Clockwords

Clockwords is a hectic word game set in Victorian London. You are a genius inventor who discovers plans for a mysterious machine that runs on the power of language. Then your lab is infiltrated by mechanical insects that have come to steal your secrets!

Clockwords is a word game like no other. Mix of a word game with speed, strategy, and steam-powered bugs! Use your vocabulary to defend your laboratory.


via Mr Byrne

Looks fun. Not totally convinced of the English value in it, but should get the typing speed up.


Primary schoolchildren are becoming victims of cyberbullying

One in five of 10 and 11-year-olds say they have been subjected to taunts, threats and insults via the internet and mobile phones, according to a poll by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA).

More than a fifth (22 per cent) said they did not know how to protect themselves against cyberbullying, with over half (61 per cent) saying that a good way to stop cyberbullying would be for parents to know how to deal with it.

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Brunel, Locke and Stephenson: the engineering giants who shaped our world – Telegraph

The passing of these three extraordinary men, so close together, robbed the country of an astonishing source of talent, energy and influence. The trio, who had done so much to accelerate the Industrial Revolution, were often portrayed by the press as rivals clambering to pursue their own agendas, but were in fact close colleagues and friends. Moreover, they were much more than engineers: they were consulted by (or sat in) Parliament and boardrooms, and advised foreign and colonial governments on railways, water supply and sanitation, dock and harbour improvements, land reclamation schemes and much more. They were titans of the Victorian age.

Source: here