Reading is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic for the brain too. Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield suggests that reading helps to expand attention spans in kids. "Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end - a structure that encourages our brains to think in sequence, to link cause, effect and significance," she says.
Britain is setting up a computer database to track down around 150,000 people who are staying in the country illegally, a media report said Wednesday.
Border officials will launch the project next month to deal with a huge backlog of foreign nationals who have overstayed their student or temporary work visas, the Daily Mail reported.
Passenger records held in the database, which will cover details of all flights outside Europe to and from Britain, will be checked. There will be careful monitoring of around 100 migrants whose visas expire daily.
Defending a decision to scrap two-hour-a-week allotted for sports in British schools, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the schools were using the time on activities like Indian dance.
Cameron, who has come under fire for ditching the requirement, said some youngsters spend two hours performing Indian dance, the Guardian reported Friday.
Critics have called for the sports time to be reinstated as Britain achieves record success at the London Olympics.
It was a terror attack of a different kind. Swarms of moths of the Tineola bisselliella and Tineola pellionella species arrived at the Olympics Village, attracted by a huge blaze of light seen from miles away.
The Olympic torch relay, currently travelling through the British
capital after it arrived from Olympia's Temple of Hera in Greece, has
had to face flash protests on the streets.
The protestors are demanding the restoration of cuts in the National Health Services (NHS) that is reeling under massive funding cuts.
NHS shares its birth year with the 1948 London Olympics. Londoners, who had rejoiced at opening of NHS and celebrated the arrival of the Olympic torch some 64 years ago, are now divided in their opinion of both.
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