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.
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Wednesday 06 July 2011
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has signed a contract extension, the club have confirmed.
Friday 24 June 2011
Microsoft has unveiled what it thinks social networking will look like in ten years time.
Friday 17 June 2011
Now that the hex of having not won a trophy for 35 years has been lifted, Manchester City are now fully expected to push on and challenge for bigger things.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
The crisis at the International Monetary Fund continues to play havoc, with officials forced to change their plans at short notice. "We're sorry to inform you that we are postponing the International Monetary Fund's event for bloggers set for the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City on 7 June," says a missive from the authority, which explains that John Lipsky, who had been intending to host the bash, now has other commitments in his role as acting managing director. But is it Mr Lipsky's schedule that's the problem, or does the IMF simply wish to avoid hotels at all costs these days?
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Sportswear retailer JJB warned its recovery could take up to five years today as it produced more hefty losses in a year when it came close to collapse.
Friday 20 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Outlook If one company is thinking about buying another, there are some basic questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Shareholders in Microsoft will be wondering whether Steve Ballmer, their chief executive, did that before agreeing to pay $8.5m for Skype.
Friday 06 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Jason Isbell strides onstage and apologises for the slimmed-down nature of his band, trimmed from five to three for his current tour. "We're not so much the 400 Unit tonight as the Jason Isbell power trio," he admits, but nobody's complaining: Alabama blue-eyed soulster Isbell has the burly, no-nonsense look of someone who can take care of himself pretty well. Besides which, he's one of the few guitarists for whom the phrase "power trio" doesn't portend endless indulgence, but rather an attention to texture and rhythm that plugs any holes in the arrangements.
Monday 25 April 2011
Saturday 23 April 2011
A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.
Friday 08 April 2011
Microsoft and Toyota have agreed to join forces to develop internet-based services for the car manufacturer's customers around the world.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 2 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Warriors in ancient Iraq suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 3,000 years ago, say researchers
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy