"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
- Barclays sets aside £500m in probe Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:34 GMT
- Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.
- Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate' Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT
- Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
- VIDEO: Smart glasses light up for messages Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:58:58 GMT
- From colour changing glasses to space age cooling waistcoats - the latest technology in Japan
- Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT
- Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
- Ian McKellen given freedom of London Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:49:16 GMT
- Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
- IPCC debates 'most important' report Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:14 GMT
- Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
- Low oxygen 'delayed life on Earth' Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:03 GMT
- Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
- Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT
- The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
- Google developing a cancer detector Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT
- Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
- Murray seals World Tour Finals place Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT
- Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
- Giants beat Royals in World Series Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT
- San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
- The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT
- Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
- Can you cheat your way to fitness? Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT
- Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?
- Emergency rule in Burkina Faso Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:03:54 GMT
- Burkina Faso's military announces emergency measures after violent protests against President Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule.
- Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:17 GMT
- Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.