Physics news for Thursday 20 September 2012.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012
Fireflies dancing beneath the stars, the last transit of Venus for 105 years and giant swirling galaxies deep in space. The 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has produced some awe-inspiring images. Take a journey through the night sky with two of the nine judges – Chris Lintott who is best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night, and Olivia Johnson from the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Coalition failed to heed Ucas’ AAB warning
The government was warned a year ago by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service that the AAB system and other changes to student numbers would create problems in admissions, it has emerged, as concern mounts over a dramatic shortfall in the number of undergraduates entering higher education this year. Meanwhile, the Universities UK president, Eric Thomas, is said to have caused disquiet among some vice-chancellors who believe he has used worries over admissions to call for the complete deregulation of student numbers.