3D technology helps reveal face of Bronze Age farmer

Academic “time detectives” from Liverpool have used 3D digital technology to reveal the face of a Bronze Age farmer who lived in England 4,000 years ago. Experts from Face Lab at the Liverpool John Moores University used the technology based on the study of the man’s skull, reports Xinhua news agency. The man’s skeleton was found in an ancient burial ground in the county of Derbyshire in the 1930s. For the past 30 years, the remains have been part of a collection at Derbyshire’s Buxton Museum. The project is part…

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Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. Sam Cannicott, former Regent’s University London employee who now works for Statistics New Zealand, described how New Zealand’s “no-nonsense approach” to collecting student loan repayments from graduates overseas highlights the “timidity of the steps taken in the UK.” He said: “Former students who fail to make repayments face arrest at the New Zealand border, which…

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Final-year medical students face delay to job offers

Students say UK Foundation Programme Office hold-up is a blow at a time when morale is already low due to junior doctor contracts row A medical student at work in a laboratory. Photograph: Matt Lincoln/Getty Images/Cultura Thousands of final-year medical students have been left with no idea where they will begin work after the body responsible for making job offers took a last-minute decision not to publish the results of their applications on Thursday. Students due to hear news of where they were starting their first jobs expressed anger and…

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Academies face crackdown amid concerns about standards

Michael Gove visits Durand Academy School in Stockwell Rex Features Struggling academies and free schools are to face a crackdown amid concerns about the quality of some chains, England’s new schools tsar has revealed. Sir David Carter, who was appointed National Schools Commissioner in December, used his first interview in the job to set out his plans to identify the 100 weakest academies and introduce a new hierarchical system for academy chains which would only allow the best to expand. Sir David announced his plans in the week that the…

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The Best of Ocean City Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Ocean City, Maryland is truly paradise on Earth. There is a reason it becomes one of the largest tourist draws of the entire state during the summer months. People flock from all around the world to visit the natural beauty of the city. The water is cool and refreshing in the summer heat, but it also provides a completely different take on ocean life. If you are planning on a trip to Ocean City, you need to not only make sure to book it in advance (the city population explodes…

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