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Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Debt and depression: Twin evils that need to be fought together

Mental illness and money problems very often go together but the link is still unclear.

Billy Crystal to host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012.

In it for the long haul and the Legion

Soldiers are tracing the steps of Scott and Amundsen in aid of the service charity.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

There is always a subtext when Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays a recital, but it is seldom as resonant as the one underlying his two linked concerts at the Southbank. It is based on an album called The Liszt Project, in which he juxtaposes piano works by Liszt with 20th-century works reflecting the prophetic nature of his music.

Raison at the Conservative conference in 1981

Sir Timothy Raison: Tory minister who also co-founded 'New Scientist'

There are not more than a score of MPs in the last 40 years who can credibly be considered as ex-future prime ministers. Timothy Raison was undoubtedly among them. I believe – and it is an opinion shared by several Tories in a position to know – that had Willie Whitelaw and not Margaret Thatcher succeeded Ted Heath as Conservative leader, Raison would probably have been his preferred successor. That was not to be. But Raison can claim another achievement: along with his father, Max Raison, he was the founder of two important periodicals – the hugely successful New Scientist, which goes from strength to strength today, and New Society, which was a serious venture, though it met with nothing like the success of New Scientist. Raison was one of Britain's most imaginative public figures of the second half of the 20th century.

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Book Of A Lifetime: Second Best Moments in Chinese History, By Frank Kuppner

Second Best Moments in Chinese History by Frank Kuppner

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: Why extinctions should worry us as a species

You probably missed it on the news, three weeks ago, the item about the Vietnamese rhinoceros going extinct; it didn't make a lot of noise. The fact that an animal which had roamed the jungles of Vietnam for millions of years had now disappeared from the Earth for ever didn't hit the front pages, or the television headlines: there were far more pressing concerns for the world. A rhino in Vietnam? So what? Who's bothered?

£95 million fund to boost SME investment

Business leaders today pressed for more Government action to help firms access credit despite the announcement of a new £95 million fund to help boost investment.

Silvio Berlusconi is driven away from the presidential palace in Rome after offering his resignation

Silvio Berlusconi will step down as promised, says president

The prospect of an Italian government led by leading economist Mario Monti helped calm market jitters today.

Heath Davies: Time marches on for the turnaround king

After giving himself 100 days to sort out the ailing Alterian technology group, the chief executive received some unwelcome attention

University Equality plans at risk, say MPs

The Government is given a stark warning today it may fail to deliver on widening participation in universities because its higher education reforms have been too rushed.

South Sudanese infants and their mothers are cared for in a malaria ward. The disease is a leading cause of death of infants and children in Africa

Malaria: The beginning of the end?

A discovery by British scientists has transformed the fight against the world's deadliest disease

Steven Pinker: 'Climate change could produce a lot of misery and waste without necessarily leading to large-scale
armed conflict'

Steven Pinker: 'Artists used to gush about the beauty of war. The First World War put an end to that'

Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor in the psychology department at Harvard University. This newspaper said of his work that "words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations". His latest book The Better Angels of Our Nature argues that humans have never been less violent than we are now. Clint Witchalls asked him to explain.

Fresh Turkey quake collapses hotel

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 caused a six-storey hotel and other buildings to collapse in eastern Turkey today.

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