Plain cigarette packs review ends :: A UK-wide consultation on government plans to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco, which attracted strong interest, will close later.
Blue tongues and 19 other Olympic oddities :: Why are some athletes' tongues blue? Why does the anthem sound different? And what's that fly?
Why Olympians bite their medals :: You win a gold medal, you give it a bite, or so goes the current trend among Olympic athletes. The practice dates back to money handlers, but these days Olympians may be disappointed with the results.
Bob Marley's Olympic connection :: Atika Shubert talks to Bob Marley's daughter, Cedella Marley about designing the Jamaican team uniforms for the Games.
Are cool offices the key to success? :: Anyone who remembers 1987 film "The Secret of my Success" will recall the powerful hold that a corner office with sweeping views over Manhattan had on a young and upwardly mobile Michael J Fox. More than a sharp suit or a beautiful secretary, having a nice office meant you had arrived.
Day in pictures: 10 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 August 2012
Millions hit in Blizzard attack :: World of Warcraft maker Blizzard urges players to change their passwords after hackers steal a list of email addresses.
Bear-faced cheek: Hotel's grisly guest :: Affiliate KOAT reports on a bear roaming the halls of the Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico.
Olympics: Day 14 photos :: Ribbons and kicks
In pictures: Usain Bolt behind the lens :: Usain Bolt's post-200m snaps
How China handled news of Gu trial :: The day after the biggest murder trial in recent Chinese history, the country's state media ran stories about the defendant, Gu Kailai, the high-powered wife of deposed Chinese politician Bo Xilai, but kept headlines off the front page.
Rover sheds light on Mars landscape :: Mars rover Curiosity beams back a color panorama, showing a rocky, reddish desert and the mountain it will explore.
Exclusive: U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing collapse :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/9Pgano60UGY/us-banks-recoveryplans-idUSBRE87905N20120810
Spider web glass protects birds :: A glass coating inspired by the Orb-weaver spider's web is being used to save birds' lives on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Mars rover flight engineer with the Mohawk becomes Internet hit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lTd6HK1dsU4/net-us-usa-mars-mohawkguy-idUSBRE8790IT20120810
Video sparks C-section debate :: More than half of all births in Brazil are through C-section and in private hospitals. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Before the Olympics: London's East End :: Before the Olympics: London's East End
Can 'power posing' make you win? :: Just like Usain Bolt, we can use posture and poses to improve our confidence and performance, say scientists.
Tahrir images: Egypt rebel art :: Artist Nermine Hammam has created stunning images showing the violence and hope of Egypt's revolution.
Heads fear clearing confusion :: There are fears that the annual rush for last-minute university places will be more fraught than usual this year.
In pictures: Ghana's farewell to President John Atta Mills :: State funeral for President John Atta Mills
Are tyrants good for art? :: Was The Third Man's Harry Lime right to think war and tyranny helped culture thrive, asks John Gray.
Olympic glory after drug scandal :: It's been 16 years since Chioma Ajunwa leaped into Olympic stardom but the retired long jumper is a national hero in Nigeria to this day.
Saving Flo Jo's sporting legacy :: Florence Griffith-Joyner stunned the world when she won 100 and 200m gold at Seoul 1988, but was dogged by unfounded drug allegations until her 1998 death. Her husband and coach says it's time to set the record straight.
Week in pictures: 4 - 10 August 2012 :: News from around the world: 4-10 August
U.S. athlete, Mexican flag? :: Ruben Navarrette says it was bad judgment for Leo Manzano to display both the U.S. and Mexico flags after winning in the Olympics.
Man U CEO: We care about the fans :: Manchester United CEO David Gill says being publicly traded on the NYSE won't affect the club's commitment to winning.
Why American Sikhs will survive :: Shauna Singh Baldwin joined her fellow Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, last Sunday, and says that their religion is still misunderstood.
ET creator Rambaldi dies aged 86 :: Oscar-winning Italian special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi, who worked on ET and Alien, dies aged 86 after a long illness.
World over-using underground water reserves for agriculture :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1Y2HSSxQ8hY/us-science-environment-water-idUSBRE87713B20120810