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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

—Leo C. Rosten


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Japan economy at brink of deflation  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:10:14 GMT
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February. 
Safari users win right to sue  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:12 GMT
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings. 
Children on screens six hours a day  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:07 GMT
A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits. 
Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:24 GMT
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges. 
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:01 GMT
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83. 
Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:19 GMT
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science. 
Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:35 GMT
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves. 
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. 
Fitness linked to lower cancer risk  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:44:31 GMT
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests. 
Russia keeper Akinfeev hit by flare  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:59:50 GMT
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is struck by a flare as their Euro 2016 qualifier with Montenegro is abandoned. 
England 4-0 Lithuania  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:56:38 GMT
Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win. 
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. 
Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:17:45 GMT
Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance. 
Love blooms for rival Russian MPs  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:51:34 GMT
Two Russian MPs from different political parties get married after falling in love in parliament. 
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