"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."
—Carl Sagan (b. 1934) American astronomer noted for research for extraterrestrial life
- Sunshine vitamin 'may treat asthma' Mon, 20 May 2013 00:39:04 GMT
- The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on their health, researchers have suggested.
- Bunions 'blame family not footwear' Mon, 20 May 2013 06:45:37 GMT
- The risk of developing bunions - bony growths on the big toe - is linked to your family, not your shoes, a US study has shown.
- Real Madrid confirm Mourinho exit Mon, 20 May 2013 18:29:19 GMT
- Real Madrid announce that Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.
- Pistorius will not compete in 2013 Mon, 20 May 2013 15:23:02 GMT
- Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial accused of murdering Reeva Steenkamp.
- The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise' Sat, 18 May 2013 23:46:02 GMT
- Anthony Denselow reports on the captured pirates who end up in the tiny island nation of Seychelles.
- The world's largest camel herd - in Australia Sat, 18 May 2013 23:38:19 GMT
- Kangaroos and koalas are possibly the best-known Australian wildlife, but thriving in the outback are more surprising residents - camels. There are now thought to be 750,000 roaming in the outback, making it the biggest wild herd in the world.
- Uganda raids over Museveni 'plot' Mon, 20 May 2013 15:52:55 GMT
- Ugandan police raid the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him and people opposed to the plan could be killed.
- Chen issues plea for relatives Mon, 20 May 2013 15:25:03 GMT
- Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US.
- Russia pollster 'is foreign agent' Mon, 20 May 2013 13:35:18 GMT
- Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after being targeted by prosecutors under the controversial "foreign agents" law.
- Colombia's Farc want 'more time' Sun, 19 May 2013 21:47:10 GMT
- Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
- 'No proof' Israel shot Gaza child Mon, 20 May 2013 13:42:39 GMT
- An Israeli government investigation concludes a French news report in 2000, which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child, was baseless.
- Obama plans Africa tour in June Mon, 20 May 2013 20:53:18 GMT
- US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
- NHS urged to improve use of drips Mon, 20 May 2013 23:57:44 GMT
- The lives of hospital patients who are put on a drip are being placed at risk by poor attention by staff to intravenous fluid care, experts warn.
- Philpott friend in jail term appeal Mon, 20 May 2013 19:35:45 GMT
- Paul Mosley, jailed for the manslaughter of six children in a house fire, is to appeal against the length of his jail term, his legal team confirms.
- Kirk votes to allow gay ministers Mon, 20 May 2013 19:20:56 GMT
- The Church of Scotland's ruling General Assembly has voted to allow actively gay men and women to become ministers.