We now know a great deal more about children’s memory
Introducing the first officially accredited Russian-speaking bilingual nursery in Britain
I believe I am well qualified to answer this question. I was born deaf and have been deaf my whole life. I do not wear hearing aids or cochlear implants (and have no desire to wear either). I speak American Sign Language (ASL) and it is my primary language. I am a mother of two born-deaf children, so our being deaf is genetic for us.
Whatever your stance on the annual Mercury Music Prize shortlist recrimination frenzy, no one can deny the effect that even nomination can have on an artist in terms of sales, coverage and self-confidence. So with a Mercury nod in the bag, how is the self-effacing Laura Mvula feeling as she headlines the Shepherds Bush Empire on a Friday night?
As target begins to employ grooming tactics, the 'chatbot' changes in ways designed to lure him in
Belgium’s 79-year-old King Albert has announced that he would abdicate in favour of his son, Prince Philippe, in a surprise address to the nation that comes weeks after a woman claiming to be his daughter launched court proceedings to prove her paternity.
Higher education minister Geneviève Fioraso aims to make future French scientists better able to use international language of scientific research
Can this fanfared debut live up to its billing? After a few wobbles – yes, a new star is born
If you think a play that sets out to celebrate the 400th anniversary of UK-Japan relations sounds in danger of becoming a dry history lesson, you'd be right.
Tom Leece is Film and TV editor at Fourth & Main
The publishing world gags itself expertly with this dose of self-censorship
Hollywood sign face-lift, post election exodus, high court high, cooking on the eternal flame and one seriously rad dad
Andrew Martin chooses the smaller bar – and no sharing
An increasing number of British students are turning to European institutions for a top quality education, without the huge debts
To note that a particular coach has a philosophy of football is a staple of sports reporting. Suggesting something grander than a mere approach and less technocratic than a theory, a philosophy of sport hints at meanings beyond the winning and losing of games. Touchline philosophy it may be, but our sporting conversation is preoccupied with question of rightness and wrongness, of beauty and ugliness - the core concerns of ethics and aesthetics. For the Ancient Greeks, the relationship between sport and philosophy was obvious. The basis of a classical education was the alphabet plus swimming. The habits and discipline of preparing the mind and body were parallel and complementary. Plato, his name derived from platon or broad-shouldered, was an accomplished wrestler. Aristotle, an avid fan of the beauty of the pentathlete, taught at the Lyceum – itself a gymnasium.