"If I ever do a book on the Amazon, I hope I am able to bring a certain lightheartedness to the subject, in a way that will tell the reader we are going to have fun with this thing."
—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
- Electrical stimulation 'aids memory' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:17:49 GMT
- Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
- Murray breezes into US Open last 32 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:30:32 GMT
- Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
- Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:35:08 GMT
- Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.
- The last Armenians of Myanmar Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT
- The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church?
- The parenting lessons to be taken from movies Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT
- It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens.
- Zambia leader sacks potential rival Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:16 GMT
- Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.
- Pakistan PM named as murder suspect Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:45:32 GMT
- Pakistani police name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a suspect in the murder of 14 followers of an anti-government cleric in Lahore, officials say.
- Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:40:59 GMT
- Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
- Argentina general strike 'success' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:13:53 GMT
- Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
- Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:44 GMT
- Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
- US supermarket sale ends bitter feud Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:46:40 GMT
- The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
- Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:47:21 GMT
- Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.
- New hospital food rules introduced Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT
- Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
- Early inspections over abuse scandal Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:44:06 GMT
- Inspections of the children's services at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal are to be carried out early, as the deputy police and crime commissioner resigns and calls for her boss Shaun Wright to go.
- Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:42 GMT
- Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.