Chancellor"s 22m boost for Britain"s wonder stuff: Osborne announces investment to capitalise on graphene

Chancellor's 22m boost for Britain's wonder stuff: Osborne announces investment to capitalise on grapheneThe carbon-based material is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and conductiveIt is tougher than diamond but stretches like rubberThe Chancellor hopes it can be used in mobile phone touch screens and super-light aircraft | UPDATED: 22:43 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Chancellor is to set aside 22million to help the UK profit from a super-strong material developed in British labs. George Osborne will today announce the capital investment to enable industry to capitalise upon the Nobel Prize-winning substance of graphene. The carbon-based material is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and conductive materials known to man.

Historic photographs document how Alaska"s Inuit Eskimos survived some of the world"s coldest winters

Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived the cruelest of winters | UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 25 December 2012 An extraordinarily collection of rarely seen photographs capturing Alaska's Eskimos document the hard but persevering survival of the people commonly known as the hunters of the Arctic. Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

Traveling back in time through the photographer"s lens: One artist"s amazing color pictures of life in the 1950s

Traveling back in time through the photographer's lens: One artist's amazing color pictures of life in the 1950s | UPDATED: 19:52 GMT, 24 December 2012 A new collection of stunning photographs by famed artist Fred Herzog gives a glimpse into the breadth and scope of his talent.

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel pain?

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel painPeople who feel pain less intensely could have genes that work together to regulate painThose sensitive to pain are more likely to go on to develop chronic pain | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 20 December 2012 Sensitivity to pain is all in the genes, according to a new study. People who feel pain less intensely could have a particular set of genes that work together to regulate pain, claims a study published in the journal PLOS Genetics

Families hit after supermarkets hike "budget" food prices by as much as 110% in just a year

Families hit after supermarkets hike 'budget' food prices by as much as 110% in just a yearMillions have traded down to value supermarket lines to save moneyBut these products have posted the biggest price hike over the past yearSupermarkets say despite price rises, products are as popular as ever | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 Families relying on supermarket budget ranges to make ends meet are suffering some of the steepest food price hikes, research reveals.

Punks, video games and kids just hanging out: How the Paparazzo of Peterborough documented life in town during the 70s and 80s

Punks, video games and kids just hanging out: How the Paparazzo of Peterborough documented life in town during the 70s and 80sAmateur photographer Chris Porsz, 59, took snaps to help ease stress of his jobPunk haircuts, flared jeans and early computers included in fascinating collection | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 A group of 'psychobillies' – ex-punks, teds and skinheads – stare at a camera in a shopping arcade… the flat-top hairdo of one dyed a similar colour to the logo of a C&A store in the background. Elsewhere, young boys gaze longingly at chunky video games, such as Firefox and Scramble, in a computer shop.

Sex texts epidemic: Experts warn sharing explicit photos is corrupting children

Sex texts epidemic: Experts warn sharing explicit photos is corrupting childrenA disturbing investigation has warned that children as young as 13 are routinely swapping intimate photos One boy told Channel 4 News that 'you would have seen a girl's breasts before you've seen their face'A girl told researchers that she gets asked for explicit pictures at least two or three times a week Censors were forced yesterday to announce a crackdown on depraved films amid fears they distort boys views on women | UPDATED: 07:36 GMT, 11 December 2012 Disturbing: A new report has found that boys and girls as young as 13 are routinely swapping explicit photos of themselves a practice known as 'sexting' Boys and girls as young as 13 routinely swap explicit pictures of themselves, a disturbing investigation reveals today. Children are now so sexualised the practice has become ‘mundane and mainstream’

"Tis the season… to wear much more make-up: Women use three times as much during festive season

'Tis the season…to wear much more make-up: Women use three times as much during festive season | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 11 December 2012 Party season: Women use three times as much make-up in December says survey It seems our homes aren’t the only things that get a little extra decoration at this time of year. Women wear around three times as much make-up during the Christmas season, according to a poll, slathering 12 products on to their faces before going on a night out

One in seven couples over 40 have never talked about money

One in seven couples aged over 40 have never talked about money fearing rows, embarrassment and awkwardness | UPDATED: 07:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 As many as one in seven British couples over the age of 40 admit they have never discussed their finances with each other, a new survey has found. Fears of sparking an argument, embarrassment and awkwardness are the main reasons why men and women in relationships shy away from talking about money with their partners, researchers said

Glide show: Aerial images taken from a kite provide a new perspective on India"s striking landscapes and colourful culture

Eye in the sky over India: Camera on a kite snaps fabulous photographs of the sub-continent | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 26 November 2012 Taken from skies high above India these startling images provide a new perspective on the country's rich culture and vibrant landscapes. Incredibly they were snapped not from the inside of an aeroplane but from camera hanging from a simple kite.