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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

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Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:59:58 GMT
The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly. 
Amazon launches home ordering kit  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:38:46 GMT
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors. 
Evidence links China to GitHub attack  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:03:32 GMT
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government. 
Wahlberg to make Boston bombing film  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:55:49 GMT
Mark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed. 
Daily Show star defends Trevor Noah  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:37:14 GMT
One of the stars of The Daily Show speaks out in defence of Trevor Noah, its newly appointed host, amid controversy over old remarks he posted on Twitter. 
US makes climate pledge to UN  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:37 GMT
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025. 
LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:13 GMT
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible. 
Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:01 GMT
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns. 
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. 
Murray reaches 500 career wins  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:13:28 GMT
Andy Murray reaches 500 career wins with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson at the Miami Open. 
Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:45:07 GMT
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy. 
America's most generous con artist  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:53:47 GMT
Mark Landis spent 30 years donating works of art to respected museums and galleries - but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. 
I nearly drowned in chocolate  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:55:30 GMT
A Syrian refugee tells how he nearly drowned in a lorry of melted chocolate as he tried to enter the UK. 
World's most northerly lichen tufts  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:12:08 GMT
The world's most northerly tufts of a rare lichen have been recorded on a group of small Hebridean islands, says Scottish Natural Heritage. 
Ants in space grapple with zero-g  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:09:26 GMT
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds. 
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