Half a million 15-year-olds were tested in 65 countries - and we were 26th in maths and 23rd in reading
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Sunday 27 January 2013
Graham Hughes has visited every country in the world – without flying
Friday 04 January 2013
Will £7-an-hour cuddles and soft drinks catch on as life makes it less practical to keep pets?
Wednesday 02 January 2013
At the Lily Fruit Shop in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan they serve delicious almond jelly atop shaved ice stained with molasses. As citizens sit back and enjoy the dessert, they can reflect on a city that is just as bustling as those on mainland China but offers a more relaxed lifestyle.
Friday 07 December 2012
The Head of the Design Museum surveys the long and inspired career of the great architect, who died this week at 104, and find reasons to be immensely thankful
Friday 07 December 2012
Tiger tourism – back and burning bright?
Thursday 22 November 2012
Whale-watching. Rocket launches. Caribbean islands. Being an MP can come with a round-the-world ticket
Thursday 08 November 2012
After hailing a ‘glorious decade’ in power, the outgoing Chinese President served a dire warning on his successors at Congress to tackle corruption and social unrest – or lose everything
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Sleep difficulties, a problem for as many as 70 million Americans, can double one's risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
I just spent a week without one of the most important things in my life. It's something that I never go anywhere without, that I talk to when I'm lonely, that I stare at for hours upon end, day after day. It's there for me when my friends are not. It never argues with me or makes me feel bad about myself. I love it dearly and I can make it tell me that it loves me, too: My iPhone.
Thursday 18 October 2012
A mother has described her joy after a successful operation to separate her conjoined twins.
Monday 15 October 2012
Heather Watson has climbed to 50th in the world rankings following her victory at the HP Open in Osaka.
- 1 Turning up the voice of America
- 2 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 An obsessive’s documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law
- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis