Careers Apr 29
Many teachers complain about their marking workload, but new research finds there is little evidence to show whether many of the approaches currently adopted are a good use of teachers' time.   -   - The report, A Marked Improvement',  by the University of Oxford and the charity, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), says there needs to be more research into which marking strategies really work, but it also identifies some approaches that do make a difference.
Mechanical Engineering Apr 28
Mechanical Engineering

Newly published research has shown that the action of wind turbines has a measurable effect on the local climate.

Environment Apr 28

A study of 18,000 UK residents has found that people who have just moved house are significantly less likely to travel to work by car, opting for a greener mode of transport instead.

Medicine Apr 28
Medicine

New study could lead to GPs recommending consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate - A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition appears to back up the adage that a little of what you fancy does you good.

Environment Apr 28

Potential future fracking activity in the UK is unlikely to pose a pollution danger to overlying aquifers, new research from a leading academic suggests.