"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."
—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French 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.
- African food security on the menu Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:55:35 GMT
- African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
- Brain 'can learn to eat healthily' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:44 GMT
- The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
- 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.
- Falcao caps record summer spending Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:22:59 GMT
- Radamel Falcao's loan move to Man Utd was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
- Man Utd identity is broken - Phelan Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:35:33 GMT
- Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan fears the club's identity is broken with the departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.
- 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.
- Ivory Coast get go-ahead to host tie Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:24:11 GMT
- Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan.
- British activist in Thailand trial Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:25:54 GMT
- A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
- Thousands in late rush to vote Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:27 GMT
- Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.
- Coahuila approves same-sex marriage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:42:03 GMT
- Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
- 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.
- US works to free trio in N Korea Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:50:51 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.
- Ashya case under review, says CPS Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:16:11 GMT
- The parents of Ashya King have had their case put under "immediate review", the Crown Prosecution Service says.