Read Aloud 1.
The aim of our research was to explore how moving home at a young age affected the development of pre-school children. There are many different reasons why families choose to move home, some of which are positive and some less so. Over a period of ten years our research team has investigated whether the conditions surrounding moving home, or indeed the fact of moving itself, contribute to children’s development problems.
Read Aloud 2.
I am extremely grateful for the advice I got which encouraged me to take my final year project forward after university. I entered a number of business start-up competitions and was awarded the funding I needed to set up my own business. It completely changed my life. Although I had actually had a graduate scheme lined up after graduating, I decided to take the risk and start my own company. Things took off surprisingly quickly and I can honestly say that I have never had any regrets about my decision.
Read Aloud 3.
This year the National Environmental Science Competition received excellent undergraduate and postgraduate entries from all across the country, with a wide range of projects. We are delighted that our awards are encouraging exciting and valuable projects that go beyond research and analysis to develop solutions for a number of key problems. Information about the shortlisted projects will be posted on our website in the first week of June.
Read Aloud 4.
Child language brokers are children or young people who translate or interpret on behalf of family members or others who do not speak the local language. When settling into a new country, children often learn the local language more rapidly than their parents and other adults. As a result youngsters start taking on the role of language broker in a number of different contexts such as shops, banks, schools, doctors, dentists, welfare offices, police stations, housing offices among many others.
Read Aloud 5.
U.S. President Barack Obama acted on December 20, 2016, to preserve the legacy of his policies aimed at protecting the environment by issuing a pair of memorandums that indefinitely banned oil and gas development in the entirety of the U.S. portion of the Chukchi Sea, the majority of the Beaufort Sea, and some 4 million acres along the Atlantic Coast containing a string of more than 30 underwater canyons, stretching from Massachusetts to the Chesapeake Bay.
Read Aloud 6.
More than 70 members of the electoral college have asked to receive an intelligence briefing about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. A Democratic U.S. representative has called for the electoral college vote to be delayed to accommodate that request; such a move would require action by the Republican-controlled Congress, however, and it was seen as extremely unlikely that the party would take steps that would jeopardize Donald Trump’s victory.
Read Aloud 7.
On the basis of tidal friction alone, the length of the solar day would be expected to increase by 2.3 milliseconds per century. However, the eclipse records showed an increase of only 1.8 milliseconds per century. The astronomers speculated that the rebound of Earth from losing the weight of the glaciers on higher latitudes that had built up in the last ice age and the exchange of angular momentum between Earth’s liquid core and its solid mantle may have been responsible for the discrepancy.