"The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery."
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British writer, critic
- VIDEO: Gaming meets film at Sundance Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:27:35 GMT
- As well as showcasing the best in independent cinema, the annual Sundance Film Festival is trying to show how state-of-the-art moving image technologies can be used to tell stories in very different ways.
- VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:21:51 GMT
- A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated.
- VIDEO: Clues to King John's lost treasure Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:33:53 GMT
- Laser technology is providing fresh clues about the mysterious disappearance of King John's lost treasure and where it could be hidden.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:52:54 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Fire headcam shows home alone rescue Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:19:08 GMT
- Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.
- VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear' Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:47 GMT
- Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity
- VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT
- Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.
- VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world' Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT
- Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped.
- Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe? Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:15:15 GMT
- The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell.
- Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:43 GMT
- Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015.
- Carney attacks German austerity Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:10 GMT
- In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.
- Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:28:57 GMT
- BBC editor Jawad Iqbal
- VIDEO: What is the wind chill factor? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:56 GMT
- BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs explains the science of wind chill.
- What does Kim Jong-un really want? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:49:23 GMT
- Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader.
- VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:00:28 GMT
- Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000