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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.

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.

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
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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

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.

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.

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.

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Postgraduate diary

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

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project