"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
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- VIDEO: 'My son died buying bread' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:30:06 GMT
- The father of a 15-year-old boy, who was killed after being hit by a tear gas canister in Istanbul, has said his son was not a "political symbol".
- VIDEO: Turkey clashes after boy's funeral Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:27:40 GMT
- Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
- VIDEO: Man's face rebuilt with 3D printing Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:02:15 GMT
- A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
- VIDEO: 'I've lost 30 years of my life' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:35:16 GMT
- A man freed after more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana has been speaking about his release.
- Dead Indian guru frozen by devotees Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:22:40 GMT
- Devotees of a dead guru in India tell the BBC they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them.
- Flashing power lines 'scare animals' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:03:10 GMT
- Bursts of UV light from high-voltage cables may be causing animals to avoid large areas around power lines, research reveals.
- New China figures point to slowdown Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:49:14 GMT
- China's industrial output and retail sales grow less than expected, figures show, adding to fears of a slowdown.
- Panasonic offers China pollution pay Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:02:34 GMT
- Japanese electronics firm Panasonic announces it will pay its staff working in China a premium to compensate them for high levels of pollution.
- Last of Us cleans up at game Baftas Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:21:41 GMT
- Zombie thriller The Last of Us takes home five awards, including best game, at the video game Baftas held in London.
- Study: Facebook spreads mood virally Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:37:34 GMT
- A study by researchers at the University of California finds that moods can be spread virally through social media sites such as Facebook.
- Three more series for Big Bang Theory Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:09:18 GMT
- Long-running US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is extended for a further three series, broadcaster CBS announces.
- Amazon 'orders four original series' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:30:34 GMT
- A drama from X Files creator Chris Carter and a comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal are among Amazon's new commissions, following its second round of pilots, according to reports.
- Fracking 'could harm wildlife' Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:02:24 GMT
- Fracking has the potential to devastate wildlife habitats across the UK, according to research commissioned by leading conservation groups.
- Hints of deep Earth's blue rocks Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:16:58 GMT
- Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth.