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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher


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Driverless lorry tested on motorway 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:28:43 GMT 
    A driverless lorry developed by Daimler is tested on a public road for the first time, in Germany.

Clarkson's final Top Gear up for NTA 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:21:01 GMT 
    Jeremy Clarkson's final season on Top Gear has been nominated for a National TV Award and is up against last year's winner Gogglebox.

Wallander writer Henning Mankell dies 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:29:15 GMT 
    Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, best known for novels featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, dies aged 67.

Plant uses raindrops to eat ants 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:03:46 GMT 
    A carnivorous plant uses raindrops as a power source to bounce ants into a trap, researchers find.

Wild mammals 'return to Chernobyl' 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:17:21 GMT 
    The Chernobyl exclusion zone now has more wildlife than before the 1986 nuclear accident, researchers say.

Nobel Prize for anti-parasite drugs 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:37:42 GMT 
    The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.

MSF 'disgust' at Afghan hospital claims 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:45:55 GMT 
    The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is "disgusted" by Afghan government justifications for Saturday's attack on its hospital in Kunduz.

Liverpool want Klopp in by Friday 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:46:25 GMT 
    Liverpool hope Jurgen Klopp will replace sacked manager Brendan Rodgers by the end of this week as talks progress well.

Farrell defiant on England selection 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:25:30 GMT 
    England backs coach Andy Farrell denies wielding undue influence over the team's tactics and line-ups at the World Cup.

The greenest island in the world? 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:15:44 GMT 
    How people on the smallest of the Canary Islands have turned natural challenges into opportunities.

Surviving the bullring for a comfy retirement 
  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:12:05 GMT 
    Thousands of bulls are sent into the ring in Spain each year- most are killed but a handful are spared.

African governments 'getting better' 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:13:55 GMT 
    Thirty-three out of Africa's 54 countries have shown improvements in the way they are governed over the last four years but progress is stalling, research finds.

Kenya schools reopen after long strike 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:28:10 GMT 
    Millions of Kenyan pupils return to school after teachers suspended their five-week strike over pay.

Afghans 'called in' clinic strike - US 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:11:29 GMT 
    Afghan forces called in the air strike that hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, killing 22 people, a US general says.

Teenager held over posts after shooting 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:36:11 GMT 
    A Sydney teenager from the same school as the 15-year-old who killed a police worker on Friday is arrested on his way to class.
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