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)
Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the classic beat novel On The Road, directed by Waleter Salles, and starring Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss, Viggo Mortensen, and Steve Buscemi.
On The Road in is UK cinemas 12 October
In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead.
The film is due to be released on September the 14th 2012.