"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
- VIDEO: Mobile screens to help the short sighted Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:50:31 GMT
- Scientists at MIT are working on trying to create "superhuman vision".
- VIDEO: 'Hero' rescues man from burning house Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:26:37 GMT
- A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.
- VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:51:25 GMT
- There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
- AUDIO: What next for Africa's radio industry? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:20:13 GMT
- BBC Newsday presenter Alan Kasujja examines how Africa's radio industry is coping with huge changes in technology.
- VIDEO: Running a marathon in a smog mask Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:08:53 GMT
- The Chinese capital has been suffering under heavy smog for the past few weeks, but the 34th edition of the Beijing marathon still went ahead on Sunday.
- China says no to Dumbledore Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:59:17 GMT
- Chinese state media urge citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name.
- VIDEO: Robot dragon versus giant spider Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:09:32 GMT
- Two mythical creatures, a giant spider and a huge dragon, have faced one another in battle at Beijing's Olympic Park.
- IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:24 GMT
- IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.
- Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:35 GMT
- A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting both short and long-haul services has affected the plans of 200,000 travellers.
- Anonymising router project shut down Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:15:34 GMT
- A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.
- Some paedophiles 'won't be charged' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:16:48 GMT
- Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
- Cheryl's husband wins privacy payout Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:10:21 GMT
- The husband of singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini accepts substantial privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article.
- Reggae singer John Holt dies at 69 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:44:15 GMT
- Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 69.
- African solar plan to power UK homes Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:33:33 GMT
- Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
- Europe 'will fail to protect climate' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:05:35 GMT
- IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.