"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality
- VIDEO: Hobbit director's fears for big screen Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:34:47 GMT
- Peter Jackson, the director of The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings films, talks to BBC Newsnight about his fears for the film industry.
- VIDEO: Protesters determined to stay in Kiev Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:30:15 GMT
- The BBC's Daniel Sandford reports form Independence Square in Kiev where protesters show no signs of moving on having established medical facilities, tented accommodation and firewood stores.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:52:25 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Pop-up health clinic on a motorbike Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:26:55 GMT
- A motorbike ambulance and pop-up clinic that can be used to reach remote villages in developing countries have been on show at the World Innovation Summit for Health.
- VIDEO: N Korea leader's uncle executed Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:11:13 GMT
- The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption, state news agency KCNA reports.
- VIDEO: Edward VIII treasures to be sold Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:54:43 GMT
- A selection of jewellery and precious objects owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will be auctioned in London on Thursday.
- VIDEO: Should mobiles be allowed on planes? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:11:55 GMT
- As US regulators consider lifting a ban on the use of mobile phones on planes, Samira Hussain asks if people would actually welcome such a move.
- Bitcoin start-up raises $25m funding Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:54:04 GMT
- Coinbase, a start-up that lets people trade Bitcoins, raises $25m (£15m) in venture capital funding.
- Apple supplier exceeds overtime cap Fri, 13 Dec 2013 04:55:43 GMT
- A labour watchdog says that working conditions at factories of Apple supplier Foxconn have improved but excessive overtime remains an issue.
- US reconsiders phones on planes ban Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:26:51 GMT
- The US communications agency has taken the first step toward lifting a ban on mobile phone calls during flights.
- German 'porn users' told to pay up Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:36:37 GMT
- A German law firm is seeking recompense from users alleged to have infringed copyright by streaming content online.
- 12 Years leads Globe nominations Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:26:16 GMT
- Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave joins American Hustle as the frontrunner at this year's Golden Globe awards.
- Episodes renewed for fourth season Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:54:40 GMT
- LA-based comedy Episodes, featuring Friends star Matt Le Blanc as a fictional version of himself alongside Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig, is commissioned for a fourth series.
- Jupiter moon spouts water into space Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:03:26 GMT
- Giant plumes of water may be spouting from Jupiter's icy moon Europa - one of the likeliest places to find alien life in the Solar System.
- Hydrogen is squeezed from stone Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:10:41 GMT
- Scientists from the University of Lyon have discovered a new way to split hydrogen gas from water, using rocks.