Growing micro and small enterprises is challenging, not only in Africa but everywhere.
Malawi shows how micro and small business, with a bit of help from volunteers, can grow and create jobs
There's no need to fret that princess stories are bad for little girls.
Don’t get too close.
The spectacular science of quasars, no hair theorum and spaghettification.
The decline in commodity prices means African countries must work that much harder to encourage both local and foreign smaller and junior mining companies.
The Pantheon dome - made entirely out of concrete.
Think atomic theory was invented in the 19th century? Try 5th century BC.
More is possible in a virtual world than in a classroom – that's what makes Minecraft invaluable.
Aristarkh Chernyshev, Loading, 2007.
Time travelling back into internet art of the past, the contrast between today's paranoia and banality and the early optimism that initially greeted it is striking.
Après les terribles inondations qui viennent de frapper la Grande-Bretagne, le gouvernement britannique a promis de reboiser les zones à risque... Une initiative sans garantie de résultat.
Just like grandpa used to make.
Soup by Shutterstock
Jewish grandmothers swear by it ... but here's the science behind the broth.
We all love a shady courtyard, but it's tough to know just how effective trees are at beating the heat.
Good ideas from some of the best brains in the game for budding entrepreneurs ready to break the mould.
This is a list of old and new books on entrepreneurship. The common thing about them is that they give entrepreneurs the tools they need to start their businesses.
Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley leaves a couple of stormtroopers on the sidelines.
Rey, Leia and Captain Phasma prove this film is light years ahead of the gender equality curve.
Galapagos finch: evolution in action?
Evolution doesn't always take millions of years – sometimes it is very rapid indeed.
Knife posession offences have increased.
As prosecutions for carrying a knife increase, what sets weapon users apart.
The mechanisms are there - but where's the evidence?
Entrepreneurs such as Angola’s Isabel dos Santos have grown a portfolio of companies to very large scale rather than one big behemoth.
African governments should adopt a top-down rather than bottom-up approach to encouraging the creation of businesses.
Ice-T performing at a music festival.
Californian rap and jazz poetry may sound like an odd mix – but both are rooted in historic inequalities
Alessandro Di Meo
The Malta summit between the EU and Africa solves the symptoms of migration but fails to tackle the causes.
Jonathan Coe’s sales are four times higher in France than in the UK.
Jonathan Coe is under-read and underrated – in the UK. In France, his stinging social attacks on Britain are far more popular.
The screen is as close as many people get to experiencing prison. But do these dramas offer a realistic insight into life behind bars?