Only 2% of people who apply for a job at Pret A Manger are British.
The luxury watchmaker Rolex (valued by Forbes at $8.8 billion) is owned by a charitable trust and pays no corporation tax.
The latest atomic clocks (making use of strontium ions) are so accurate that it would take them 15 billion years to gain or lose one second.
After three years studying slow-motion videos of wine being poured, a US physicist has invented a drip-free wine bottle.
Japanese scientists are working on how to digitally transmit the colour and taste of lemonade to a remote glass of water via the Internet.
One room ‘micro-flats’, rented out to homeless people and paid for by UK social security, cost more per square metre than the most luxurious London properties.