• Education
    Education, not restriction, is key to reducing harm from offshore gambling

    Australian internet gambling policies have been refined and prohibitions on illegal gambling sites clarified in recent years. Despite this, offshore gambling sites are as popular as ever with Australians. Estimates of offshore wagering in Australia range from A$63.9 to $400 million. Some predict this will grow to $910 million by 2020. These offshore sites not only pose potential […]

  • Education
    Oil companies band together for education

    Three oil and gas producers that help dominate Permian Basin activity have banded together to establish a new preschool to serve their employees. Anadarko Petroleum, Chevron USA and EOG Resources are partnering with Primrose Schools to open Primrose School of Midland at Westridge. With the iron skeleton of Anadarko Petroleum’s new regional headquarters in the […]

  • Science Updates
    New Trickle-Down Method Developed to ‘Grow’ Graphene

    By making carbon leak (trickle down) through cracks on copper, researchers have developed a new process for ‘growing’ graphene directly on materials used for nano-scale electronic applications, thereby opening the way to produce high-performance electronic devices. This versatile process, developed by a team of chemical engineers led by Vikas Berry at the University of Illinois […]

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    ISRO Said to Postpone Launch of Chandrayaan-2 Again

    There will be a further delay in the launch of India’s second mission to the moon Chandrayaan-2 and it may be no sooner than January, according to a top official. The postponement of the ambitious mission from October comes in the wake of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facing two setbacks in less than a year. […]

  • Early years education must involve parents too

    Damien Hinds’ reported proposal for early years education (Children starting school ‘cannot communicate in full sentences’, 31 July) reflects a lack of knowledge about how language works. Firstly, the proposal conflates school-based literacy norms with the everyday speaking and communication skills that children from all social backgrounds are generally equally proficient in. The main assumption is […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned US Mission Since 2011

    NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s announcement signals a milestone in the US space programme, with its shift to the private sector for ferrying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. Since the […]

  • Education
    Makinde pledges to improve education in Oyo

    A governorship aspirant in Oyo on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has described the annual budgetary allocation to education in the state as too low to fulfil the people’s need for quality education. Lamenting that the allocation was still 2.5 per cent at a time when the United […]

  • Internet
    New Homeland Security Center to Guard Against Cyber-Attacks

    The US Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks – a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the US by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday. The National Risk Management Center will work to quickly identify […]

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    Education Dept.’s Deregulation Push Gets Mixed Reviews

    An enduring tension in federal higher education policy making is the balancing act between protecting students and taxpayers on the one hand and allowing for innovative instruction and business models on the other. New administrations typically emphasize one over the other, swinging the policy pendulum between those two goals. The regulatory overhaul proposed this week by the […]