"There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends--always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that."
—Donald J. Adams (b. 1924) [Maxwell Smart] American actor
- VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:24 GMT
- India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:21:57 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:33:05 GMT
- BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc.
- VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:48:57 GMT
- A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future.
- VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:15:14 GMT
- A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries.
- VIDEO: 3D printing 'builds' Sagrada Familia Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:10:10 GMT
- How 3D printing is helping with the completion of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona
- US raises prospect of Israel UN isolation Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:37:46 GMT
- Is Israel about to lose its American firewall at the United Nations in New York, asks Nick Bryant.
- Virtual reality take on refugee life Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:24:43 GMT
- Virtual reality was shown off as a tool for immersive, empathetic journalism at the recent Ted conference - but does it have a future in film-making?
- Alarm as Turkey backs new police powers Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:35:35 GMT
- Turkish MPs back sweeping new powers for police
- Are we tired of climate change talk? Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:47:51 GMT
- A story that once dominated the news seems to have dropped down the media agenda, so what lies behind the decline in coverage?
- VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:22:56 GMT
- A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.
- Do trade pacts threaten democracy? Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:19:19 GMT
- Do trade treaties that include investor-state dispute settlements as a right pose a threat to democracy from multinational companies?
- Indian police collect cow 'mugshots' Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:54:27 GMT
- Police carry out unofficial cow census after Indian state outlaws their slaughter for beef.
- Ants in space grapple with zero-g Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:09:26 GMT
- A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.
- China factory activity expands again Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:31:06 GMT
- Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.