Research teams are competing across the world to breed a type of dandelion native to Kazakhstan whose taproot yields a milky fluid with tyre-grade rubber particles in it. In Germany, molecular scientists are working to create a new strain of dandelion with a rubber yield that could secure the future of road transport. Joanna Partridge reports.
Bank of America to pay record penalty for banking misconduct
Bank of America has agreed to pay more than $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief, in response to allegations of impropriety in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Holder says the penalty "constitutes the largest civil settlement with a single entitity in history". Rough cut (no reporter narration)
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have said a new forensic examination of her house has uncovered the fingerprints of people who still have not come forward five years after the university chef disappeared.
Banking regulators and an international law firm did not raise concerns over a deal to undo 2.4 billion euro (£1.99 billion) of secret trades in Anglo Irish Bank shares by Ireland's one-time richest man.