Bill Gates insists AI is a threat
29 Jan 2015 8:05:38
Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.
Office puts chips under staff's skin
29 Jan 2015 7:01:30
Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.
Diplodocus v blue whale: Who'd win?
29 Jan 2015 6:15:15
Who'd win fantasy fight between diplodocus and blue whale?
TED: Khadija Gbla: My mother’s strange definition of empowerment - Khadija Gbla (2014)
29 Jan 2015 5:46:41
Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” In a candid and funny talk, she shares what it was like to make her way in a “clitoris-centric society,” and how she works to make sure other women don’t have to figure this out. (Warning: This talk contains hard-to-hear details.)
Alibaba's sales figures miss targets
29 Jan 2015 5:42:15
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
Argos shops to open in Sainsbury's
29 Jan 2015 5:30:02
Retailer Argos is to open ten pilot digital stores in Sainsbury's that will aim to offer a broad range of general merchandise.
VIDEO: Shell to cut spending as oil plunges
29 Jan 2015 5:01:46
Royal Dutch Shell is going to cut its spending over the next three years to try and deal with the falling price of oil.
MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019
29 Jan 2015 4:49:57
The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
Sky to launch mobile phone service
29 Jan 2015 3:15:37
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
Energy firm profit margins to rise
29 Jan 2015 3:08:56
The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.
Easterbrook's new McJob
29 Jan 2015 2:22:30
The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's
Personal insolvencies at 10-year low
29 Jan 2015 1:29:36
The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.
Malaysia declares MH370 an accident
29 Jan 2015 1:19:58
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan
29 Jan 2015 0:26:07
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
Oil firms pull FTSE 100 lower
29 Jan 2015 9:44:34
Disappointing results from Royal Dutch Shell hit shares in oil companies, dragging the market lower.
Icebergs 'have sound signature'
29 Jan 2015 8:55:04
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.
Climate concern 'linked to floods'
29 Jan 2015 8:52:40
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Royal Mail chairman to step down
29 Jan 2015 7:38:53
The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.
Shell to cut investment by $15bn
29 Jan 2015 7:31:02
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.
Pace of house price growth slows
29 Jan 2015 7:21:21
The UK housing market has slowed for the fifth month in row, with annual house price inflation falling to 6.8% in January, Nationwide says.
Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs
29 Jan 2015 7:00:26
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
'No interest' in care insurance
29 Jan 2015 6:00:02
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.
Ebola virus mutating, scientists say
29 Jan 2015 5:55:38
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
VIDEO: How much tax should big firms pay?
29 Jan 2015 4:12:22
Apple's recent record profit has raised the question again of how much tax should the world's biggest companies pay?
Nintendo halves annual profit target
29 Jan 2015 3:53:40
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.