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A Femen activist takes extreme action to demonstrate against the sexism of toys such as Barbie

Barbie or Lego? Stereotyping starts early, says physics professor as she calls for a rethink by parents and educators

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A study which has tracked a group of people born in the 1940s until the present day has concluded that parents who exert too much control over their children could be causing them lifelong psychological damage

The negative impact on wellbeing was comparable in scale to that observed in people who have suffered a bereavement, the experts said

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Each hour that schoolchildren spend in front of the television or computer every day sees their GCSE results fall by the equivalent of two grades, warns new research by the University of Cambridge

The study also found that doing an extra hour of daily homework and reading correlated with teenagers gaining 23.1 more GCSE points

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A researcher has claimed that new computer-based system of music notation will herald a new age of harmony

Researcher claims new computer-based system of music notation will herald a new age of harmony

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Human settlement has cost Europe most of its forest cover

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought

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Investigations in Durham have identified the remains of up to 28 skeletons as prisoners of war

Troops at the brutal Battle of Dunbar in 1650 may have been as young as 12

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A doctor looks at a brain scan

The research challenges perceptions of ADHD as a condition which teenagers suffer from but 'grow out of'

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Professor says study is important to highlight 'the need for extra support at school for children who are born pre-term'

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The University of Birmingham says parts of a Koran manuscript in its library are from one of the oldest copies of the Islamic text in the world

Scholars have claimed that ancient artefact could potentially rewrite Islamic history

Life and Style
An embryologist examines human embryos at an IVF clinic

Genetic modification of human embryos 'could eliminate some genetic diseases'

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An artist’s impression of tribes fishing during the Mesolithic period. The new study aims to reveal the culture and lifestyle of prehistoric humans

Exclusive: Unique research will unearth evidence submerged by rising oceans

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Research has shown that ingredients can help with chronic pain, cancer, anxiety, diabetes, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, sleep disorders and more, company claims

News

But it's going to be difficult to be sure

News

Most months, we’re not really aware of the Moon’s changing diameter

News

Last night's Moon was 15 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is at its smallest and dimmest

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The dome is 36 feet (11 meters) in diameter and 20 feet (six meters) tall (AFP)

The team will have to survive without fresh air and fresh food

News

The full Moon will be at its closest point to the Earth

Life and Style

Even drinking water the night before makes little-to-no difference

News

Effect shows how the sky’s clouds come about

News
A blood red moon lights up the sky during a total lunar eclipse in Auckland, New Zealand

Some are convinced that the weird lunar events — a lunar eclipse on the same night as a Supermoon — will bring pull up the tides, bringing floods and earthquakes

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Allonautilus scrobiculatus, photographed by Peter Ward off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Only two people have ever seen the sea creature

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'We would have seen something of it by now,' said Nasa’s head asteroid spotter

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Just 39 per cent of research studied could be reproduced universally

Of 100 studies, more than half could not be reproduced using the same method

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