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Calls to reinstate Birmingham Trojan Horse head teachers

<b>Three head teachers who left schools in Birmingham linked to the alleged Trojan Horse plot should be reinstated or compensated, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said.</b><p>Ofsted investigated 21 schools in the city over claims some Muslims had sought to take control.<p>The NAHT said it was …

Education

'Antiselfie' app uses face tracking to ruin your best pout

The onward march of the selfie, there's no stopping it. Many people shudder at the slightest mention of the (now official) word. Others need only the flimsiest (and sometimes eyebrow-raising) reason to extend one arm and assume the duck face. Unsurprisingly, as with any part of popular culture, …

Y chromosome traced back to ‘Adam’ - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN / STANFORD (US) — Y chromosomes from men all over the world reveal …

Chromosomes

Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas

While many of the dystopian predictions of human genome sequencing have proved alarmist, there are some real questions to be addressed. Science alone cannot provide the answers<p>Good science fiction always tries to be thought-provoking about the present, not just the future. Rarely has this been …

Mechanism clarifies DNA puzzle - Futurity

U. ROCHESTER (US) — Scientists have discovered the purpose of a long-known but little understood …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

An Interactive Map Of The Brain

Time to play "name that cortex."<p>Can you point out the small squiggle of gray matter that makes up the brain's motor cortex? Or how about the eye fields, which control visual attention and eye movements? No? Take a look at this handy interactive infographic created by Open Colleges, an Australian …