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Every Year 7 child (11- and 12-year-olds) will receive a BBC micro:bit this autumn. Do you want your child to learn how to code?

Would you prefer your child to learn computer coding, a foreign language or a musical instrument? Would you prefer your child to learn computer coding, a foreign language or a musical instrument?

Every Year 7 child (11- and 12-year-olds) will receive a BBC micro:bit this autumn. Do you want your child to learn how to code?

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Over 200 elementary particles have so far been seen in particle accelerators, though most are so unstable and short-lived that they can barely be said to exist at all. Within the next few years,...

Whether a 3D screen image is generated by using polarising filters, active shutter glasses or a lenticular lens over each screen pixel, the effect works by sending a different image to your left...

No. The benefits of red wine are largely down to 'flavonoids', which are twice as concentrated in wine as in grape juice.

We are literally alive with electromagnetic fields, most obviously those generated by our nervous system. As such, we’re all potentially susceptible to magnetic fields, which create electric...

All tea contains antioxidant compounds called catechins. Black involves oxidising the leaves more so than green, and so black tea is slightly less antioxidant.

Studies have shown health...

Men's buttons are traditionally on the right because most people are right-handed, and that is the easiest way to do the buttons up. The same argument accounts for the positioning of ladies'...

This instinctive reaction is called the acoustic startle-reflex eye blink and is part of the protective mechanism we all show in response to potential danger. Loud noises can often mean danger and...

Need? No. Really, really want? Yes. The cost of reproduction is much lower for a man than a woman. He doesn’t need to carry a foetus around inside him for nine months, nourishing it from his...

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