Education 'still failing the poor'
British education is still failing to realise the potential of poor children, former prime minister Lord Callaghan said today in an interview with The Guardian to mark the 25th anniversary of his speech to Ruskin college, Oxford, which launched the "great debate" on education standards. ( Guardian )
Why high flyers want to become legal eagles
Whether driven by the glamour, the money or a social conscience, never before have so many people wanted to join the legal profession. 12-page special report for students with everything they need to know to get started. ( Times )
Doctors bid to combat fraudulent research
A national panel to combat scientific fraud was proposed by leading doctors from the Committee for Public Ethics yesterday, after detected cases soared to 100 in the past four years. ( Independent )
Codebreakers to crack terror cash
A modern-day Bletchley Park - where the Nazi Enigma code was broken - is to be established under the auspices of the national criminal intelligence service to track down terrorists who transfer millions of pounds around the world. ( Guardian )
Skeleton in Italy could be St Luke
A genetic analysis of a skeleton entombed in a church in the Italian town of Padua, by scientists from the University of Ferrara, has shown that it could be the body of St Luke the Evangelist, who died in about AD150. ( Independent )
Hawking says space colonies could save human race
The human race is likely to be wiped out by a doomsday virus before the millennium is out unless we set up colonies in space, Stephen Hawking warns in a Daily Telegraph interview today.
IBM calls for simpler computer systems
IBM, the world's largest computer company, yesterday called on the computer industry to redirect research efforts from the quest for faster chips to the more serious problem of simplifying large computer systems. ( Financial Times )