"Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books."
—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
- Broadway buoyed by Tony success Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:17:29 GMT
- Eleven Broadway shows enjoy their most profitable week to date, with some earning more then $1m (£640,000) following success at the Tony Awards.
- Jackson promoters 'inappropriate' Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:08:55 GMT
- AEG's dealings with Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray were 'highly inappropriate', a music industry experts tells a US court.
- Wet summers down to warmer Atlantic Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:40:45 GMT
- Meteorologists and scientists meeting at the Met Office say the UK's damp summers could be caused by a warmer Atlantic Ocean.
- Echoes reveal the shape of a room Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:50:37 GMT
- The geometric shape of a room can be mapped using the echoes from a sound recorded by four microphones placed inside a room, research finds.
- Baby success for new 'safer' IVF Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:19:34 GMT
- In a world first, a healthy baby has been born using a "safer" new IVF method.
- 'Quiet epidemic' of UK male cancer Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:08:00 GMT
- Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly in men, say cancer experts.
- Lacklustre Lions lose to Brumbies Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:25:02 GMT
- The British and Irish Lions lose their 100% record as the Brumbies win 14-12 in the final game before the first Test against Australia.
- Froome 'relief' at Wiggins Tour loss Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:06:00 GMT
- Chris Froome says Sir Bradley Wiggins's absence from the Tour de France is a "relief" after media scrutiny of their rivalry.
- How Napoleon's semaphore telegraph changed the world Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:50:37 GMT
- Napoleonic semaphore was the world's first telegraph network, carrying messages across 18th Century France faster than ever before. Now a group of enthusiastic amateurs are reviving the ingenious system.
- Five survivors of spectacular falls Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:18:12 GMT
- A British man has survived a fall from the 15th floor of a New Zealand apartment block, according to local media. The odds may be against it, but others have lived after even more dramatic plummets.
- General condemns Uganda 'monarchy' Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:20:10 GMT
- Ugandan General David Sejusa accuses President Yoweri Museveni of trying to cling to power through a "political monarchy", in his first broadcast interview since fleeing to the UK.
- China in carbon trading experiment Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:26:58 GMT
- China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is to launch its first carbon trading scheme as a pilot project in Shenzhen.
- Russian Duma backs gay adoption ban Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:32:23 GMT
- MPs in Moscow back a bill banning adoption of Russian orphans by foreign gay couples and by foreign singles from countries allowing gay marriage.
- Arrest in US football dribbler death Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:26:22 GMT
- An Oregon motorist suspected of fatally running down a US man on a quest to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil for charity is arrested.
- G8 backs urgent Syria peace talks Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:34:33 GMT
- G8 leaders back calls for Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva "as soon as possible", without mentioning the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.