Posts for Learning

Eight ways to keep your kids smart over the summer break

shutterstock Nicola Yuill, University of Sussex The school holidays are looming, and so too is the apparently inevitable summer “learning slide” – where children lose knowledge and academic skills over […]

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Artificial lighting affects insect feeding – here’s how

Night-time lighting from streetlights and other sources has complex and unexpected effects on communities of plants and animals, new research shows. Previous studies have shown that artificial lighting affects a […]

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When your broadband isn’t very ‘broad’

Here in the north of Cornwall we quite often complain about one of two things, and sometimes both. The first of these things is our mobile phone signal and coverage, […]

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The psychology of believing in free will

Can you choose not to? Muslianshah Masrie/Shutterstock Peter Gooding, University of Essex From coffee table books and social media to popular science lectures, it seems it has has become increasing […]

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How to help our Garden Wildlife in this Hot Weather

  By Helen Shingler: Nearly all of us in the UK are currently experiencing exceptionally hot weather and I felt it was a good idea to write something on this […]

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The threats behind the plight of the puffin

Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University Puffins are facing a perilous future. Population numbers have fallen sharply, and there are even fears the sea bird could be heading towards extinction within […]

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Instagram to Twitter … only better

Many people use Instagram to share moments and memories with friends and like minded people across the world. There is an option in the app to share the content to […]

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Britain must address its linguaphobia now to survive post-Brexit

English is just one of many languages spoken in the UK. VGStockStudio/Shutterstock Claire Gorrara, Cardiff University In addition to securing the UK’s departure from the EU, the June 2016 Brexit […]

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Children’s books can do more to inspire the new generation of Earth warriors

shutterstock. Gary Haq, University of York A changing climate means the frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves, flooding, hurricanes and wildfires has become a common occurrence. Temperatures […]

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Exam stress: What is it and how can I manage it?

shutterstock Teena Clouston, Cardiff University A little stress around exam time can be a good thing, as it motivates you to put in the work. But sometimes stress levels can […]

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