Few female students take A Level maths or physics

As A Level results are revealed up and down the country, experts have drawn attention to the continuing lack of students, particularly females, taking maths and physics at A-level. Figures published by the Joint Council for Qualifications shows that of the 36,701 students who studied A-level physics, just 21 per...

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Our Home, Our Galaxy, the Milky Way

Our home galaxy is a vast, gravitationally bound system of some 200 billion stars, thousands of gigantic clouds of gas and dust, and enormous quantities of mysterious dark matter. Geometrically speaking it has a central bulge consisting of billions of mostly older stars; a thin disc of stars, gas, and...

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Watching TV to relax after work has opposite effect

We’ve all been guilty of this at some time or another. After a long, taxing day at the office, there seems like no greater pleasure than to flop down in an armchair and stick on a boxset of that favourite TV show you’ve been dying to know the ending of,...

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Genetics could change cancer treatment forever

Genetics could change cancer treatment forever

A project into DNA run by Genomics England that could make chemotherapy ‘a thing of the past’ is under way in England as the first genetic codes of people with cancer or rare diseases (out of a target of 100,000) has been sequenced. Since the 30th of May, when the...

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Mingling with the glitterati at The Chiltern Firehouse

The Chiltern Firehouse is achingly trendy, and most reviews will tell you the following essential information: it’s an Andre Balzars hotel, he of the Mercer in New York, and the famously louche Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. I can`t comment on those two establishments, but he does have an all-star address...

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Gordon’s Gong Bath

When it comes to a voyage of self-exploration, there are few more picturesque backwaters than a South Kensington mews. Reece Mews was the studio of the artist Francis Bacon, while Kendrick Mews was once the showroom for Morgan soft-topped sports cars, and classic cars are still on display. The quiet...

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Salad days for London ‘Health Ambassadors’

In what may seem a bit of low-cost unemployment figure manipulation, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is funding a community project to train 300 young volunteers to help promote healthy living in their local communities. The ‘London Health Ambassadors’ project is one of 10 that Team London, the Mayor’s...

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Help to Buy: helping everywhere except London

First time buyers are rushing to take advantage of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, 82% of completed purchases were made by first-time buyers. This could be due to the fact that the average cost for purchasing a house on the scheme is around £187,800 which is significantly below the...

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Six key trends that might affect your money

Jason Butler Whatever your financial situation, there are several important trends that are likely to have an impact on your personal financial well-being. We are all living longer Recent official statistics suggest that residents in Kensington and Chelsea have the highest average life expectancy in the UK, at 82 for...

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