Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
As the possibility of unemployment looms for many, more than 500,000 each year choose to pursue further study in the form of a postgraduate taught programme such as a master's. The motivation behind this decision is often related to belief that a higher-level qualification will result in a better job. But does the CV addition of an MA, MBA or MSc actually improve employment prospects?
'Morning after pill' under review after new evidence suggests it is less effective for overweight women
Friday 24 January 2014
The European medicines watchdog is to carry out a review of the "morning after pill" emergency contraceptives in light of growing evidence that some products may be less effective for overweight and obese women.
Monday 18 November 2013
Paying high levels of benefits to the unemployed does not lead to them becoming lazy, or lacking motivation to find a job according to a European-wide study charting the well-being of claimants.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that the number of dependent older people in the UK has actually fallen by a third in the past four decades
Monday 11 November 2013
After 20 years of research, scientists can now accurately pinpoint areas of fatty plaque build-up in and around the heart
Thursday 07 November 2013
US singer claims people in the UK do not 'get' his controversial song
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Around 20 UK institutions have now banned the track for its sexist lyrics
Nobel prize winner Professor Peter Higgs didn't know he'd won - until a woman in the street told him
Friday 11 October 2013
Peter Higgs reveals he first heard he won the prestigious award when he was on his way home from lunch, and had not checked his messages
Thursday 10 October 2013
The singer said the song, which has been banned by a number of British institutions, has been misunderstood
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The lectures he gave at university were as inspiring as what has happened today
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Polish your Spanish or life drawing skills, or learn to forage and then cook your harvest with this range of engrossing courses
Friday 14 June 2013
Tests have established a direct link between the Duke of Cambridge and a woman believed to have been at least half Indian
Friday 10 May 2013
It is one of the few high streets in Britain bereft of cafés and bars. But now Edinburgh’s most famous thoroughfare, Princes Street, could be about to undergo a drastic makeover from shopping mecca to gourmet destination.
Saturday 22 December 2012
A retired British economist and his wife are thought to have been bludgeoned to death at their home in Australia.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Researchers have discovered a new gene they say helps to explain how human evolution diverged from the last common ancestor we shared with chimpanzees.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
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