Snakes and ladders with new school tables
Government changes to school league tables will mean less choice for many GCSE pupils. But will focus on new core subjects raise standards?
We are still cave men, claims top scientist
A top behavioural scientist has made waves in the diet business, saying that we should eat and live more like our genetic ancestors.
Teenage Soldiers – Army Schools Under Fire
A sixteen-year-old boy is too young to buy a copy of a war-themed video game. Is he old enough to join the army?
Gloom, doom and cuts v barmy men hugging
A crushing cricket victory in Australia is good news for England fans. But does sport really have the power to change the national mood?
Are Christmas superstitions super or stupid?
There are many superstitions around the 12th night of Christmas, as decorations come down. But does superstition have any place in our modern world?
UK Drugs Trade - Smugglers Get Creative
Drug smugglers are trying inventive new tactics. Can border police stop the illegal trade into the country? And are they targeting the wrong people?
Root Causes – is a baldness cure in sight?
Scientists are getting closer to curing baldness. But is it a real problem? Should this advance be celebrated, or was it a wasted effort?
Scientists attack killer junk food in our shops
We could save over 3000 deaths a month by passing a law to make everyday foods healthier, say scientists. But the government says what we eat should be a free choice.
The family doctor whose prescription was death
A GP has given an interview defending his decision to speed his elderly patients’ end. He claims he was motivated by compassion. Now he faces possible murder charges.
The price of sexist insults versus the wounds of war
The award of a potential £575,000 to a policewoman for years of sexist abuse has unleashed a storm of indignation from war veterans and popular newspapers.
Spare liver, anyone? No longer an absurd question
The developing ability of scientists to grow human organs in the lab is leading many experts to predict a new age of unlimited replacement items for the human body.
Army chief gets the boot, as Afghan war heats up
A change at the top signals a new approach to the war in Afghanistan. But can this battle really be won? And should we be fighting at all?