Researchers at University of London and the University of Birmingham found  some managers placed as much importance on whether a candidate fitted the traditional image of an investment banker as on their skills and qualifications

The right pair of oxfords can make or break a potential job candidate in staid investment banking circles in Britain, according to a new report. Candi(...)

‘Irish nationality is something that I’ve considered and discussed for a long time, and something that I’d take very seriously.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I grew up in Nottinghamshire. You’ll probably know us for Robin Hood, but I prefer to tell people that it’s the birthplace of ibuprofen. See which one(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour party, leaves after launching his leadership campaign at the Institute of Education in London, U.K., on Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Policies are the staple of political debate, but every so often, the focus shifts from ‘what is to be done?’ to ‘who should be in charge of doing it?’(...)

Legislation approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday and due to be published in the autumn is expected to cover services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook, as well as email service. Photograph: iStockphoto

Proposals to extend Garda powers to allow them intercept social media accounts, text messages and other private messages sent by criminal suspects are(...)

“Ultimately one is not going to attain the beauty ideal.” Photograph: iStock

Are you bikini-ready? Do you want a six-pack in six weeks? Is surgery the only way to be wrinkle-free? The headlines that scream from today’s beauty (...)

The study on Islamophobia in Dublin shows evidence of racism by teachers towards their pupils, of institutional racism within An Garda Síochána and it criticises the media portrayal of Islam. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland’s education system is effectively segregationist because of its “hugely problematic” enrolment policy, a report to be presented at a conferenc(...)

Position of stone row at Durrington Walls monolith”superhenge” (green circles)  near Stonehenge in a British Science Association image. It may have as many as 90 large standing stones. Photograph: Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project/PA Wire

Researchers have discovered a major prehistoric stone monument 3km away from the famous Stonehenge standing stones. The enormous Durrington Walls “su(...)

An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A British university said on Wednesday that fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the I(...)

Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a vegetarian dinosaur despite being a close relative of famous meat-eaters like Tyrannosaurus rex. Photograph: Gabriel Lio

A new kind of dinosaur, discovered in Chile by a young boy, has proven to be an evolutionary puzzle. It is closely related to famous meat-eater dinosa(...)

 A file image of a photographer  taking pictures of the magnet core of the world’s largest superconducting solenoid magnet  at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particule accelerator, in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA.

The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher has restarted after an upgrade that could see it making scientific history for a second time.Short(...)

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