"A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"
—Omar Khayyám (1050?-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer
- Chinese firm buys 5% of Thomas Cook Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:38:13 GMT
- Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, buys a 5% stake in UK travel group of Thomas Cook.
- Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:17 GMT
- An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
- Data roaming to stay, EU proposes Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:47:43 GMT
- MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
- Pharrell denies Blurred Lines claim Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:41:22 GMT
- Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling".
- Hall and Oates sue over cereal name Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:42:49 GMT
- Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.
- Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:04:28 GMT
- US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.
- Science 'squeezed out of primaries' Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:34:27 GMT
- Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
- Liberia releases last Ebola patient Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:37 GMT
- Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.
- Adults get flu 'every five years' Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:53 GMT
- Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.
- Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:02:03 GMT
- Fans are urged to report sexist abuse after evidence women officials and staff are being subjected to obscene chants.
- Fifa ethics boss 'won't take orders' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:27:17 GMT
- Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.
- How Iran's feminist genie escaped Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:21:02 GMT
- Iran's 1979 revolution may have handed ultimate power to an ayatollah - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects.
- Striking gold with a hoard of lost property Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:45 GMT
- Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale.
- Toronto tunnel was a 'man cave' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:11:02 GMT
- The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.
- US museum group bans selfie stick Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMT
- The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.