Most people have a fairly clear position on human-induced climate change, despite the vast majority of people not knowing much about the scientific basis of the climate models used to study it. That’s understandable – they are very complicated indeed and not accessible for everyone.
There has been a lot of talk about Australia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) crisis, and new initiatives have been developed to tackle it. There is talk about engaging students with mathematics and science, kindling student interest and transforming the way it is taught.
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A new report published by the National Children's Bureau (NCB), a UK educational charity, has received extensive coverage in the media as clear evidence that video games are "bad" for children. The findings are less apocalyptic than what you might have read so far.