Increase may be linked to obesity and diets high in red and processed meat
Research suggests higher fees are pushing some to seek extreme sources of income
Events attended by the country’s top employers, their own investment funds and a combined annual turnover of more than £1.8m: the UK’s student societies mean business. The RBS ESSA seeks to reward them, writes Gemma Howe
Andy Brown, a Masters student in polymer science, explains its appeal
Sulphur pollutants from coal-fired power stations in China have tended to cool the global climate over the past decade in contrast to the warming effect resulting from rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, scientists have found.
Clashes on Cambodia-Thailand border are threat to sites. Andrew Buncombe reports
Every few months, a science story appears which is so totally misunderstood that mild-mannered scientists take off their lab coats, flex their biceps and gently explain that percentages don't actually work that way, so no, everyone isn't about to die of E.coli, not even if they lick a goat and don't wash their hands.
In a heartfelt response to last week’s story about communication difficulties, headmaster Dr Martin Stephen reveals why every child deserves the right to speak...
To celebrate the 40th anniversary re-release of The Who Live at Leeds, Elisa Bray looks at the history of one of the greatest live albums ever, while musicians choose the albums that define the genre for them
Carrying excess fat around the waist raises the risk of cancer even if the rest of the body is slim, scientists said yesterday. For every extra inch on the waist above a healthy measurement, the risk of bowel cancer goes up 3 per cent, a study by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Leeds found.
As Bestival and End of the Road rounded off the summer festival season over the weekend, the music industry has being counting the profits from its most successful summer ever. So successful, in fact, that the show will go on for a little while yet.
The week in books
See the world and learn how to grow organic produce at the same time. Rachel Shields reports on the rise of the global wwoofer
To vote or not to vote, that is the question. Most ordinary folk would rather tick a few numbers on the Lottery than tick a box in a polling booth on 6 May, and this new documentary drama from the Look Left Look Right company examines the causes of political apathy in West Yorkshire: people didn't know about local elections; they feel alienated; the most popular video on YouTube is the one of Gordon Brown picking his nose and eating it.
Troops and protesters traded petrol bombs and rubber bullets during running skirmishes in Bangkok
People who spend a lot of time surfing the internet are more likely to show signs of depression, British scientists said today.