An industry-wide tax credit for research and development, proposed in the Budget, is unlikely to close Britain's productivity gap with other industrialised countries, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.
A new study from the University of Illinois suggests that tools may have been the key to teaching our ancestors to speak.
Sufiah Yusof, 16, and a maths prodigy, has told for the first time how she fled Oxford University to escape to a new life away from her domineering father.
A friendly, reassuring doctor with a good bedside manner really does get better results, according to a study from the universities of York, Exeter and Leeds.
The £681,000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion has been given to Arthur Peacocke, a scientist-priest at Oxford University. ( Financial Times , Times )
Eating less and exercising more may protect women from breast cancer, according to research from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , The Times )
Musical ability is mostly inherited from parents and owes little to upbringing, according to a study of twins carried out at St Thomas' Hospital, London. ( Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times )