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Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

First arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.<p>The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's …

Top ten tips for securing that first journalism job from the Society of Editors

The Society of Editors has launched a new section on its website to shed some light on what editors like to see in aspiring journalists. Here are …

Useful Bookmarklets for your iPad and iPhone

The Safari browser of your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) doesn’t support extensions (or add-ons) but you can still add extra functionality to …

BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives, Series 30, Bill Shankly

Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts champions the life of the legendary football manager Bill Shankly, who in the 1960s took Liverpool from the second division to become one of the world's greatest sides. Famous for his quip that "football is not a matter of life and death, it's much more important …

EU’s poorest will only take so much austerity

'It was Europe that toppled her.” That’s the conventional wisdom, repeated endlessly in recent days, on the subject of how Baroness Thatcher lost her grip on power.<p>It’s perfectly true, of course, as the record shows, that back in November 1990, many of the then Prime Minister’s own MPs voted to …

Europe

Housing market set to return to pre-crash levels

Britain is poised for a housing market revival as the market gives its strongest performance since the crash, according to a leading economic forecaster.<p>More than 1m transactions will take place by the end of the year, representing the most activity since 2007 when there were nearly 1.8m, according …

Housing Market

Digital money talks, even when it trades in hats and hamburgers

Between the Bitcoin bubble and horror stories of kids running up £3,000 bills on their parents' iPad apps, digital money has a reputation problem. …

Opening the floodgates

JAPAN’s public is finally getting the message that the central bank is determined to beat deflation. The weekend after Haruhiko Kuroda, the Bank of …