"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."
—Julius Henry Marx (1890-1977) [Groucho] American comedian, actor, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup
- Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:55:37 GMT
- Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.
- Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT
- Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
- DNA project 'to make UK world leader' Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:04:00 GMT
- A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
- Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:46 GMT
- Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.
- Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:34:26 GMT
- The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.
- Vermaelen may leave Arsenal - Wenger Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:09:43 GMT
- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says club captain and Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen may leave the Gunners.
- How do you get your face on the dollar? Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:21:32 GMT
- The US is debating putting a woman's face on the US dollar. How does it happen?
- Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:38:35 GMT
- It's sunglasses weather across much of the northern hemisphere, and yet wearing them indoors is likely to make you an object of ridicule. Why?
- Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:11:50 GMT
- Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.
- Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot' Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:47:52 GMT
- Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
- Russia bans Polish fruit and veg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:52:41 GMT
- Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
- Argentina blames US for debt default Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:50:43 GMT
- Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
- Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked' Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:44:33 GMT
- The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
- Republican revolt kills border bill Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:40 GMT
- Bills aimed at dealing with the crush of undocumented children streaming over the US border fail in Congress, as it prepares for its summer recess.
- UK probes Israeli soldier nationality Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:41:24 GMT
- The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.