The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in city centres to herald a new age of farming

The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in city centres to herald a new age of farming The 'plantscrapers' could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of cropsThey would use an innovate feeding system cancelling out need for soilFarms will increase crop yields because growing can occur all year round By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 31 December 2012 | UPDATED: 03:00 GMT, 1 January 2013 Crops could soon be grown in greenhouses the size of skyscrapers in city centres across the country, it has been claimed. Birds Eye and other food producers are investigating building ‘plantscrapers’, which could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of crops, in a bid to make farming more economical, sustainable and meet increasing demand

Terror in Japan as earthquake sparks tsunami warning and buildings shake across Tokyo

Terror in Japan as earthquake sparks tsunami warning and buildings shake across Tokyo Quake was felt in the capital Tokyo as buildings swayed violently Warning: Tsunami could be as high as six feet The epicentre was 6.2 miles beneath the seabedEvacuations have been ordered from some of the affected areas There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 | UPDATED: 14:32 GMT, 7 December 2012 A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year

British maths pupils lay behind other countries "because of poor teachers who don"t have a proper grasp of the subject"

British maths pupils lag behind other countries 'because poor teachers don't have a proper grasp of the subject' | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 3 December 2012 Pupils are lagging behind in maths compared with other countries because not enough primary school teachers have a proper grasp of the subject, a report claims today. There are too few mathematically competent teachers in primaries, with many achieving only a GCSE grade C.