A protest against the academisation of the Hewett School in Norwich.
As children head back to class this week, another school will be opening its doors for the autumn term as an academy – in spite of opposition from parents and the community. From early September the Hewett…
Taking ownership: taxi drivers protest the growth of Uber.
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Democratising the sharing economy might reduce profits but it would probably benefit people and the environment more.
Not enough legislation.
Most African countries lack legislation to protect people from online crime and abuse.
One of the world's top weather forecasting services just lost a major contract.
Stunning returns from Bolt, Farah and Ennis-Hill make the competition in Beijing one of the best yet.
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
A frozen lake of water-ice on the floor of a 35 km wide impact crater on Mars.
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Ice is everywhere in the solar system and there may even be liquid water beneath the surface of a number of planets. But could we ever get to it?
I could’ve sworn there were more of you yesterday…
If Labour really is turfing "infiltrators" out of its purportedly open leadership election, it's only proving that moderate centrism is often no such thing.
Left of centre.
Corbyn has proposed giving the Bank of England a new mandate to invest but the track record of this approach makes it hard to swallow.
Will Gatlin have more bolt than Usain?
Your guide to the events to watch and the athletes to follow in Beijing.
In a world of their own?
Teenagers need to make friends outside their own cliques – and schools should help them.
But not defunct just yet.
Yeast can produce opioid from sugar but although a proof of concept, we're still far away from production at scale.
A sacred moment for stargazers: the Perseid meteor shower in August, 2009.
From a meteor shower to 67P's closest approach to the sun: prepare to be amazed by comets.
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A dedicated group of forward-looking experts have crunched the numbers on human progress. There's good news, and there's bad news.
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Climate change leads to increased likelihood of drought, but strategies for mitigation could make things even worse. How can we resolve the conundrum?
The average age of survivors is now 80. In five years, very few of these first-hand witnesses will be around to remember the event. Many of their stories are in danger of being lost forever.
Who goes there? It’s very unlikely humans ever will, for sure.
HD 219134 b may not be a catchy name - but our new planetary neighbour deserves just as much attention as Earth's cousin, Kepler-452 b.
Bound for glory.
One day in 1995, one man jumped farther than anyone else, before or since. How did he do it?
What happens when disgust, anger and fear take control?
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We should stop teaching students to suppress their emotions.
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Our morbid interest in the macabre never vanished – it was just displaced.