If you want to get into the holiday spirit without having to cut down a poor defenseless evergreen, check out this clever idea from the resourceful folks at the Gleeson Library in San Francisco. They stacked a bunch of their own books (bound in a rather apropos shade of green) to form a perfectly proportioned recycled Christmas tree to add cheer to the space.
"construction for the 'maranello library' by milan-based practice arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati is now complete
and has just opened its doors to the public. divided into three volumes, the 1,175 square meter community center contains
program for the book stacks, music and video library, multipurpose room and study spaces along with administrative offices and storage facilities. partially underground, the low-profile structure maintains the flat roof is below the three-sided site enclosure sealing its contemporary appearance from the historical character of the established urban context."
1 June 2011 Last updated at 11:15 GMT Help
A survey of hundreds of doctors across Europe found 60% admit to using Wikipedia for reference. In the UK the figure is one in two.
Dr Douglas Diggle, a GP from West Yorkshire, explained on BBC Radio 5 live why he finds the website useful: "The information... is highly technical."
"We do have journals that are published every week," Dr Diggle told the Morning Reports programme.
"Any legitimate way of sourcing information is OK."
You can hear other BBC Radio 5 live highlights by visiting the Best Bits section on the website.
Morning Reports broadcasts seven days a week 0500 - 0530 on BBC Radio 5 live.
"Der Markt für Suchmaschinen schien längst aufgeteilt, als eine kleine Firma namens Google ihn von hinten aufrollte. Seitdem versuchte der Konzern das Kunststück immer wieder - nicht selten mit Erfolg. Sein Geld verdient er noch immer fast vollständig mit Online-Werbung. Wie innovationsfähig ist der Suchmaschinengigant heute noch?"