"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- VIDEO: The most future-proof profession? Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:01:16 GMT
- BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
- VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:58:25 GMT
- In 2013 China had a new museum open almost every day of the year on average, resulting in some slightly bizarre attractions
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:11:34 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:44:43 GMT
- The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.
- VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory? Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:33:38 GMT
- Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.
- VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:57:20 GMT
- There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.
- VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:32 GMT
- A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.
- Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
- An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
- Beauty queen wants apology for crown Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:08:58 GMT
- A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.
- Japan wage growth surges in July Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:14:02 GMT
- Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
- Obama renews minimum wage push Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:28:14 GMT
- President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
- Google 'discourages' old browser use Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:28:47 GMT
- Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers.
- VIDEO: FBI to investigate celebrity hacking Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:59:23 GMT
- The FBI are investigating after many famous women have had their nude photographs posted online anonymously after being hacked.
- McDormand picks up Venice award Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:49:42 GMT
- Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
- Spain returns Colombian treasure Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:08:27 GMT
- Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.