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Tuesday 25 November 2008
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.
Friday 31 October 2008
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.
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Friday 24 October 2008
Saturday 11 October 2008
Friday 03 October 2008
Employees who take regular periods of long-term sick leave die earlier than their colleagues, a study by the British Medical Journal said today.
Friday 26 September 2008
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.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Thursday 28 August 2008
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).
Monday 18 August 2008
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.
Friday 01 August 2008
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.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
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.
Wednesday 16 July 2008
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."
Wednesday 11 June 2008
New anti-migraine drugs that have fewer side effects than existing treatments could be on the market within three years, scientists said yesterday.
Thursday 29 May 2008
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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