August 27th, 2004

Peter1

News from the BBC

Earth warned on 'tipping points'
The risk of humans triggering catastrophic change in unstable Earth systems is largely ignored, a climate scientist says.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3597584.stm

Door open for silicon replacement
A breakthrough in the way scientists make crystals could lead to a replacement for silicon as the basis for making chips in electronic devices.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3598836.stm

GCSEs: What the statistics show
BBC education correspondent Mike Baker looks at what the GCSE figures reveal - and what they do not.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/education/3598818.stm

Good to see Maths as the most popular GCSE subject - speaking as a maths geek :)