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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher

 

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Toronto tunnel: No criminal activity  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:05:17 GMT
Police say two men behind a tunnel discovered in Toronto last week built it for "personal reasons". 
Uruguay leaders' love of old cars  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:32:54 GMT
Newly inaugurated Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez continues his predecessor Jose Mujica's tradition of using vintage cars for official engagements. 
Queen's new coin portrait unveiled  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:55:37 GMT
A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year. 
NZ motorists take bad drivers' keys  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:16:16 GMT
Motorists in New Zealand are confiscating the keys of people they think are driving dangerously, particularly foreign tourists. 
First tree seeds for Doomsday vault  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species. 
Asian stock markets mostly buoyant  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:01:48 GMT
Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Monday, following the US, where both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs. 
Liverpool FC finances back in black  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:06:26 GMT
Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League. 
Samsung S6 phone has curved screen  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides 
Sony and Microsoft focus on price  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:12 GMT
Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress. 
Leonard Nimoy's funeral held in LA  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:45 GMT
Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute. 
Dakota Johnson's IS skit criticised  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:28 GMT
A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter. 
Bright spotlight on Ceres mission  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:39:12 GMT
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface. 
DNA documents ancient mass migration  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:29:21 GMT
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago. 
Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe. 
S Leone vice-president in quarantine  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.