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Is there a ‘right way’ to teach? Recent debates suggest yes, but students and schools are much more complex

There is a new push for ‘explicit teaching’ around Australia. This includes changes for New South Wales schools announced this week.

25/07/2024 The Conversation

Wind farms' benefits to communities can be slow or complex, leading to opposition and misinformation

Complex and confusing taxation systems make it easier for wind’s opponents, some citing misinformation, to say that wind has fallen short of its promises

25/07/2024 The Independent

Wind power can be a major source of tax revenue, but officials struggle to get communities on board

An Associated Press analysis of county tax data across three states — Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska — found wind companies rank among the biggest taxpayers in many rural communities, with their total tax bills at times outstripping that of large…

25/07/2024 The Independent

Africa's demand for cooling systems is expanding. But regulating the industry is a struggle

Due to warmer temperatures and increasing urbanization, the market for cooling systems is expanding in Africa

25/07/2024 The Independent

A drug that can extend your life by 25%? Don’t hold your breath

If only there were a simple and effort-free way to defy the ravages of time. But as is so often the case, the real-world significance of these findings falls a fair way short of the hype.

25/07/2024 The Conversation

Glass of wine a day ‘may not be as good for you as some research suggests’

Experts argue that moderate drinking still carries potential health hazards, including increased risk of certain cancers.

25/07/2024 The Independent

A plan to replenish the Colorado River could mean dry alfalfa fields. And many farmers are for it

A plan to help shore up the Colorado River by cutting off water to alfalfa fields in California’s crop-rich Imperial Valley is finding support among water managers and farmers

25/07/2024 The Independent

Offshore wind to power 20m homes within five years, Starmer to pledge

Keir Starmer will promise to build enough offshore wind over the next five years to power 20m homes, by using taxpayer money to develop parts of the seabed owned by the royal family.

25/07/2024 The Guardian

Surviving the Olympiczzzzz: how fans can best cope with sleep deprivation during major overseas events

Many sports fans will suffer sleep deprivation as they stay up to watch the Olympics but there are ways to minimise it and bounce back after the closing ceremony.

25/07/2024 The Conversation

Yes, blue light from your phone can harm your skin. A dermatologist explains

Social media is full of claims that everyday habits can harm your skin. It’s also full of recommendations or advertisements for products that can protect you. Now social media has blue light from our devices in its sights. So can scrolling on our…

25/07/2024 The Conversation

The struggle to unplug: why Kiwis find it so hard to disconnect from the internet

A new study reveals just how digitally dependent most New Zealanders are now. Disconnecting requires conscious effort – and it could even cost you money.

25/07/2024 The Conversation

Los Angeles Zoo sets record with 17 California condor chicks hatched in 2024

A record 17 California condor chicks have hatched during this year’s breeding season for the endangered birds at the Los Angeles Zoo

25/07/2024 The Independent

The greater stick-nest rat almost went extinct. Now it’s found an unlikely ally: one of Australia’s worst weeds

An endangered rodent and a thorny, impenetrable weed doesn’t sound like a good match. But stick-nest rats have made homes out of African boxthorn

25/07/2024 The Conversation

Labour teams with Crown Estate to boost wind energy

The UK government and the monarchy's land and property business will join forces to attract investment in new a publicly-owned energy firm, Labour has said.

25/07/2024 BBC

Sir Keir Starmer poised to oversee explosion in wind farms with £8.3bn energy partnership

Sir Keir Starmer and Ed Miliband today announced the £8.3billion partnership, which they said would ‘unleash billions of investment in clean power’

25/07/2024 The Independent

I remortgaged my house to move into a shipping container

A woman who remortgaged her house and sold her belongings to move off-the-grid into a shipping container says she loves her new lifestyle. Robyn Swan, 32, bought almost seven acres of land and the container which she renovated.

25/07/2024 BBC

Your world is different from a pigeon’s – but a new theory explains how we can still live in the same reality

Philosophers have argued for millennia about whether reality exists inside or outside our heads – but maybe there’s a pragmatic solution.

24/07/2024 The Conversation

Sustainability, cultural significance, and high fashion: the top five uniforms to look out for at the 2024 Paris Olympics

These uniforms are for the athletes to perform their best, be proud of their national outfits and feel they genuinely represent them.

24/07/2024 The Conversation