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Around 50 workers and supporters took to the picket lines at the University of London today, armed with music, whistles, flags and placards as part of an ongoing campaign to win better pay and conditions for the university’s outsourced workers.

Satnav 'affects' drivers' abilities

Satnav systems sometimes send motorists the wrong way but they can also impair their driving ability, according to a study.

Research has suggested that dieting during pregnancy could reduce complications for women and lead to healthier babies

Now dieting in pregnancy is good for you

Study finds losing weight benefits mother and child, overturning decades of advice

Students in national walkout over cuts

University students staged a national walkout today to protest against the Government's plans for higher education.

Lorries are main threat to cyclists

Lorries accounted for one in five crashes involving cyclists, a study of 265 road collisions in London found.

Mild chemical agents are used for cases similar to the Tottenham riots

Government 'may sanction chemical incapacitant use on rioters', scientists fear

Leading neuroscientists believe that the UK Government may be about to sanction the development of chemical incapacitants for British police that would be banned in warfare under an international treaty on chemical weapons.

Early test to detect autism

Autism can be detected in six-month-old babies by measuring their brain activity, say scientists.

Joan Smith: Strong religious belief is no excuse for intimidation

It's been a dreadful week for free speech. A meeting at a prestigious London college had to be abandoned on Monday evening when members of the audience were filmed and threatened by an Islamic extremist. Then the president of a student society at another London college was forced to resign after a Muslim organisation called for a ban on a joky image of the Prophet Mohammed. Finally, on Friday, the author Sir Salman Rushdie cancelled an appearance at India's largest literary festival, saying he feared an assassination attempt after protests by Muslim clerics.

Man threatens students at debate

Students attending a debate about sharia law were told they would be "hunted down and killed" by a man who burst into their lecture theatre and filmed them on his phone.

UK scientists find 'lost' Charles Darwin fossils

British scientists have found scores of fossils the great evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and his peers collected but that had been lost for more than 150 years.

Aspirin a day may not be so good for heart

Taking aspirin every day may not be worth the risk for those with no history of heart problems, a major study has concluded.

Mwawa Latib, 32, North London: 'Before, I was struggling to
pay my rent of £350 a month. I even had to ask for money to be sent from my home in Malawi'

The penny finally drops. Pay people properly and you will get better results

A decade of hard graft by Living Wage campaigners has forced employers to recognise that higher salaries boost productivity

Birth defects more common than thought

Five thousand more babies with birth defects are born each year in England and Wales than previously thought, researchers say.

Record number eligible for clearing

A record number of students are eligible for clearing compared to the same time last year.

Why does LSE academic Satoshi Kanazawa seem to hate women and black people?

The ideas advanced by Social Darwinism and eugenics remain influential today in Japanese intellectual life and popular culture.

Government setback on tuition fees

The government's hopes of limiting £9,000-a-year tuition fees to only a handful of universities receive a setback today.

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