Education

Idaho State University faces fine for losing plutonium

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A US university faces a fine of $8,500 (£6,280) for apparently losing a small amount of weapons-grade plutonium.The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Idaho State University is unable to account for 1 gram (0.03oz) of the material.The plutonium is used in reactors and to make nuclear bombs but the NRC says the amount missing is too small to make a nuclear weapon.The university says
Technology

Exeter University: ‘Why I revealed my friends’ racist WhatsApp messages’

[ad_1] Image copyright Satchit Srikanth Image caption Arsalan Motavali says he has no regrets about his decision to go public with the "vile" WhatsApp messages "It went from crude humour to racial slurs. Awful things were said about rape. Every group was targeted."Exeter University student Arsalan Motavali is talking about the WhatsApp group he was in with fellow members of the university's law society."[The messages] started to get progressively worse
Education

Exeter university students expelled over racist comments

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption When the investigation was launched the university said it was "committed to eradicating" any discrimination and harassment A number of law students have been expelled from the University of Exeter over allegations of racism.An internal investigation was launched in March after "vile" comments from Bracton law society's WhatsApp group were shared on social media.Those involved received expulsions, suspensions and other sanctions, according
Education

Buckingham University aims to be UK’s ‘first drug-free campus’

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Buckingham University has not yet set a date for when it will introduce the contracts A university is to ask students to sign contracts promising not to take drugs on its property in a bid to become Britain's first drug-free campus. Buckingham University vice-chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon said institutions were "failing students on drugs".As reported in the Sunday Times, the number of UK students
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Rotten durian causes Melbourne university evacuation

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rotting durian was found in a library cupboard More than 500 students and teachers were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia, as a result of a smell initially suspected to be gas.But it turned out the "gas" that students smelt at a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology library was a rotting durian found in a cupboard.The durian is a tropical fruit known