"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
- 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.