Deborah Ruston

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Real Time Information may be a reform too far

Whitehall’s record does not fill us with confidence that a major IT reform to the PAYE system will be handled well<p>This Saturday will see the biggest overhaul to the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system of income tax since its introduction nearly 70 years ago. Employers will no longer be able to wait until …

Smile and the world smiles back. Can looking at faces lower aggression?

Before I started my PhD, I worked as a "research assistant". That's a fancy title for an academic dogsbody; well, it can be. I was lucky and had some …

Parachute of Curiosity rover on Mars. Come see the animated version of the parachute flapping in Mars' wind, here:

Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear?

Startling government survey sheds new light on Chinese water crisis<p>For years, China claimed to hold an estimated 50,000 rivers within its borders. Now, more than half of them have abruptly vanished.<p>Last week, China's Ministry of Water Resources announced the results of a three-year survey of the …

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Pop quiz! What does this pic, taken from on board the International Space Station, show? (Hint: it's somewhere on Earth.)