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Five discoveries taking science by surprise

If you thought dying of loneliness was just an old wives' tale, or that genetic inheritance is fixed – think again. Michael Brooks on science's most unexpected findings<p><b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, …

Bright pupils seeing their talent 'squandered' at school

Alan Milburn, the Government's social mobility tsar, says that schools are "wasting young talent on an industrial scale" as figures suggest 2,000 bright pupils from poor backgrounds never reach their potential<p>Bright children from poor families fall behind wealthy average-ability pupils between the …

Education

Deschamp's cool head key to any French success

French coach Didier Deschamps is known for his level head and sensibility.<p>Deschamp's cool head key to any French success<p>06/30/2014<p>French coach Didier Deschamps is known for his level head and sensibility. He was famously part of the legendary 1998 World Cup winning side but he was also part of the …

Soccer

Facebook's Emotion Experiment: We Need to be Algorithm-Savvy

Facebook’s experiment with manipulating the emotions of hundreds of thousands of users has quite rightly drawn criticism from people worried about the ethics of such a practice, no matter how scientific its approach. How could they mess with people’s emotions without them being willing test …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …