"Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language."
—Charles Scribner, Jr.
- Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
- An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
- Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT
- Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
- Test Ebola drug '100% effective' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
- The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
- Gallacher gets Ryder Cup wildcard Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:53:34 GMT
- Paul McGinley selects debutant Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his Ryder Cup wildcards.
- Beckham sad to see Welbeck leave Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:13:51 GMT
- David Beckham says he is sad to see striker Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United but believes he will succeed at Arsenal.
- The girl with three biological parents Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT
- Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common.
- How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT
- The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.
- Ivory Coast get go-ahead to host tie Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:24:11 GMT
- Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan.
- Pakistan MPs hold emergency session Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:42 GMT
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation.
- EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:35:30 GMT
- Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
- Coahuila approves same-sex marriage Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:42:03 GMT
- Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
- IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT
- Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
- US works to free trio in N Korea Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:50:51 GMT
- The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
- Ashya situation not right - police Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:22:53 GMT
- Hampshire Police chief constable says the situation involving Ashya King's parents "is not right", and they should be reunited with him.
- Abuse case council faces inspection Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:00:08 GMT
- The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal, Home Secretary Theresa May says.