What credit card companies know

Charles Duhigg looks at the incredibly sophisticated techniques credit card providers use to find the best customers.

Meccano collector

Charles Steadman's a Meccano collector who measures his collection in tons.

Italy: fizzy tap water and troubled tailors

Venice is adding some fizz to its tap-water to encourage people to drink it. Sophie Iacopini reports from Italy.

Expired medicines

Can you use old pills and potions once they've expired and how should you get rid of them safely?

Tech news: the Pirate Party and Microsoft's Bing

Bill Thompson on the Swedish Pirate Party's success in the recent European elections. Plus Microsoft wants us to start binging and stop googling!