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Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Vanishing kingdom: Byzantium under siege in 1204

History: Countries of the mind

Hands up anyone who can find Burgundia, Borusia or Etruria on the map. You can't. Neither they nor the dozen other mostly forgotten European countries in Norman Davies's Vanished Kingdoms (Allen Lane, £30) exists.

Frank Lampard's 'goal' against Germany at the 2010 World Cup forced Fifa to act

Goal-line technology could be implemented in Premier League by 2012

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has said goal-line technology could be used in the Premier League as early as next season.

Andreas Whittam Smith: In a knowledge economy, jobs must go

What are people angry about? The deepening recession? Yes. The high level of youth unemployment? Yes. The excesses of the bankers? Yes. But more than anything, I believe, people are rattled by the widening gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots". The banners at demonstrations that proclaim, "We are the 99 per cent" speak eloquently to that. "We are getting nothing, while the other 1 per cent is getting everything." Many people think so.

Qinetiq reports 45 per cent jump in first-half profits

Qinetiq, the defence group, cheered the market yesterday, as it reported a better-than-expected 45 per cent jump in interim profits and raised its full-year earnings estimate by a fifth.

Gary Dobson's jacket is now a central point of the prosecution case

Lawrence trial forensic expert admits: 'I made crucial mistake'

Evidence from jacket of defendant was wrongly labelled with a code from a different case

The UEA Vice-Chancellor, Prof Edward Acton, gave a press conference on the leak yesterday

Hacked emails do not subvert climate science, says university

'Climategate' college rushes to play down significance of scientists' stolen correspondence

Gender pay gap falls

The gender pay gap has fallen below 10% for the first time after women's earnings increased faster than men's in the past year, according to official figures today.

The Business On... Richard Hooper, convergence guru

What does that mean?

Climategate erupts again ahead of key summit

More hacked emails between researchers released in apparent bid to destabilise conference

Michael McCarthy: These leaks do nothing to undermine the case for man-made global warming

CO2 concentration has increased by 23 per cent since 1958 - do you think this will have no consequence?

Scientists reject rivals' light-speed claims

Icarus physicists' study upholds Einstein's theory of relativity

'Fugitive' ME scientist arrested

The scientist responsible for a controversial study suggesting that a virus could be the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, otherwise known as myalgic encephalitis (ME), spent the weekend behind bars after being arrested by police in California for being a "fugitive from justice".

Photograph proves suspect lied after Lawrence killing, say police

A photograph showing the two men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence meeting just days after the murder proves that suspect Gary Dobson lied, prosecutors in the trial claimed yesterday.

Full of energy, Jacks united the student body into a cohesive force

Digby Jacks, Student leader who took on Thatcher – and won

Digby Jacks was instrumental in turning the National Union of Students into an effective lobbying and campaigning body, which stopped the then Education Minister Margaret Thatcher from introducing policies which would have restricted the autonomy and finances of the various students' unions.

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Britain as others see us

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Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
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How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
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Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on