Morrisons confirms that one of its employees has been arrested following the theft of payroll data from the majority of its staff.
AUDIO: 'More stable' Europe helps manufacturing
17 Mar 2014 0:39:24
Lee Hopley and Jonathan Portes discuss reports of recent growth in the UK manufacturing industry.
VIDEO: What harm does a walk outside do you?
17 Mar 2014 0:14:54
A BBC correspondent puts himself on the frontline in an experiment to measure how much air pollution we are exposed to on a daily basis.
China rewards to save rare lake animal
17 Mar 2014 9:53:14
China offers cash to people who save a rare freshwater mammal found only in the Yangtze River basin.
VIDEO: 'Extend first phase of HS2 to Crewe'
17 Mar 2014 9:48:22
Speeding up the building of Britain's new proposed high speed rail link will cut costs and bring benefits to the North of England sooner, according to HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins.
Just Eat set for £100m float on LSE
17 Mar 2014 9:21:24
Online takeaway service Just Eat aims to raise £100m from listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Budget 2014: Ask Robert Peston
17 Mar 2014 9:20:18
Send your Budget questions to our business editor
Vodafone agrees to buy Spain's Ono
17 Mar 2014 7:48:35
Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for 7.2bn euros ($10bn; £6bn), in a deal aimed at expanding its interests in Europe.
VIDEO: How did Hong Kong lose Alibaba?
17 Mar 2014 7:29:27
Linda Yueh looks at how Hong Kong's stock exchange lost out to the US in winning the business of the year's hottest public stock offering - that of Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba.
Toyota suspends India car production
17 Mar 2014 7:25:37
Toyota, the world's largest car maker, halts production at its two factories in India amid a labour dispute regarding wages.
Australia probes housing market
17 Mar 2014 7:09:51
Australia is set to investigate its laws governing foreign investment of homes following a report saying a generation of Australians are being priced out of the market.
VIDEO: Planet Mercury 'is getting smaller'
17 Mar 2014 6:20:17
The planet Mercury is about 7km smaller today than when its crust first solidified over four billion years ago.
Markets 'brush off' Crimea worries
17 Mar 2014 4:02:21
Asian shares 'entirely brush off' worries about the referendum in Crimea, but analysts warn of capital flights back into Russia in anticipation of sanctions
Postcode database sale 'mistake'
17 Mar 2014 2:46:38
A cross-party group of MPs criticises the government for including a valuable database of postcodes in last year's flotation of the Royal Mail.