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)
Jack McEvoy was competing in a 1500m steeplechase race in Massapequa Park, New York, when he tripped over one of the hurdles. Unfortunately for McEvoy, all that was on the other side of the hurdle was a large section of water. “Needed a good time in this race for a seed for counties…Didn’t quite get it,” writes McEvoy. Credit: YouTube/ cheifs1600track