The yoyo's been around for more than 2,000 years and is one of the world's most enduring and popular toys.


Bill Thompson on Amazon's latest ebook reader, the Kindle 2, which gets released later this month.

Tango tussle

For over a century Uruguay and Argentina have been quarreling over who invented tango. But now a truce is in sight.

Bees 11: Colony Collapse Disorder

Rowan Jacobsen on colony collapse disorder. It's killing billions of the world's honeybees but nobody really knows why.

Blooming business

Amy Stewart on the importance of Valentine's Day to the global flower industry.

Furniture shopping

Retail writer Martin Craig on how stuff like stock levels and exchange rate fluctuations can translate into savings.