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BBC - History

  • WW2 prisoner's grave found by nephew
    The grave of a British WW2 soldier killed while a prisoner of war in Poland in 1944 has been officially dedicated, following a successful search by his nephew.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • New dates rewrite Neanderthal story
    A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:20pm -
  • Ancient sites show up in dry weather
    A number of prehistoric and Roman sites have been spotted by an aerial archaeologist during recent good weather.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • Ancient artefacts unearthed at fort
    Ancient Roman artefacts are unearthed by volunteers carrying out a dig at a Roman fort in South Shields.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 9:12am -
  • Russian dictators 'A-level choice'
    A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics
    - 11 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 1:41am -
  • Bronze Age tools fix roundhouse roof
    A reconstructed Bronze Age roundhouse near Peterborough is being re-roofed using replica tools from the era in an "experimental archaeology" project.
    - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 7:41am -
  • When murderers were hanged quickly
    Fifty years ago the last murderers were hanged in the UK. It brought to an end an era of extraordinarily swift capital punishment.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 11:44pm -
  • The most famous pointing finger
    A recruitment poster of the stern-eyed Lord Kitchener has become a defining image of World War One.
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 11:28pm -
  • 'Hidden' photos reveal library build
    A collection of more than 200 'hidden' images reveal the building of Cambridge's world-famous University Library.
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:44am -
  • History of passenger planes shot down
    Amid reports that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane which crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down, the BBC looks at previous such incidents.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • Viking history sails into focus
    A reconstructed Norse longship has sailed into Merseyside - shedding light on the region's rich Viking history.
    - 37 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • Robin Hood's village is excavated
    A Nottinghamshire settlement known as Robin Hood's village is to be excavated to find out more about its history.
    - 40 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 12:47pm -
  • Who are the carabinieri?
    This year the Italian carabinieri is 200 years old - but why does Italy have two police forces and what is so special about the carabinieri?
    - 42 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 12:52am -
  • Who was the first Englishman to fly?
    He was the first ever Englishman to fly, but today the name James Sadler is virtually unknown. Why is this?
    - 43 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:25am -
  • China media: War history
    Media report on President Xi Jinping's speech at a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-45.
    - 46 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:57am -
  • Was Edward the Black Prince really a nasty piece of work?
    A newly discovered letter is forcing a rethink of a 14th Century prince with a controversial reputation.
    - 47 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:59am -
  • BBC TV News reaches 60th milestone
    In the 60 years since the BBC launched its first TV news broadcast, the nature of TV news has changed beyond recognition.
    - 50 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 12:57am -
  • VIDEO: The man who lives in 1946
    Despite working in the very modern job of cabin crew for British Airways, in his home life Ben Sansum has everything set up as if it is 1946.
    - 51 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 12:36am -
  • Hunt for Bedlam burial site names
    Volunteers are scouring London's archives to identify hundreds of skeletons dug up at the Bedlam burial site.
    - 51 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • How Germany is remembering WW1
    The BBC's Berlin correspondent, Stephen Evans, reflects on how World War One is remembered differently in Germany, to how it is in Britain and his home town of Bridgend.
    - 51 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 9:16am -
  • Birmingham's famous trophy makers
    The Wimbledon men's and ladies' singles trophies were both made in Birmingham in the 19th Century, but what other trophies were made in the city's famous Jewellery Quarter?
    - 62 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 1:02am -
  • Welsh veterans mark D-Day landings
    Welsh veterans of the D-Day landings are in northern France to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied Europe.
    - 78 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 9:12pm -
  • VIDEO: D-Day: From the other side
    The BBC's Stephen Evans spoke to a German soldier who was one of the first to encounter the invading Allied troops
    - 78 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 6:13am -
  • Behind each D-Day grave is a story
    Maj Charles Martin's grave is one of 2,700 in Normandy belonging to British servicemen who lost their lives on the first day of the D-Day landings. Who was he and what happened to him?
    - 78 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 6:03am -
  • D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists
    Seventy years ago, thousands of Allied troops landed on the French coast. Here is the BBC's account of the day.
    - 79 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 12:26am -
  • All the young people: D-Day memories
    The invasion of Normandy remembered by those who served and their children, from the months of planning to the beach landings and beyond.
    - 79 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 6:23pm -
  • Southsea marks D-Day anniversary
    Princess Anne attends a service in Southsea to commemorate the dead of D-Day and to honour the survivors, writes BBC correspondent Nick Higham.
    - 79 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 4:48pm -
  • D-Day message in champagne bottle
    A champagne bottle containing a message written by soldiers en route to the D-Day landings is to go on display in a museum in Cumbria.
    - 79 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:54pm -
  • Men who played key role in D-Day
    Friday 6 June marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of the north coast of France at Normandy, the turning point of the war against the Nazis. To mark the commemorations, BBC Newsline's Donna Traynor talks to two veterans.
    - 79 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:04pm -
  • France's forgotten Blitz
    Historians believe Allied bombardments killed almost as many French people as German bombs killed Britons during the Blitz, John Laurenson reports for BBC News.
    - 80 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:23am -
  • The women reporters who covered D-Day
    Seventy years ago, a group of American women journalists made history when they covered D-Day. The BBC's Lyse Doucet looks back at a turning point for female war correspondents.
    - 80 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:11am -
  • WW2 planes mark D-Day anniversary
    A group of World War Two-era aircraft fly to France from southern England to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
    - 80 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 5:37pm -
  • 12 amazing WW1 facts

    - 81 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 3:17pm -
  • Discovering the father I never knew
    When Lt Den Brotheridge was killed, his wife was eight months pregnant, but it took his daughter 40 years to discover her father's role in one of D-Day's most famous operations.
    - 82 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 3:49am -
  • VIDEO: D-Day relived through planning map
    The map used to plan the D-Day invasion 70 years ago remains intact on the wall of Southwick House in Hampshire.
    - 85 days ago, 30 May 14, 7:50pm -
  • D-Day rehearsal that cost 800 lives
    The story of the "secret" D-Day rehearsal in Devon that cost 800 US servicemen their lives.
    - 86 days ago, 30 May 14, 1:43am -
  • The city where they keep finding caves
    Nottingham's 544 caves have been used as everything from dungeons to bomb shelters but 100 of them were only discovered in the past four years. Take a look at how many of them are used today.
    - 91 days ago, 25 May 14, 2:23am -
  • One hundred years of Leica cameras
    Photojournalist Tom Stoddart talks about photographing with a Leica camera as the company celebrates its centenary.
    - 93 days ago, 23 May 14, 12:01am -
  • Kennedy letters removed from auction
    Recently discovered letters written by the late Jackie Kennedy, the widow of former US President John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest are being withdrawn from auction.
    - 94 days ago, 21 May 14, 6:22pm -
  • The White Queen and The White Princess: What happened next?
    Is it the end for her and her daughter?
    - 16 Aug 13, 4:58pm -


A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • AHOW: A History of the World Special 18 May 2011
    Peter Lewis tells a story of love, separation and hardship, through the object he added to the BBC History of the World website: a portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted secretly for his Uncle Bryn in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
    - 19 May 11, 5:08pm -
  • AHOW: 100 Solar-powered lamp and charger 22 Oct 2010
    A lamp that runs off sunlight. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the final object in the series: a solar-powered lamp with a charger that can bring cheap light and power to people around the world with no access to the electric…
    - 22 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 099 Credit card 21 Oct 2010
    A plastic credit card. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the changing role of money in the modern world by looking at a Shari'a compliant credit card. How is modern banking adapting for new markets and what are the moral issues…
    - 21 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 098 Throne of Weapons 20 Oct 2010
    Chair made from decommissioned guns. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the impact of weapons on the modern world by examining a sculptured throne made from decommissioned guns. The weapons are remnants of the Mozambique civil w…
    - 20 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 097 Hockney's In the Dull Village 19 Oct 2010
    Print by the British artist David Hockney. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the sexual revolution of the 1960s through a print by David Hockney which shows two men in bed together. The work was one of a series created as the B…
    - 19 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 096 Russian revolutionary plate 18 Oct 2010
    Decorated plate from St Petersburg. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the Russian Revolution by looking at a plate painted with propaganda for the new Communist state. The plate was made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Pe…
    - 18 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 095 Suffragette-defaced penny 15 Oct 2010
    A defaced coin from 1903. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the rise of mass political engagement in Britain and the emergence of the suffragettes by examining a penny coin, on which the image of Edward VII has been defaced wit…
    - 15 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 094 Sudanese slit drum 14 Oct 2010
    A wooden drum from central Africa. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a buffalo-shaped drum from Sudan which was played in a court orchestra and used to transmit messages or summon warriors to war. The drum was captured by the B…
    - 14 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 093 Hokusai's The Great Wave 13 Oct 2010
    Hokusai woodblock print. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines The Great Wave by Hokusai, one of the defining images of the power of the sea. He discovers its production initiated a wider awareness of Japanese art and became emblem…
    - 13 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 092 Early Victorian Tea Set 12 Oct 2010
    Wedgwood pottery tea set. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the history of Britain's relationship with tea by examining an early Victorian stoneware set made by the Staffordshire pottery firm of Wedgwood. He discovers how mass-…
    - 12 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 091 Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle 11 Oct 2010
    A 19th century chronometer. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at an instrument that first helped Europeans to navigate with precision around the world - a marine chronometer. In particular the chronometer that accompanied Charles…
    - 11 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 090 Jade bi 8 Oct 2010
    Inscribed jade disc. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores life in 18th-century China through a jade disc, or bi. This disc was owned by the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty at a time when the country's culture was much admired…
    - 8 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 089 Australian bark shield 7 Oct 2010
    Aboriginal shield collected by Captain Cook. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at a shield owned by one of the first Indigenous Australians to set eyes on Europeans, as they descended on Botany Bay in 1770. What can this object te…
    - 7 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 088 North American buckskin map 6 Oct 2010
    Map of the area between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the differing attitudes towards land and living of Europeans and Native Americans in the 18th century. He looks at a buckskin map drawn…
    - 6 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 087 Hawaiian feather helmet 5 Oct 2010
    Feather helmet worn by Hawaiian chief. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a chieftain's helmet given to Captain James Cook after he landed in Hawaii in 1778. He looks at the impact of Cook's mapping and collecting expeditions in…
    - 5 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 086 Akan Drum 4 October 2010
    18th century African drum. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines an African drum that was taken to America during the slave trade- where drumming was to prove an important cultural influence. The object was later brought to England…
    - 4 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 085 Reformation Centenary Broadsheet 1 Oct 2010
    Broadsheet depicting the Reformation of the Christian Church. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a broadsheet souvenir, commissioned in Saxony in 1617 to raise morale on the centenary of the Protestant Reformation. With contribu…
    - 1 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 084 Mexican Codex Map 30 Sept 2010
    Map showing details of the foundation of two towns in Mexico. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines an old map, or codex, that illustrates Spain's zeal for building churches after conquering Mexico in the 16th century. He looks at…
    - 30 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 083 Shadow Puppet of Bima 29 Sept 2010
    Puppet from the Indonesian island of Java. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the relationship between religion and society in South East Asia 400 years ago by examining a shadow puppet from Java. He talks to a Javanese puppet m…
    - 29 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 082 Miniature of a Mughal Prince 28 Sept 2010
    Miniature showing encounter between an Indian Mughal prince and a holy man. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at a 17th-century miniature and uses it to explore the religious tolerance encouraged by the rulers of India's Mughal em…
    - 28 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 081 Shi'a Religious Parade Standard 27 Sept 2010
    Religious parade standard from Iran. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the development of faiths about 400 years ago, beginning with a standard from Iran that was carried at the front of processions as a symbol of the country's…
    - 27 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 080 Pieces of Eight 24 Sept 2010
    15th Century silver coins. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines pieces of eight - rough silver coins that were to become an international currency as Spain's trade with the world grew in the 15th and 16th centuries. He describes S…
    - 24 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 079 Kakiemon Elephants 23 Sept 2010
    A pair of Japanese porcelain elephants. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum looks at how the skill of porcelain production spread across the Far East. Kakiemon, named after a Japanese potter, was much desired by the European elite.
    - 23 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 078 Double-headed Serpent 22 Sept 2010
    Turquoise ornament shaped as a serpent. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the Aztecs, who created this double-headed serpent from tiny pieces of turquoise, and the Spanish conquest of their culture. Aztec specialist Adriane Di…
    - 22 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 077 Benin Plaque - the Oba with Europeans 21 Sept 2010
    Plaque showing aspects of Benin court life. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines some of Africa's most famous artworks, the Benin Plaques, and the effect these brass portraits first had when they arrived in London at the end of th…
    - 21 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 076 The mechanical galleon 20 Sept 2010
    A small automaton, shaped like a galleon. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the impact of travel, trade and conquest in Western Europe between 1450 and 1600. This object shaped like the galleon the Spanish sent against England…
    - 20 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 075 Durer's Rhinoceros 17 Sept 2010
    Albrecht Durer's famous engraving of an Indian rhino. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, tells the story of one of the most enduring objects in art history, and one of the most duplicated: Durer's image of a rhino - an animal which the a…
    - 17 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 074 Jade Dragon Cup 16 Sept 2010
    Jade cup that belonged to one of the great leaders of the Timurid Empire. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, tells the story of a cup once owned by Ulugh Beg, who built the great observatory in Samakand and has a crater on the moon named…
    - 16 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 073 Inca Gold Llama 15 Sept 2010
    A simple, gold sculpture of a llama. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum examines the animal that helped fuel the success of the great Inca Empire, which ruled over some 12 million people along the Pacific West Coast of America. He tells t…
    - 15 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 072 Ming Banknote 14 Sept 2010
    A surviving example of one of the world's first paper banknotes - much bigger than the notes of today and dated 1375. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explains how paper money comes about. While the rest of the world was happily tradin…
    - 14 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 071 Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent 13 Sept 2010
    Personal signature of the great Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum examines this monogram which is the ultimate expression of Suleiman's authority at this time - a stamp of state and delicate artwor…
    - 13 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 070 Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island Statue 9 Jul 2010
    Moai statue from the Island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, looks at one of the most instantly recognisable sculptures in the world: a giant stone carving from Easter Island in the Pacific Oce…
    - 9 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 069 Statue of Huastec Goddess 8 Jul 2010
    Stone statue made in Mexico and associated with two goddesses. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor examines a sandstone sculpture of a goddess made by the Huastec people of present-day Mexico. The figure stands bare breasted with hands fol…
    - 8 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 068 Shiva and Parvati Sculpture 7 Jul 2010
    Indian temple statue of divine Hindu couple, Shiva and Parvati. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, discusses a magnificent stone sculpture showing two of the most beloved and familiar figures of Hinduism. The vehicles of the deities, a b…
    - 7 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 067 Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy 6 Jul 2010
    Icon from Constantinople showing the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, tells the story of the overthrow of iconoclasm and the restoration of holy images in AD 843, a moment of triumph for the Orthodox branch of th…
    - 6 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 066 Holy Thorn Reliquary 5 Jul 2010
    Christian reliquary from medieval Europe. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, examines an object designed to connect with Christ himself. He tells the story of this highly ornate reliquary which was made to house a thorn from the crown of…
    - 5 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 065 Taino Ritual Seat 2 Jul 2010
    Wooden seat carved in the shape of an ancestor spirit by the Taino, one of the pre-European, native Caribbean peoples. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, tells the story of a beautifully carved four-legged stool which has survived the de…
    - 2 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 064 The David Vases 1 Jul 2010
    A pair of vases from the Yuan dynasty in China, made from instantly-recognisable blue and white porcelain. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the history of porcelain and the use of these vases in a temple setting. Historian Cr…
    - 1 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 063 Ife Head 30 Jun 2010
    Head of an Oni, a ruler of Ife in Nigeria, one of medieval Africa's most powerful and wealthy kingdoms. With deeply naturalistic features, it is widely considered as one of the greatest achievements of world art. Neil MacGregor, Director of the Briti…
    - 30 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 062 Hebrew Astrolabe 29 Jun 2010
    Astronomical instrument from medieval Spain which could perform multiple tasks, from working out the time to preparing horoscopes. Originating from Spain at a time when Christianity, Islam and Judaism coexisted there, this instrument carries symbols…
    - 29 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 061 Lewis Chessmen 28 Jun 2010
    Ivory chess pieces found in the Outer Hebrides. They take us to the world of Northern Europe at a time when Norway ruled parts of Scotland. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the medieval world of the Chessmen and explains how…
    - 28 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 060 Kilwa pot sherds 25 Jun 2010
    Pieces of broken pottery found on the island of Kilwa Kisiwani, off the coast of Tanzania. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, sifts through a selection of broken pots, found on a beach. He finds the variety of glazes and decorations reve…
    - 25 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 059 Borobudur Buddha head 24 Jun 2010
    Head of a Buddha statue from Borobudur in Java. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a stone head from Borobudur, one of the world's greatest monuments. He looks at the monument, which is built from one-and-a-half million blocks o…
    - 24 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 058 Japanese bronze mirror 23 Jun 2010
    Bronze mirror decorated with dancing cranes. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at this mirror which comes from a time when the Japanese suddenly cut themselves off from the outside world and stopped all official contact with China…
    - 23 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 057 Hedwig glass beaker 22 Jun 2010
    Glass beaker from central Europe probably made by a Muslim craftsman. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a glass beaker made in Syria or Egypt at a time when Christians were warring with Muslims in the crusades. The glass became…
    - 22 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 056 Vale of York Hoard 21 Jun 2010
    Hoard of coins and other items buried in a silver cup. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a great Viking treasure hoard that was discovered by metal detectors in a field in North Yorkshire. This recent discovery consists of over…
    - 21 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 055 Chinese Tang figures 18 Jun 2010
    Ceramic figures from the burial of a Chinese Tang general. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes how, around 700 AD, the elite of China's Tang Dynasty chose to leave their mark on the world by writing or commissioning their own ob…
    - 18 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 054 Statue of Tara 17 Jun 2010
    Statue of female Buddhist deity Tara from Sri Lanka, who represents mercy and compassion. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores what was happening in South Asia during Europe's medieval period. He tells the story through a statue,…
    - 17 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 053 Lothair Crystal 16 Jun 2010
    Crystal engraved with images from the Biblical story of Susanna. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, looks at the Lothair Crystal, made in the mid-9th century and showing scenes of Susanna, wife of a rich merchant, falsely accused of adul…
    - 16 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 052 Harem wall painting fragments 15 Jun 2010
    Portraits from a wall painting of women from the caliph’s palace in Samara. Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor explains what life was really like in the great court in the ancient city of Samara, north of Baghdad - one of the great Musli…
    - 15 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 051 Maya Relief of Royal Blood-Letting 14 Jun 2010
    Maya temple carving showing a scene of ritual blood-letting. Neil MacGregor, Director of British Museum, looks at a limestone carving showing a king and his wife, who is piercing her tongue to induce pain and provoke a visionary trance. He describes…
    - 14 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 050 Silk princess painting 11 Jun 2010
    Fragile silk painting telling story of industrial espionage. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the Buddhist kingdom of Khotan, now in Western China, and tells a powerful story about how the secrets of silk manufacture were passe…
    - 11 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 049 Korean roof tile 10 Jun 2010
    Roof tile with image of an intimidating face intended to scare evil spirits from a house. The tile is from Kyongju, the ancient capital of Korea. Similar tiles were used earlier in China, but once introduced into the Korean peninsula, they reached a…
    - 10 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 048 Moche Warrior pot 9 Jun 2010
    Pot in the shape of a kneeling warrior, made by the Moche in South America. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, uncovers what life and culture was like in South America at a time when, a continent away, Islam was transforming the Middle Ea…
    - 9 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 047 Sutton Hoo helmet 8 Jun 2010
    Helmet found in the grave of an Anglo-Saxon warrior king. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, travels to East Anglia to describe the sensational burial discovery that has been hailed as a "British Tutankhamen". He looks at the helmet, the…
    - 8 Jun 10, 10:00am -




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    New member of the HKN gang Deekay who is half Nigerian and Ghanaian debuts his single titled Repete produced by super producer Shizzi.Sweet, Mid-Tempo tune!Deekay is a true artist in every sense of the word …. From his catchy melodious harmonies…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:08pm -
  • newVIDEO: Cuppy On A Mission : Lagos Diaries Part 1
    Disc Jockey and Queen of the decks, Dj Cuppy, shares her recent journey in Lagos and build up to the successful Lagos launch of her recently released compilation mix, House Of Cuppy.Cuppy On A Mission: Lagos Diaries comes in 3 parts and in each part…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:38pm -
  • Tipsy ft. Olamide – So Le (Prod. TwoBadGuyz)
    One of the best female Indigenous rappers in the game, Tipsy joins forces with rap heavyweight Olamide on her latest TwoBadGuyz-produced single “So Le”. It’s the 2nd time we’re getting both talents on the same joint (see “Ile Eru”), and…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • Ketchup – Holy MIC
    Talented hitmaker, Ketchup of “Show Me Ur Rozay” fame has just cooked up a fresh hit for the fans titled “Holy MIC”. This Dance-Hall joint has all the makings of yet another hit, if it gets the right push.Banger rank: A+*O.O*Produced by V…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:51pm -
  • FOR EVERY STROKE Charity Run and Event
    One of the most well thought out charity runs in Nigeria is about to kick off on August 30th but what people don’t know is that its not just a run but a WHOLE day of events. There will be a run in the morning where runners will be given certificate…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:57am -
  • Erigga – Cartoon + No Be Crime ft. P.Fizzy
    “After Dropping Comot Your leg from Cable Featuring Scally Normal & Head Wan Blow ft P Fizzy, Erigga New Money ain’t slowing down as he continues dropping dope tunes for his ever teeming fans.Erigga decides to drop two wonderful joints; On Carto…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:30am -
  • VIDEO: Kcee ft. Davido – Ogaranya
    5Star Music presents the visuals to Ogaranya, a song taken off Kcee’s Take Over album and it features Davido, the video was shot in South Africa. Peep Below. -@DonBoye_DOWNLOAD AUDIO/MP3MOBILE VIDEO DOWNLOAD
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:53am -
  • Maheeda ft. Terry G – Booty
    “The queen of controversy Maheeda ( @maheedanigeria ) is hot on fire with the king of the street Terry G as they bring you a brand new club hit produced by Terry G himself called “BOOTY”.We always expect the unexpected from Maheeda and when yo…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:22am -
  • VIDEO: Bodey ft. Dare David – Trowey Salute
    BODEY is an Atlanta based gospel artist who started singing in his local church in Lagos, Nigeria at a young age. He soon learned how to play various musical instruments and became a key part of the praise team.BODEY has a unique voice that has been…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:52am -
  • PREMIERE: Vector – Redefined
    With the September release fast approaching, and the #A7 mixtape cooked and ready to be served, we bring you guys another fresh cut by Vector tha Viper titled “Redefined”, a follow-up to his comeback tune “Where Is Vector?” which caused a sti…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:26pm -
  • Terry G – Ginjah + Sexy Lady
    A couple of days ago, TGP Entertainment CEO, Terry G unleashed a very fresh video for a then-unreleased song “Sexy Lady“. The song itself is now available for streaming/download along with a dope new indigenous cut titled “Ginjah“.Terry G ha…
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Sci-Fi Books

  • newScalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song - CNET
    Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme songCNET"Lock In" -- out next week from Tor Books -- is a sci-fi thriller about a new virus that hits 15 years from now. The 1 percent of those afflicted by the virus referred to as Haden's Syndrome…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:41pm -
  • newWomen Conquered Sci-Fi and Fantasy While You Weren't Looking - Bustle
    Women Conquered Sci-Fi and Fantasy While You Weren't LookingBustleThen I took a look at the Amazon sci-fi best-sellers. On the first page of the Amazon list alone, there are six female writers. I decided, then, to see what was happening in best-selle…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 6:35pm -
  • A $10 Comic-Con - LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyA $10 Comic-ConLA WeeklyThere was no line to get inside the Shrine for Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. By mid-afternoon, the longest wait here was to buy a caricature from Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. If you w…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:01pm -
  • Ann Leckie's debut novel wins Hugo science fiction award - The Guardian
    The GuardianAnn Leckie's debut novel wins Hugo science fiction awardThe Guardian... ExCel centre, as part of this year's 72nd World Science Fiction convention, the novel – a space opera narrated by the artificial consciousness of a starship – was…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:24pm -
  • Book Buzz: Scully drops an excerpt from her sci-fi novel - USA TODAY
    USA TODAYBook Buzz: Scully drops an excerpt from her sci-fi novelUSA TODAYGillian Anderson is tapping her inner believer for her first novel, A Vision of Fire. The star of the cult classic supernatural show The X-Files co-wrote the sci-fi thriller wi…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 2:52pm -

VISO Trailers

A Walk Among The Tombstones - Official Trailer
A Walk Among The Tombstones - Official TrailerPrivate investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY...From:V…
- 16 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:54pm -
The November Man - Official Featurette
The November Man - Official FeaturetteAn ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-ele...From:V…
- 20 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:14pm -
Men, Women & Children - Official Trailer
Men, Women & Children - Official TrailerA look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today's world. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share what you think!...From:VISO Trai…
- 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:52pm -
Mad Max : Fury Road - Official Trailer
Mad Max : Fury Road - Official TrailerAn apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting fo...From:VISO TrailersViews:46860 625ratin…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:50pm -
Beyond The Lights - Official Trailer
Beyond The Lights - Official TrailerA talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO...From:VISO TrailersViews:12491 225ratings…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:20pm -
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Official Teaser Trailer
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Official Teaser TrailerKatniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers!...From:VISO TrailersView…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:43pm -

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National Geographic Tube

Stunning Video: The Portuguese Man-of-War Up Close
Stunning Video: The Portuguese Man-of-War Up CloseThe Portuguese man-of-war—a colonial organism related to the jellyfish—is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace. For...F…
- 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
Gone Ice Fishing
Gone Ice FishingYaka, an Inuit tribe member, takes Hazen Audel to his favorite fishing spot. SURVIVE THE TRIBE AIRS THURSDAYS at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:2789 55ratingsTime:03:19More inPeople & Blogs
- 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:59pm -
Dopelandia
DopelandiaPortland's progressive attitudes have made it a mecca for America's homeless and they're helping fund the deadliest drug market in the Pacific Northwest.From:National GeographicViews:1718 87ratingsTime:44:10More inPeople &…
- 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:48pm -
Hangout From Africa's Okavango Delta
Hangout From Africa's Okavango DeltaHome to the largest remaining elephant population on Earth, Botswana's Okavango Delta was recently named the planet's 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. And we're taking you to the delta...From:National Geogr…
- 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:24pm -
Foraging Under the Ice
Foraging Under the IceHazen tackles his claustrophobia to head underneath the arctic ice and find valuable sources of food. SURVIVE THE TRIBE AIRS THURSDAYS at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:3088 71ratingsTime:02:57More inPeople…
- 7 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:06am -
Ecologist Sees Rain Forest Through Villagers' Eyes
Ecologist Sees Rain Forest Through Villagers' EyesChris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it affects their lives and health. His research...…
- 9 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 7:13am -


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Silas sees for the first time
Silas sees for the first timeSubscribe for more amazing stories ▻ http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj David Tennant narrates the story of Silas, a young boy who is blind due to cataracts. With help from Comic Relief, he receives...From:Comic ReliefViews:…
- 16 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:53pm -
Sport Relief 2014 Highlights
Sport Relief 2014 HighlightsFind out more: http://bit.ly/1cqcGHG Watch a few highlights from Sport Relief 2014 which, thanks to your incredible generosity, saw the evening end on a stag...From:Comic ReliefViews:6836 379ratingsTime:03:…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:50am -
Sport Relief's Greatest Day World Cup Song
Sport Relief's Greatest Day World Cup SongSubscribe for more great video: http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Gary Lineker pulls together his celebrity friends with Gary Barlow to create the greatest world cup son...From:Comic ReliefViews:77162 664ra…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:25am -
Dance Recess from Summer in the City 2014
Dance Recess from Summer in the City 2014Subscribe for more great videos from Comic Relief: http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Watch Charlie's video, which inspired this one: http://youtu.be/_hRJsQxgJAg Music by...From:Comic ReliefViews:4910 181rati…
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News - In Pictures

Day in pictures: 22 August 2014
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Day in pictures: 20 August 2014
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Photographing a changing body
Photographing a changing body
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In pictures: Nepal and India floods
In pictures: Nepal and India floods
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In pictures: Clashes in Ferguson
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In pictures: Hindus celebrate Krishna's birthday
In pictures: Hindus celebrate Krishna's birthday
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Your week in pictures
Your week in pictures
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In pictures: Pope in South Korea
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This Day in History - Britannica

Animals Facts

  • new#Okavango14: Elephants Will Sense Your Calm - National Geographic
    National Geographic#Okavango14: Elephants Will Sense Your CalmNational GeographicInteracting with wildlife can be dangerous, but if you're calm, the animals can sense that. This situational awareness makes all the difference: You react to how you sen…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:00am -
  • newSvalbard Reindeer: Thriving Again on the Tundra - National Geographic
    National GeographicSvalbard Reindeer: Thriving Again on the TundraNational GeographicPerhaps the most endearing animal observed on our summer 2014 sojourn through the Arctic was the Svalbard reindeer, a subspecies of reindeer endemic to the archipela…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:01pm -
  • newThe Wiley and Surprisingly Cute Hyena - National Geographic
    National GeographicThe Wiley and Surprisingly Cute HyenaNational GeographicJessica Vitale is tracking and studying hyenas in the Okavango River Delta. These animals, so often portrayed negatively in popular culture, are actually quite admirable for s…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:56pm -
  • newWatch the Okavango Hangout Video! - National Geographic
    Watch the Okavango Hangout Video!National GeographicThe Okavango expedition is headed by four prominent National Geographic Explorers—Gregg Treinish, Steve Boyes, Shah Selbe and Jer Thorpe—and its aim is to lay the groundwork for future conservat…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:41pm -
  • Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean? - Business Insider
    Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?Business InsiderNational Geographic ran a series of experiments with sharks and divers to debunk several shark-related myths. They placed 2 divers in water, one holding a bottle of urine that slowly seeped into the water…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:02pm -

National Geographic Tube

Stunning Video: The Portuguese Man-of-War Up Close
Stunning Video: The Portuguese Man-of-War Up CloseThe Portuguese man-of-war—a colonial organism related to the jellyfish—is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace. For...F…
- 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
Gone Ice Fishing
Gone Ice FishingYaka, an Inuit tribe member, takes Hazen Audel to his favorite fishing spot. SURVIVE THE TRIBE AIRS THURSDAYS at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:2789 55ratingsTime:03:19More inPeople & Blogs
- 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:59pm -
Dopelandia
DopelandiaPortland's progressive attitudes have made it a mecca for America's homeless and they're helping fund the deadliest drug market in the Pacific Northwest.From:National GeographicViews:1718 87ratingsTime:44:10More inPeople &…
- 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:48pm -
Hangout From Africa's Okavango Delta
Hangout From Africa's Okavango DeltaHome to the largest remaining elephant population on Earth, Botswana's Okavango Delta was recently named the planet's 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. And we're taking you to the delta...From:National Geogr…
- 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:24pm -

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Science & Nature tube

Lizzo - Bus Passes and Happy Meals
Lizzo - Bus Passes and Happy MealsLizzo play 'Bus Passes and Ready Meals' at the 2014 Reading Festival.From:BBCViews:1325 47ratingsTime:03:23More inEntertainment
- 56 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:23pm -
Twin Atlantic - Brothers And Sisters at Reading 2014
Twin Atlantic - Brothers And Sisters at Reading 2014"Twin Atlantic perform Brothers And Sisters at Reading 2014 For more exclusive videos and photos from Reading & Leeds 2014, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/readingandleeds"From:BBCViews:34 4…
- 59 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:20pm -
Deep Breath - Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 1 Preview - BBC One
Deep Breath - Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 1 Preview - BBC Onehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho Clara tries to calm the new Doctor in this scene from Deep Breath. Who invented this room?!' 'Deep Breath', Saturday 23rd August, 7.50pm on BBC One. #Doc…
- 59 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:20pm -
Queens Of The Stone Age - A Song For The Dead at Reading 2014
Queens Of The Stone Age - A Song For The Dead at Reading 2014Queens Of The Stone Age perform A Song For The Dead at Reading 2014 For more exclusive videos and photos from Reading & Leeds 2014, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/readingandleeds.From:BBC…
- 1 hour ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:17pm -

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BBC Worldwide tube

Peter Capaldi & A Haunting Interrogation - Waking the Dead - BBC
Peter Capaldi & A Haunting Interrogation - Waking the Dead - BBCPart of Peter Capaldi Week on BBC Worldwide** Brought in by the team for questioning over the death of a former colleague, Lucien Calvin finds troubling memories being brought to the…
- 6 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:00am -
No God Will Stand in My Way! EPIC Peter Capaldi Speech - The Musketeers - BBC
No God Will Stand in My Way! EPIC Peter Capaldi Speech - The Musketeers - BBCThe life of the Comtesse may have been saved, but the Cardinal will still make her pay for her crimes. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http://www.youtube.com/sub…
- 17 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:48pm -
Mummified Corpses in Ethiopia - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBC
Mummified Corpses in Ethiopia - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBCComedians Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel drive over 2000km of Ethiopia's death-defying, bone-shaking roads in a quest to reach Aksum, known as the home of th...From:BBCWorldwideV…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:03pm -
Peter Capaldi as the Tragic Frobisher - Torchwood: Children of Earth - BBC
Peter Capaldi as the Tragic Frobisher - Torchwood: Children of Earth - BBCPart of our Peter Capaldi Week on BBC Worldwide** As Lois delves into the mystery of the explosion in Cardiff Bay, John Frobisher updates his superior on t...From:BBCWorl…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:45am -
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Marvel Entertainment Tube

Marvel 75th Anniversary: The 1960's & 1970's
Marvel 75th Anniversary: The 1960's & 1970'sFollow the history of Marvel Comics from the birth of the Marvel Universe into an age of expansion! Featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the X-Men, Black...From:Marv…
- 6 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:34am -
Marvel Method: Cosplay Ep 5
Marvel Method: Cosplay Ep 5After countless hours of work from the entire team, Lorraine Cink finally debuts the fabulous Scarlet Witch costume at San Diego Comic-Con. Follow Lorraine as she walks the convention floor,...From:Marvel Entertainmen…
- 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:07pm -
Marvel Universe LIVE! - The Watcher Ep 29
Marvel Universe LIVE! - The Watcher Ep 29Join our host, Lorraine Cink, as we witness super heroes come-to-life in Marvel Universe LIVE! Preview this enormous arena spectacular stunt show that features your favorite Marvel characters,...From:Mar…
- 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:10am -
SDCC Recap & Top 5 Marvel Comics! - The Watcher Ep 28
SDCC Recap & Top 5 Marvel Comics! - The Watcher Ep 28Get all the highlights from SDCC 2014 as our host, Lorraine Cink, revisits new comics, TV, and Hall H news! Plus find out Marvel's top 5 comic books of all t...From:Marvel EntertainmentViews…
- 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:44pm -

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Dip into insights from OU academics

  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
    - 71 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
    - 71 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • Thinking outside the box: Resolving the Palestinian problem
    Dick Skellington talks to Middle East scholar Professor Hovhanness Israel Pilikian about how to start the process of reconciliation and peace. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open U…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:03am -
  • "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein
    *ERROR IN SUMMARY* First published on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 as "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:23am -
  • "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein
    *ERROR IN SUMMARY* First published on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 as "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:23am -
  • "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein
    *ERROR IN SUMMARY* First published on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 as "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:23am -
  • The legacy of Shakespeare
    Many believe William Shakespeare was the greatest playwright who ever lived. Find out more about the man, the work and the legacy. First published on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 as The legacy of Shakespeare. To find out more visit The Open University's Openle…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 12:37pm -
  • Did the Chancellor outwit his critics - or out borrow them?
    Despite a fragile recovery, with earnings stagnating, Alan Shipman warns we may be facing an indefinite period of austerity. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University, and a former financial journalist.First publish…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 2:40pm -
  • Materials: Sustainability and structure
    Whether it's outlining the world's attitude to plastic bags or admiring the Pont de Normandie, Ian Johnston and Bernie Clark discuss sustainability, the future of materials and iconic structures in these short podcasts.  Dr Ian Johnston. Ian Johns…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 2:25pm -
  • How sustainable is mass production?
    Miraculous inventions and engineering has enabled us to get our hands on cheap and effective products used in everyday life, but are the materials and methods used sustainable?  Dr Ian Johnston. Ian Johnston has been with The Open University since…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 3:07pm -
  • The challenge of being a manager and a leader
    Slashing his own salary in order to give his minimum-wage employees a raise has divided public opinion on one American university president. Is this a case of effective leadership or a classic publicity stunt used by many corporations - including J.P…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 9:18am -
  • Is Baroness Warsi right? Could black voters decide the next General Election?
    Are our political parties doing enough to win the minority vote? Hugh Muir reports. Hugh Muir. Hugh Muir is diary editor of The Guardian, and has written extensively on race and society.First published on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 as Is Baroness Warsi rig…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 10:34am -
  • Hadrian, Rome and the Roman Empire
    Reveal the stories of Hadrian's Wall and take a look at the legacy the Ancient Romans have left behind.  First published on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 as Hadrian, Rome and the Roman Empire. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Cre…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 11:09am -
  • Mental health awareness
    With the recent death of actor Robin Williams, our experts tell you how you can help someone you think may be suffering from mental health issues and advise you on how to cope if you are personally affected.  The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn cont…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 9:55am -
  • Language of Comedy
    Leading comedians and writers share their insights into how people manipulate language to generate humour and what this reveals about society.  First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy. To find out more visit The Open University's…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 4:24pm -
  • Language of Comedy - Catchphrases
    Fast Show's Charlie Higson discusses catchphrases using Steve Martin and the Fast Show's spoof of Downton Abbey as examples. First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy - Catchphrases . To find out more visit The Open University's O…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:48pm -
  • Language of Comedy - Cross cultural humour
    German comedian Henning Wehn looks at how comedians play with cultural stereotypes as a source of humour.  First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy - Cross cultural humour. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn w…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:42pm -
  • Language of Comedy - Innuendo
    How do comedians exploit the ambiguities of language in the production of innuendo? Featuring Julian Clary's head-writer, David McGillivray. First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy - Innuendo. To find out more visit The Open Unive…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:35pm -
  • Language of Comedy - Social class
    BAFTA award-winning Fast Show writer Charlie Higson discusses how social class and dialects are used as a topic for comedy.  First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy - Social class. To find out more visit The Open University's Op…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:25pm -
  • Language of Comedy - Creating a character
    How do comedians exploit regional variety in comedy? Sheffield comedian Graham Fellows uses his character John Shuttleworth to illustrate. First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy - Creating a character. To find out more visit The…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:10pm -
  • The Educators: The episodes
    Find out more about each episode in the BBC Radio 4 series, The Educators. First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as The Educators: The episodes. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 3:09pm -
  • Everything speaks: Can we positively change our behaviour?
    If we understand more about the things we do we can change the world for the better, writes Jez Rose. Jez Rose. Jez Rose is a leading behaviour change consultant working with organisations worldwide. He has won awards for business growth and develo…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 9:58am -
  • Language of Comedy - Crafting a joke
    Comedian and actor Isy Suttie looks at how language is manipulated to create jokes, especially one-liners. First published on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 as Language of Comedy - Crafting a joke . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 9:33am -
  • What would the dead we honour make of our warring world today?
    My family was haunted by father's experience on the Somme and the loss of his friends. Why do we pay homage to the dead but ignore the lessons of their war? asks Robert Fisk. Robert Fisk. Robert Fisk is an English writer and journalist from Maidsto…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 3:45pm -
  • Big moon rising
    David Rothery doesn't think the supermoon we're due to see on 10 August deserves that much attention  Professor David Rothery. Professor David Rothery is a volcanologist and planetary scientist at The Open University, where he is Professor of Plan…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
  • Science experiment: The density tower
    In this video, the OU's Janet Sumner shows you how to conduct a simple density tower experiment using everyday household liquids. Dr Janet Sumner. Dr Janet Sumner is a qualified geologist and vulcanologist, and works with the OU's Open Media Unit a…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 2:11pm -
  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Away
    After delving in to the vital materials encompassing the world around us, Mark Miodownik explores how these have made us go further and travel faster.  The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: bringing you the finest in free, onli…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 1:40pm -
  • Why OKCupid sending users on bad dates was a good idea
    Lab rat culture is prevalent in online businesses, as OKCupid's openess about experimenting on their site's users suggests. So, is user experimentation bad conduct or a genius idea? Nick Dalton. Nick Dalton's teaching interests include ubiquitous c…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 10:06am -
  • Being a nation, becoming a state
    Prior to independence, Scotland is percieved, by many, as already being a nation but will devolution see it become recognised by others as a state?  Rosemarie McIlwhan. A Lecturer in Law, Rosemarie's core research interest is human rights and equa…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 9:24am -
  • A taxing question
    Scotland's bid for independence is posing many questions, one of the most important questions concerns funding. So, what effect will devolution have on taxes and how is Scotland funded at the moment?  Rosemarie McIlwhan. A Lecturer in Law, Rosemar…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 4:54pm -
  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Home
    As Mark uncovers, what provide us with the home comfort are a collection of metals, plastics, liquid crystals, plastics and ceramics, all assembled in very precise ways. The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: bringing you the fin…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 3:52pm -
  • My Shakespeare: The episodes
    Find out more about the episodes that make up the Sky Arts series, My Shakespeare. First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: The episodes. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • My Shakespeare: Christopher Plummer on King Lear
    Christopher Plummer retraces his steps in one of Shakeapeare’s greatest tragic roles - King Lear. First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: Christopher Plummer on King Lear. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn webs…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 2:42pm -
  • My Shakespeare: David Harewood on Othello
    David Harewood was the first black actor to play Othello on the stage of the National Theatre in England. Now he explores whether prejudices of different centuries have changed our views. First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: David…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 2:22pm -
  • My Shakespeare: Hugh Bonneville on A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Hugh Bonneville reflects on the start of his career, understudying Ralph Fiennes as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: Hugh Bonneville on A Midsummer Night's Dream. To find out more visit…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 2:07pm -
  • My Shakespeare: Joseph Fiennes on Romeo & Juliet
    Joseph Fiennes shares his own unique perspective on Romeo & Juliet as well as his role playing Shakespeare “playing”  Romeo in the film Shakespeare in Love. First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: Joseph Fiennes on Romeo & Julie…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 1:46pm -
  • My Shakespeare: Kim Cattrall on Antony & Cleopatra
    Kim Cattrall revisits the role of the great Queen of Egypt in Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra.  First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: Kim Cattrall on Antony & Cleopatra . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn web…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 12:55pm -
  • My Shakespeare: Morgan Freeman on The Taming of the Shrew
    Morgan Freeman rediscovers Shakespeare with the play that would become a template for all the “battle of the sexes” comedies to follow - The Taming of the Shrew. First published on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 as My Shakespeare: Morgan Freeman on The Tamin…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 12:41pm -
  • China in Africa
    Is there a Chinese conspiracy to take over the world? And should we in the west be worried? Giles Mohan, Professor of International Development at the OU, has his finger on the pulse. The OpenNews Team. OpenNews is the enewsletter sent to the inbox…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 12:19pm -
  • OU on the BBC: The Educators
    Join us for the series that examines the way we teach and learn, and explores the ideas of people whose influence extends from students to governments.  First published on Mon, 04 Aug 2014 as OU on the BBC: The Educators. To find out more visit Th…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 10:02am -
  • Small Data: Summer petrol prices
    It's August - and many families will be heading off soon on summer holidays. But how has the cost of petrol changed over the last ten years? The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: bringing you the finest in free, online learning…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:28pm -
  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles
    In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.  The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: bringing you the finest in free, online learning since 1999.…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:47pm -
  • Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned
    Take away the glitz, glamour and the 'pan-loafy' spectacular of the Commonwealth Games and discover the authenic side of 'Glesga' in this 'wee' guide.  Dr Gerry Mooney. Gerry Mooney is a senior lecturer in social policy and staff tutor, social sci…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:50pm -
  • Behind the fence: The side of Glasgow games you’re not meant to see
    The positive hype around the Commonwealth Games may give you the impression it’s all smiles and success in Glasgow at present, but are the social and economic effects beneficial to the Glaswegians?  Dr Gerry Mooney. Gerry Mooney is a senior lect…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 11:07am -
  • G-rate expectations
    A pre-election rise in interest rates would confirm Britain’s economic recovery. And might also sink it, writes Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University, and a former financial journalist.First publ…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:08am -
  • Mythbusting moons
    To find out about the significance of the supermoon on 10 August 2014, enjoy this short animation  First published on Mon, 28 Jul 2014 as Mythbusting moons . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
    - 26 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:18pm -
  • After eight years under siege, Hamas is fighting to stave off a slow death
    Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics Fawaz Gerges shares his view on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Fawaz Gerges. Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.First pu…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 10:24am -
  • The Scottish Independence Debate: Class, Nation and the Politics of Criminal Justice
    What are the key questions that must be asked now if a future Scottish criminal justice system is to become more progressive? Dr Gerry Mooney. Gerry Mooney is a senior lecturer in social policy and staff tutor, social sciences, for The Open Univer…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:29pm -
  • Understanding numbers: Taking it further
    Explore how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans. First published on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 as Understanding numbers: Taking it further. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:10am -
  • Eyeless in Gaza
    In a personal viewpoint on the current violence in the Middle East, Dick Skellington says it might be time for multi-nationals to pull the plug on their Israeli investments. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:52am -
  • The Street crossword answers
    Check your answers for the The Street crossword puzzle. First published on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 as The Street crossword answers. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:59pm -
  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene
    Can you save Setrus by using all your political skills and personal courage? Play this game to prevent your neighbouring country from descending into civil war. Olga Jurasz. Olga is a lecturer in law at the Open University Law School, specialising…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:23pm -
  • Commonwealth on Film: Free time
    Episode four takes a look at free time within the Commonwealth. First published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Free time. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 32 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:03pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Recalls
    Evan Davis and guests discuss the process for recalling defective items First published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Recalls. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 32 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:58am -
  • Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions?
    We need a broader based education about gender and sexual diversity and to move away from simplistic binary labels, writes Meg Barker. Dr Meg Barker. Meg Barker is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and a lecturer i…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01pm -

Free Open Learning Courses

  • Contemporary Wales
    This unit provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society, politics and culture of Wales, providing a wealth of up-to-date evidence that is organised around core social…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • Psychological research, obedience and ethics
    In this unit you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on obedience conducted by Stanley Milgram, and watch two psychologists talk about their research with mee…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:26pm -
  • An introduction to social work
    This short course will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice. First published on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 as An introduction to social work. To find out more visit The…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:02pm -
  • Rundblick: Beginners' German
    This introductory unit will help you to learn the basics of the German language by taking a journey through German-speaking countries. You will read and hear about a range of places and people, and be given the opportunity to develop language skills…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:01pm -
  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
    This course explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the context of the implementation of The Social Care (Self-directed Support) Act 2013 in Scotland. It is relevant to a wide range of learners including service users, c…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • Stakeholders in marketing and finance
    This unit comprises two short, introductory readings introducing the idea of customers and of stakeholders for financial information. It also contains two activities in which learners are asked to relate these ideas to their own work practice. First…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 1:43pm -
  • The business of football
    Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management then this engaging and…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Managing My Money alumni
    The Managing My Money alumni is an area that encourages insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners through our alumni forum and provides learners suggestions for taking their learning further. First published on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 a…
    - 54 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:28pm -
  • Start writing fiction alumni forum
    The Start writing fiction alumni forum encourages the insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners. First published on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 as Start writing fiction alumni forum. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 11:49am -
  • Environmental management and organisations
    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels, including by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always clear what we mean by environmental management and the role that organisations do and could play.…
    - 66 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 11:27am -
  • Learning to Learn
    Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free online course is a friendly starting point introducing a range of key ideas to help you consider if what you want to do with your life and learn by suggesting ways o…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • Introduction to computational thinking
    You will learn about algorithms and abstraction, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from biology and physics to economics and sport science. First published on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 as Introduction t…
    - 74 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 10:56am -
  • Creativity and innovation
    This unit offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the cause of creativity and some key approaches to innovation in organisations. First published on Wed, 04 Jun 201…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 11:54am -
  • Organisations and management accounting
    This OpenLearn study unit examines the nature of organisations, specifically their objectives and structure. Organisational objectives and structure determine management functions and responsibilities within the organisation. First published on Thu,…
    - 93 days ago, 22 May 14, 3:16pm -
  • Financial accounting and reporting
    This unit discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting information. It also looks at the role performed by accountants and being aware of relevant regulatory an…
    - 100 days ago, 15 May 14, 5:26pm -
  • Analysing skid marks
    This unit is the second in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to a previously formulated mathematical model. This example, that of skid mark produc…
    - 12 May 14, 12:37pm -
  • Moons alumni forum
    This Moons alumni forum encourages the insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners around the moons in our Solar System. First published on Mon, 12 May 2014 as Moons alumni forum. To find out more visit The Open University's Openle…
    - 12 May 14, 11:36am -
  • Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment
    This unit begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surf…
    - 7 May 14, 1:49pm -
  • Becoming a critical social work practitioner
    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This unit will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ‘critical perspectives’ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that ari…
    - 28 Apr 14, 10:57am -
  • Starting with psychology
    The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different…
    - 23 Apr 14, 4:33pm -
  • Teaching assistants: Support in action
    Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the skills and attributes that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and contribute to produ…
    - 23 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
  • Rural entrepreneurship in Wales
    What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This study unit will introduce you to some concepts and models that will help you work out what you want to do with your business idea and…
    - 9 Apr 14, 1:36pm -
  • Public health in community settings: An introduction
    This unit introduces you to some key aspects of community level engagement, in particular how to get to know the locality in which you want to work and how you might work in partnership with local people. In doing so, it gives you a sense of the natu…
    - 4 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward
    This unit give you an opportunity to review what you have learned, and allow you to think about how you will take forward what you have learned, perhaps building and developing an Action Plan in order to support other aspects of change. First publish…
    - 1 Apr 14, 4:06pm -
  • Learning to learn: Planning for personal change
    Explores academic theories and acts as a guide to help you establish where you want to go and what you want to achieve. You are encouraged to develop a personal Action Plan. The focus returns to your own viewpoint and you are encouraged to change or…
    - 1 Apr 14, 3:24pm -
  • Learning to learn: Exploring learning
    Here we encourage you to consider two additional perspectives that can illuminate your learning. The first is the perspective that other people you know can provide; the second is the perspective that can be provided by academic theories about learni…
    - 1 Apr 14, 1:01pm -
  • Learning to learn: You and your learning
    In this unit, the focus is on the perspective that you have on your own learning. However, as you gather evidence about this perspective, we hope that you will begin to re-evaluate it and to think about the possibility of change. First published on…
    - 31 Mar 14, 7:23pm -
  • Learning to learn: Learning can mean change
    This unit starts to explore what it takes to learn and change. Through the use of activities and introducing academic skills and evaluating websites, it will give you the opportunity to start to think about what change and learning means to you. Fir…
    - 31 Mar 14, 6:54pm -
  • Beginners' Chinese
    This unit is a language unit that concentrates on Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication, but also provides some insights into Chinese society and culture. It contains a brief introduction to the Chinese language, its scripts and sounds, and ho…
    - 31 Mar 14, 5:21pm -
  • New Free OpenLearn Courses
    This collection highlights the new free OpenLearn courses that have recently been published. First published on Thu, 27 Mar 2014 as New Free OpenLearn Courses. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
    - 27 Mar 14, 9:00am -
  • Learning to teach
    This course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly qualified teachers and those who support teacher education and professional development. It explores how teachers l…
    - 26 Mar 14, 9:00am -
  • Introducing public health
    This unit introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of Coventry. It focuses on the major determinants of health and ill health and the scope of public health work. First published on Tue, 18 Mar 2014…
    - 18 Mar 14, 11:45am -
  • Introduction to computer forensics and investigations
    This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can reveal the stored passwords on their computer and access previously deleted data so it is a good practi…
    - 5 Mar 14, 9:29am -
  • Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research
    This is the fourth of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD. This unit provides a basic introduction to research design and illustrates two methodologies, case stu…
    - 25 Feb 14, 5:19pm -
  • Learning to teach: Making sense of learning to teach
    This is the first of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. This unit draws on what we know about how people learn to become teachers. It explores the different approaches to teacher education and the different routes into teaching…
    - 25 Feb 14, 5:15pm -
  • Learning to teach: Mentoring and tutoring student teachers
    This is the second of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school and a tutor from a university. Both play distinctive and important parts in the teacher’s development…
    - 21 Feb 14, 10:02am -
  • Studying the arts and humanities
    This unit is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner. First published…
    - 20 Feb 14, 9:14am -
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
    This unit offers a managerial perspective of how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation, regardless of whether it is based in the private, public or non-profit sectors. This is achieved through a variety of learning techniques, includ…
    - 10 Feb 14, 10:37am -
  • The science behind wheeled sports
    This unit focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call 'wheeled sports'. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racin…
    - 7 Feb 14, 9:50am -
  • Political ordering
    This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state, to if states have this authority to gov…
    - 4 Feb 14, 2:54pm -
  • Innovation, markets and industrial change
    How does a firm emerge as ‘leader of the pack’? Why do most of the small firms so common in the early years of new industries disappear? This unit looks at how and why change occurs through the industry life cycle, at the role of innnovation and…
    - 4 Feb 14, 2:02pm -
  • Information technology: A new era?
    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have resulted in massive changes to our working lives. This unit looks at whether it is possible to predict the fu…
    - 4 Feb 14, 12:59pm -
  • Living and working in the new economy
    The new ‘service economy’, is it a direct result of globalisation? This unit examines the switch from manufacturing to services and looks at the impact of information and communication technologies on the economy as a whole. The ‘new economy’…
    - 4 Feb 14, 12:23pm -
  • Criminology beyond crime
    This unit examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To illustrate this concept, the unit considers developments in Green Criminology, which have sought to examine the problems of global environmental h…
    - 23 Jan 14, 4:45pm -
  • Crimes of the powerful
    This unit examines the complexities of – and barriers to – setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties associated with conducting research on crimes of the powerful. First published on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 as Crimes of…
    - 23 Jan 14, 4:36pm -
  • Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
    This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'.Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher. This unit explains what is meant by reflective practice and how to ensure that reflection leads to lear…
    - 23 Jan 14, 12:29pm -
  • Race, ethnicity and crime
    This unit briefly examines the relationships between race and ethnicity, and crime, criminalisation and criminal justice. It considers the relationship between crime and cultural difference; the notion of ‘criminalisation’ and how its processes a…
    - 22 Jan 14, 5:52pm -
  • Introduction to critical criminology
    This unit provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a 'critical stance' to the fundamental concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal just…
    - 22 Jan 14, 5:35pm -
  • Teachers sharing resources online
    This unit is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online repositories, i.e. websites that allow for the uploading of electronic materials that can then be used and adapted by others. One of the leading examples…
    - 22 Jan 14, 2:58pm -
  • Veiling
    This unit explores controversies associated with the practice of ‘veiling’ within Islam. The Islamic ‘veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab, jilbab or burqa (we shall explore this terminology in more detail later), has been at the centre…
    - 22 Jan 14, 9:39am -
  • Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting
    This unit provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. It also explains the fundamental rules of double-entry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and lo…
    - 21 Jan 14, 1:10pm -
  • Infants’ understanding of their social world
    Here we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world. You will have the opportunity to read journal papers and newspaper articles as well as to engage with a…
    - 21 Jan 14, 12:10pm -
  • Engaging with educational research
    This unit introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of theories and what their role is in the research process. Two very influential research perspectives are e…
    - 20 Jan 14, 5:03pm -
  • Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland
    This unit is an introduction to rural enterprise in Scotland. It is principally designed for those developing their own enterprises and also as a resource for people supporting enterprises in rural areas. It has been developed specifically for a Scot…
    - 17 Jan 14, 3:01pm -
  • EPOCH Psychology history timeline
    This unit uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social context influences psychological inquiry. You will examine the different methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour and learn to…
    - 10 Jan 14, 12:15pm -

Change your life with a qualification

Arts Council

  • Heritage project explores a new way of living
    A heritage project, supported by investment from Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is exploring what people in the late 1950s envisioned as the ideal place to live.A heritage project, supported by…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:22pm -
  • The world's first all-black orchestra visits the UK for the first time
    The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra and Choir, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is making its first visit to the UK during September. The world's first all-black symphony orchestra, it will perform in venues in Manchester, London, Bristol and Cardi…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:18am -
  • Touring photography exhibition is Open for Business
    West Bromwich based National Portfolio Organisation Multistory has commissioned nine leading Magnum photographers to travel the country to capture more than 100 images that offer a behind-the-scene look into contemporary UK manufacturing.West Bro…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:29pm -
  • Capital award supports refurbishment of Roses Theatre in partnership project with Tewkesbury Borough Council
    The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury has been awarded £250,000 from our National Lottery funded Capital scheme to refurbish and enhance their 40 year old building and make it fully accessible.The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury has been awarded £250,000 f…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:39am -
  • Family Arts Festival returns to the UK in October
    Returning for its second year - make sure you know what events are happening near you in the autumn half term.Now in its second year, the Family Arts Festival will host a huge variety of arts events right across the UK, from 17 October to 2 Novemb…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:57pm -
  • DanceEast has opened applications for Rural Retreats
    DanceEast has opened applications for Rural Retreats 2015: Future leaders in dance - a fantastic project that provides people in the sector with an important opportunity to step back from their day-to-day work to consider their and the sector's futur…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:16pm -
  • New international initiative connects local creatives in Loughborough
    An international initiative from National portfolio organisation, Charnwood Arts, will connect local artists in Loughborough with art students from Taiwan at a new Creative Fair.An international initiative from National portfolio organisation, C…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • 100 pieces of contemporary sculpture by 61 artists at Gloucester Cathedral for Crucible2
    A major exhibition of contemporary sculpture at Gloucester Cathedral is expecting to draw in hundreds of thousands of visitors following the success of the inaugural event four years ago.A major exhibition of contemporary sculpture at Gloucester Ca…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:20am -
  • Expecting the Unexpected in Exeter
    Amazement and mayhem are promised on the streets of Exeter this August as Unexpected 2014 unleashes a riotous three-day festival of street theatre and site-specific outdoor arts in the city.Amazement and mayhem are promised on the streets of Exeter…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:11pm -
  • Totally Thames to create greater opportunities for artists and audiences to engage with the River Thames
    This September, audiences will have the chance to join the Thames Festival Trust as the Festival enters a new era in its development. Under the refreshed Totally Thames banner, Thames Festival will now encompass the full 42 mile stretch of the Thames…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 1:36pm -

Society and Culture

The History Tube

THE BARBARIANS: War Against The Roman Empire (Part 2)
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Weather Events

  • Aviva Premiership Rugby Fixtures
    6 September - 31 May - Before you head to any of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, check the weather forecast for each venue.
    - 29 Aug 12, 5:22pm -
  • Queen Elizabeth II - History of Weather
    See what the weather has been like in Queen Elizabeth II's lifetime and the conditions on key dates in her reign.
    - 23 May 12, 9:47am -
  • Olympic Torch Relay
    More than 8000 torch bearers will carry the Olympic Torch Relay across the UK in 70 days. Check the weather forecast as the torch visits a town or city near you.
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  • Olympic Torch Relay week ten
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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  • Olympic Torch Relay week nine
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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  • Olympic Torch Relay week five
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
    - 25 Apr 12, 6:07pm -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week three
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
    - 25 Apr 12, 6:06pm -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week two
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
    - 25 Apr 12, 3:14pm -
  • Yeovilton Air Day
    26 July - Will the sky be clear to watch the demonstrations at this year's Yeovilton Air Day? Check the forecast.
    - 19 Mar 12, 1:17pm -
  • Moonwalk Edinburgh
    8 June - Will the weather be kind to those taking part in the Edinburgh MoonWalk? Check the local forecast.
    - 17 Feb 12, 11:17am -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week one
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
    - 15 Feb 12, 9:16am -
  • Hackney Weekend
    23-24 June - Heading to the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, check the local weather forecast.
    - 7 Feb 12, 4:21pm -
  • Kids love the Races
    25 August - 1 September - Check the weather forecast before you head to your nearest Kids love the Races roadshow over the bank holiday week.
    - 25 Jan 12, 9:21am -
  • Diamond Jubilee
    2-5 June - Keep an eye on the forecast for all the Queen's Diamond Jubilee events taking place in the UK.
    - 25 Jan 12, 9:15am -
  • Rockness
    7-9 June - Check the local forecast for the Rockness festival in Scotland.
    - 25 Jan 12, 9:11am -
  • Olympic Games
    25 July - 12 August - Check the five day weather forecast for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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  • Children in Need
    16 November - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning a Children in Need event.
    - 31 Oct 11, 9:47am -
  • Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on
    24 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on.
    - 27 Oct 11, 4:47pm -
  • Newcastle Christmas lights switch on
    21 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Newcastle Christmas lights switch on.
    - 24 Oct 11, 11:26am -
  • Belfast Christmas lights switch on
    16 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Belfast Christmas lights switch on.
    - 24 Oct 11, 10:38am -
  • Glasgow Christmas lights switch on
    14 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Glasgow Christmas lights switch on.
    - 24 Oct 11, 10:31am -
  • Exeter Christmas lights switch on
    21 November - Check the Exeter weather forecast before heading to see the Christmas lights switch on in the city centre.
    - 24 Oct 11, 10:15am -
  • Manchester Christmas lights
    8 November - Getting ready for Christmas to arrive in Manchester? Check the local weather forecast for the Christmas lights switch on.
    - 20 Oct 11, 2:24pm -
  • Cardiff Christmas market
    14 November-23 December - Heading to the Cardiff Christmas market, check the local weather forecast.
    - 20 Oct 11, 8:47am -
  • Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market
    14 November - 22 December - Check the Birmingham weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Frankfurt Christmas market.
    - 17 Oct 11, 11:43am -
  • Bath Christmas market
    28 November - 15 December - Check the Bath weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Christmas market.
    - 17 Oct 11, 10:22am -
  • St. Andrew's Day
    30 November - Check your local weather forecast before celebrating St. Andrew's Day in your area.
    - 11 Oct 11, 1:50pm -
  • London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street
    12 November - Heading to Oxford Street for the Christmas Lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
    - 11 Oct 11, 1:14pm -
  • Plymouth Christmas lights
    14 November - Will the skies be clear over Plymouth for the Christmas lights switch on? Check the forecast.
    - 3 Oct 11, 11:47am -
  • Cardiff Christmas lights
    14 November - Check the Cardiff weather forecast before heading to the Christmas lights switch on.
    - 3 Oct 11, 11:46am -
  • London Christmas Lights - Regent Street
    9 November - Heading to Regent Street for the Christmas lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
    - 3 Oct 11, 11:22am -
  • Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part One Film Premiere
    16 November - Check the London weather forecast if you are heading to Leicester Square to join team Edward or team Jacob!
    - 3 Oct 11, 10:08am -
  • Tar barrels
    5 November - Check the Ottery St. Mary weather forecast if you are heading to tar barrels this bonfire night.
    - 29 Sep 11, 2:07pm -
  • Halloween
    31 October - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning to celebrate Halloween.
    - 19 Sep 11, 1:21pm -
  • London Archery Classic 2011
    3-10 October - Check the London weather forecast for the London Archery Classic 2011 being held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
    - 13 Sep 11, 2:05pm -
  • Goodwood Revival
    13-15 September - Check the local weather forecast for Goodwood Revival.
    - 12 Sep 11, 5:06pm -
  • BUPA Great North Run
    7 September - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's BUPA Great North Run.
    - 1 Sep 11, 2:05pm -
  • BUPA Great Birmingham Run
    21 October - Taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run? Check the local weather forecast.
    - 1 Sep 11, 1:36pm -
  • Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon
    6 October - Running the Cardiff Half Marathon? Check the weather forecast.
    - 1 Sep 11, 11:36am -
  • The 2013 Dartmoor Challenge
    Check the Dartmoor weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Dartmoor Challenge for ShelterBox
    - 1 Sep 11, 9:34am -
  • Tour of Britain
    7-14 September - Check the weather forecast if you are cheering on the riders in the Tour of Britain cycle race.
    - 31 Aug 11, 3:46pm -
  • Superbike Championships - Donington
    5-7 September - Check the Donington Park forecast for the British Superbike Championships.
    - 30 Aug 11, 11:40am -
  • Proms in the Park
    13 September - Check the London weather forecast before attending Proms in the Park.
    - 30 Aug 11, 11:11am -
  • T in the Park
    6-8 July - Check the Kinross weather forecast before packing your suncream or wellies for T in the Park.
    - 13 Jun 11, 4:54pm -
  • Eden Project Sessions
    3 June - 14 July - Check the local weather forecast before heading to the Eden Project this summer for the one of Eden Project Sessions.
    - 8 Jun 11, 11:37am -
  • Wimbledon
    23 June - 6 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to Wimbledon, the UK home of tennis.
    - 25 May 11, 3:26pm -
  • Download Festival
    13-15 June - Check the Donington weather forecast before heading to Download Festival.
    - 17 May 11, 4:21pm -
  • Isle of Wight Festival
    12-15 June - Will you need your wellies and waterproofs or suncream and ice lollies for the first big festival of the year?
    - 17 May 11, 3:55pm -
  • Royal Bath & West Show
    28 - 31 May - Will you be wearing your summer sandals or your welly boots for the Royal Bath & West Show?
    - 10 May 11, 12:03pm -
  • Run to the Sun
    24-27 May - Will the sun be shining on Newquay for Run to the Sun festival? Check the Newquay weather forecast.
    - 10 May 11, 10:46am -
  • Easter
    18 April - 21 April - Check your local weather forecast before heading out this Easter holiday weekend.
    - 15 Mar 11, 3:11pm -

Space Exploration news

  • Voyager map details Neptune's strange moon Triton
    NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager's historic footage of Triton has been "restored" and used to construct the best-ever global color map of…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:35pm -
  • Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed
    Astronomers are delving into the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year. The supernova, a giant explosion of a star and the closest one to the Earth in decades, was discovered ea…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:39pm -
  • Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil
    The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but new modeling suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparki…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:24pm -
  • Your toothpaste's fluorine formed in the stars
    The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now-dead stars of the same type as our sun, according to new research by astronomers.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:23pm -
  • Why NASA studies the ultraviolet sun
    You cannot look at the sun without special filters, and the naked eye cannot perceive certain wavelengths of sunlight. Solar physicists must consequently rely on spacecraft that can observe this invisible light before the atmosphere absorbs it.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:28pm -
  • First LOFAR observations of 'Whirlpool Galaxy'
    Using a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations, a European team of astronomers has obtained the most sensitive image of a galaxy below 1 GHz.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:12pm -
  • A spectacular landscape of star formation
    A new image shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The first is of these, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC 3603, located 20,000 light-years away, in the Carina–Sagittarius spiral arm of the Milky Way g…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:12pm -
  • What are stars made of? Determining stellar compositions made easier with new catalog
    An astronomer has devised the largest catalog ever produced for stellar compositions. The work is critical to understanding the properties of stars, how they form, and possible connections with orbiting planets. And what she found from her work is th…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 2:41pm -
  • Immune system is dazed and confused during spaceflight, study reveals
    Research indicates that crew members aboard the International Space Station have changes in blood cytokines that persist during flight.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:51pm -
  • Fascinating rhythm: Light pulses illuminate a rare black hole
    Astronomers have accurately measured -- and thus confirmed the existence of -- a rare intermediate-mass black hole about 400 times the mass of our sun in a galaxy 12 million light years from the Milky Way. The finding uses a technique never applied i…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:00am -
  • Hubble stirs up galactic soup
    A new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a whole host of colorful and differently shaped galaxies; some bright and nearby, some fuzzy, and some so far from us they appear as small specks in the background sky. Together they appear as kind of…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 8:48pm -
  • Students see world from station crew's point of view
    NASA is helping students examine their home planet from space without ever leaving the ground, giving them a global perspective by going beyond a map attached to a sphere on a pedestal. The Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Student…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 8:43pm -
  • NASA's Chandra Observatory searches for trigger of nearby supernova
    New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory offer a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded earlier this year, and insight into what triggered one of the closest supernovas witnessed in decades.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 8:34pm -
  • As seen by Rosetta: Comet surface variations
    A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus. It was taken by the Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on August 7, 2014. At the time, the spacecraft was 65 miles (104 kilo…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 6:21pm -
  • Seven tiny grains captured by Stardust likely visitors from interstellar space
    The 1999 Stardust mission flew by comet Wild-2 in 2004, capturing cometary and interstellar dust, and delivered its dust-loaded collectors to Earth in 2006. Scientists now report preliminary results of their eight-year analysis of the interstellar pa…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 12:19am -
  • Dark bands in starlight: New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery
    An international team of sky scholars has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. The results should move astronomers closer to cracking a stardust puzzle that has vexed them for nearly a century.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 12:13am -
  • Rare blurring of black hole light spotted
    Scientists have captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 7:20pm -
  • Follow the radio waves to find hidden exomoons
    Scientists hunting for life beyond Earth have discovered more than 1,800 planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, in recent years, but so far, no one has been able to confirm an exomoon. Now, physicists believe following a trail of radio wave…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:02pm -
  • Comets forge organic molecules in their dusty atmospheres
    Scientists have made incredible 3D images of the ghostly atmospheres surrounding comets ISON and Lemmon. These new observations provided important insights into how and where comets forge new chemicals, including intriguing organic compounds.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 8:11pm -
  • Astrophysicists detect destruction of three stars by supermassive black holes
    Researchers have reported registering three possible occasions of the total destruction of stars by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:51pm -
  • All-you-can-eat at the end of the universe: How early black holes could have grown to billions of times the mass of our sun
    A new model shows how early black holes could have grown to billions of times the mass of our sun. These giant bodies -- quasars -- feed on interstellar gas, swallowing large quantities of it non-stop. Thus they reveal their existence: The light that…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:48pm -
  • Sleep deficiency and sleep medication use in astronauts
    In an extensive study of sleep monitoring and sleeping pill use in astronauts, researchers found that astronauts suffer considerable sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to and during space flight. The research also highlights widespread use of s…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 2:58am -
  • White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae
    Astronomers and astrophysicists have found that some of the Universe's loneliest supernovae are likely created by the collisions of white dwarf stars into neutron stars.
    - 16 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 2:58am -
  • A Step closer to understanding the birth of the sun
    Researchers are a step closer to understanding the birth of the sun. Scientists have investigated the solar system's prehistoric phase and the events that led to the birth of the sun.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:57pm -
  • The black hole at the birth of the Universe
    The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three Perimeter Institute researchers have a new idea about what might have come before the big bang.…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 7:56pm -
  • Astronomers find stream of gas, 2.6 million light years long
    Astronomers and students have found a bridge of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long between galaxies 500 million light years away. The stream of atomic hydrogen gas is the largest known, a million light years longer than a gas tail found…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • Hubble finds supernova star system linked to potential 'zombie star'
    Astronomers have spotted a star system that could have left behind a "zombie star" after an unusually weak supernova explosion. A supernova typically obliterates the exploding white dwarf, or dying star. On this occasion, scientists believe this fain…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 7:21pm -
  • Rosetta: 100 kilometres to 'touchdown'
    The Rosetta spacecraft is approaching just 100 kilometres from its target comet, "Chury", today. After a ten-year journey, the Bernese instrument, ROSINA, will soon "smell" the first molecules of the comet's gas tail.
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 2:47pm -
  • Triangulum galaxy snapped by VST
    The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a beautifully detailed image of the galaxy Messier 33. This nearby spiral, the second closest large galaxy to our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is packed with bright sta…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 2:47pm -
  • Rosetta spacecraft arrives at comet destination
    After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA's Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and Rosetta now lie 405 million kilomet…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 12:12pm -
  • ALMA pinpoints Pluto to help guide NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft
    Astronomers are making high-precision measurements of Pluto's location and orbit around the Sun to help NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft accurately home in on its target when it nears Pluto and its five known moons in July 2015.
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 6:17pm -
  • Planet-like object may have spent its youth as hot as a star
    Astronomers have discovered an extremely cool object that could have a particularly diverse history - although it is now as cool as a planet, it may have spent much of its youth as hot as a star. The current temperature of the object is 100-150 degre…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 3:25pm -
  • Massive volcanic outbursts on Jupiter's moon Io: More common than thought?
    Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period in August of last year. This led astronomers to speculate that such "outbursts," which can send material hundreds of miles above the surface, might be much more c…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 7:10pm -
  • Baby Universe picture brought closer to theory
    The Planck Telescope allowed physicists to draw the most detailed map of the first light emitted after the Big Bang. Some of its features do not entirely fit the standard cosmological theory, but scientists have discovered that these anomalies could…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 3:30pm -
  • How Rosetta arrives at a comet
    After travelling nearly 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System, ESA's Rosetta is closing in on its target. But how does a spacecraft actually arrive at a comet?
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 4:11pm -
  • Rosetta takes comet’s temperature
    ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made its first temperature measurements of its target comet, finding that it is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark, dusty crust.
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 4:11pm -
  • Companion planets can increase old worlds' chance at life
    Having a companion in old age is good for people -- and, it turns out, might extend the chance for life on certain Earth-sized planets in the cosmos as well. Planets cool as they age. Over time their molten cores solidify and inner heat-generating ac…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:12pm -
  • Rosetta's comet: Imaging the coma
    Less than a week before Rosetta's rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, images obtained by OSIRIS, the spacecraft's onboard scientific imaging system, show clear signs of a coma surrounding the comet's nucleus. A new image from July 25, 20…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:44pm -
  • NASA announces Mars 2020 rover payload to explore the Red Planet as never before
    The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:41pm -
  • Fermi satellite detects gamma-rays from exploding novae: Surprising discovery dispels long-held idea
    Astronomers have discover very high energy gamma rays being emitted by an exploding star. The surprising discovery dispels the long-held idea that classical nova explosions are not powerful enough to produce such high-energy radiation.
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe
    Astronomers have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen in a new image as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record holder by 200 million years.
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:09pm -
  • Fossils could be discovered on the moon: Signs of ancient life may be littered across the moon
    Physicists have tested what would happen if a piece of rock containing microscopic fossils from Earth was launched into space and hit the surface of the moon. The team turned fossil-filled rock into powder which was mixed with water and frozen to rep…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
  • Numerous unknown jets from young stars and planetary nebulae discovered
    Preliminary research findings have identified hundreds of so far unknown jets from young stars, as well as numerous new planetary nebulae in the Galactic Plane.
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:51pm -
  • Double star with weird and wild planet-forming discs
    Astronomers have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. These new observations provide the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary discs in a double star. The new result also helps t…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:29pm -
  • Mercury's bizzare magnetic field tells scientists how its interior is different from Earth's
    Mercury's interior is different from the Earth's interior in a way that explains Mercury's bizarre magnetic field, planetary physicists report. Measurements from NASA's Messenger spacecraft have revealed that Mercury's magnetic field is approximately…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:43pm -
  • Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges
    NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope.
    - 25 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:56am -
  • NASA-funded X-ray instrument settles interstellar debate
    New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky. Thanks to refurbished detectors first flown on a NASA sounding rocket in the 1970s, astronomers have now conf…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:56am -
  • Weighing the Milky Way: Researchers devise precise method for calculating the mass of galaxies
    Does the Milky Way look fat in this picture? Has Andromeda been taking skinny selfies? Using a new, more accurate method for measuring the mass of galaxies, and international group of researchers has shown that the Milky Way has half the Mass of the…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:49am -
  • NASA long-lived Mars Opportunity rover passes 25 miles of driving
    NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover.
    - 26 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:22am -
  • Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon
    Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • Glow in space is evidence of a hot bubble in our galaxy
    A recent study shows that the emission is dominated by the local hot bubble of gas -- 1 million degrees -- with, at most, 40 percent of emission originating within the solar system. The findings should put to rest the disagreement about the origin of…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:44pm -
  • New mass map of distant galaxy cluster is most precise yet
    Astronomers have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing program, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1-2403, a massive…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:42pm -
  • Hubble finds three surprisingly dry exoplanets: 'Hot Jupiters' had only one-tenth to one one-thousandth the amount of water predicted
    Astronomers have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun -- and have come up nearly dry. The three planets, known as HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b, are between 60 and 900 light-years a…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:28pm -
  • Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space
    In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other humanmade object. But, in the nearly two years since that historic announcement, and despite sub…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:41pm -
  • New approach in search for extraterrestrial intelligence: Target alien polluters
    Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple life…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:12pm -

Met Office News Releases

  • Some sunshine for August Bank Holiday
    22 August 2014 - Met Office meteorologists are predicting that most places will enjoy some sunshine during the Bank Holiday weekend before an area of low pressure begins to move in from the Atlantic during Sunday.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • New Met Office low adhesion forecast
    21 August 2014 - 'Leaves on the line' can cause significant delays and disruption for the millions of commuters and freight operators who travel the rail network each autumn.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:56pm -
  • The Great British Summer: Be prepared and enjoy whatever the weather
    2 June 2014 - With yesterday marking the start of meteorological summer the Met Office, working with key partners, is launching its 'Get Ready for the Great British Summer' web pages.
    - 82 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 3:55pm -

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