Durham University

Reception baseline assessment to be developed by NFER

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been chosen as the preferred supplier to design and deliver the controversial Reception …

Education

Religious hate crime is 'prevalent' - students vow to tackle growing issue at universities

Students have vowed to tackle “prevalent hate crime” at Durham University and across the North East.<p>It comes as the institute prepares to launch an …

Students

We may never prove reliability of inspection, warns Ofsted research chief

Ofsted’s own head of research has admitted that it is impossible to determine conclusively how reliable school inspections are.<p>Daniel Muijs, who was …

Education

'For too long, schools have accepted a culture of low expectations for CPD'

When professional development is done right, then not only do teachers feel enthused but the young people in our classes achieve more.<p>Unfortunately, …

Teaching

Early spring 118 AD – Hadrian conducts negotiations with the king of the Roxolani in Moesia Inferior (#Hadrian1900)

In the early spring of 118 AD, Hadrian reached the Danubian province of Lower Moesia (present-day Dobrudja in Romania). This territory, located …

Ancient History

City worker 'pasted 22-year-old intern's face on to porn photos'

Davide Buccheri, 25, (pictured) was working for leading investment management company M&G as a fund manager's assistant when he allegedly targeted …

Stormy Daniels

Have targets, testing, tables and Ofsted had their day? | Tes

When secondary league tables were published this year, the headline figures made uncomfortable reading for the government.<p>Schools missing the floor …

United Kingdom

Erosion May Be Carbon Source, Not Sink

Researchers have challenged one of the few certainties of earth and climate history: the link between erosion and the drawdown of carbon dioxide from …

Climate Change

Malaria infection creates a ‘human perfume’ that makes us more attractive to mosquitoes

The parasite that causes malaria can change the way you smell, making you more attractive to mosquitoes, according to a new study. The work may help …

Mosquitoes

While I’m getting ready for University exams, my Israeli cousins are serving in the IDF

For most students this week marks the return to University as the Easter holiday we convinced ourselves was infinitely long comes to an end, and exam …

Jewish Culture

Newcastle brainboxes fail to make University Challenge final

A team of Newcastle brainboxes have failed to reach the final of University Challenge.<p>For the first time in the show’s history, a North East team …

Durham University

Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas

Dogs unearthed at sites in Illinois were older than originally thought.

Anthropology

2018 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners for the 2018 …

Librarianship

Ofsted methods may not be valid, says senior academic

<b>Schools inspectors in England are basing their verdicts on evaluation methods which may not be reliable, a senior academic has claimed.</b><p>Prof Robert Coe, whose work has been cited by ministers, said there was no proof that Ofsted's lesson observations led to valid judgments.<p>Prof Coe said inspectors …

Education

Iain Reddish obituary

My friend Iain Reddish, who has died aged 72, had a varied career in which he was a parliamentary aide, teacher, public relations officer and sports executive before settling down to be an international environmental lobbyist with Greenpeace for more than a decade.<p>He joined Greenpeace in 1995, …

Environment

Mum dies days after giving birth to daughter and marrying ‘best friend’ in hospital

A mother lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.<p>Tracey Keers had to deliver her daughter, Kyla, …

Pregnancy

My Tribute to Billy

As most of you know, I’m from Charlotte, and Leighton Ford of Billy’s old Crusade team is my friend. So, I wanted to do a tribute to all God did …

Billy Graham

Neolithic and Classical Qalat Mudiq in North West Syria

HOME / Table of Contents = Civilizations - Cultures - Areas - Regions - Prehistory <br>Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page …

Ancient History

Durham University is under fire over its expansion plans - but you can have a say over its future

Angry residents have slammed Durham University over its ambitious expansion plans, claiming the city is “bending to the university’s agenda”.<p>Around …

Durham University

Cell Biology of Metals Session — BMB Summer Symposium on Molecular Biology at Penn State

Sabeeha Merchant<p>Main Content<p>Filed under: Cell Biology of Metals, All Speakers<p><b>Sabeeha Merchant</b><p>Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry<br>UCLA<p>…

Biology

Disclosing the temperature of columnar jointing in lavas

Altmetric: 24<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Anthony Lamur,<br>• Yan Lavallée ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4766-5758,<br>• Fiona E. Iddon,<br>• Adrian J. Hornby ORCID: …

Geology

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere--as erosion exposes new rock, it also …

Climate Change

Empowering Change: Towards a Definition of the Activist Museum - Museum-iD

Jennie Carvill Schellenbacher argues that the potential for activist museums lies in museums acknowledging and harnessing the role they play in …

Museums

Research Article: “Science Podcasts: Analysis of Global Production and Output From 2004 to 2018″ (Preprint)

The following preprint was recently made available on bioRxiv.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Author</b><p>Dr. Lewis E. MacKenzie <i><br>Durham University, UK</i><p><b>Source</b><p>via bioRxiv<br>April 10, …

Podcasting

How to make a Higgs boson

It doesn’t seem like collisions of particles with no mass should be able to produce the “mass-giving” boson, the Higgs. But every other second at the …

Physics

Science’s vast gender pay gap revealed in UK wage data

NEWS<p>Pay disparities at science employers outpace national average for all firms.<p>Holly Else<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google …

Gender

As Apple and Google fight for edtech dominance, the industry is still failing kids and teachers

Edtech is big business. Investors staked around $8.15 billion in educational technology in 2017, and Forbes predicts this will expand to $9.5 billion …

Technology (UK)

How dead is Duke Energy's gas plant project with Duke University? - Triangle Business Journal

By John Downey <br>– Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal<p>Apr 10, 2018, 10:58am EDT<p>The controversial Duke Energy combined heat-and-power plant …

Energy

How Germans opened some of the North East's first takeaways - but were hounded out during the war

As industry expanded massively in the North East in the 19th century, so did the population as thousands of work-seekers and their families arrived …

Tyneside

60-Second Astronomy News: The Most Distant Star and Imaging Black Hole Jets

<b>Astronomy news this week: Hubble images the most distant star, radio telescopes combine forces to probe black hole jet, and neutron star hotspots</b> …

Universe