"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
- McDonald's to raise pay for US staff Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:09:42 GMT
- The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.
- Google reveals computer-on-a-stick Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:31:29 GMT
- Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.
- China cracks down on explicit anime Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:16:39 GMT
- China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
- Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care' Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:14:37 GMT
- Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.
- Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:56:11 GMT
- A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Boost for endangered butterflies Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:05:53 GMT
- The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.
- Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating' Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:04:11 GMT
- A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.
- Children’s hospital builds sleep app Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:07:51 GMT
- A free app to help improve children’s sleep has been launched by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
- Blood test for Down's syndrome hailed Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:08:13 GMT
- Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.
- Murray faces Berdych in Miami semis Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:42:28 GMT
- Andy Murray reaches the semi-finals of the Miami Open, as Serena Williams wins her 700th career match.
- Masters meltdown helped me - McIlroy Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:56:28 GMT
- Masters favourite Rory McIlroy says his final-round collapse at Augusta in 2011 made him a better player.
- 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.
- Latin translation for Wimpy Kid Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:12:51 GMT
- The best-selling children's book Diary of a Wimpy Kid is translated into Latin by a Vatican official.
- Woman wins car in April Fool's bluff Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:23:22 GMT
- A New Zealander wins a luxury car after playing along with what seemed to be an April Fool's joke.