"There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."
—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer
- Leibovitz wins top Spanish award Fri, 24 May 2013 08:31:17 GMT
- US photographer Annie Leibovitz wins the 50,000 euro (£40,000) Prince of Asturias award for communication and humanities.
- Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT
- Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
- Richard III buried in 'untidy grave' Fri, 24 May 2013 04:33:43 GMT
- The remains of King Richard III, discovered under a city car park, were buried in a "hastily dug, untidy grave", researchers reveal.
- Some statins 'raise diabetes risk' Fri, 24 May 2013 06:44:51 GMT
- Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.
- Cancer cell enzymes are 'good cops' Thu, 23 May 2013 23:24:34 GMT
- Enzymes released by cancerous cells have a protective function and are not one of the 'bad guys', say researchers from the University of East Anglia.
- Tour chief sorry for 'coloured' remark Thu, 23 May 2013 20:34:46 GMT
- European Tour chief George O'Grady apologises for using the phrase "coloured athletes" while defending Sergio Garcia.
- Hughes in contention for Stoke job Thu, 23 May 2013 22:05:34 GMT
- Former QPR boss Mark Hughes emerges as a leading contender to replace Tony Pulis as Stoke City manager.
- Englishisms in France: Readers' franglais favourites Fri, 24 May 2013 00:08:44 GMT
- A row over plans to teach French university courses in English has sparked soul-searching in France. Here, readers share their favourite anglicisms.
- Are people drinking too much coffee? Thu, 23 May 2013 00:58:11 GMT
- US officials are investigating the safety of caffeine in snacks and energy drinks. Is society too dependent on the world's favourite drug?
- China 'offers peacekeepers' for Mali Fri, 24 May 2013 06:53:19 GMT
- China has offered soldiers to the new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials say.
- Japan PM Abe heads to Burma Fri, 24 May 2013 03:53:04 GMT
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Burma for economic talks - in the first visit by a Japanese PM since 1977.
- Euro bank chief sees UK improvements Thu, 23 May 2013 22:04:57 GMT
- European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
- Ecuador satellite space crash fears Fri, 24 May 2013 00:39:08 GMT
- Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
- Transition plan floated for Syria Thu, 23 May 2013 16:55:47 GMT
- As Syria's main opposition coalition begins three days of key talks, its leader puts forward a transition plan for the country.
- 'Active' US hurricane season seen Fri, 24 May 2013 01:57:13 GMT
- US forecasters predict an "active or extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season of seven to 11 hurricanes, up from the average of six.