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England's exam system is "unimaginative, little changed from Victorian times" and fails to prepare students for the modern workplace, says the headmaster of Eton.
Dell Research says it is working on mood-reading software that could be ready for sale within the next three years.
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.
The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.
A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch testifies he fired because he refused to be a victim in his own home.
Images from WW1 anniversary commemorations
How the funeral industry is getting a technology makeover
Insurers have warned that proposed changes to the Riot Damages Act could lead to higher premiums or reduce access to insurance.
There has been a 40% rise in the proportion of patients given antibiotics for coughs and colds since the turn of the century, a study suggests.
After becoming the first female team leader for the Greco-Roman wrestlers' team in the US, Christina Kelley has been breaking barriers in Iran as well.
Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang aims to rival Hollywood studios with his feature films.