News Tesco has removed a line of clothing featuring pictures of animals wearing glasses with the words 'nerd' and 'geek' underneath

Aneliese Whittaker complained range stereotyped people who wear spectacles

Mind your language: 2013's words of the year

New terms entered common parlance with exuberant frequency this year. But what the most popular ones tell us about ourselves is not especially flattering

Bill Burr performs on stage in Los Angeles

How nerdy are you? Take the YouTube geek IQ test

Do you know what the Eleventh incarnation of the Doctor looks like? What element are diamonds made of? What is the name of the man in a digram drawn by Leonardo da Vinci?

YouTube launches 'Geek Week', nerds left in the shade

Running August 4-10, each day of the week will be dedicated to different strand of geekery

Kicking myself as Lady Geek catches the IT bug

Less than one in five technology jobs are held by women. A new book, by an old friend, should make employers, parents and teachers sit up.

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First Night: Veep, Sky Atlantic, 10pm

Now Washington's in the thick of it: Iannucci conquers America with a very British farce

The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters, By Mark Henderson

Isaac Newton was twice elected an MP for Cambridge University. Beyond asking for a window to be closed, there is no record that he ever spoke in a debate. More than three centuries later, just one of today's 650 MPs, Julian Huppert, the Lib-Dem member for Cambridge, has been a research scientist. Only two others have a science PhD.

Mark Elborne: For engineers, it's a question of respect

The boss of General Electric UK says their lack of status could cost Britain dear

Leading article: Crony capitalism and craven folly

What is it about bankers' pay that makes the hard-pressed majority feel that finance capitalism is a conspiracy against them? Could it be that, more than three years after the credit crunch of 2008, we feel that the unfair rewards in the sector that caused the crisis continue unabated? Could it be that the rewards now seem even more unfair because we, the taxpayers, put up the security to bail out the banks? Could it be that we feel that politicians, who mouthed slogans about fairness and how they would put an end to excessive pay, have played a cynical game? Could it be that the way banks pay their top people seems designed to confuse us, even when we, the taxpayers, are their shareholders.

We Love: The new satchel - The geek-chic favourite has been knocked off its pedestal by something much more at home with the horsey set. Saddle bags are set to be everywhere this summer, so stand out from the crowd with a neon number. £55, zatchels.com

The Fashion Audit: Saddle bags, Iron Lady-likes, Kasabian, and the Fashion Fringe

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Tom Pellereau, winner of this summer's The Apprentice

The triumph of the nerds: Geek chic!

They're hardly classic pin-up material, so why are women falling for them?

Wikipedia seeks women to balance its 'geeky' editors

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has launched a recruitment drive for women because its team of "26-year-old geeky, male" contributors lack the expertise to edit some of its pages.

Errors & Omissions: Somewhere in the mush is the meaning – and it's getting harder to find

Sometimes the language seems to be turning to mush before your eyes.

DVD: Glee: Road to Regionals (season 1, volume 2) (12)

Continue the story of the American high- school geeks who've formed a glee club –a choir that warble pop hits and seem to spontaneously know all the right dance moves – as they chase their dreams, discover who they really are, and do quite a lot of snogging, too.

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