"Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language."
—Charles Scribner, Jr.
- Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:58:09 GMT
- Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
- O'Keeffe work sets female art record Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT
- A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
- Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:39:16 GMT
- Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
- Embrace the arts, engineers told Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:25 GMT
- Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
- Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT
- The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
- Female bosses 'more depressed' Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMT
- Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
- England 0-3 Germany Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:17:50 GMT
- England women are comprehensively beaten by clinical Germany in front of a record 45,619 Wembley crowd.
- Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:53:21 GMT
- Crystal Palace score two late goals as they win 3-1 against Liverpool, who suffer their third successive league defeat.
- Is winning 100 caps still a big deal? Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:11:40 GMT
- Wayne Rooney recently became the ninth English footballer to win 100 caps but is it easier to do this now than it was a generation ago?
- Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents' Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:12:18 GMT
- At a time of international conflict two centuries ago, did Britain assassinate an enemy agent while the world was looking the other way?
- Police in toastie mercy dash Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:56 GMT
- Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.
- Writing lessons give way to typing Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:46 GMT
- Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.
- Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:35 GMT
- An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
- Australia top ODI rankings after win Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:25:17 GMT
- Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.
- West 'seeks Russia regime change' Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT
- Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.