"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."
—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher
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- Silicon Valley's Dave Goldberg dies Sat, 02 May 2015 19:30:06 GMT
- Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, dies aged 47, his family says.
- Author Ruth Rendell dies aged 85 Sat, 02 May 2015 15:18:51 GMT
- Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85, her publisher says.
- Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies Sat, 02 May 2015 21:16:17 GMT
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- About 60% of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction, according to research by an international team.
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- US says 'No' to modifying embryo DNA Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:19:14 GMT
- Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.
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- Three babies have been saved from a life-threatening condition by using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe, a pilot study reveals.
- Murray wins first clay-court title Mon, 04 May 2015 14:01:45 GMT
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- ECB chairman-elect Colin Graves's "mediocre" comments before the Test series was "not ideal timing", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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- Has chess got anything to do with war? Sun, 03 May 2015 22:51:53 GMT
- From ancient India to the computer age, the military has used chess as both a metaphor and even as training for warfare.
- Damascus reopens popular train route Fri, 01 May 2015 21:42:19 GMT
- A popular narrow-gauge train service is relaunched in Damascus - in a reminder of better days in the war-torn Syrian capital.
- Iceland offers 'human search engine' Fri, 01 May 2015 15:03:02 GMT
- Iceland launches a "human search engine" staffed by seven people called Gudmundur.
- Two killed in Burundi protests Mon, 04 May 2015 14:05:50 GMT
- Two people are killed in renewed protests in Burundi against President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, a BBC reporter at scene says.