i In the frame: Eileen Cooper accuses the art world of failing women

Meet Eileen Cooper: she wants to shake up the art world.

UK at risk of losing lead in stem cell research

Britain's attempts to take stem cell research from the laboratory to the clinic are being undermined by government red tape and a lack of interest from City investors, according to experts meeting in London today.

Light drinking when pregnant may lead to calm babies, says study

Drinking one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy does not harm the mental development of the baby and is even linked with an overall improvement in the behaviour of toddlers, a major study found.

Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate

The same brain circuitry is involved in both extreme emotions – but hate retains a semblance of rationality

Tom Courtenay: 'I had this knack, my own thing'

From Hull docks to the infamous Marshalsea prison in the BBC's Little Dorrit, it's been a long-distance journey for Tom Courtenay

State school outshines private rivals

Parents line up to enrol children in sixth form at specialist maths college

Sick leave linked to early death

Employees who take regular periods of long-term sick leave die earlier than their colleagues, a study by the British Medical Journal said today.

MPs urge the Queen to cut her costs

MPs have called on the Queen to live according to her means after an investigation by The Independent revealed that Buckingham Palace was facing a cash crisis over the costs of her staff and palaces.

Wealth Check: The £30,000 burden that awaits on graduation

What can a student do to cope with the cost of university life and the debt that must be repaid later? By Harriet Meyer

Leading Article: Britain doing well

The international league table for 2008 produced by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China show British universities continuing to perform well in global rankings, and better, for example, than other European countries such as Germany, which invest more money in higher education than the UK. Cambridge comes top in Europe after Harvard, Stanford and Berkeley, and the big news is that UCL has overtaken Imperial to come in third position in the UK (22nd in the table).

Students in rush to grab final places at university

The "house full" sign has gone up at most of Britain's leading universities as students snapped up places on courses at a record rate. But a lifeline was offered for youngsters who had flunked their A-levels as some universities urged them to sign up for foundation degree courses that could pave the way for a full degree course later.

Lost in translation: Mary Rose's demise blamed on multilingual crew

One of the greatest naval disasters in history occurred when the Mary Rose, pride of the English battle fleet, sank in the Solent just before dawn on 19 July 1545, in sight of the French fleet, with the loss of more than 400 lives. No one knows why. The delighted French claimed a direct hit, though in fact the ship was undamaged; the English blamed an undisciplined crew.

Jacob Blacker: Architect who assisted Goldfinger

Before and after the Second World War, London was a magnet for talented and ambitious Commonwealth architecture graduates seeking professional experience. One of these was Jacob Blacker.

James Thompson: Can we justify seeking The Truth by torment?

This interrogation is not a pleasant sight. We see a lone teenager put under pressure by a skilled questioner who shows apparent concern for his well-being, mixed with bellicose entreaties that he should be honest and go back on his story, a crude but often effective approach. The interrogator has built a relationship of sorts with his captive. He is playing to the suspect's self-esteem as someone who is too good at heart to tell a lie unless he avoids the other person's eye. The deliberate analogy is with a parent who confronts a mischievous child and says: "Look me in the eye and tell me the truth and all will be forgiven."

Breakthrough in migraine therapy

New anti-migraine drugs that have fewer side effects than existing treatments could be on the market within three years, scientists said yesterday.

Leading Article: Global vision

University College London's decision to set up shop in South Australia by opening a Masters programme in energy and resources is a smart move. Any university that wants to be taken seriously as a global player needs to be thinking where to locate a campus to cash in on the burgeoning international market in higher education and to get its name out into the marketplace.

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Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

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