News

Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Ramsey gets the Nobel Prize call

Norman Ramsey: Physicist whose work led to the atomic clock and the MRI scanner

It is 1945: a young man signs a large stubby, white cylinder. Not long afterwards, the cylinder explodes in mid-air, incinerating in a split second 40,000people in the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Fast forward to the present day: a hospital patient lies with their head in a white cylindrical tunnel, and the very processes of their thoughts are illuminated in reds and blues and greens on a computer screen.

Theresa May already faces allegations that she destroyed the reputation of Brodie Clark

Another fine mess for the Home Secretary

Theresa May's department is accused of publishing 'misleading' figures on drug seizures

Iris-scanning registration booths scaled back‎

At the very time long passport control queues are being blamed as the root cause of the border control scandal, most registration booths for the technology designed to eliminate such waits have been closed with no sign they are to re-open.

Blast off to spacestation

Two Russians and an American blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday to return a full crew to the International Space Station.

Rhodri Marsden: How men should cast off the yoke of online love

My friend Natasha went on a blind date with a guy who'd said, prior to meeting, that he looked like Harrison Ford. His failure to think things through became screamingly apparent when he turned up looking nothing remotely like Harrison Ford, an anomaly Natasha pointed out immediately. "Mm", he replied. "Shall we leave it then?" She walked off.

The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft rests on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome November

Russian crew blasts off for space station

A Russian spacecraft carrying an American and two Russians blasted off today from the snow-covered Kazakh steppes in a faultless launch that eased anxiety about the future of US and Russian space programmes. 

Earthquake strikes off Indonesian coast

A strong earthquake has hit waters off eastern Indonesia, according to geological agencies - although there is thought to be no threat of a tsunami.

The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution, By Keith Devlin

Fibonacci Numbers are increasingly fashionable. Architects weave them into their buildings, and they figure heavily in books on the rapidly developing science of form in nature.

Scientist Paul nurse says FOI laws are a 'tool of intimidation'

Top scientist says FoI laws being used to intimidate

Britain's freedom of information (FOI) laws are being used as an aggressive "tool of intimidation" against university researchers engaged in controversial studies that have political implications, according to Sir Paul Nurse, the President of the Royal Society.

Christmas ad boosts sales at John Lewis

Sales at the retailer John Lewis climbed 6 per cent week on week to £76.3m as its Christmas television campaign launched last week.

A beginning, a middle, but no end in sight

As we announce the shortlist for the 2011 New Media Writing Prize, Lisa Gee explores the unbound possibilities of digital-era fiction

Curatorial assistant Francesca Sidhu at the National Gallery views The Lady with an Ermine

Leonardo da Vinci, Painter at the Court of Milan, National Gallery, London

Revisionists, novelists, conspiracy theorists...all are banished in the National Gallery's clear-sighted assessment of Da Vinci's boundless talent

Sport on TV: Aussies are left looking for a hero in virtual world

Cricket is facing a test of credibility – but not because some players cheat. It's also because of the number of nurdlers and sloggers masquerading as Test cricketers. Last summer's series against India was billed as the battle for the world No 1 slot but they sent over a pub team – though admittedly one with a rather good ringer in Sachin Tendulkar. Now South Africa and Australia are contesting the main series of the winter as if it was an Under-9s house match. It's becoming difficult to tellif a player is deliberately underperforming or if he's just rubbish.

London tenants woo landlords with CVs

One in 20 prospective tenants are now providing landlords with a CV, in the hope of being picked over competitors for rental property, says LudlowThompson, a large London letting agent.

Tim Walker: With a work rate this slow, no wonder Leonardo was good

Tales from the Water Cooler: The painter's patron must have felt like Abramovich waiting for Torres to score

News
John Travolta is a qualified airline captain and employed the pilot with his company, Alto
people'That was the lowest I’d ever felt'
Life and Style
healthIt isn’t greasy. It doesn’t smell. And moreover, it costs nothing
News
i100

Other places that have held independence referendums
Arts and Entertainment
Jack Huston is the new Ben-Hur
film

It scooped up an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards when it was first remade in 1959

Arts and Entertainment
Pharrell dismissed the controversy surrounding
musicThe singer said 'the last thing I want to do is degrade'
News
news

Arts and Entertainment
Blossoming love: Colin Firth as Stanley and Emma Stone as Sophie, in 'Magic in the Moonlight'
film

Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

News
A male driver reverses his Vauxhall Astra from a tow truck
newsThe 'extremely dangerous' attempt to avoid being impounded has been heavily criticised
News
peopleThe Times of India said actress should treat it as a 'compliment'
Arts and Entertainment
Maxine Peake plays Hamlet at Manchester's Royal Exchange
theatreReview: Maxine Peake brings emotional ferocity to Shakespeare's starring part
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Panama
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
Bruges
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

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

Save us from small screen superheroes

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

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
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

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

How to make a Lego masterpiece

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

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week