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How to build the perfect sandcastle – according to science

Now you can do it too. Matthew Bennett, Author provided Matthew Robert Bennett, Bournemouth University Whether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is […]

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Your dog has a better memory than a chimpanzee

Claudia Uller, Kingston University Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is measured or observed […]

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Why both teens and teachers could benefit from later school start times

Maybe a good idea, but the impact on kids like me (who liked to get up early) would be more negative.   Why both teens and teachers could benefit from […]

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Violin, viola, and piano lessons in Bude

I have just moved to Bude from Kent, where I’ve been teaching violin, viola, and piano for 15 years and I am now offering lessons in the local area at […]

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Complain about your delay

I’m fortunate to have ‘only’ had to complain for 12 months before I got decent broadband when we moved house to Stratton, a few years ago. Yes, really. I complained […]

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Warning! Spammers are adding their own website to your business on Google Maps!

Thanks to Katie Goode for this warning: A warning to local Bude businesses. I was looking for a hairdresser today via Google Maps, as I do. Pretty much every business […]

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How dogs could make children better readers

Once upon a time… Shutterstock Gill Johnson, University of Nottingham Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful […]

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Why parents should resist the temptation of term-time holidays

Esther Dermott, University of Bristol The Easter holidays are over – and the long wait for the more generous summer break begins. In just a couple of months, schools will […]

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Why beaches lose their sand – and then suddenly reappear

Dooagh beach, Ireland. Handout Simon Boxall, University of Southampton In spring 1984 a whole beach disappeared. Over just two days, the golden sands of Dooagh on the island of Achill, […]

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Ransomware alert from the Police

From Devon & Cornwall Police cyber security alert system: Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations […]

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