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

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

One in five airline pilots suffers fatigue

One in five airline pilots suffers from fatigue in the cockpit at least once a week and their abilities are compromised as a result, a study suggests.

Long hours 'increase risk of heart disease'

Clocking up extra hours in the office can increase the risk of heart disease, a new study has found.

If you can't be good, be careful

You're hooked on junk food, regularly drink more than your limit and prefer the sofa to the gym. What can you do to limit the damage?

Is a degree worth £9,000 per year?

This week Oxford University confirmed that it would raise undergraduate tuition fees to £9,000 per year. The decision came after Cambridge, Imperial College London and Exeter also announced their intentions to charge the maximum allowed by the government’s recent reforms. To say the least, this news puts Nick Clegg’s claims that £9,000 fees would be ‘the exception, not the rule’ in doubt. But is a university degree really worth all that money? We've asked recent graduates and current students what they think.

UCL to lead planetary life mission

British scientists are to lead a mission searching for signs of life on planets orbiting nearby stars.

Ali Parsa: The banker bringing the market to the NHS

The Monday Interview: Are Ali Parsa's luxury hospitals the future of healthcare? Oliver Wright meets him

Warning over Supreme Court independence

The independence of the highest court in the land cannot be properly guaranteed because of the way it is funded, its president has said.

Teachers 'should be top academics'

Every secondary school should have teachers who attended elite universities, Lord Adonis said today.

First reliable blood test for vCJD

British scientists have developed the world's first reliable blood test for the human version of mad cow disease.

Is protesting an integral part of the student experience?

Last Saturday, students took to the streets of London and Manchester to stage the latest in a series of protests against higher tuition fees and public spending cuts. To many, these demonstrations marked the end of what had seemed like a decade of student apathy and a return to the “good ol’ days” of students protesting. But is it fair to call protesting an integral part of the university experience? We spoke to a few people, some of whom went on the protests and some of whom did not, to find out.

Surgeon says UK voicebox transplants on horizon

Voicebox transplants could be carried out in the UK in the next few years, according to a surgeon involved in the latest procedure.

A fresh start with the arts

Turn off the treadmill and ditch the diets, says Nancy Groves, and look to these inspiring events for a restorative, nourishing beginning to the new year

Right-wing brains 'different'

Neuroscientists are examining if political allegiances are hard-wired into people, after finding evidence that the brains of conservatives are a different shape to those of left-wingers.

Brain shape 'shows political allegiance'

Neuroscientists are examining whether political allegiances are hard-wired into people after finding evidence that the brains of conservatives are a different shape to those of left-wingers.

Smokers to get free nicotine patches

Free nicotine patches are to be offered on the NHS as part of a major drive to help smokers quit their habit in the New Year.

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The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
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How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
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The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

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Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

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Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...