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CIA given details of British Muslim students

Outrage as personal files of undergraduates at Detroit bomb suspect's college handed to US

'Brain plays role in hearing difficulties'

Struggling to hear someone properly mid-conversation during a noisy party or gathering may be something most of us have experienced at one time or another.

DJ Taylor: Come on Pauline

Mrs Prescott joins the ranks of superior Labour wives; it's the end of the line for a lottery yob; three cheers for experts; bored stiffs; and dreamers

Genetic disorder turns risk-averse into gamblers

The brains of people who risk everything when gambling may be wired up differently to those of the naturally cautious, according to a study that appears to have discovered a neurological basis for reckless behaviour.

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Dr Simon Corcoran and Dr Benet Salway of the history department at University College London have found fragments of an important Roman law code that previously had been thought lost forever.

Leading Article: Language woes

The news that a large number of schools – many in the most deprived areas of the country – have abandoned the Government's target of getting 50 per cent of all 14- to 16-year-olds to study a modern foreign language has been quietly received in education circles with little comment. The Centre for Information on Language Teaching (CILT), which produced the finding as part of its annual survey of provision, called for several measures to boost the take-up of languages.

Don't blame us, says student Islamic society

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up a plane, ran the UCL Islamic Society. But its current members tell Indlieb Farazi that they deplore extremism and terrorism

Nobel laureates: don't put money before science

New rules will stifle groundbreaking research, Government told

Bomber warns: there are more like me in Yemen

Al-Qa'ida claims responsibility as inquest into airport security begins

Airline 'bomber' had been banned from Britain

The man at the centre of the failed Detroit airliner bomb plot had been banned from entering Britain, it was disclosed today.

Steve Connor: Huge potential balanced against ethical fears

It is easy to get confused over stem cells. It doesn't help that there are several different types of stem cell but the one involved in this proposed clinical trial happens to be the most powerful and the most controversial – embryonic stem cells.

Oxford to defer use of A* grade for admissions

Britain's elite universities disagree over whether to use the new A* grade at A-level when making decisions about admissions.

Calling all students for a crash course in business

It's no longer enough to have a first class degree. To get a job you also need to hone your teamwork skills.

Student dies at freshers' week party

A 19-year-old university student died after collapsing at a freshers' party in a nightclub.

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