"There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself."
—Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] American author, humorist
- How corals stir up their world Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:57:27 GMT
- Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.
- Test Ebola drug '100% effective' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
- The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
- Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT
- A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
- Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:24:21 GMT
- Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
- Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:01 GMT
- Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
- The girl with three biological parents Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT
- Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common.
- How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT
- The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.
- Lesotho military action ruled out Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:00:15 GMT
- Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.
- US works to free trio in N Korea Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:31:51 GMT
- The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
- Nato plans rapid response force Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:28:51 GMT
- Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
- Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:31:35 GMT
- Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
- Libya militias 'seize ministries' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:06:17 GMT
- Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
- Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:35 GMT
- The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
- Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:30:46 GMT
- The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
- Ashya parents fight extradition Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:21:05 GMT
- The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.