Study shows a morning meal is needed to take the body out of its protective ‘fasting state’
John Martorano turns on legendary Boston mobster for turning informant for the FBI
They've finally found Abraham Lincoln's maths homework. It shows he was a bit of a whizz at numbers, but it appears "Honest Abe" may not have been entirely truthful about his schooling. The two pages suggest the 16th US president, who was known to downplay his formal education, may have spent more time in school than he claimed.
A New York man's multibillion-dollar lawsuit claiming half-ownership of Facebook should be dismissed, a judge said.
Brain scans could prove offenders are predisposed to violent crime
Facebook continues staggering growth amid falling share prices and continued concern over profitability
A newly described dinosaur resembled a weird combination of parrot, vampire bat and porcupine.
Fresh from making $20bn in US flotation, Facebook founder marries his long-term girlfriend
Dmitri Nabokov, the son of the Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov, tried to escape the shadow of his father's legacy, pursuing interests as diverse as opera singing and racing-car driving. But it was to the translation, preservation and championing of his father's work that he returned time and again.
What is expected to be the largest technology flotation in history was last night generating the kind of investor frenzy not seen since the days of the dotcom bubble.
'My Father's Fortune' by Michael Frayn, Faber & Faber, £15.99
Winner of last week's PEN prize, Michael Frayn's atmospheric memoir traces his family lineage, from his grandparents through to his father, a builders' commercial traveller and perennial odd one out. Rich in domestic detail, the work is beautifully crafted and elegantly written.
One in four people infected with the Aids virus in Southern Africa are hyper-infectious super-carriers, scientists at Harvard University have discovered. By targeting these individuals for treatment, the scientists hope it may be possible to counter the rising number of new HIV infections in the worst-affected parts of the world in what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against the spread of Aids.
From belief in God to the irresistible urge to flirt with the opposite sex, there are some human impulses that even the biggest brains in psychology are unable to explain. Here are their greatest unanswered questions
For years, the university has been striving to shed its highbrow image. But a new clothing range may undo the hard work
Thousands returned within a few years of crossing the Atlantic, academic reveals
We may think we know what to avoid – but when it comes to diet, the rules are rarely that simple. By Roger Dobson