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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

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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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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

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The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
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Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam