"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."
—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel
- Dickens' desk saved for public view Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT
- The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
- Greece's creditors mull new reforms Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:08:46 GMT
- Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.
- Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:54:41 GMT
- US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
- Europol chief warns on encryption Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:38:11 GMT
- A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
- Silicon Valley firm wins bias case Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT
- A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
- 'Threats' against BBC boss investigated Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:03:54 GMT
- Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.
- Show goes on for One Direction Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:48:41 GMT
- 1D performed for the first time since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group, at a gig in South Africa.
- Duo begin year-long space trip Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT
- US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
- Graphene light bulb set for shops Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT
- A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
- Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency' Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
- Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
- Office workers 'too sedentary' Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
- Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
- Clarke dedicates victory to Hughes Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:57:17 GMT
- Captain Michael Clarke dedicates Australia's fifth World Cup title to his former team-mate Phillip Hughes.
- Vettel pays tribute to Schumacher Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:21:57 GMT
- Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to his childhood hero Michael Schumacher after taking a "dream" first victory for Ferrari.
- The beast of the Danube Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT
- The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.
- The men who uncovered Assyria Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT
- Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.