"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."
—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide
- Ubisoft apologises for Assassin bugs Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:58:03 GMT
- The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation.
- UK swells list of banned websites Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:10:42 GMT
- The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.
- Rocky Horror sequel set for London Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:06:17 GMT
- Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.
- Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:29:46 GMT
- Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.
- Risk from extreme weather rises Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT
- Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
- UK team's data bonanza from comet Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:50 GMT
- UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
- Ebola vaccine trial 'promising' Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:51 GMT
- The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.
- Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT
- The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
- Sporting world rallies around Abbott Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:06:19 GMT
- The cricketing world is rallying around bowler Sean Abbott amid fears he may never play again after Phillip Hughes's death.
- Hughes injury 'incredibly rare' Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:01:06 GMT
- The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare".
- Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:23:52 GMT
- Not all crucial battles in World War One took place on the muddy fields of Europe - some were fought in little-known places much further afield.
- Could head injuries be eliminated? Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:06:17 GMT
- Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Can helmets ever offer total protection?
- Lawmakers seek peaceful smoking spot Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:46:11 GMT
- Some Hong Kong council members flee their regular smoking area, after being insulted by protesters.
- TV aims to 'bust cannabis myths' Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:23 GMT
- A new TV channel in Chile is promoting "cannabis culture" and legalisation of the drug.
- Ghana appoint Grant as new coach Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:48:02 GMT
- Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.