Oxford University

Phonics check is a valid but unnecessary test

The phonics screening check introduced by the coalition government last year does identify school children in Year 1 who may be falling behind in learning to read, but is not really more informative than ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Feast clue to smell of ancient Earth

Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.

Apr 29, 2013
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Quantum cellmates with noisy networks

These components, called quantum bits, are fragile and susceptible to outside interference, making them easier to control when isolated in cells of four. Now scientists from Oxford and Singapore report in ...

Apr 25, 2013
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