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Education - 20.02.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Education - 12.02.2018

Education - Health - 05.02.2018

Linguistics / Literature - Education - 31.01.2018

Education - Health - 23.01.2018
Living in poverty - the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index
New figures for Angola, Armenia, Ethiopia, Nepal and Senegal have been published by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

Pedagogy - Education - 17.01.2018
Relentless private school fee hikes
Relentless private school fee hikes "have not put off parents"
Huge rises in the cost of private schooling in the UK in recent decades have had little impact on the number of parents choosing the sector for their children, according to a new analysis from UCL.

Education - 16.01.2018
Being bilingual may help autistic children
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development. "This is a novel and surprising finding," says Prof. Aparna Nadig, the senior author of the paper, from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University.

Education - Research Management - 10.01.2018

Education - 14.12.2017
Why the best teachers should be in reception classes
Why the best teachers should be in reception classes
Primary schools should consider putting their best teachers into Reception classes according to researchers at Durham University, who found that children who were taught well in their first year went on to achieve better GCSE results in English and Maths. The study of 40,000 children in England provides evidence that a boost in development from an effective first year of school remains with children right through to the end of compulsory education at age 16.

Life Sciences - Education - 07.12.2017

Education - Health - 07.12.2017
Higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's in gene study
Higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s in gene study
Higher educational attainment is associated with a "significantly lower" chance of people suffering Alzheimer's, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.

Education - Administration - 07.12.2017

Education - 07.12.2017

Education - Linguistics / Literature - 05.12.2017

Education - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2017

Computer Science - Education - 29.11.2017
Child-proofing the ’Internet of Things’
Computer scientists are to explore how children can stay safe and retain their privacy as they engage with the 'Internet of Things' (IoT).

Research Management - Education - 29.11.2017

Education - Life Sciences - 24.11.2017

Education - Administration - 21.11.2017

Education - Research Management - 21.11.2017

Education - 13.10.2017

Physics - Education - 15.08.2017
Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form
Pictured is a transmission electron microscope image of a mesoporous silica nanoparticle, showing the tiling with triangles and squares, and the Fourier analysis (inset) showing 12-fold symmetry. When Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman first saw a quasicrystal through his microscope in 1982, he reportedly thought to himself, "Eyn chaya kazo" - Hebrew for, "There can be no such creature." But there is, and the quasicrystal has become a subject of much research in the 35 years since Shechtman's Nobel Prize-winning discovery.

Education - Chemistry - 12.07.2017
New Vehicle Emissions Deceptively Clean
By Samantha Jamison CMU researchers are studying atmospheric fine particles and the effects vehicle standards can have on them, which can cause pollution in cities such as Los Angeles. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that newer gasoline vehicles emit less particulate matter, but vapors in the "cleaner" exhaust form particulate matter long after exiting the tailpipe.

Education - 19.05.2017
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have uncovered the mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution. Solar cells harness energy from the sun and provide an alternative to non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels. However, they face challenges from costly manufacturing processes and poor efficiency - the amount of sunlight converted to useable energy.