Extravagant graduation dos take cues from the Kardashians – and the industry is said to be worth £80m in the UK – but not everyone is willing to splash out
Scything is seeing a jump in popularity, thanks to Poldark star Aiden Turner’s famous scene. It’s not too difficult to get to grips with weeding with a scythe – best keep your shirt on though
New-build buyers tweeting @myhousesucks; newspapers offering buy-to-let prizes; a nation of renters in expensive, shoddy accommodation. Our housing is in a state...
Karl et al. (2015) finds no ‘hiatus’ in global surface warming despite natural cooling effects
Physicist tells BBC programme he would consider ending his life if he had nothing more to contribute and was a burden to those around him
A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain
Is Miley Cyrus’s favourite dance worth its place? Fo’ shizzle it is, the twitterati might say, as more than 500 new dictionary entries are revealed
Twin studies collated over the past 50 years reveal human traits and disease are almost equally determined by genetic and environmental factors
Dandelions are demonised as one of the most pernicious weeds, but hold back on the mowing and you’ll find a whole range of garden wildlife depends on them for food, writes Kate Bradbury
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo believes society and technology are failing boys, but his views reek of old-school sexism
A brilliant rendition of God Save The Queen, performed on nine special edition London 2012 MINI Coopers.
I guess this guy decided that the only way he was going to get a "yes" from of his girlfriend was to engineer a near-death experience right before he popped the question.
We know, we're so done with 2012, too. But we thought this feature from Ad Week was pretty funny.
The proportion of women in Europe who carry financial responsibility for their family has dramatically increased in past 20 years, according to research
The Independent on Sunday published its Fifth Annual Happy List yesterday. May we all take a moment to glean some inspiration: inspiration on how to overcome hardship, and maybe even inspiration on ways we, too, could give back.
Faced with injustice, we’ll try to alleviate it – but, if we can’t, we’ll do the next best thing, psychologically speaking: blame the victims of the injustice
Speaking from my own experience in the 1970s, there is nothing wrong with squatting if you’re homeless and you look after the building – let’s occupy all those buy-to-leave homes going to waste
Using videos and a Tinder-style app, researchers have determined that people who stretched themselves out were rated more attractive by potential partners
For many women, especially those who are not white or middle class, the debate over whether individual choices are empowering or not is stale and distracting
More than 450 writers, including Colm Tóibín, Geraldine Brooks and Lydia Davis express ‘unequivocal’ opposition to his presidential candidacy
The appointment of Sir Philip Hampton perpetuates the myth that women don’t make good business leaders – and is a huge lost opportunity
A study by Johns Hopkins University has found that producing written words relies on different subregions of the cortex
Life satisfaction plummets between the ages of 45 and 59, according to a new survey. But there is a bright side: just learn to love the dad-dancing, plentiful body hair and low expectations