"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."
—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book
- Aussie bees fight 'hive wars' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:44:45 GMT
- Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
- Pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:19:57 GMT
- The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.
- Nigeria declared free of Ebola Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:44 GMT
- The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
- Scans reveal cause of winter blues Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:21:11 GMT
- Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
- Pistorius given five-year IPC ban Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:51:35 GMT
- Oscar Pistorius cannot compete in International Paralympic Committee events for five years, after he is jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp.
- Taarabt the 'worst' pro - Redknapp Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:26:43 GMT
- The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
- Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.
- On the tracks of Australia's last record maker Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT
- How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press.
- Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:04 GMT
- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.
- Former Australian PM Whitlam dies Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:11:50 GMT
- Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
- Lufthansa strike declared legal Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:44:49 GMT
- German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.
- Rewards for Mexico missing students Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:29 GMT
- The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.
- Fresh fighting in key Syrian town Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:36:48 GMT
- Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
- Exiled Nazis collected US benefits Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:47:32 GMT
- The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
- Woman dies after being hit by tree Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:59:27 GMT
- A woman dies and another man is in hospital after they were hit by trees blown over in separate incidents in high winds in London.