Monthly Archives: January 2010

A-level Facebook protest widens


"Facebook protest groups against A-level exams taken this week have spread – with complaints about a biology paper from another exam board." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8482880.stm And, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7080109/Thousands-join-Facebook-protest-over-unfair-A-level-biology-exam.html ‘The little Widgets don’t know what the big Widgets are talking about’ Education UK – ‘Religion in Schools. REBT … Continue reading

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BBC News – Youth bear brunt of recession


“The number of young people out of work has risen by 6,000, reaching a total of 952,000, the latest figures show. In the past year, job losses among young people have risen faster than any other section of the working … Continue reading

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UNICEF. Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.


HAITI EARTHQUAKE CHILDREN’S APPEAL       You may have seen our email earlier in the week asking you to support our urgent appeal for children in Haiti. If you’ve already donated thank you‚ if you haven’t yet we are … Continue reading

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The Jonestown Letters. Cults.


BBC, Afternoon Play http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pr4c2 The compelling true story of two sisters, Annie and Carolyn Moore, who died in the mass suicide at Jonestown in Guyana on November 18th 1978. Over 900 people died that day, followers of Peoples Temple and its … Continue reading

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BBC News – Nasa’s Kepler planet-hunter detects five worlds


How exciting is all this for the New Year? ("Astrology (ignorant & rubbish) is interesting, but Astronomy is ‘very interesting’ – if not mind blowing" The Astronomer Royal) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8440392.stm "The giant halo of dark matter that surrounds our galaxy is shaped like a … Continue reading

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BBC News – Mobiles offer new view of reality


WhisperingEnergy (WEPromote) is now following your tweets on Twitter (‘suspends your disbelief in a religion-like way’). "It envisages a world where interaction with data becomes indistinguishable from how we interact with objects in the physical world, pulling, pushing, dropping and … Continue reading

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