"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
- Children on screens six hours a day Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:07 GMT
- A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits.
- Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges' Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:24 GMT
- Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.
- Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:01 GMT
- Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
- Graphene light bulb set for shops Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:51:01 GMT
- A light bulb made from graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
- Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:19 GMT
- A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
- Office workers 'too sedentary' Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
- Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
- Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT
- The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
- New Zealand 'start as underdogs' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:34:00 GMT
- Before Sunday's Cricket World Cup final, BBC Sport rounds up the best quotes, stats and video to preview the MCG showcase.
- Four miss England's trip to Italy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:33:02 GMT
- Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner have been ruled out of England's friendly with Italy on Tuesday.
- The beast of the Danube Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT
- The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.
- The men who uncovered Assyria Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT
- Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.
- Wedding set for supermarket aisle Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:29:09 GMT
- A couple will tie the knot in a very public way later when they hold their wedding in their favourite supermarket's Easter egg aisle.
- Nappy-wearing goat back with mum Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:30:52 GMT
- A nappy-wearing sickly kid goat nursed back to health is now behaving "like a proper goat, not a dog" her owner says.
- US issues Uganda attack warning Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:39 GMT
- The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.
- Singapore advises against Lee queues Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:24 GMT
- Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.