"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
- SpaceX launches station cargo flight Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:02 GMT
- US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
- Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
- Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
- Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
- Moores to be new England coach Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:19 GMT
- Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
- The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT
- This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
- Should drug firms make payments to doctors? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:46:27 GMT
- Critics have blamed payments by drugs firms to US doctors for encouraging risky and wasteful prescription habits. What difference have payments made, and will forcing companies to disclose them help?
- ICC calls Kenya Ruto trial witnesses Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:12 GMT
- The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.
- Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:32:09 GMT
- Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
- Top aide to French president resigns Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT
- A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
- Brazilian police end strike over pay Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:14 GMT
- Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
- Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:32 GMT
- At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
- US 'delays' Keystone XL decision Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT
- The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
- Republican shot dead in west Belfast Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:12:58 GMT
- A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
- Boy in hospital with severe burns Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:52:42 GMT
- A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
- British teenager killed in Syria Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:41:24 GMT
- A British teenager said to have "died in battle" fighting with anti-government forces in Syria, is described as a "martyr" by his father.