PM announces freeze in ministers' pay
24 May 2015 7:52:43
Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
The great 'Mars bake-off' begins
24 May 2015 2:43:32
A look inside the lab where the Mars Rover will be assembled
Apprenticeship system 'fails young'
24 May 2015 1:55:21
The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association says.
Can California learn to live with drought?
23 May 2015 3:49:27
Can California learn to live with drought?
Saving coffee from extinction
23 May 2015 3:17:17
Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction
China's Amazon railway plan advances
23 May 2015 5:32:56
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
Train firm 'sorry' for death message
23 May 2015 2:22:49
A train company apologises after passengers were told a track delay was because someone "couldn't be bothered to live any more".
Spiders strum on leaves for love
23 May 2015 2:07:53
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?
23 May 2015 0:57:42
Whose face should grace the new note?
Email error reveals bank's EU project
23 May 2015 0:46:17
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
The element that made the 20th Century shine
22 May 2015 3:53:54
The element that made the modern era gleam
The UK town that loves solar power
22 May 2015 0:53:21
Where is the solar 'capital' of the UK?
Yellen: US rates may rise this year
22 May 2015 7:39:12
The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
Chris Burkard: The joy of surfing in ice-cold water
22 May 2015 5:13:52
"Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit," says surf photographer Chris Burkard, as he explains his obsession with the coldest, choppiest, most isolated beaches on earth. With jawdropping photos and stories of places few humans have ever seen -- much less surfed -- he draws us into his "personal crusade against the mundane."
VIDEO: Madagascar's organic riches
22 May 2015 4:38:19
With some surprising fertiliser ingredients, Madagascar is well-placed to export organic products.
VIDEO: Telecoms firm Telecel's fate unclear
22 May 2015 4:28:41
As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.
Supermarket lights send 'GPS' data
22 May 2015 3:58:00
A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.
Pickpockets close Eiffel Tower
22 May 2015 3:46:26
Famous Parisian landmark the Eiffel Tower is closed to tourists after staff walked out complaining about the growing number of pickpockets.
VIDEO: 'Make In India': Is it working?
22 May 2015 2:49:06
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks for signs of progress in the plan to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
Tobacco firms challenge packaging law
22 May 2015 2:47:30
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show
22 May 2015 1:28:18
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.
VIDEO: The Narendra Modi village coach trip
22 May 2015 0:36:58
Fans of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, can now enjoy an excursion to his hometown of Vadnagar.
UK job quality stalls for first time
22 May 2015 0:13:54
A measure of the quality of jobs done by workers in the UK has fallen slightly for the first time.
Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn
22 May 2015 9:26:59
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
VIDEO: How an ancient parasite was frozen in time
22 May 2015 9:02:38
Professor David Siveter from the University of Leicester explains how a 425 million year-old parasite was frozen in time at a site in Herefordshire.