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His notes and blog got him labelled an 'industry innovator' after the site attracted thousands of other students

Lives Remembered: Tom Mulvey

Tom Mulvey was a prolific and original scientist who played a key role in shaping the development of the electron microscope. He was equally known as a witty and charming person who was devoted to his family and his students.

Longest-serving 'chained wife' finally breaks free after 48 years

Susan Zinkin divorced her husband in 1962, but only now is she able to marry again

Scottish priest could become first female bishop

A Scottish priest will today find out if she is to become Britain's first female bishop.

Swimming: Phelps loses to law student who brings successful suit

Rock star of the show but victory aided by soon-to-be-banned costume

Study reveals lack of awareness over university bursaries and scholarships

It is amazing but true that one quarter of students and parents have not heard of the bursaries that each university has to provide to students in need. So, three years after the controversial top-up fees were introduced, along with a complicated paraphernalia of loans and scholarships, thousands of students don't have the information they need to choose the institution that is best for them.

Teachers face ' institutional racism claims'

Black and minority ethnic teachers face an "endemic culture of institutional racism" in schools, research found today.

Big ambitions: Queen Mary's new head sets targets to push college up the league tables

Simon Gaskell is in his fifth day of his new job at Queen Mary, University of London, the grittily urban institution in the melting pot of the East End. His room is full of empty boxes that he unpacked and brought from Manchester University where he was vice-president in charge of research. So, he looks as though he is in the camping-out stage of a new job.

James Nicholls: Binge drinking is only one facet of a wider culture of consumer excess

From historically low levels in the first half of the twentieth century, UK alcohol consumption has been steadily rising since the early 1960s.

My life after death row, by man cleared of murder

The twentieth of May 1999 is a date that will haunt John Thompson forever. It was the day he was going to die. Convicted in 1985 of first degree murder and an attempted carjacking three weeks later, the father-of-two from New Orleans was 24 when he arrived on death row in Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison. Over the course of his incarceration seven execution dates came and went, and as the final sweltering Deep South summer of the millennium approached he believed it would he his last.

Investment Column: Fierce headwinds buffet United Utilities

HomeServe; Nanoco Group

Re-marks soar as students try to make grade

A-level candidates challenge their marks in attempt to get place at their university of choice

World Focus: As Iran protests go global, the regime reacts

Protest demonstrations over Iran's presidential election results spread across at least 80 cities in six continents this weekend – with one worrying sign for supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi in Tehran: in several cities, protesters could clearly be seen carrying posters advocating the overthrow of the Islamic Republic. This is something that neither Mousavi nor his supporters have encouraged.

Diane Abbott: Stop talking. Start delivering...

Black people have watched Phillips' interventions with mounting dismay

John Harris: A world without men? That's not the real ethical issue here

I cannot see a downside to research that increases the range of human possibility and choice

Recording tracks Russia's Moon gatecrash attempt

A never-before-heard recording of the dramatic moment in which British boffins observed a Soviet attempt to scupper American victory in the race to the Moon has been made available to the public for the first time.

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