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08/08/2019

‘Nightmare’ £7bn pension cost could hit teacher pay

Warning follows Court of Appeal ruling that transitional arrangements for public sector pension reforms were unlawful The Teachers’ Pension Scheme has been hit by a £7 […]
08/08/2019

Let’s liberate the expertise of the classroom teacher

Subject teachers are paying the price for the top-down management model that persists in schools, says Yvonne Williams. In the past few weeks, the main education […]
04/02/2019

Indonesia tsunami: How a volcano can be the trigger

Nobody had any clue. There was certainly no warning. It’s part of the picture that now suggests a sudden failure in the west-southwest flank of the […]
28/01/2019

MoD backs satellite ‘origami radar antennas’

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approached start-up Oxford Space Systems (OSS) to design antennas for a sovereign satellite radar system. Ministers envisage a constellation […]
14/01/2019

Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

This is what pollution looks like on a European scale. The animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide. NO₂ is a […]
24/12/2018

Yanxi Palace: The most Googled show on Earth

It has love but also hatred, intrigue, revenge, poisoning rivals and even killing babies. The Chinese drama Story of Yanxi Palace is the most Googled TV […]
17/12/2018

‘There’s no such thing as a safe space’ – Fordham University president on free speech, immigration and Trump

In the heart of Clerkenwell, occupying a dignified space between a Sainsbury’s Local and a discreet branch of Agent Provocateur, sits a gleaming white building. Once […]
12/11/2018

Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction. A total of 22 items […]