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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest


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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.
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