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Cherchez la femme in literature row

Literature may purport to open the mind but in France it seems to serve as a pretext for perpetuating narrow sexist stereotypes.
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Aug, 27

University fat cat claims for £2 rail ticket

The principal of one of Scotland’s biggest universities has claimed for a slice of cake, a bottle of water and a £2 rail fare on expenses, despite earning more than a quarter of a
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Aug, 15

Dylan awarded Nobel prize for literature

Bob Dylan has become the first songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Jul, 30

Life does flash before you, but in the wrong order

There have long been tales of people’s life flashing before their eyes in near-fatal incidents. Now, however, scientists have said that the phenomenon does occur but not in the way that it is usually
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Jul, 20

Every school will get mental health expert, pledges May

The prime minister is to pump £1bn into the fight against mental illness as part of the biggest shake-up for three decades
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Jul, 5

A week on common painkillers may increase heart attack risk

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen raise your risk of a heart attack by about 50 per cent as soon as you start taking them, the first study of its kind suggests.
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Jun, 22

Britain comes second in Europe for its ‘nannying’ rules on health

European countries have become more restrictive as public health “nannies” introduce ever more regulations or bans on alcohol, fizzy drinks, eating, e-cigarettes and tobacco, a report claims today.
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Jun, 7

Bones reveal we shared planet with primitive cousins 240,000 years ago

Did they meet? Beneath the South African sun, did our ancestors come across a strange humanlike tribe with small skulls and an unusual method of burying the dead? Did they live alongside each other
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May, 23

Holy guacamole, that’s got to hurt!

The global love affair with the avocado ends badly for too many home chefs
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May, 7

We must accept that university education isn’t for everyone

Rising interest rates on student fees aren’t just making a university education more expensive for young people – it exposes our over-reliance on universities to provide the preferred route into work. Instead, we should
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Apr, 24