"Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."
—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist, statesman
- Oculus headset on sale in early 2016 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:47:23 GMT
- Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.
- Drone use to be expanded in US Wed, 06 May 2015 17:56:23 GMT
- The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots.
- Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies Wed, 06 May 2015 17:02:26 GMT
- Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager confirms.
- Arab Fiction Prize announced Wed, 06 May 2015 16:31:25 GMT
- A Tunisian author who was inspired to write his first novel after the Arab Spring wins the Arab world's top prize for fiction.
- SpaceX tests launch abort system Wed, 06 May 2015 13:02:33 GMT
- SpaceX puts its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort - a demonstration of how the ship would cope with a pad emergency.
- Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam Wed, 06 May 2015 16:41:12 GMT
- British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.
- C. diff used to beat C. diff infection Wed, 06 May 2015 01:50:59 GMT
- Potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infections have been treated with a dose of more Clostridium difficile.
- Ovarian cancer blood test 'boost' Tue, 05 May 2015 01:27:34 GMT
- A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it could lead to a national screening programme.
- Patriots 'probably deflated balls' Wed, 06 May 2015 18:14:34 GMT
- New England quarterback Tom Brady was "generally aware" of a scheme to under-inflate balls during a crucial NFL play-off game.
- Taylor denies 'England quota' claim Wed, 06 May 2015 18:30:45 GMT
- Former England manager Graham Taylor denies allegations he spoke about pressure to limit the number of black players he selected.
- Getting wet feet for Tuvalu Tue, 05 May 2015 23:17:19 GMT
- The floating pavilion of the tiny, sinking Pacific nation of Tuvalu at the Venice Biennale, is a symbol of the country's vulnerability.
- The man who cut out his own appendix Mon, 04 May 2015 23:41:50 GMT
- Russian surgeon, Leonid Rogozov, got appendicitis while on an Antarctic mission - he had to operate on himself.
- Man completes 100-mile morris dance Sat, 02 May 2015 10:44:20 GMT
- A man accomplishes a 100-mile morris dance from London to Norwich to recreate a journey undertaken by William Shakespeare's clown in 1600.
- Pop music 'saw three revolutions' Wed, 06 May 2015 08:19:40 GMT
- The evolution of thousands of pop songs spanning from 1960 to 2010 is analysed by scientists.
- Adebayor reveals issues on Facebook Wed, 06 May 2015 10:04:42 GMT
- Tottenham and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has used Facebook to write about his personal family issues.