A Harvard University professor has used an epilepsy drug to reawaken a period of brain plasticity previously only seen in children
With alumni including prime ministers, pop stars and at least one president who never learned to inhale, how will the Rhodes scholars of 2014 compare?
It’s what anti-establishment campaigners have long suspected: the Government is a magnet for corruption.
The British Nobel Laureate author, who wrote The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing, had a writing career spanning more than 60 years
News of a change at the top sends the software behemoth’s shares soaring
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.
Manufacturers' measurements do not take into account the caloric value of fibre
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.
Liverpool have announced plans for a pre-season tour of North America which will include a glamour friendly against Roma in Boston.
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.