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.

Pardew makes case for 'terrific' Enrique to earn Spanish call-up

Alan Pardew is backing full-back Jose Enrique to play himself into the Spain squad if he continues to excel for Newcastle. The 25-year-old had another excellent match at Blackburn on Saturday and heads for Birmingham tonight with his reputation growing by the week.

What Price Learning? The University Debate

Part 1: Higher education has never been more contentious. In the first part of our debate, recent graduate Amol Rajan argues that far too many young people are wasting precious years in a system that is fatally flawed

Kidney grateful to O'Gara for getting sloppy Irish off hook

Italy 11 Ireland 13

Paul Newman: Old transfer system was a great leveller for lower leagues

The Football League Column: The Football League feels the old transfer system helped to redistribute wealth

Google accuses Microsoft of search copying

Google has accused Microsoft of "cheating" by copying its search engine results and regurgitating them on its rival product, Bing.

Michelin celebrates double UK centenary

Michelin is celebrating this week the centenary of the opening of Michelin House in Chelsea. This year also marks the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first Michelin Guide to the British Isles.

My Secret Life: Ranulph Fiennes, explorer, 66

My parents were... I had a wonderful mother for over 60 years – I was with her when she died, in her nineties. My father, who has been my life-long hero, was killed in the war four months before I was born.

Investment Column: ARM is pricey but its potential is strong

Computacenter; Topps Tiles

Range Rover Evoque makes a splash at the London Boat Show

The UK doesn't have a big motor show any more so Land Rover has been introducing its new Range Rover Evoque to the British public at the London Boat Show instead.

Album: Smetana / Liszt, Piano Trio / Elegies – Trio Wanderer (Harmonia Mundi)

Trio Wanderer's exploration of the Romantic elegy brings together two composers of vastly different traditions.

Market Report: ARM raised by talk of new Microsoft system

As hopes were raised that Microsoft is on the verge of revealing a new version of Windows that can use its technology, ARM Holdings enjoyed a surge in its share price yesterday and came close to taking pole position in the race to become the top riser on the blue-chip index during 2010.

Harlequins give Burnett a chance with season's loan

Harlequins have signed the Hull back-row forward Mike Burnett on a season-long loan.

Lucy Porter: The celebrity year is shorter than a dog's

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy