Open for business! The store with no tills
Is going shopping better than ordering online? Shoppers at a new Amazon store in London can walk around, pick up what they would like to buy and leave – all without going to a till.
Take-off! Flying car approved for skies
Would they make life easier? Inventors of a new flying car say it could be on our roads in two years. Some hope it will change our lives – others say it is just another pointless gadget.
Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person
Is he a good role model? Elon Musk is the billionaire owner of Tesla. He dreams of sending humans to live on other planets. And he has just become the wealthiest person on Earth.
New jets bring back supersonic travel
Are supersonic planes a good idea? Nearly 20 years after Concorde made its final trip, the world is one step closer to passenger jets that fly faster than the speed of sound.
The seven-year-old YouTuber earning £17 million
Is YouTube a good career goal? Seven-year-old Ryan earns around £17 million a year by reviewing toys on camera. Around a third of young people want to be a YouTuber.
The Big Ben ding-dong over bongs
Would you pay £500,000 for Big Ben to bong? Some people want the famous bells to sound as Britain leaves the EU on 31 January – but others see it as a ridiculous waste of money.
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Grub’s up! Restaurant puts bugs on the menu
Is eating insects a good idea? A restaurant in New York is serving grasshoppers, worms and scorpions to hungry customers. Some people think, soon, we will all eat insects.
Facebook to launch new global currency
This week, Facebook announced it is building a new currency called Libra that will make it as easy to send money around the world as it is to send a WhatsApp message. Is this a good idea?
Jay-Z is the world’s first hip-hop billionaire
Is hip-hop the most exciting style of music? Rap legend Jay-Z has been named the world’s first hip-hop billionaire. He started life in one of New York’s roughest neighbourhoods…
The rise and rise of Britain’s billionaires
Is it wrong to have so much money? There are now a record-breaking 151 billionaires in the UK. Meanwhile, a report has warned that the huge gap between rich and poor is hurting Britain.
Britons buy 80m chocolate eggs this Easter
Has the meaning of Easter been lost? Hot cross buns, the Easter bunny and all those chocolate eggs give us a lot to love about the festival. But have we forgotten the most important part?
A £1.6 billion thank-you for Mother’s Day
Are mums the most important people in the world? This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK. Millions of children will be buying flowers or making cards to say thank you to their mum.
Kylie Jenner is youngest self-made billionaire
Is she a good role model? Aged 10, Kylie Jenner was a reality TV star who stood in the shadow of her sisters. Now aged 21, she is one of the world’s most successful businesswomen.
Barcelona breaks record with £10m per player
Are footballers paid too much? Barcelona is the first team in history to pay each player an average of £10 million a year. That is enough for 450 nurses or 510 primary school teachers.
Christmas shopping frenzy on Black Friday
Do we care too much about gifts? Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for shops. People are rushing to buy presents in time for Christmas. Has it all got out of hand?
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