"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."
—Leo C. Rosten
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- Gaultier quits ready-to-wear clothes Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:09:52 GMT
- French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier is to stop making ready-to-wear clothes for both men and women, and will focus on "haute couture" and perfume.
- Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:51 GMT
- Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).
- Apple releases U2 album removal tool Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:30 GMT
- Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.
- Tech firms want 'digital ministers' Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:10 GMT
- An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department.
- Matisse show Tate's biggest success Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:38 GMT
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- Bonneville returning for W1A comedy Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:46:47 GMT
- Actor Hugh Bonneville is to reprise his role in BBC comic mockumentary W1A which is returning for a second series next year.
- Red card for 'greenest' government Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:44:59 GMT
- The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.
- US gas leaks not caused by fracking Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:16:30 GMT
- A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.