"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
- Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT
- Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
- SpaceX launches station cargo flight Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:02 GMT
- US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
- Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
- Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
- Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
- Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:52:22 GMT
- Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
- How 420 became code for marijuana Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:46 GMT
- The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
- The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT
- This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
- Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:13 GMT
- The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
- William and Kate at Easter service Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:21:18 GMT
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.
- Top aide to French president resigns Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT
- A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
- Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT
- Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
- Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:12 GMT
- Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
- US 'delays' Keystone XL decision Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT
- The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
- Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:34:58 GMT
- A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
- Archbishop highlights suffering Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:01:20 GMT
- The Archbishop of Canterbury highlights the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.