"...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
—John Milton (1608-74) English poet, scholar, Paradise Lost
- Zuckerberg defends Internet.org Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:37:09 GMT
- Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.
- 'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:13:27 GMT
- A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.
- Doctor Who movie mooted in Sony leak Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:03:08 GMT
- Plans for a Doctor Who movie and George Clooney's email address are among the details posted on WikiLeaks, following last year's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
- Han Solo in new Star Wars trailer Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:02:51 GMT
- Star Wars fans are given a first glimpse of Han Solo in the new trailer for The Force Awakens - the first film in the new series of the sci-fi franchise.
- '3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:03 GMT
- Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
- Demand for rubber 'threatens forests' Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:46:41 GMT
- The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.
- 'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day' Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:19:20 GMT
- More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.
- Dementia 'halted in mice brains' Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:58:13 GMT
- Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.
- Anderson breaks Botham wicket record Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:04:48 GMT
- James Anderson surpasses Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker as England draw with West Indies.
- Norwich City 0-1 Middlesbrough Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:44:09 GMT
- Middlesbrough move back to the top of the Championship table with an edgy win over fellow promotion-chasers Norwich.
- Dreaming of Uighuristan Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:02:28 GMT
- The Uighurs of Xinjiang have long fled to Central Asia to escape restrictions on their freedom at home - but now even there Uighur separatism is unwelcome.
- A rescue in the rubble of Oklahoma City Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:57:39 GMT
- Twenty years ago a bomb ripped apart a federal building in Oklahoma. Dr David Tuggle saved the life of a trapped woman by helping to amputate her leg.
- Please Mr Putin, help me get a dog Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:55:27 GMT
- All of the Russian president's skills as a negotiator were called upon in his 13th annual telethon when he was asked to convince Boris to let his wife have a dog.
- Czech man claims to create new state Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:31:45 GMT
- A Czech man says he has founded a tiny new state between Croatia and Serbia.
- Burundi clashes over third-term bid Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:23:02 GMT
- Police in Burundi fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse opposition supporters calling for the president not to run for a third term.