"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
- Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT
- President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
- 'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT
- UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
- Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years' Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
- Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
- Distinct ME stages found, says study Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT
- Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
- Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT
- People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
- Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:32:55 GMT
- Philippe Coutinho scores the winner as Liverpool dent Manchester City's Premier League title bid with victory at Anfield.
- Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:51:47 GMT
- Celtic move closer to the title as they end Aberdeen's unbeaten run and go six-points clear at the top of the table.
- Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:33:36 GMT
- Fifty years ago Singapore gained independence - it became one of the region's leading economies thanks to immigrants like Sharanjit Leyl's grandfather.
- The 30-day worm and cricket diet Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:10:22 GMT
- A US student is just finishing a 30-day diet in which he has eaten insects three times a day - and he says they're much better than you might think.
- Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT
- Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
- Rare bear cub found outside circus Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT
- A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.
- Pakistan fight back to beat Zimbabwe Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:23:41 GMT
- Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.
- William meets Japan tsunami victims Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:37:30 GMT
- The Duke of Cambridge hears the harrowing stories of survivors of the Japanese tsunami during his visit to communities hit by the disaster.
- Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:08 GMT
- Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
- Venezuela limits US diplomats Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:44 GMT
- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.