Sport Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady's record for touchdown passes in a season

Devastated by injury and dumped by his beloved team, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks is back in business and breaking records

Obituary: Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov, poet: born Ilford, Essex 24 October 1923; Fannie Hurst Professor (Poet-in-Residence), Brandeis University 1981-83; Professor of English, Stanford University 1982-94; married 1947 Mitchell Goodman (died 1997; one son; marriage dissolved 1974); died Seattle, Washington 20 December 1997.

Stroke your mouse and get in touch with your hard drive

A company in California has developed a new, mouse-style interface that allows users `feel' their software.

Move over Socks: the Clintons acquire a First Dog

It's been a bad winter for First Cats. No sooner has Humphrey been booted out of Number 10, than it is revealed that his American opposite number, Socks, will have to share the White House with a DOG.

Briton shares Nobel prize for his work on ageing

A Briton was among those who won the Nobel Chemistry prize awarded yesterday, while the Physics prize went to a group whose work on methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light could lead to the design of more precise atomic clocks, crucial for accurate satellite navigation. Margaret Rogerson reports.

Chelsea waves goodbye to the White House

And then there were three: Bill, Hillary and Socks. Chelsea Clinton, the First Daughter, left the White House yesterday to begin her student career at Stanford University in California.

Tripping the light fantastic to the surface of the Sun

Despite having a lousy record for accurately predicting the weather on Earth even a few days ahead, European and American scientists have set themselves a new goal: forecasting the weather on the Sun.

Those old 45s get the laser treatment

Admit it: if you're over a certain age - old enough to remember when you were as young as the characters in This Life - then somewhere you have a pile of vinyl records, quietly gathering dust, unplayed since you invested in a CD player.

Athletics: Veteran Weir targets his final ambition

Mike Rowbottom reports on a discus thrower aiming to erase bad memories at the World Athletics Championships

Information superhighway? Bah!

Who is responsible for Internet gridlock? You are. Charles Arthur explains

Why the long face?

Because everyone hates a hack that's why, says Glenda Cooper

Of mice and men

Interview: Po Bronson; First he crucified Wall Street, now America's hottest new satirist has turned to Silicon Valley with a novel which takes the lid off the billion- dollar workings of the infotech industry

Letter: American ways to fund universities

Sir: In your report (1 May) on the university President Clinton's daughter is assumed to be attending this autumn, Stanford is referred as the "most expensive in the US", suggesting that it is a rich kid's university.

Obituary: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg was the exemplary avant-garde figure of the post- war world. In verse, in politics, in his own intimate life - there was no room for a "private" life - Ginsberg resisted and disdained the orthodox, the social lie. Few people have done as much to make non- conformism respectable in our time as he did.

All eyes on Tiger as he enters jungle

US MASTERS: Augusta - white, middle class, elitist - could be conquered for the first time by a black American golfer. Woods, Nike's $28m wonderkid, has the talent to succeed, says Andy Farrell, who also (right) explains his driving force

Nobel winner backs abortion `for any reason'

The Nobel prizewinning scientist who unravelled the structure of DNA, said yesterday that women should be able to abort foetuses at will if advances in genetics showed that they would be born gay, or dyslexic, or musically untalented or even too short to play basketball.
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