Technology

Google’s 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites

[ad_1] High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released.CyArk used cutting edge digital archaeology techniques including laser scanning and drones to capture the images which have been released by the Google Arts and Culture project.The project coincides with World Heritage Day on Wednesday 18 April 2018.BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett reports.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
Politics

What to look out for in May’s local elections

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Voters will head to the polls on 3 May for the first England-wide test of electoral opinion since last year's dramatic general election.Although there are no polls in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, there is plenty of action in England - with seats on about 150 councils up for grabs.These are a mixture of metropolitan, unitary, borough and district councils. In some, all the seats
Science/Nature

Plastic recycling: Why are 99.75% of coffee cups not recycled?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It's gradually becoming common knowledge that it's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.It's the mixture of paper and plastic in their inner lining - designed to make them both heat and leakproof - that causes difficulties. There are currently only a small number of specialist plants in the UK able to process the disposable used cups, and
Politics

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

[ad_1] Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit - beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we've been sent. What's happening now?The UK has voted to leave the European Union. It is scheduled to depart at 11pm UK time on Friday 29 March, 2019. The UK and EU have provisionally agreed on the three "divorce" issues of how much
Education

‘My pupils all know someone who’s been stabbed’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images What's it like to teach in an area where many young people carry knives and have seen the victims of stabbings? Teachers describe their first-hand views of the knife culture among some young people in London."It's not a shock anymore. It's not a surprise anymore," says Angela. "If something happens in the area, you hope it's not somebody you've taught."She has been a teacher for
Science/Nature

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

[ad_1] Image copyright MPI Evo Anthro Image caption Ancient DNA labs maintain strict protocols to prevent contamination of samples with modern genetic material Prof David Reich of Harvard Medical School is one of the leading lights in the field of ancient DNA. His team's work has cast a new perspective on human history, reconstructing the epic migrations and genetic exchanges that shaped the people of different regions worldwide. Here he
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Earth’s magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe magnetic signal from the tides is extremely small This is the European Space Agency's spectacular new view of ocean tides as they sweep around the Earth. The movie shows not the bulging movement of water directly, but rather its magnetic signature. As the Moon pulls the salty seas through our planet's global magnetic field, electric currents are generated. And these
Education

Have youth service cuts led to more crime?

[ad_1] The claim: The Labour MP published a tweet suggesting rising violent crime could be linked to cuts in young people's services.Verdict: Youth services have seen big cuts in their budgets over the past few years. However, it's impossible to make a clear link between that and a rise in violent crime. Youth service spending by local authorities in England is down by a third compared with three years ago,
Education

Free school meals are changing but will children lose out?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters New analysis of how many children will benefit from free school meals under the government's Universal Credit system has been published. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that 50,000 more children overall will be entitled in future. But the IFS also warned that 160,000 children across the UK, who would have qualified under the old system will be ineligible when the rules change. So what are
Education

The mothers who regret having children

[ad_1] Most parents will acknowledge that children are hard work, but are likely to say the rewards outweigh the challenges. To feel differently is almost unspeakable, but there are women who regret having children. Three women tell the Victoria Derbyshire programme what it is like to secretly wish they had not become mothers. Rachel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I wish I'd not had children' "If I