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Schools cutting posts amid ‘funding catastrophe’

The crisis of school funding in England is turning into a catastrophe, the largest teaching union has said. Kevin Courtney, general secretary of the National Education Union, said schools were not absorbing budget cuts, instead many were cutting posts and increasing class sizes. He highlighted research with his union suggesting many schools were covering classes [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Education|Comments Off on Schools cutting posts amid ‘funding catastrophe’

Tony Blair: It is not too late to stop Brexit

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it is not too late to stop Brexit, as the UK reaches one year to go until it leaves the European Union. Mr Blair, a Remain campaigner, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that it was "more likely... than a few months ago" that Brexit could be stopped. [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|UK Affairs|Comments Off on Tony Blair: It is not too late to stop Brexit

Theresa May: Brexit allows more spending on NHS and schools

Theresa May has said that Brexit means there will be more money available to spend on the NHS and schools. The prime minister told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg Brexit "would deliver a country that will be different" but with the chance "of a bright future". The PM visited England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|UK Affairs|Comments Off on Theresa May: Brexit allows more spending on NHS and schools

Higgs factory a ‘must for big physics’

A top physicist says the construction of a "factory" to produce Higgs boson particles is a priority for the science community. In an exclusive interview, Nigel Lockyer, head of America's premier particle physics lab, said studying the Higgs could hasten major discoveries. He said momentum in the physics community was gathering for a machine to [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Higgs factory a ‘must for big physics’

Liftoff! Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 10 Iridium Satellites into Orbit

A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 10 new communications satellites into orbit from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base today (March 30) in a morning liftoff that also marked an anniversary for reusable rockets. The Falcon 9 rocket, which first flew in October 2017, launched the fifth set of Iridium Next satellites for Iridium Communications [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Space|Comments Off on Liftoff! Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 10 Iridium Satellites into Orbit

Apple is aggressively hiring Siri engineers after widespread criticisms

Following stinging criticisms of its poorly performing digital assistant, Apple has recently ramped up hiring for its Siri division, the data analysts at Thinknum discovered. Siri-specific hiring is currently said to be at an “all-time high,” with 161 open job listings — a jump of 24 percent in the last month. Starting in mid-February, shortly [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Apple is aggressively hiring Siri engineers after widespread criticisms

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than alcohol, study finds

Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and the CU Change Lab. The research, which was published in the journal Addiction, examined the brains of more than 1,000 participants of varying ages, and found that long-term alcohol use is much [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than alcohol, study finds

NASA wants to spend tens of billions on SLS despite proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Ars Technica reports that Bill Gerstenmaier, chief of human spaceflight for NASA is still supporting the wasteful development of the multi-billion per year Space Launch System. The justification is that the SpaceX Falcon Heavy can deliver 18-22 tons to lunar orbit while Space Launch System could deliver a bit more. There are currently no payloads [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Space|Comments Off on NASA wants to spend tens of billions on SLS despite proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy

We’ve not got enough beds or staff – NHS bosses

The NHS in England does not have enough beds or staff, health bosses say, ahead of the new financial year next week. NHS Providers, which represents chief executives, warned the service was facing an impossible task in 2018-19. The group said it meant hospital waiting lists would grow and long A&E waits continue. But the [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Health, UK Affairs|Comments Off on We’ve not got enough beds or staff – NHS bosses

NASA stalls $8bn James Webb Space Telescope again – this time to 2020

The launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been kicked back a year to 2020, NASA confirmed during a press conference on Tuesday. The instrument – a 6,200kg (13,668lb) telescope designed to look at stars formed soon after the Big Bang as well as closer objects – was scheduled to launch into the [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Space|Comments Off on NASA stalls $8bn James Webb Space Telescope again – this time to 2020