Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two
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Tuesday 07 February 2012
Senior civil servants are being sent back to school to brush up their management skills as part of a Government overhaul intended to shave £40bn off the cost of forthcoming "major projects".
Thursday 02 February 2012
A veteran retailer has urged the Government to reject Mary Portas's plans to save the high street, claiming many shopping streets are "in a death spiral".
Thursday 26 January 2012
It is one of medicine's mysteries: what has caused Britain's plummeting rate of heart disease over the last decade? Deaths from heart attacks have halved since 2002 and no one is quite sure why. Similar changes have occurred in countries around the world, but the death rate in England has fallen further and faster than almost anywhere.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Haven't I seen him with Boris and Dave?
Saturday 21 January 2012
IMHO... Elly Nowell would have done well to check out the brilliant Letters of Note blog
Friday 20 January 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Thursday 19 January 2012
Wednesday 18 January 2012
A student has sent her own rejection letter to a prestigious university criticising it for "intimidating" pupils from comprehensive school backgrounds during the interview process.
Friday 13 January 2012
Reginald Hill, the author of the Dalziel and Pascoe crime novels, has died aged 75.
Friday 13 January 2012
An Oxford don who played a leading role in the creation of the world's largest radio telescope has been found dead in what police are treating as murder.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Sunday 18 December 2011
In a sign that the megawealthy keep on spending, Knightsbridge landmark Harvey Nichols has seen pre-tax profit before charitable donations soar38 per cent to nearly £16m.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Nearly 75 per cent of the world's poor live in middle-income countries where their fellow citizens' wealth is growing, a study shows.
Tuesday 01 November 2011
Best headline on a press release from last week? It has to be this from the University of Bristol: "Cannabis causes cognitive chaos in users".
Saturday 03 September 2011
Botched amputations and scurvy are among the grim realities of naval life during the Napoleonic Wars revealed by a scientific examination of skeletons buried in three Royal Navy graveyards.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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