"It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have."
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC?-AD 65) [The Younger] Roman Stoic philosopher, writer, tutor
- Science chief warns on acid oceans Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT
- The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
- EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
- The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
- First transplant of 'dead' heart Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
- Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
- Later sunsets 'make kids more active' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:39 GMT
- Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
- Suarez to make Barcelona bow at Real Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:57:49 GMT
- 'Hold Qatar World Cup in May' Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:11 GMT
- Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
- VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:38:20 GMT
- Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
- Reclaiming the swastika Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT
- In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but historically it was used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world.
- Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:32:45 GMT
- Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the nation confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first Ebola case.
- Daniel Pearl murder suspect released Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:58 GMT
- One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
- Star MI5 wartime agent was bank clerk Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:01:45 GMT
- A wartime MI5 agent who secretly penetrated the ranks of the UK's Nazi sympathisers has been identified as an unassuming suburban bank clerk, new files show.
- US returns ancient artefacts to Peru Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:53:28 GMT
- The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.
- US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:12:04 GMT
- US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
- NY doctor tests positive for Ebola Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:34:17 GMT
- A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
- Asda faces mass action on equal pay Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:01:27 GMT
- Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in their stores.