Like alcohol, can these chemicals not be taken in the right way, at the right dose?
The Tory drive to make teachers and carers chase after statistics has hindered rather than helped
Arguments about what kind of music is best, what will survive the test of time, miss the point
While the 2010 Equality Act seems to be discouraging prejudice, it has also come under attack for limiting freedom
We still view European history as taking off with the Renaissance and Enlightenment, but this position gets more out-of-date the more we learn
There's so many prizes today's writers aren't bothered about who wins. The purpose awards serve now is to tell readers what to read.
Instead of an outright ban on activities deemed "undesirable" - like getting off your head on booze - the state is trying to render them socially inacceptable
Now be against the political institution in its current form is apparently to be anti-peace as well as anti-European
As religious observance is on the wane, people's desire to connect at some higher level faces a quest for new forms
People expect melody and emotion from their music; but just because modern classical doesn't conform to this doesn't make it worthless
A fresher on the joys of exchanging a rigid and prescriptive curriculum for learning through free-form debate.
There's a risk that in using choirs for everything from helping fragmented communities to stress relief, we drag them down to the level of the mundane
A dearth of real engineering ambition is holding back the sector. Big, ambitious projects are needed to put us back on track.
The knowledge and understanding of subjects has no moral purpose. It may lead to discontent.
Unlike past protest movements where ideologies came into conflict, today's uprisings are raw and reject traditional political structures
Whichever the year, whoever the artists, the Turner Prize always brings us back to the same old, endlessly fascinating question: what makes great art?
Greek farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers for demanding pay walk free from court in 'scandalous, racist' verdict
Why black cats make amazing pets, and take good selfies too
Usain Bolt: The Times publishes transcript of interview where they claim he labelled Commonwealth Games 'a bit s***'
Over 100 firefighters sent to tackle blaze at the former home of the Cadbury's family
Argentina defaults as 11th hour talks with hedge funds collapse
Nigerian forces find 10-year-old girl wearing bomb after stopping two suspected Boko Haram members
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