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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."
—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher
- VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:08:24 GMT
- The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.
- VIDEO: Lift-off for new US 'space taxis' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:35:17 GMT
- Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station.
- VIDEO: Barely a house intact in Ukraine village Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:11:52 GMT
- After a long summer of bombardment by government forces, residents of Luhansk are trying to return to normal life as the BBC's Paul Adams reports.
- VIDEO: Fijians cast first votes since 2006 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:38 GMT
- Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.
- Files reveal WW2 secret 'Agent Fifi' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:27 GMT
- World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut.
- Indian villagers mourn dead monkey Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:48:21 GMT
- Nearly 200 Indian villagers shave their heads to try to ward off bad luck as they mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple.
- eBay attack puts its buyers at risk Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:14 GMT
- A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
- European car sales continue recovery Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:37:13 GMT
- European Union new car registrations rose in July and August, industry figures show, indicating continued recovery across the region.
- Apple toughens iCloud security Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:04:15 GMT
- Apple has extended the use of two-step verification checks to iCloud back-ups, preventing the use of a tool to download iPhone and iPad back-ups.
- VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:04 GMT
- BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures.
- Artists' personal collections on show Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:22 GMT
- The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.
- Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:50 GMT
- The customised chopper Peter Fonda rode in 1969 film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than $1 million (£613,000) when it goes up for auction next month.
- Chin strap turns chewing into power Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT
- Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
- Better mobility key for clean cities Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:29:09 GMT
- Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.
- US waists 'grow an inch in a decade' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:25 GMT
- Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.