News Maths is the only subject where girls still lag behind boys

Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.

Star Trek characters ‘Leeta’ and ‘Rom’ arrive at the convention; fans dressed as ‘Judge Q’ and a science officer

It’s a wedding, Josefin, but not as we know it: Klingon couple hope to live long and prosper

Two Star Trek fans have married at the UK’s first official convention. Tom Peck beamed down

Harvard magazine mistakes racist garbage for satire

Harvard's student magazine Harvard Voice is in trouble after after a nominally satirical piece winged straight into most readers' 'racist' file. Jezebel reports.

Sunil Narine of the West Indies celebrates dismissing Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene

West Indies win World T20 final against Sri Lanka by 36 runs

Marlon Samuels inspired a West Indies fightback from the brink to deny Sri Lanka a home win and triumph themselves instead in the ICC World Twenty20 final.

DVD: Parade's End (15)

"He's making corrections in the Encyclopaedia Britannica," wails Rebecca Hall's spiteful Sylvia to her cerebral, cuckolded husband, Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch, in Ed Stoppard's adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Edwardian drama.

Wayne Rooney provided both assists for Robin van Persie in the Champions League match against Cluj

Premier League: Newcastle v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Sports Direct Arena

Amol Rajan: Strauss's lesson: lead from front and mind the KPs

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Action call as British Chambers of Commerce cuts growth forecast

Business leaders urged the Government to show some “backbone” and drive economic growth today after they slashed their forecasts for this year and next.

DVD/Blu-ray: Twenty Twelve Series 2 (15)

"If your head's not telling you that, then maybe you're in the wrong head," maintains Jessica Hynes's Siobhan, the perfectly appalling and convincing head of brand in this exquisite Olympics satire, which started out of the blocks slowly before flourishing into one of the best BBC sitcoms in yonks.

Team GB's taekwondo competitor Lutalo Muhammad

Taekwondo: Team GB's Lutalo Muhammad faced hate campaign in run up to Games

A Team GB taekwondo competitor who claimed victory instead of world number one Aaron Cook has said he received hate mail while preparing for the Olympics.

A jubilant Katie Taylor makes the most of the medal ceremony

Boxing: Green machine purrs as golden girl delivers

Katie Taylor had the raucous support of thousands on both sides of the Irish Sea

Team GB's latest gold medallists, boxer Nicola Adams and rider Charlotte Dujardin, who triumphed in the dressage

Worlds apart – but boxing and dressage deliver gold for Team GB

Victors enter spotlight as faces of two very different sports

August 8, 2012: Nicola Adams of Great Britain celebrates her victory against Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte
There are still 50,00 Olympic tickets up for grabs

London 2012: Around 50,000 tickets still available

There are around 50,000 Olympic tickets up for grabs for events including hockey, athletics and volleyball. 

Christine Ohuruogu comes to terms with silver last night

Christine Ohuruogu has to settle for 400 metres silver despite her late lunge

This stadium had already witnessed more than any expected. Drama is a Union flag. And none who saw Christine Ohuruogu pound down the final 100 metres last night was any less inflamed than the attendees the night before. The golden glow that settled on Saturday was not in Ohuruogu's gift in the 400m final, but how near she came to banking some bullion of her own.

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Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
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Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

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Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

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Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

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Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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