"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
- N Korea proposes joint Sony probe Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:51:42 GMT
- North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
- Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:59:53 GMT
- The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
- Ferguson bows out of US talk show Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:32:26 GMT
- Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.
- Caroline Flack wins Strictly title Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:02:47 GMT
- Television presenter Caroline Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev are voted winners of Strictly Come Dancing, beating singers Frankie Bridge and Simon Webbe.
- Antarctic science archive unlocked Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:19:32 GMT
- Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
- LA River's flood role is 'paramount' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:27:39 GMT
- Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
- Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:55 GMT
- Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
- Stem cell scandal scientist resigns Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:15 GMT
- A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
- Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:04:08 GMT
- European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.
- Barcelona 5-0 Cordoba Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:47:51 GMT
- Luis Suarez scores his first league goal for Barcelona as they beat Cordoba to close to within a point of Real Madrid.
- Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:09:27 GMT
- Vladimir Putin accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia but he himself bears responsibility for the rouble crisis, writes Ben Judah.
- Should students carry guns on campus? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:45:08 GMT
- In light of mass shootings at schools and universities in the United States, many say the lesson is to keep campuses gun-free. A growing number of students argue if they were allowed to carry guns at college, they'd feel safer.
- Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:32 GMT
- Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.
- Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT
- Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
- Kenya leader signs tough security law Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:40:03 GMT
- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.