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Cameron an ambitious leader defined by EU referendum defeat

LONDON (AP) — When David Cameron was elected leader of Britain's Conservative Party, the press called him the "heir to Blair." Like Labour premier …

‘Amazing’: Scientists crack mystery of Venus’s vanished water

By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over mountain peaks. Finally, upon touching down, the average surface …

Astronomy

A history lesson that explains Britain’s aloofness from Europe

“Nations have characters, as well as individuals.”<i><br>Benjamin Disraeli</i><p>The shortest distance across the English Channel is a mere 33.1 km (20.6 miles). In the run-up to Britain’s referendum on whether to stay in the European Union on June 23, a few choice words can make the continent seem a world …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

What was the Battle of Jutland, why was it so important to the First World War - and who won?

It was the battle that changed the course of the First World War. Fought over 36 hours on May 31 1916, the Battle of Jutland was the only major battle of the war fought at sea, but became known as perhaps the largest surface battle in naval history due to the numbers of battleships and …

38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616. His complete works—at least 38 surviving plays (including several …

Why Teachers Need To Know The Wrong Answers

Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — oval-shaped — orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year.<p>Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?<p>Lots of kids think it does. Lots of …

Teaching

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Online Life

A Happy Marriage Can Save Your Life (Says Science)

Healthy people aren't just the happy ones—they're now the ones committing to marriage. And if you thought that a significant other was more woe than …

Dodos still exist, say one in four Brits

Research by the WWF also finds nearly one in five Britons believe the Friesian cow is under threat<p>One in four Brits think the dodo still exists, according to new research.<p>A survey of 2,000 adults found many Brits have little knowledge about endangered species, with nearly one in five believing the …

Britain could leave the EU as early as next year

If Britons vote to leave the EU, this means the country could technically start severing its ties by the end of 2016.<p>The Conservatives won Thursday's General Election with a 12-seat majority. The Tories will have to deliver a referendum by 2017 over whether Britain will stay part of the EU, as it …

Comedian Richard Sandling explains why science fiction, and the science behind it, should be taken seriously<p>The fairly recent rise in “geeks” is very interesting. There weren’t really geeks when I was at school. Being a geek wasn’t a thing you were derided or praised for, it just wasn’t a thing. …

Science Fiction

• Yorkshire v Hampshire and Surrey v Leicestershire<br>• Andrew Strauss confirms no immediate England recall for Kevin Pietersen<p>5.01pm BST<p><b>Amy Lofthouse reports</b><p>Yorkshire have declared at Headingley, setting Hampshire 449 to win. It’s dark, cloudy and windy, which makes for fairly difficult batting …

Adil Rashid

Cabinet reshuffle: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

David Cameron is free for the first time in five years to appoint the Cabinet he truly wants - so the few changes he has made speak volumes<p>David Cameron’s first Cabinet of the new Parliament is the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” reshuffle.<p>Where he believes things are going well, the Prime …

PM keen to move quickly on setting up in/out poll among British voters on EU membership to avoid clash with French and German elections<p>David Cameron is drawing up plans to bring forward an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union by a year to 2016 in order to avoid a …

EU Referendum

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Free from Lib Dem shackles, Cameron able to unleash most radical legislative programme in British history

After five years of being constrained by Liberal Democrats, David Cameron is now able to unleash an unabashed legislative programme that could make …

Human Rights

BBC iWonder - Why do we love the Spitfire?

Why do we love the Spitfire?<p>Presented byJames HollandHistorian<p>1. A symbol of victory<p>Presented byJames HollandHistorian<p>The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe in the …

Is Cameron The UK’s Last Prime Minister?

Seventy years ago today, as I watched Britain celebrate VE Day, it seemed inconceivable anything could rip the union apart. Until this election.<p>I …