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"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

—John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist, writer

 

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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: One-minute World News  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:57 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
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: 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: '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. 
Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:44 GMT
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US. 
Thieving monkey hands out money  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:01 GMT
A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say. 
Swiss economy stalls as EU slows  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:35:03 GMT
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe. 
Halliburton agrees oil spill deal  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:42:30 GMT
US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 
Uber banned across Germany by court  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:57:12 GMT
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work. 
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. 
MPs quiz police chief over Sir Cliff  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:51:30 GMT
South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton is appearing before MPs to answer questions about a search of Sir Cliff Richard's house. 
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. 
Africa's farmers face failed seasons  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:12:35 GMT
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.