Business

Nico Rosberg: Bringing F1 thinking to Davos

Two years ago F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg dramatically walked away from the sport. Now he’s taking on the world of business, and wants to bring electric transport to the masses. He spoke to the BBC’s Joe Miller at the World Economic Forum in Davos. See more from Davos 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46964819

Health

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

US company Butterfly Network has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000 (£1,555). Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago. This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You can read the […]

Technology

Cairns catastrophe

Image copyright DAVID WHITEImage caption Many spectacled flying foxes were found dead around Cairns, a city in Queensland Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia’s north wiped out almost one-third of the nation’s spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers. The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in temperatures […]

Technology

Cairns catastrophe

Image copyright DAVID WHITEImage caption Many spectacled flying foxes were found dead around Cairns, a city in Queensland Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia’s north wiped out almost one-third of the nation’s spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers. The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in temperatures […]

Education

Universal credit: Single mums win High Court battle

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The women say the “rigid” system has left them unable to make ends meet (illustrated by models) Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the government’s universal credit scheme. They argued a “fundamental problem” with the system meant their monthly payments varied “enormously”, leaving them out […]

Education

Ethnic minority academics speak out over unfair pay

Image caption Pragya Agrawal discovered by accident that she was being paid less than white male colleagues on lower grades More than a dozen ethnic minority academics from UK universities have come forward with allegations of unlawfully being paid less than white colleagues with similar or lesser jobs. They have spoken out following BBC revelations […]

Education

‘Worsening’ funding problems for schools

Image caption Schools are facing a “marked deterioration” in their finances, an analysis says Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are unable to cover their costs, a study suggests. The Education Policy Institute says its research shows the proportion of such schools with budgets in the red has almost quadrupled in […]