Astronomers find the first rocky planet with vast oceans beyond our Solar System
A poet?! You have 10 seconds before I switch off… 10, 9 –
Detailed study shows inconsistent impact of climate change on weather across Europe
They are found in every kitchen and have kept students from going hungry for generations. But none of the billions of baked beans eaten in the UK grow on British soil – yet.
The Week in Books
Britain's booming tech industry is gasping for new talent and fresh ideas. Duncan Hopwood examines the options open to bright graduates
China is not helping its neighbour for altruistic reasons
Welsh midfielder has taken coaching badges
Those keen to develop a natural gift for words can benefit from an MA in creative writing, says Russ Thorne
Studying philosophy equips you with an adaptable mind and vital life skills, writes Russ Thorne
If you ask me...
It began with dark mutterings in the local pub, that a strange beast might be stalking the woods around the little village of Woodchester, savaging the local wildlife and frightening local dog walkers.
Child deaths from abuse have fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, new figures show. With social workers frequently vilified after the death of a child at the hands of adult guardians, the findings – published in Archives of Disease in Childhood – act as tribute to the success of child protection policies and those who implement them.
Amlin Challenge Cup: Munster 12 Harlequins 20
Munster 12 Harlequins 20
An intriguing contender with a superb Aintree record was confirmed in the mix yesterday for next month's Grand National, though his tilt at the John Smith's-sponsored prize could hardly be termed no-nonsense. Five days ago Tidal Bay finished sixth in the Gold Cup, albeit 23 lengths behind the winner Long Run. As is his style, he was almost tailed off early but once he had condescended to put his racing head on, nothing stayed on up the finishing hill more strongly.