Recent Posts

African scientists and technology could drive future black hole discoveries

The Milky Way above a single MeerKAT antenna in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Inset: EHT image of the Milky Way black hole. SARAO, EHT Roger Deane, University of the Witwatersrand and Iniyan Natarajan, University of the Witwatersrand Astronomers have revealed the first image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The …

Read More »

Electric car supplies are running out – and could drastically slow down the journey to net-zero

Shutterstock/ALDECA studio Tom Stacey, Anglia Ruskin University The road map to replacing old fashioned carbon emitting cars with electric vehicles is well developed – at least in theory. All the major car makers (and even some of the smaller ones) are publicly committed to electric. But actually buying a new electric car? That’s another matter entirely. Volkswagen, the largest car …

Read More »

Primary school children get little academic benefit from homework

Dragon Images/Shutterstock Paul Hopkins, University of Hull Homework: a word that can cause despair not just in children, but also in parents and even teachers. And for primary school children at least, it may be that schools setting homework is more trouble than it’s worth. There is evidence that homework can be useful at secondary school. It can be used …

Read More »