The Illusion Of Matter: Our Physical Reality Isn’t Really Physical At All Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist who made significant contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory once said: “if quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” Quantum physics has left scientists all over the world baffled, especially with the discovery that our physical material reality, isn’t really physical at all. “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” It seems philosophers of our ancient past were right, our senses really do deceive us. Again, our physical material reality really ISN’T physical at all. The meaning, significance and implications of these findings within our quantum world have led to a plethora of ideas and theories, some of which lay inside the label of “pseudo-science.” Scientific understandings change continuously throughout human history. At the turn of the ninetieth century, physicists started to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter.
Ancient Civilizations Many vulnerable people denied care, says Age UK 5 March 2014Last updated at 22:10 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News A "catastrophic" situation is developing in England with many vulnerable elderly people being denied care, campaigners say. An analysis by Age UK found the proportion of over-65s getting help had fallen by a third since 2005-6. Last year, under 900,000 over-65s got help - one in 10 people in that group - compared with 15% seven years ago. The review - based on published data - estimated at least 800,000 older people were going without vital help. This includes council-funded help in the home with daily tasks such as washing, dressing and eating as well as care home places. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Both our health and social care services need to work differently to respond to the needs of our ageing population” End QuoteNorman LambCare and Support Minister Age UK blamed the squeeze on funding, which had forced councils to reduce budgets by 15% in real terms over the past three years to £6.6bn.
Humanitarian aid can benefit donors too, says study 19 February 2014Last updated at 10:02 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Giving aid can help increase global influence, says the report Giving foreign aid can bring important strategic advantages to the donor country, according to a study by US and Australian academics. The study wanted to test claims that giving humanitarian aid was in the self-interest of the donor as well as the recipient. It found "compelling evidence" that regional influence could be increased by being a high-profile donor. The study examined how the US funded overseas HIV/Aids projects. Researchers at Dartmouth College in the US, the University of Sydney and the Australian National University wanted to see if there was evidence to support anecdotal impressions that giving aid brought "soft power" benefits to donor countries. 'Global opinion' The researchers say that major powers can gain more influence "by actually doing good". But the research says that it has to be the right kind of humanitarian aid.
Public Profiler New Data Suggests Earth-Like Planets Lie Throughout the Galaxy - Futurism | Futurism Page 1 of 24012345...102030...»Last » BBC Global population interactive Sources: All population data are based on estimates by the UN Population Division and all calculations provided by the UN Population Fund. The remaining data are from other sections of the UN, the Global Footprint Network and the International Telecommunications Union. Want to find out more? Notes on the data: Only birth dates after 1910 can be accommodated and only countries with populations of more than 100,000 people are included. Three country groupings - developed, developing and least developed - featured in the conclusions are those referenced by the UN for assessing the Millennium Development Goals. Read the answers to frequently asked questions here.
'Statistically significant' rise in net migration to UK 28 August 2014Last updated at 10:36 ET Immigration minister James Brokenshire described the effort to cut net migration as "challenging" There was a "statistically significant" increase in net migration into the UK in the year up to March, from 175,000 to 243,000, the Office for National Statistics has said. EU citizens accounted for two-thirds of the increase, including a rise in arrivals from Romania and Bulgaria. Ministers said they would "control migration at sustainable levels". Separate figures showed over 25% of births in England and Wales last year were to mothers themselves born abroad. There was also a rise in the proportion of people in the UK who were born abroad. 'Sustainable levels' Prime Minister David Cameron has previously pledged to reduce net migration to below 100,000 by 2015. According to the quarterly statistics, a total of 560,000 immigrants arrived in the UK over the 12-month period to March, while an estimated 316,000 people left. Analysis Read more from Dominic
Understanding and Teaching the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Primary Schools Following the recent publication of the first-ever Australia Curriculum: Geography for F–12, primary school teachers are expected to play the key role in implementing the curriculum in Australian schools – yet most primary teachers are not geography scholars, and many are likely to lack confidence in teaching the subject due to their uncertainty about what it entails. Understanding and Teaching the Australian Geography Curriculum for Primary Schools is designed to ease the burden of primary teachers by showing them how to understand and use the curriculum they are being asked to teach. Features of the book include: By unpacking the Australian Curriculum: Geography in terms of that non-geographers can easily understand, this book takes work out of standards-aligned geography instruction, proving that geography is an interesting and important subject which imparts essential understandings and skills and contributes to the personal and social development of young children.