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Special needs education breaking our budgets, warn councils

Councils said the number of youngsters requiring support had risen by 50,000 in five years. Photograph: Imageplotter/Rex/Shutterstock County councils across England are warning that the cost of covering special needs education is breaking their budgets, with local authorities overspending by more than £100m last year to meet the sharp rise in demand. Research by the County Councils Network found that some councils ... Read More »

For the sake of our health, we need to kick the indoor habit

 ‘We are only beginning to understand the health risks associated with living a permanently sheltered life.’ Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd, Wales. Photograph: Chris Lacey/National Trust Images/Chris Lac As a species we need to get out more. Humans now spend so much time indoors that many of us are cultivating a variety of serious health complaints, and for some they ... Read More »

We’re Sitting More and More — and It’s Affecting Our Health

Computers, televisions, and mobile devices are leading us to a more sedentary lifestyle. But there are ways to break out of it. Getty Images If Justan Germano weren’t so dedicated to staying fit, work could put his health on the line. The 32-year-old professional gamer spends more than eight hours nearly every day glued to a screen as he livestreams ... Read More »

Our Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite video review is up

Xiaomi’s lineup now consists of many dozens of devices, and the Mi 8 family even hasa few too. This might all get confusing, but don’t worry – we got your back. Today we’re taking a detailed look, in video form, at one of the newest members of this series – the Mi 8 Lite. Despite sharing the Mi 8 name ... Read More »

Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Talk of monsoon, and it is difficult not to worry about malaria. However, the disease may soon be a thing of the past: In what is being hailed as a significant breakthrough, scientists claim they have taken a significant step towards developing a new vaccine for malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists have for the first ... Read More »

In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Fourteen deaths from Nipah virus infection in Kerala have fuelled unprecedented fear of bats, which were initially believed to be the source of the human infection, that led to scores of families abandoning their homes and livestock in the affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Lab tests, however later, showed that public health experts had got it wrong. Fruit bats are natural hosts of ... Read More »

Occasional fasting may be a fast fix for our health

Many people routinely fast, going hungry for a day or a couple of days either for spiritual or health reasons. Some say fasting cleanses toxins from the body. Others enjoy a spiritual awareness that hunger arouses. The irregular diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors is often cited as an evolutionary basis for deliberately restricting our modern diet. Tens of millions of people of ... Read More »

Blogger shares her tips on cutting your costs in London — plus, get a free fiver from our rewards club

LIVING on a low income can be really tough. An estimated 13million of us live in households bringing in £15,000 a year or less before tax, so every penny counts. So if you need some help stretching out your budget, Polish money blogger Martyna Sroka can help. GETTY – CONTRIBUTOR An estimated 13million of us Brits live in households bringing ... Read More »

Amazon is solving our cable management problems today for less than $7

Today’s deal addresses one of the biggest problems in the lives of most PCusers: cable management. Amazon is currently selling 100 Velcro Brand hook and loop black ties for $6.09. The ties measure 8 inches long by 0.5-inch wide. While the ties come at a set length, it’s easy to cut them to smaller lengths when necessary. If you’re building your own PC, ... Read More »

How our memories become permanent

IANS | Jan 2, 2017, 03.04 PM IST How our memories become permanent (Getty Images) Scientists have for the first time identified a mechanism that regulates rhythmic brain waves that play a key role in making our memories permanent. Memories undergo a consolidation process which stabilises and makes them become stronger — a process where brain waves play an important ... Read More »