Equal parental pay for Civil Service
19 Oct 2014 3:00:57
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Scottish fish 'first to have sex'
19 Oct 2014 8:17:58
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
Germany 'must increase investment'
19 Oct 2014 4:36:08
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
'Share money from economic growth'
19 Oct 2014 0:54:21
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.
Pharmacies 'could save NHS £1bn'
19 Oct 2014 5:02:55
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
Solar farms 'blight on landscape'
19 Oct 2014 1:10:55
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
The element that causes arguments
18 Oct 2014 3:59:19
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing
Orbiters on alert as comet skims Mars
18 Oct 2014 3:05:24
Scientists should get a grandstand view of a comet on Sunday when it makes a dramatic flyby of Mars.
Clashes at Hong Kong protest site
18 Oct 2014 1:44:38
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.
VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'
18 Oct 2014 6:59:26
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
VIDEO: Thousands set to join pay marches
18 Oct 2014 0:19:02
Tens of thousands of people are expected to join protests calling for an increase in pay following a week of industrial action organised by unions.
VIDEO: Counting the cost of learning to drive
18 Oct 2014 8:54:14
Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.
Thousands set to join pay marches
18 Oct 2014 3:29:36
Tens of thousands of people are expected to join protests organised by the TUC over the issue of pay following a week of action organised by unions.
Citizens Advice to give pension help
18 Oct 2014 0:39:45
Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.
UK city planning advice for China
17 Oct 2014 3:01:51
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
Mysterious US spaceplane returns
17 Oct 2014 2:15:42
The X-37B, a US plane on a secretive, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.
The costs of getting behind the wheel
17 Oct 2014 0:54:31
How the cost of learning to drive can mount up
VIDEO: Oysters flourish again in Swansea
17 Oct 2014 0:14:05
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
Yellen warns on growing inequality
17 Oct 2014 9:04:20
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
ECB's rows over help for Cyprus Bank
17 Oct 2014 8:57:43
The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.
VIDEO: Interest rates 'lower for longer'
17 Oct 2014 7:32:48
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.
VIDEO: Will thumbprint tech mean end of PIN?
17 Oct 2014 7:12:30
Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.
VIDEO: The clean-up sweeping through India
17 Oct 2014 5:33:20
Narendra Modi has launched a campaign to clean up India's notoriously dirty streets and public buildings, but will it last?
VIDEO: Nalli Silks: The luxury sari firm
17 Oct 2014 5:27:24
Once made for Indian and British royalty, Nalli Silks - a family-run business - is cautiously expanding throughout India and abroad.
TED: Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free - Kitra Cahana (2014)
17 Oct 2014 5:00:32
In 2011 Ronnie Cahana suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external chatter,” and “fell in love with life and body anew.” In a somber, emotional talk, his daughter Kitra shares how she documented her father's spiritual experience, as he helped guide others even in a state of seeming helplessness.