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Google sponsors Code Club teacher training programme

Google is bankrolling a new initiative to train primary school teachers in coding<p>Google is investing £120,000 in a new initiative to help primary school teachers in the UK prepare for the government's new computing curriculum.<p>The programme will be led by Code Club, a network of over 1,875 …

Electric Car Sales In Western Europe Spurt, But From Miniscule Base

Electric car sales in Western Europe are amazingly strong if you look at the percentages.<p>Statistics from Britain’s Automotive Industry Data (AID) show electric car’s market share in Western Europe bounded 38 per cent last year, while sales zoomed almost 60 per cent. Unfortunately the base numbers …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

10 Breathtaking Gardens

From endless acreage to a tiny terrace, these meticulously manicured retreats (sourced from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram) left us in awe.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> With a little ingenuity and some sharp clippers, basic bushes can become modern masterpieces.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Attempt to conceal the concrete …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

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Year of Code: making Britons digital creators

The addition of coding to the curriculum brought a royal guest to Decoded, writes the educational business's co-founder Kathryn Parsons<p>When the Duke of York visited Decoded to try his hand at computer programming, he was joined in London’s Tech City by 15 teachers from across the country, all …

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Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese, ham on pizzas that is either poultry or "meat emulsion", and frozen prawns that are 50% water, according to tests by a public laboratory.<p>The checks on hundreds of food samples, which were taken in West Yorkshire, …