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"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."

—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality

 

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Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:08:36 GMT
Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency. 
Plane battery ban over safety concern  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:13:44 GMT
United Airlines has announced that it will no longer carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries as new tests reveal they could cause fires. 
Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:21 GMT
Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car. 
Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:55:39 GMT
Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette. 
Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:06:43 GMT
Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017. 
Scientists produce TB-resistant cows  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:37 GMT
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB. 
Ministers issue spaceport shortlist  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:35:17 GMT
Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport. 
Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe. 
Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:03:22 GMT
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio. 
Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:41 GMT
Christian Benteke's injury-time penalty earns Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with a 2-1 victory over West Brom. 
England's Broad rejects 'fear' claim  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:04:38 GMT
Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark despite a poor start to the World Cup. 
The dogged old man of the badlands  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:05:28 GMT
Chris Haslam meets a man determined to see his remarkable life in the mountains as quite mundane. 
Are humans getting cleverer?  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:03:55 GMT
What is behind the so-called Flynn Effect - the pattern of rising IQ scores around the world? 
Iceland paper published back to front  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:19 GMT
An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits. 
Moles dig for history in Denmark  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:10 GMT
Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.