Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two
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Thursday 25 August 2011
Plummeting numbers of people leaving the UK to live abroad and the influx of migrants from Eastern Europe led to a 21% increase in net migration last year, figures showed today.
Friday 12 August 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
I suppose that as a card-carrying, man-mauling, moustache-twirling feminist, I should have dropped my blowtorch in sheer molten glee at the news this week that, over the past 30 years, men have upped their housework contribution some 60 per cent, according to a new survey from Oxford University. Instead, I thought, "Poor emasculated swine – now that's two genders rather than one who've been domesticated. Whoop de doo!"
Saturday 30 July 2011
Who knew that Fiona Bruce modelled for Jackie magazine photo love stories? This is surprising because Fiona is surely a bit of a head-girl type and not someone you would think was given to snogging, sobbing and communicating via the medium of the speech bubble. And yet there she was, in one typical week struggling to choose between outgoing Pete and his rival suitor, the painfully shy Eddie. We learn in late breaking news, if 30 years after the event still qualifies as late, that she plumped for the latter.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
People from northern parts of the world have evolved bigger eyes and brains with more developed visual processing to help them to cope with long winters and grey skies, a study has suggested.
Thursday 21 July 2011
They have more cells and thus more opportunity for mutations which could lead to a malignancy
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Badgers will be shot in a bid to limit the spread of TB in cattle, the Government is expected to announce today.
Friday 01 July 2011
Thursday 30 June 2011
The country's population rose by 470,000 last year, the highest annual growth rate for nearly 50 years, statistics released today showed.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Homeless people are six times more likely to die earlier than the general population, according to new research that reveals a hidden cost of the economic downturn.
Friday 10 June 2011
When the actor Hugh Grant picked up the British Medical Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Communication on behalf of Dr Ann McPherson, he described her as "part doctor, part campaigner, part stalker" for her subtle, persistent, and ultimately successful pursuit of his support, and said it was "a massive honour" for him to help pick up her award (which he did alongside Ann's husband, Klim).
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Academics at Oxford University today passed a vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
On a visit to Oxford University Michelle Obama tells schoolgirls they have the talent and the drive to get an elite education.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Over the last few years all we’ve heard is economic crisis, recession, negative growth, budget cuts and, well, you get the picture.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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