It’s where, not just what, you study

It’s where, not just what, you study

MASSIVE discrepancies exist in the employment outcomes for students studying the same qualification at different institutions, with experts warning it pays to check before you enrol. Good Education Group product head Ross White says many prospective students spend vast quantities of time researching courses but often overlook the most important factor – how long it will take to get a job. “There’s lots of variation in graduate employment rates and it’s definitely worth considering, particularly when you consider the time and costs (involved with study),’’ White says. “University graduate employment…

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UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

Image copyrightESA Image caption The Rockot lifted away from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome right on cueA UK-assembled satellite has launched from Russia on a mission to monitor air quality around the globe. Its Dutch-designed instrument will make 20 million observations daily, building maps of polluting gases and particles known to be harmful to health. Called Sentinel-5P, the spacecraft is a contribution to the EU’s Copernicus Earth-monitoring programme. S5P is riding to orbit on a converted Russian intercontinental ballistic missile called a Rockot. The vehicle left the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 12:27 local…

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Family favourite movies rated

Family favourite movies rated

MOVIE reviewer Leigh Paatsch rates all 15 movies in News Corp’s Great Night In Family Movie Collection — with Fantastic Mr. Fox, Home Alone and Shrek among his top picks. Madagascar *** After busting out of a New York zoo and causing a ruckus on the city streets, a pampered lion (Ben Stiller) and his animal buddies are banished back to the wilds of Africa. Monsters v Aliens *** Attention all parents. Pay no heed to that possibly scary title. This is a very kiddie-friendly movie. A bit like Monsters…

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Finding Nemo may get much harder

Finding Nemo may get much harder

As the world’s oceans warm, we may stop trying to find Nemo and wonder where are have all the clownfish gone, say researchers. Scientists have discovered that clownfish, made famous by the animated-movie Finding Nemo, become stressed and give birth to less young when their home anemone become bleached from ocean warming. Corals and anemone are marine animals that lose their green-pigmented symbionts called zooxanthallae when water gets too warm. Without zooxanthallae, anemone die. Suzamme Mills and her colleagues from Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) Research University studied 13 clownfish at…

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