"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible."
—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian
- Wallace Collection's gallery reopens Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:49 GMT
- The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment.
- 'Artificial eye' to detect particles Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT
- The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
- Forest land rights need global focus Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT
- Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
- Ebola health team killed in Guinea Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT
- Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
- Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:31:40 GMT
- Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.
- Wembley to host Euro 2020 final Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:49:13 GMT
- Wembley Stadium will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020 while Cardiff misses out completely, Uefa confirms.
- 'No World Cup ruling until spring' Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:55:09 GMT
- A ruling on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups corruption probe will not be made until next spring, says Fifa's ethics chief.
- Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:22:47 GMT
- Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege.
- The freedivers who swim with whales Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT
- A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.
- Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:42:25 GMT
- A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.
- New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:08 GMT
- Voters in New Zealand head to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.
- Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 GMT
- Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
- Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:03 GMT
- Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.
- Obama hails Congress vote on Syria Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:48:52 GMT
- President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.
- Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:01:51 GMT
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.