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—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book

 

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Smartphones pack huge batteries  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:20:59 GMT
New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset. 
Valve boss responds on 'mod' row  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:22:08 GMT
Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations. 
Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:11:17 GMT
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold. 
Furious 7 stays top of US box office  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:19:45 GMT
Furious 7 tops the US and Canada's box office for a fourth week, as Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the international chart a week ahead of its US release. 
Back pain link to chimpanzee spine  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:07 GMT
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor. 
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:14:56 GMT
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say. 
Mitochondria editing tried in mice  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:47:59 GMT
Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows. 
Hope over child malaria vaccine tests  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:01:19 GMT
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet. 
'Mayweather should retire after fight'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:01:53 GMT
Floyd Mayweather should quit after Saturday's super-fight against Manny Pacquiao, according to his father. 
Real best team in world - Hernandez  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:54:33 GMT
Manchester United's Javier Hernandez says his loan club Real Madrid are the "best team in the world". 
The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:22:39 GMT
Photographer Juan Medina explains why he has spent the past 20 years following the stories of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea. 
The woman who adopts dead babies  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:20:15 GMT
Twelve years ago a dead baby was found at Bernarda Gallardo's local rubbish dump - the only way she could give it a proper funeral was to adopt it. 
PM's 'brain fade' over football team  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:44:38 GMT
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan. 
Belgrade residents in duck protest  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:55:10 GMT
Protesters in the Serbian capital adopt a large foam duck as a symbol of their defiance. 
Sudan's Bashir wins a landslide  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:46:05 GMT
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, accused of war crimes in Darfur, is re-elected with 94% of the vote, official results say. 
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Nepal quake aid effort stepped up  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:42:35 GMT
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