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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.

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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

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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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