"Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."
—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist, statesman
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:39:20 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle' Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:55 GMT
- Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
- VIDEO: Hamm on beards, baseball and moving on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:13:12 GMT
- He's best known for his portrayal as the cool and commanding Don Draper in Mad Men - but actor Jon Hamm is keen to shake off his bad boy image.
- VIDEO: Roman ruins uncovered in Somerset Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:24:35 GMT
- Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.
- VIDEO: Controversy over new Lennon film Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:47 GMT
- A new film that looks at the events that unfolded the night Beatles star John Lennon was shot, is causing controversy amongst critics and fans.
- VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:50 GMT
- A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
- Hello Kitty is not actually a cat Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:46:53 GMT
- Yes, you read that right, Hello Kitty is not a cat - she's a British school kid who likes apple pie, say her creators.
- Malaysia Airlines expects more losses Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:27:31 GMT
- Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.
- EU widens aid to dairy exporters Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:46:22 GMT
- The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
- Call for Facebook beheadings rethink Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:16 GMT
- Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.
- VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:01 GMT
- David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.
- US film-maker William Greaves dies Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:45:42 GMT
- The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
- Bake Off contestant 'stitched up' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:13:08 GMT
- The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.
- Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:03:52 GMT
- Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
- Memories 'flipped' from bad to good Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:09:02 GMT
- Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.