"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- Children on screens six hours a day Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:07 GMT
- A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits.
- Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges' Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:24 GMT
- Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.
- Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:01 GMT
- Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
- Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:19 GMT
- A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
- Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:35 GMT
- Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
- Office workers 'too sedentary' Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
- Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
- Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT
- The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
- Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:56:23 GMT
- Australia captain Michael Clarke says he will retire from one-day international cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
- Rosberg heads Hamilton in practice Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:11:35 GMT
- Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in final practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
- The beast of the Danube Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT
- The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.
- The men who uncovered Assyria Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT
- Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.
- Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:17:45 GMT
- Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance.
- Love blooms for rival Russian MPs Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:51:34 GMT
- Two Russian MPs from different political parties get married after falling in love in parliament.
- US issues Uganda attack warning Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:39 GMT
- The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.
- Singapore advises against Lee queues Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:24 GMT
- Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.