Primary schoolchildren can be great tutors

Results from a project run in 129 primary schools in Scotland, the largest ever trial of peer tutoring, show that children as young as seven to eight years old can benefit from a tutoring session as short as twenty minutes ...

Arctic snow harbors deadly assassin

Heavy and prolonged snowfall can bring about unexpected conditions that encourage fungal growth, leading to the death of plants in the Arctic, according to experts.

Length of pregnancy influenced by placenta structure

The nine-month pregnancy in humans is influenced by the structure of the placenta, according to new research into the evolution of reproduction in mammals which ends a 100-year mystery.

Oil boom possible but time is running out

Oil recovery using carbon dioxide could lead to a North Sea oil bonanza worth £150 billion ($240 billion) – but only if the current infrastructure is enhanced now, according to a new study published today by a world-leading ...

Modern Muslims use dreams to make major life decisions

The traditional practice of using night dreams to make major life decisions is in widespread use among modern Muslims, reveals a new study whose author is speaking at the British Science Festival on Thursday September 16*.

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