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Money set aside to encourage students from poor backgrounds to apply to university is under threat, a university think-tank has warned.

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Britain will next year have its own space-weather centre for predicting the arrival of solar “super-storms” that can trigger electricity blackouts across whole cities and knock out GPS satellites, the Government will announce today.

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Investigation reveals 300 online journals have agreed to publish the flawed research

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White working-class British boys are in danger of becoming an “educational under-class”, the head of an influential think-tank said today.

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First it was iPads and laptops. Now students are offered fee rebates as recruitment battle hots up

The chief executive of the AQA exam board said he felt the B grade at A-level was assuming far greater importance

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'There is quite a lot of value in obtaining other grades'

Boys will be boys: Gender divide is growing fast at A-levels

Girls shy away from maths and science and fewer boys opt for English and creative subjects

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Profit-making university is just the start, minister says

Lecturers' leaders claim the record of profit making institutions in the United States show they cost students and taxpayers dearly

The UK Space Agency, based in Swindon, aims to capture 10 per cent of the space industry

From Swindon to the Solar System: UK Space Agency aims to capture 10 per cent of the industry

It’s easy to laugh, but Britain is making steady progress in the space race. And with £40bn up for grabs, we should take it seriously

Government to spend £60m on revolutionary Sabre rocket engine that will be used on spaceplane Skylon

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