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—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist

 

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'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:25 GMT
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced. 
Later sunsets 'make kids more active'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:39 GMT
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers. 
Nadal confirms the end of his season  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:31:14 GMT
Fourteen-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery. 
Suarez gets help for impulse to bite  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT
Luis Suarez is getting professional help to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid. 
How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:32:50 GMT
The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers. 
Reclaiming the swastika  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT
In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but historically it was used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world. 
Women propose sex strike for peace  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:14 GMT
Female peace activists think the strike could force men to end armed conflict. 
Daniel Pearl murder suspect released  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:58 GMT
One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan. 
Sweden calls off search for sub  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:59 GMT
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters. 
Governor quits over Mexico missing  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down. 
US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:18 GMT
The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers. 
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:20:36 GMT
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York. 
Scottish Labour leader to stand down  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:15:14 GMT
Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, BBC Scotland understands. 
Hen party death lorry driver cleared  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:49:31 GMT
A lorry driver is cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman on a hen party in West Yorkshire. 
Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:16 GMT
A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.