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—Carl Lotus Becker (1873-1945) American historian
- Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT
- President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
- 'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT
- UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
- Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years' Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
- Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
- Distinct ME stages found, says study Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT
- Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
- Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT
- People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
- Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:21:30 GMT
- Jose Mourinho lifts his first trophy since returning to Chelsea as his side see off Tottenham 2-0 in the League Cup final.
- Ireland 19-9 England Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:41:49 GMT
- Ireland remain on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam after a convincing 19-9 win over England in Dublin.
- The truth about the Sound of Music family Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:03 GMT
- The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago - but what did the real von Trapp family portrayed in the move think of it?
- Why Iceland banned beer Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT
- A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why?
- Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT
- Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
- Rare bear cub found outside circus Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT
- A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.
- 'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:20:59 GMT
- Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.
- Brother pleads for 'Bali Nine' man Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:44:50 GMT
- Michael Chan, whose brother Andrew is on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking, pleads to President Joko Widodo on television for clemency.
- US 'to deport Bosnian war suspects' Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:48:15 GMT
- US officials are trying to deport 150 Bosnian immigrants suspected of involvement in war crimes during the 1992-95 war, the New York Times says.
- Chilean girl appeals to president Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:03:48 GMT
- A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.