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Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two

Net immigration up by more than 20%

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.

Susan Greenfield: Computers may be altering our brains

The cyber-world is offering an unprecedented environment; the brain may be adapting. We should try to foresee these changes, both positive and negative

Julie Burchill: Men, leave the cleaning to me

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!"

Rebecca Tyrrel: 'Fiona Bruce put her Rear of the Year award to good use'

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.

Northern humans have bigger brains

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.

Study reveals that tall people are more likely to get cancer

They have more cells and thus more opportunity for mutations which could lead to a malignancy

Caroline Spelman fires starting gun on badger cull

Badgers will be shot in a bid to limit the spread of TB in cattle, the Government is expected to announce today.

The university, the angry writers, and the alleged death of the Oxford comma

A new style guide ruling has stunned punctuation purists. Michael Bywater is thrilled

UK head count highest for 50 years

The country's population rose by 470,000 last year, the highest annual growth rate for nearly 50 years, statistics released today showed.

Peter Bills: England's overseas player selection row

Talking Rugby...

Why homeless men die 22 years younger

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.

Doctor Ann McPherson: GP and activist who campaigned to change the law on assisted dying

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).

Academics vote against David Willetts

Academics at Oxford University today passed a vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts.

Video: Michelle Obama gives school girls pep talk

On a visit to Oxford University Michelle Obama tells schoolgirls they have the talent and the drive to get an elite education.

Dating advice: Recession? What recession?

Over the last few years all we’ve heard is economic crisis, recession, negative growth, budget cuts and, well, you get the picture.

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