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"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."

—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859

 

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Man walks again after transplant  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord. 
Froome may skip 2015 Tour de France  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:36:23 GMT
Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled. 
Kompany angered by away fans ban  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:44:04 GMT
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 draw at CSKA Moscow. 
The man who magically made maths fun  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:32 GMT
The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa. 
The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school. 
DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:01:38 GMT
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims. 
Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:04:08 GMT
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif but others remain. 
Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:03:27 GMT
Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search. 
Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:45 GMT
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association. 
US probes 'stray Syria air drop'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:49:13 GMT
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters. 
Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:49:00 GMT
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect. 
Legal challenge over abuse inquiry  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:54:00 GMT
A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows. 
DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:24:20 GMT
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist. 
Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:12:38 GMT
A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says. 
UK 'not deporting enough criminals'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:10 GMT
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.