AUDIO: Universe is 'puzzle with missing pieces'
09 Dec 2013 8:43:28
The Today programme's Tom Feilden looks at cosmologists' future exploration of "the dark universe".
VIDEO: Discounted food for people on benefits
09 Dec 2013 8:20:44
A 'Community Shop' in Barnsley has started selling heavily discounted items donated by some of the big supermarkets to people on certain welfare benefits.
VIDEO: VW Kombi: The end of the road
09 Dec 2013 8:05:00
Volkswagen is to stop making the Kombi and a motoring era is coming to an end.
Tech firms seek surveillance reform
09 Dec 2013 7:40:59
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
Six questioned over football fix claims
09 Dec 2013 7:34:22
Police are continuing to question six people arrested on Sunday after an ex-Portsmouth player told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing football matches.
Mystery of bizarre mounds solved
09 Dec 2013 5:40:32
The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - is solved, scientists say.
China loosens grip on interest rates
09 Dec 2013 4:50:30
China takes another step loosening its grip on interest rates as it allows banks to trade deposits with each other at market-determined rates.
VIDEO: Typhoon Haiyan: Firms still reeling
09 Dec 2013 2:25:18
One month on from Typhoon Haiyan and less than a third of businessmen have returned to the city of Tacloban.
Chinese export growth accelerates
09 Dec 2013 1:49:30
China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
Schools 'making gender bias worse'
09 Dec 2013 1:37:37
Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.
Saudi human genome project launched
09 Dec 2013 1:33:05
Up to 100,000 people in Saudi Arabia are to have their genetic codes mapped by 2017.
Japan's economic growth revised down
09 Dec 2013 1:24:19
Japan revises down its growth data for the July-to-September period after private investment slowed more than expected.
Is piracy possible on any object?
09 Dec 2013 0:25:12
Could everything from kids' toys to Aston Martins be pirated?
VIDEO: 'Spotify for 3D printing' launches
09 Dec 2013 0:24:23
Sumi Das looks at how object design is being protected from piracy
US army veteran aims to be sole trader
09 Dec 2013 0:13:43
The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
Nelson Mandela: his economic legacy
09 Dec 2013 0:11:07
What economic legacy did he leave for South Africa?
VIDEO: How to encourage girls into 'boy-biased' A-levels
09 Dec 2013 0:08:18
A science teacher and her female students discuss how to break down the “gender bias” that seems to prevent many girls from studying science at A-level.
Job vacancy growth at '15-year high'
09 Dec 2013 0:00:22
A survey of recruitment firms shows sharp growth in the demand for staff in November and the sharpest rise in salaries in six years.
Fuel plan 'could bankrupt investors'
09 Dec 2013 0:00:18
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.
Seals 'fared better than feared'
08 Dec 2013 5:58:49
Seals on the north Norfolk coast fared better than first thought after last week's tidal surge, experts say.
VIDEO: Working households in poverty
08 Dec 2013 3:27:35
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.
VIDEO: What does the WTO trade deal mean?
08 Dec 2013 3:23:21
BBC business reporter Linda Yueh explains what the finer details of the World Trade Organization trade deal actually mean.
Lift off for £1bn UK space project
08 Dec 2013 2:30:23
The London-based Inmarsat company launches the first spacecraft in a new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Greece sees end of recession in 2014
08 Dec 2013 2:22:32
Greek lawmakers pass the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six straight years of painful recession.
Energy firms oppose price freeze
08 Dec 2013 2:05:42
Two of the biggest energy firms, EDF and British Gas, call for more government co-operation and speak out against a price freeze on bills amid a backlash over rising prices.