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Education Dec 14
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.
History Dec 14

New image brings people face to face with Seventeenth Century Scottish soldier.

Astronomy Nov 14

Durham University is one of the world's leading centres for research into the origins and evolution of the Universe.

Social Sciences Oct 24
Social Sciences

Starting school at a younger age could benefit children in South Africa (24 October 2017) Children in South Africa could benefit from starting school a year earlier, according to new research by Durham University in the UK and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Life Sciences Oct 18
Life Sciences

The accepted view of why some primates, including apes and humans, have evolved to have large brains is contested in new research from the Department of Anthropology.

Astronomy Nov 21

The wall of the Newton Crater on Mars. The dark thick lines spread out horizontally in the picture while the Recurring Slope Lineae run downwards.

Physics Nov 8

A newly announced research centre will see Durham University join forces with two of the regions' other universities to help improve energy technology at an atomic level.

Law Oct 19

According to the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO), only one quarter of workers worldwide has a stable employment relationship.

Physics Oct 17

Research using space telescope technology that has ultimately led to better treatments for heart patients has won international recognition.

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