"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
- '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.