The elements: Carbon's all around

Jan 21, 2014
Carbon is the ultimate bonder but in some forms, it can be dangerous. Carbon Monoxide can poison you. Carbon Dioxide is blamed by some for global warming.

Two economic powerhouses have a sit down

Jan 6, 2014
This week, the U.S. and Germany will sit down to talk economy.

Mercury: "The quixotic bad boy of the periodic table"

Dec 26, 2013
Our journey through the economics of elements checks out mercury.

Gold: As dull as it is shiny

Dec 17, 2013
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt explains why gold became the precious metal pick of the litter

Aluminum: A paradox in an element

Dec 4, 2013
Aluminum or aluminium? Either way, it's useful.

Greece's money problems just won't die

Aug 21, 2013
Germany's finance minister says Greece may need another big bailout.

Toyota's back on top

Jan 28, 2013
After a dramatic couple of years, Japanese car giant Toyota has beaten General Motors to become the world's biggest-selling car maker.

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Eight charged in U.K. phone hacking scandal

Jul 24, 2012
Eight people have been charged in the phone hacking scandal that closed down Rupert Murdoch's paper, News of the World. Prosecutors allege the employees took part in the illegal interception of voicemail messages of more than 600 people.

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