Area Maze is the a-mazing new game from prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba. For the solutions to today’s puzzles, follow this link
It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.Continue reading...
Vaccine introduced in response to rapid increase in cases of aggressive group W strain
Health officials are calling on teenagers to come forward for a new vaccine against meningitis and septicaemia, particularly if they plan to go to university in September.
From Monday, GPs will be inviting all 17- and 18-year-olds to take part in the MenACWY vaccination programme. They said first-year university students were particularly susceptible to meningococcal disease because they are likely to mix with a lot of new people.Continue reading...
Personal Guardian device fixes to clothing and alerts police to exact location of attack via monitoring station
When a woman was raped in the apartment complex where Rebecca Pick lived, the Strathclyde University student felt scared – and angry. The victim had screamed for help but failed to attract the attention of passers-by.
“It was terrible,” says Rebecca, 22, who has recently graduated in marketing and enterprise. “I thought then that we should have some way of being certain that we can get a response.”Continue reading...
At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from them?
Every week Lorraine Schneiter, a former Open University tutor, sits down in front of her computer, opens up Skype, and calls a group of children in India. And then they chat.
What about? “It depends on them. I have some suggestions up my sleeve but I always try to wait and see what they want to talk about. And then I’m always trying to make sure it’s relevant to their lives. I don’t like the idea of us zooming in from the west and trying to wave some wand over Indian children.”Continue reading...
Don’t let worries about the upcoming school year ruin your break. Instead, take the time off to develop a positive mindset by setting yourself achievable goals
Weeks into the summer holiday, many teachers are still experiencing the stressful fallout of last term. For some, this is the exhaustion of burnout. For others, worries about the upcoming school year are already on the horizon. But there are simple steps you can take to build a positive mindset, strengthen your stamina and approach the new year with less anxiety and greater expectations of success.
The approaches I offer here come from my background as a neurologist and teacher. The methods I suggest have been helpful for my own students in overcoming exam and work stress, and they are useful for teachers who face similar challenges.Continue reading...