Archive for November 11th, 2017:

Government urged to act over computer science GCSEs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lack of skilled teachers is the biggest problem, the report found More than half of England’s secondary schools, 54%, did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16, a report from the Royal Society has found. It urged the government to increase spending on computer education tenfold over the

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Antarctic base comes out of deep freeze

Image copyright BAS Image caption In good shape: Halley station is now being readied for the summer season The advance party sent in to open up Britain’s mothballed Antarctic base have found no damage. Halley station was closed in March and staff withdrawn because of uncertainty over the behaviour of cracks in the Brunt Ice

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Scale of ‘nitrate timebomb’ revealed

Image copyright BGS Image caption The team estimated the nitrate pollution stored in rocks above groundwater Huge quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet, a study says. Researchers at the British Geological Survey say it could have severe global-scale consequences for rivers, water supplies, human health and the

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