"[A] book ... unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication' ... can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed."
—Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) American critic, natrualist, writer, The Modern Temper
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- VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:39:34 GMT
- Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
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- A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.
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- A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
- VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Yousra El Gendy Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:20:45 GMT
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- Can Islamic State move into South Asia? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:09:32 GMT
- Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.
- VIDEO: Fifty shades of manipulation? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:48:10 GMT
- Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog
- Will the falling oil price undermine green energy? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:25:57 GMT
- Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.
- Profile: Sinai Province militant group Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:23:36 GMT
- Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
- VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:43:14 GMT
- As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
- VIDEO: Talking kids' doll Cayla is hacked Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:41:16 GMT
- Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.
- Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:56:23 GMT
- Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
- Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:08:09 GMT
- The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.
- Eurozone deflation gathers pace Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:11 GMT
- Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
- Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:55:42 GMT
- Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.