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A systematic review of 199 international studies suggests that arts education remains a moot point.
Assad meets French delegates in Damascus following the Paris atrocities.
The Paris atrocities came just as Assad's military position was improving. Can the dictator harness international fury at Islamic State to strengthen his position in Syria?
Mozambique is seeking to use renewable energy to extend electricity access to rural institutions.
Mozambique has long standing energy challenges and widespread energy poverty. To change this, particularly for people living in rural areas, it needs to democratise the way it supplies energy.
Disase carrying insects are attracted to light bulbs – a constraint of domestic solar energy.
Solar is a vital piece of the energy puzzle for Africa, but there is an insect problem that comes with the light from solar.
There aren't enough eye surgeons to perform all the cataract ops that are needed. Luckily, a solution might be at hand.
No room for unconscious bias with these grades.
Names of applicants will no longer be shown on university admissions forms from 2017. But will it help?
A lot of stick and not much carrot.
The idea is to tackle all views that don't fit with British values, in practice, it's difficult to see how the government means anything other than Islamist extremism.
A petrochemical complex on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast.
The merest hint of a successful deal over Iran’s nuclear programme is enough to get people excited. And as the country emerges from economic isolation, nowhere is the enthusiasm more keenly felt than in…
Solar energy is key to development in African countires.
Integrated research is key to sustainable development, which helps Africa resolve its energy woes.
McDonald and Kajita sharing the happy news shortly after the announcement.
One of tiniest particles in physics has won the biggest prize in science – for the fourth time.
The abolition of inheritance tax in Norway is having repercussions on their cabin culture.
Mo Farah has said he wants to give back, but what about the system?
Without addresses inequalities in sport and diversifying funding, there will always be a problem in getting ordinary people interested in sport.
Many people think that the admissions process should take into account the type of school students attended.
Succeeding against the odds.
UCAS says A-level grades and the choice of course are the reason for the gap in offers. But more evidence is needed.
Best use of time?
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A new report from the OECD says pupils in countries that invest a lot in technology in the classroom, don't perform better in tests.
Is there an old lady behind every happy couple?
Prehistoric grandmothers helping out with the kids may have led to a surplus of older men competing for a comparatively small number of young, fertile women. Could this have created long-term couples?
Under a pall.
Ever since the Jimmy Savile affair, the police have been investigating historical child abuse on an unprecedented scale.
Elliptical galaxy SDSS J162702.56+432833.9 could be full of life.
A new model suggests that elliptical galaxies are more likely to be habitable than spiral galaxies like our own. Does that mean we're a freak event and elsewhere is teeming with life?
Good for humanity?
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Australia's biggest banks seem more concerned with disclosing how much paper they recycle than their lending exposure to coal mines.
All spaces should be safe.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.