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Saturday 15 January 2011
The Bodleian library's overflow facility – opened in Swindon last year afterplanning permission for a depository close to Oxford University was turned down – received its one millionth book yesterday.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Fifty years ago, Arthur, the oldest satellite at Cornwall's Goonhilly Down Satellite Station, received the world's first transatlantic television broadcast.
Monday 27 December 2010
British men are getting heavier, with the average man piling on more than a stone between 1986 and 2000 – and experts believe the weight gains are getting worse.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
A virus that was believed to be the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, has turned out to be a laboratory contamination that could not have caused an infection in humans, scientists said yesterday.
Sunday 12 December 2010
Wednesday 08 December 2010
The 1960s was the decade when the early music group came of age, with historically authentic ensembles such as New York Pro Musica, Studio der Frühen Musik (Munich), and David Munrow's Early Music Consort of London reaching new levels of technical and musical excellence on period instruments. The lutenist James Tyler was a member of all three groups, during the early part of a career that was devoted to the historically accurate performance of music for plucked strings. His death has robbed the early music world of one of the finest, most knowledgeable, and most likeable exponents of those instruments.
Thursday 18 November 2010
White British people will be a minority in their own country by 2066 if current immigration levels continue, a population expert has claimed.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
Early human ancestors were probably more sexually promiscuous than present-day societies if a study of the finger lengths of fossilised bones is to be believed.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
The law lord who conducted the inquiry into Dr David Kelly's death insisted today there was no secrecy surrounding the post mortem report.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Scientists were today celebrating a "vote of confidence" after learning they had been spared swingeing cuts.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Lowering meat consumption in the UK would prevent about 45,000 premature deaths a year, according to a new study.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Monday 27 September 2010
Migraine sufferers were offered new hope today after researchers identified a faulty gene responsible for the debilitating headaches.
Thursday 23 September 2010
It has been six months since a major Government review on postgraduate studies was published, and little has been done to fill what some officials describe as a "data vacuum" in the sector. Yet, with almost a quarter of students in the UK now studying at a postgraduate level, administrators say that this is the year in which the gap in statistics must start to be filled.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street