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Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Teacher training applications down

The numbers of people applying to train as teachers have slumped.

New test finds neutrinos still faster than light

Scientists are becoming more confident that they will be able to contradict Einstein's assertion that nothing can travel faster than light, after carrying out another test.

Retailers pour scorn on official sales data

A dispute over the state of the high street broke out yesterday as the British Retail Consortium accused the Office for National Statistics of producing sales figures that "paint an overly rosy picture".

Album: Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, La Sublime Porte: Voix d'Istanbul 1430-1750 (Aliavox)

Jordi Savall's early-music ensemble again turns its attention to the East with this typically thorough, exhaustively-annotated selection of early Turkish music.

Struggling retailers pour scorn on ONS's upbeat high street sales data

BRC says incomes are down and consumers are cutting back

PM welcomes new prize for engineering

The Prime Minister said yesterday that he wanted children to dream about becoming engineers and welcomed the establishment of a new £1m prize for engineers who have done most to benefit humanity.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney was awarded the £10,000 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books with his latest observations on laid-back living, The Wavewatcher’s
Companion

Expert in idleness is surprise winner of science book prize

'The Wavewatcher's Companion' wins award that was rescued by the efforts of this newspaper

Jeremy Laurance: The cure-all is in danger of becoming a cure-nothing

Doctors have been warning for decades about the growth of antibiotic resistance and the dangers of overusing the drugs, yet the world been deaf to their entreaties.

It is no joke to get the public more involved in research

An expedition out of the lab and down to the pub can benefit science and society

One of the gang appeared to give Stephen Lawrence 'a good kicking', a witness said

Killers 'strolled away' from scene of Lawrence murder

The racist gang that killed teenager Stephen Lawrence walked off casually after leaving him fatally wounded, the murder trial heard yesterday.

£1m engineering prize launched

A new £1 million prize will stimulate a "new generation of engineering genius", David Cameron said.

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Postgraduate diary

Susie Legge is doing a geoenvironmental engineering master's degree at Cardiff University

How do I: Write the perfect CV?

It may translate as "course of life" but that doesn't mean your curriculum vitae should give an exhaustive summary of every aspect of your life including pages of interests, hobbies, irrelevant qualifications and every odd job you've undertaken since you were 11.

Relief as Soyuz docks

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft, carrying three crew, docked with the International Space Station yesterday, to the relief of agencies who had feared they might have to leave the orbiting base empty for the first time in a decade.

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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

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Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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