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BBC - History

  • newRichard III death injuries revealed
    King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 10:29am -
  • Mapping reveals Stonehenge secrets
    Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.
    - 8 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:40am -
  • The history of school uniforms
    As the nation's children head back to school, parents across the country have been proudly photographing their offspring's first day in a new uniform. But they are far from the first to take pride in the school dress code.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 8:15am -
  • My father, the zoo builder
    Chester Zoo was the brainchild of shopkeeper George Mottershead. His daughter June Williams, now 88, remembers how the family built the zoo in the 1930s.
    - 15 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:58am -
  • Why are museums scared of history?
    Ex-Education Secretary Michael Gove axed Henry VIII, the Victorians and World War Two from the history curriculum but what impact will this have on museums that depend on school visits?
    - 17 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:18am -
  • 2.6m historical pictures put online
    An academic is posting millions of historical photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 9:18am -
  • The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814
    It has been 200 years since the Burning of Washington and some items looted by British troops have never made it home.
    - 20 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:35am -
  • DNA tells story of Arctic peopling
    A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:52pm -
  • 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.
    - 28 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.
    - 28 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.
    - 35 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.
    - 35 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
    - 36 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.
    - 39 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.
    - 41 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 11:44pm -
  • 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.
    - 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
    - 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?
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 4 Jun 14, 5:37pm -
  • 12 amazing WW1 facts

    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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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  • VIDEO: Davido Live In Lome, Togo
    Another weekend, another international concert for the Hottest Artiste In Nigeria right now, Davido. Watch O.B.O’s recent performance in front in thousands of fans in Lome, Togo.Always refreshing to hear Non-English speakers reciting lyrics of son…
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  • VIDEO: Dammy Krane ft. Davido – In Case of Incasity | Trailer
    “As part of activities leading up to the Saturday, 20th of September launch of “The Enterkraner” at Rhapsody’s sponsored by Moet and Chandon (DJ Nolly & DJ Jimmy Jatt) , we present a preview of Dammy Krane’s latest Music Video “In Case of…
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  • VIDEO: YinQue AfriQue – Tell The Truth
    “Have you ever seen a music video that keeps you hooked from the beginning to the end with your finger on the repeat button over and over again?Well, that is what sensational Afro Soul crooner Yinque Afrique has done with the release of the much a…
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  • VIDEO: Lord Of Ajasa – Anyhow ft. Sloppy Kickx
    “Veteran indigenous rapper, Lord of Ajasa returns with the first of his new series of videos after his hiatus.Lord of Ajasa – who paved way for the likes of Olamide and Reminisce takes it back to the root for this visual for ‘Anyhow‘ feat. S…
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  • CartiAir – Give It To You (Jeje)
    “CartiAir releases something creatively different from his unreleased EP titled #KINGTAPE, and this time has given his fans the opportunity to be on the track with him.All interested artistes are urged to download this unfinished version of the so…
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  • VIDEO: Iyanya – Mr Oreo [B-T-S]
    Triple MG flagship artist Iyanya is set to drop the visuals to one of his mega hits off the “Evolution” album which features MMMG all stars. Mr Oreo has taken over social networks ever since the singer introduced the tune on instagram havi…
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  • Tope Odu – Stay In Love ft Ayoola
    “MuziqGlobe World presents to you the Contemporary Afro- Classic singer Tope Odu and MTN project fame season 5 winner AYOOLA in this pleasant, classical and doting song titled STAY IN LOVE.oh What a song!!! This will surely help to reaffirm y…
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  • Davido ft. Uhuru – Skelewu (House Remix)
    Here’s something new from Man of the Moment Davido. Fresh off the release of ‘Naughty‘ featuring DJ Arafat, here’s a remix of his hit tune ‘Skelewu’.This Remix just surfaced on the web moments ago and it features Superstar South African…
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Sci-Fi Books

  • RIVERSIDE: UCR's sci-fi collection gets $3.5 million gift - Press-Enterprise
    RIVERSIDE: UCR's sci-fi collection gets $3.5 million giftPress-EnterpriseThe gift comes from the estate of Jay Kay Klein, who worked in advertising for General Electric and Carrier and had a passion for photography and science fiction. Klein began ta…
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  • 8 Funny Sci-Fi Books For Whovians - Huffington Post
    8 Funny Sci-Fi Books For WhoviansHuffington Post... behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an un…
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  • Scalzi'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…
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  • Women 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…
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  • Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction - Los Angeles Times
    Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fictionLos Angeles TimesIndeed, the great fantasist Angela Carter admitted that she had to turn to personal expressions of feminism in books like "The Bloody Chamber" to avoid having her ficti…
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VISO Trailers

Rosewater - Official Trailer
Rosewater - Official TrailerA journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http:/...From:VISO TrailersViews:13412 178ratingsTime:0…
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Fury - Brothers Under The Gun Featurette
Fury - Brothers Under The Gun FeaturetteApril, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind...From:VIS…
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Automata - Official Trailer
Automata - Official TrailerJacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound co...From:VISO TrailersViews:17934 515ratingsTime:02…
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The Homesman - Official Trailer
The Homesman - Official TrailerA claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share what you think!...From:VISO Trailer…
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Annabelle - Official Trailer 2
Annabelle - Official Trailer 2The plot is unknown, but the project is a spin-off to The Conjuring. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share what ...From:VISO TrailersViews:15140 255ratingsTime:…
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The Boxtrolls - Winnie Takes Charge
The Boxtrolls - Winnie Takes ChargeA young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow....From:VISO Trailer…
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Natural Disasters

National Geographic Tube

2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Inside A Volcano
2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Inside A VolcanoLet's map a volcanic conduit system with a wall-climbing robot. It's never been done before, but it's not impossible. Vote for Dr. Carolyn Parcheta, along with her teammates, Aaron Parness,...Fro…
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Deadly Determination
Deadly DeterminationJ.R. sets out into the woods alone, putting his job in jeopardy and landing himself in great physical danger. SMOKY MOUNTAIN MONEY AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:02:24More inP…
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The Wrong Man
The Wrong ManThe search is on for a man who started a bar brawl that left an innocent bystander with a bloody head. SOUTHERN JUSTICE AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:58More inPeople & Blogs
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2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Get Pumped Up About Nature
2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Get Pumped Up About NatureEducational nature media's new look: Extreme tree climbing + paramotoring + coolest trees in the world = awesomeness Vote for Charlie and Kirby Engelman's project at ExpeditionGranted.co…
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2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Our Glowing Earth
2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Our Glowing EarthA 3-Part Expose on our worlds most mysterious bioluminescent organisms like Sparkling Blue Squid, Giant Fireflies & Glowing Termite Mounds that unlock secrets to the future of technology &...Fro…
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2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Through The Surface
2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Through The SurfaceAn ongoing, long-term study of surfing most famous reefs for ocean conservation coral health and global citizenship. Vote for Clifford Kapono and Clinton Edwards' project at ExpeditionGranted.c…
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Comic Relief Tube

School of YouTube: Your Brain, A User's Guide I The Diamond Minecart
School of YouTube: Your Brain, A User's Guide I The Diamond MinecartWatch the full playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbpi6ZahtOH4NPhS3pRlwWMieSFascLVE Donate now: http://www.comicrelief.com/SOYT.From:Comic ReliefViews:2321…
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Family reunited after civil war
Family reunited after civil warSubscribe for more amazing stories ▻ http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Billy Connolly finds out about a Comic Relief funded project which reunites families. For more inf...From:Comic ReliefViews:5725 266ratingsTime…
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Family is reunited with kidnapped son
Family is reunited with kidnapped sonSubscribe for more amazing stories: http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Lenny Henry see's just how powerful your money works. A kidnapped boy is reunited with his family. ...From:Comic ReliefViews:23172 2120rating…
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Lucius Malfoy responds to Hazel Hayes | School of YouTube
Lucius Malfoy responds to Hazel Hayes | School of YouTubeJason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) responds to Hazel & Louise's (Sprinkle of Glittler) video: http://youtu.be/wB74TPo3LRA If you're in the UK please text SOYT5 to ...From:Comic ReliefViews:10…
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News - In Pictures

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Day in pictures: 15 September
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Week in pictures: 6-12 September 2014
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Debatable Land
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This Day in History - Britannica

  • Camp David Accords concluded: 17 September 1978 - This Day in History
    The Camp David Accords, negotiated by U.S. President Jimmy Carter, were completed this day in 1978, leading to a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and a broader framework for pursuing peace in the Middle East.More Events on this day:1991: North K…
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  • Wenceslas II: Biography of the Day
    Wenceslas IIBorn on this day in 1271, Wenceslas II, son of Otakar II, succeeded to the Bohemian throne at age seven, and under his rule Bohemia extended its influence to Poland (of which Wenceslas became king in 1300) and to Hungary.
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2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Inside A Volcano
2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Inside A VolcanoLet's map a volcanic conduit system with a wall-climbing robot. It's never been done before, but it's not impossible. Vote for Dr. Carolyn Parcheta, along with her teammates, Aaron Parness,...Fro…
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Deadly Determination
Deadly DeterminationJ.R. sets out into the woods alone, putting his job in jeopardy and landing himself in great physical danger. SMOKY MOUNTAIN MONEY AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:02:24More inP…
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The Wrong Man
The Wrong ManThe search is on for a man who started a bar brawl that left an innocent bystander with a bloody head. SOUTHERN JUSTICE AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:58More inPeople & Blogs
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2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Get Pumped Up About Nature
2014 Expedition Granted Finalist: Get Pumped Up About NatureEducational nature media's new look: Extreme tree climbing + paramotoring + coolest trees in the world = awesomeness Vote for Charlie and Kirby Engelman's project at ExpeditionGranted.co…
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The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook, featuring colour maps, flags, population, ethnicity, literacy rates, political and economic data of all nations.
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Science & Nature tube

The lady with 80 cats - Cat Wars: Preview - BBC One
The lady with 80 cats - Cat Wars: Preview - BBC OneProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jms56 One cat is simply not enough for Silvana, who looks after 50 domestic cats and over 30 feral ones too. She even has a live in cat...Fr…
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Ollie the cat burglar - Cat Wars: Preview - BBC One
Ollie the cat burglar - Cat Wars: Preview - BBC OneProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jms56 In Southampton, cunning cat Ollie finds a way around a state-of-the-art security cat flap.From:BBCViews:2 0ratingsTime:01:2…
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Predatory domestic cats - Cat Wars: Preview - BBC One
Predatory domestic cats - Cat Wars: Preview - BBC OneProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jms56 Underestimate the domestic cat at your peril - our cameras capture a cat jumping six times its length to catch a bird.From:BBCView…
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Building a low cost extension using farmhouse materials - The 100k House: Tricks of the Trade - BBC
Building a low cost extension using farmhouse materials - The 100k House: Tricks of the Trade - BBCProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04j2kt9 Presenters Kieran Long & Piers Taylor revisit Abigail and Christian's house to see whet…
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BBC Worldwide tube

Australian Biker Gang - Australia with Simon Reeve - BBC
Australian Biker Gang - Australia with Simon Reeve - BBCSimon meets some of the Finks, a motorcycle gang deemed a criminal organisation by the Australian government. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_cent…
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Breeding Wild Southern Bluefin Tuna - Australia with Simon Reeve - BBC
Breeding Wild Southern Bluefin Tuna - Australia with Simon Reeve - BBCSimon visits a cutting edge laboratory devoted to breeding wild southern bluefin tuna, but its not easy to recreate their spawning habits. Subscribe to the B...From:BBCWorldw…
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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…
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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 me...From:BBCWorldwideView…
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Marvel Universe LIVE! Red Carpet Premiere
Marvel Universe LIVE! Red Carpet PremiereJoin Marvel on the red carpet for the premiere of Marvel Universe LIVE! at Barclays Center as we speak with actress Katie Holmes, professional basketball player Rajon Rondo, Project Runway...From:Marvel…
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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) - Star-Lord Spotlight
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) - Star-Lord SpotlightYou'll remember the name of the Legendary Star-Lord in "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)"! Guard the Galaxy with him, and pick up the game on September 23!…
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The New Thor - The Watcher 2014 Ep 32
The New Thor - The Watcher 2014 Ep 32Join our host, Lorraine Cink, as she talks about the social importance of the all-new Thor. Get a firsthand, sneak peek at new art from Russell Dauterman fea...From:Marvel EntertainmentViews:23052 513…
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"Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" - Ep. 4, Clip 1
"Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" - Ep. 4, Clip 1See why Spider-Man teams up with Dagger in this "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" clip and watch Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET on Disney XD! Subscribe t...From:Marvel Entertainmen…
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Famous Philosophers

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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…
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  • 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…
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  • newHestia Project map and partners’ resources
    Follow the guidance on how to make the most of the Hestia Project map and explore the links to find out more about Hestia Project partners, to take your research further. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to develop the He…
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  • newClassical studies: it's more than the words
    When thinking about ancient literature and historiography, we need to consider more than just the words written, but the aims of the author, role of the translator, political and cultural issues of the time of writing as well as the period in history…
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 1:39pm -
  • newSolon upsets the wealthy Croesus
    Consider the answer to Croesus’ question of him about ‘happiness’ before exploring possible routes for Solon’s journey, comparing them with travelling in the Mediterranean today. According to Herodotus, Solon, the Athenian lawmaker, spent ten…
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  • newUnderstanding Classical terms
    Anyone reading and writing about the Classical world needs to make various choices concerning consistency in defining dates, spelling  and use of names. Here’s some guidance from the OU 219 Course Team. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A smal…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 11:47am -
  • newCrowdsourced annotation: what do you think?
    Take a look at 'crowdsourced' resources to help understand ‘The Histories’ alongside the Hestia project. We direct you to other resources so that you may extend your enquiry by comparing accounts, cross-referencing evidence, or verifying sources.…
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  • newConsulting the oracle at Delphi
    Explore the ‘riddles’ of the oracle through the words of Herodotus, and consider the power of the Pythian priestess. The utterances of the oracle at Delphi had significant influence over Croesus, King of Lydia and the Athenian politician, Themist…
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  • new‘Lydios logos’: the story of Croesus
    Herodotus tells the story of Croesus in the first tale, or ‘logos’, of his great work ‘The Histories’. Explore the contradictions in his narrative with other contemporary and archaeological evidence. Think about the extent to which Herodotus…
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:26pm -
  • 'As rich as Croesus'
    Croesus' legendary wealth leads to the expression 'rich as Croesus’ and according to Herodotus, Croesus was the first monarch to mint gold and silver coins. Explore the evidence for this from the Hestia texts and other sources. Herodotus 'The His…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 6:25pm -
  • Herodotus 'The Histories': a timeline
    This timeline provides a ‘snapshot’ of events Herodotus wrote about in the context of the Classical world, with links to explore the Hestia Project text and map.   Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to develop the He…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 4:13pm -
  • Herodotus 'The Histories'
    Find out more about our Classical past by exploring the digital text of Herodotus’ ‘The Histories’ with online mapping and an interactive map-and-narrative timeline 'mashup'. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to deve…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 4:11pm -
  • Hat makers, Greek gods and the great poisoners
    Ever wondered where the phrase 'as mad as a hatter' came from? We take a look at some infamous cases of poisoning.  Professor Peter Taylor. Peter Taylor is professor of organic chemistry at The Open University.First published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 a…
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  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Graphene heart monitors and Ice Age penguins
    This week's BBC Inside Science looks at heart monitors made from graphene plus a new super sewer for London  First published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 as OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Graphene heart monitors and Ice Age penguins. To find out more…
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  • Battle of Thermopylae
    Explore the site of a battle at Thermopylae, described by Herodotus, and the subject of two 21st century movies. The extent of the Greeks’ geographical knowledge of the world can be reconstructed from considering regions and places mentioned by con…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 1:36pm -
  • How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?
    Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Mon, 15…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 11:42am -
  • Obtaining graphene from graphite
    Discover how graphene, the thinnest material known, can be extrated from graphite, a form of carbon Dr Simon Collinson. Simon Collinson is a Lecturer in Chemistry at The Open University.First published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 as Obtaining graphene fr…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 1:26pm -
  • Hard Evidence: what do SMEs think about #indyref?
    With banking giant RBS announcing they'd quit an independent Scotland, a recent survey shows the opinion of smaller businesses. Dr Richard Blundel. Dr Richard Blundel is a member of The Open University's Department for Public Leadership and Social…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 12:08pm -
  • New Scotland, new democracy?
    It is hope and fear that continue to drive the Scottish debate rather than evidence-based politics, argues Bram Gieben. Bram Gieben. Bram Gieben is a Social Science Staff Tutor in ScotlandFirst published on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 as New Scotland, new d…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 2:04pm -
  • Strachur, Argyll, Scotland - a place with no streets
    A brief history of Strachur in Argyll, Scotland. Pete Clarke. First published on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 as Strachur, Argyll, Scotland - a place with no streets. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 8 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 5:26pm -
  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Ripper DNA and future of Scottish science
    This week's episode explores the alleged discovery of DNA evidence on the shawl of a Jack the Ripper victim  First published on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 as OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Ripper DNA and future of Scottish science. To find out more vis…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 11:08am -
  • Is it time we had a maximum wage?
    With executive pay spiraling, should government introduce a maximum wage? writes Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Mon, 08 Sep 2…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 9:44am -
  • Business model of Arsenal Football club
    An article that cover the business model of Arsenal football club and how the club is run First published on Sat, 06 Sep 2014 as Business model of Arsenal Football club. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 11 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 1:07pm -
  • Introduction to Cyber Security: Related links
    Here are some related links to help build on your knowledge from the Introduction to Cyber Security course on FutureLearn.  First published on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 as Introduction to Cyber Security: Related links . To find out more visit The Open Univ…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 1:46pm -
  • All you need to know about Iceland’s volcanic eruption
    Will the disruption caused by Eyjafjallajökull's ash cloud in 2010 be repeated in Iceland's latest volcanic eruption? Dr Dave MGarvie. Senior Lecturer with the Volcano Dynamics Group, Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems. Science Staff…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • 15 years to save English football
    A brief study of the effects of European free trade post Bosman in the Premier league and its impact on the National game First published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 as 15 years to save English football. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn…
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  • Introduction to Cyber Security: Taking it further
    Help to protect your digital life by gaining essential cyber security knowledge and skills. First published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 as Introduction to Cyber Security: Taking it further. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Co…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 3:59pm -
  • Should we get paid for cycling to work?
    A pilot scheme in France should be copied here, writes Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 as Should we get paid…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 3:52pm -
  • Sacred and secular
    Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align. First published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 as Sacred and secular . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 1:25pm -
  • Journeying through Wellbeing
    Take a journey through Wellbeing and see how factors such as where we grow up, what happens to us, and our physical health, can all impact on our mental health and wellbeing.  Dr Sharon Mallon. Sharon Mallon is a Lecturer in Mental Health at The…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 11:45am -
  • Four weird ideas people used to have about women’s periods
    Professor of Classical Studies Helen King takes a look at historic beliefs around menstrual periods.  Helen King. Helen is a Professor of Classical Studies at The Open University.First published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 as Four weird ideas people use…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 10:11am -
  • Dementia awareness: Can we reduce the risk?
    Deminish your chance of developing dementia as part of World Alzheimer's Month 2014; know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital information on this debilitating disorder. The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: brin…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 9:24am -
  • Global challenges facing dementia care
    Life expectancy has risen across the globe and with it so has the number of people with dementia, so what can be done to improve the care, compassion and social response to this increasing health problem?  Dr Carol Komaromy. Dr Carol Komaromy is a…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 4:39pm -
  • Refugee figures now higher than at the end of the World War II
    As the refuge crisis in Syria reaches 3 million we need to find a global response to record world refugee numbers, writes Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open Un…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:08pm -
  • Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers
    Leaked nude snaps from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud stresses how vulnerable our personal photos are to hacking. In light of this, how can we up our cloud's security?  Andrew Smith. Andrew Smith grew up in Somerset, where he embarked on…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:18pm -
  • Brentford FC; A Tale of Two Seasons
    A brief summary of how Brentford showed resilience to return to the second tier of English football. First published on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 as Brentford FC; A Tale of Two Seasons. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 19 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 2:42am -
  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Mapping minecraft and morphine from yeast
    The new series of BBC Inside Science sparks to life with a look at how an engineer is using yeast to make morphine  First published on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 as OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Mapping minecraft and morphine from yeast. To find out…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:51pm -
  • Radar: What happened next?
    Since the Second World War, radar systems have become smaller, further, wetter and stealthier. Discover the application of radar in modern life with this collection of articles. Dr Ian Johnston. Ian Johnston has been with The Open University since…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:06pm -
  • HOME-GROWN TALENT - GREG DYKE’S PLAN B
    Examines the Football Association's 'home-grown' quota rule. First published on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 as HOME-GROWN TALENT - GREG DYKE’S PLAN B. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:02pm -
  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Past episodes
    Go back in time by exploring past episodes of BBC Inside Science, the radio series that lluminates the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world. First published on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 as OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Scie…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 9:49am -
  • An Effective Business Model For All? The Story Of Swansea City
    P.L. Chief Executive Richard Scudamore described Swansea as "probably the ideal ownership model". Could other clubs follow suit? First published on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 as An Effective Business Model For All? The Story Of Swansea City. To find out…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:26pm -
  • Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy?
    As vehicle numbers rise so too does the number of animals left dead on our roads, writes Dick Skellington.             Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:08pm -
  • The Secret Life of Books: Download the app
    Download the app from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books. First published on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 as The Secret Life of Books: Download the app. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:05pm -
  • OU on the BBC: Castles in the Sky
    Embrace a remarkable human drama behind the invention that was to prove pivotal in the Battle of Britain - radar. The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: bringing you the finest in free, online learning since 1999.First publish…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:26am -
  • OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science
    Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world. First published on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 as OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science . To find out more visit The…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:19am -
  • Try our experimental recommendation tool
    Looking for something interesting from OpenLearn? Try our experimental tool. First published on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 as Try our experimental recommendation tool. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:16pm -
  • MK Dons manager Karl Robinson on leading a winning team
    As MK Dons hit the headlines beating Manchester United 4-0, find out what manager Karl Robinson thinks on how empowering your team is a crucial element of creative leadership. The OpenLearn team. The OpenLearn content & channel team: bringing you t…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:25pm -
  • The silly season is upon us
    Dick Skellington invites readers to pick a winner from this summer's improbable array of silly season stories. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on T…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:59pm -
  • The energy dilemma
    How can the Government balance voter and industry expectations of the energy market in the lead up to the next election?  Dr Howard Viney. Howard Viney is senior lecturer in strategic management at The Open University Business School.First publi…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:35pm -
  • The Jewels of Heuro
    Algorithms make the world go round. Can you master them to capture the fabled Jewels of Heuro and escape the Temple of Algoritmo alive? Dr Michel Wermelinger. Michel is a senior lecturer in the Computing and Communications Department. His teaching…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 11:51am -
  • Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde
    Why do we look on with adoration and amazement at some engineering creations while others leave us feeling indifferent? Dr Ian Johnston examines why some structures are worthy of their iconic status.  Dr Ian Johnston. Ian Johnston has been with Th…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 9:23am -
  • 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…
    - 26 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:03am -
  • "Football is nothing without fans" Jock Stein
    “Football is nothing without fans” Jock Stein. Football fans are the most loyal customer in the world. They follow their team through the good bad times. First published on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 as "Football is nothing without fans" Jock St…
    - 27 days 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 2:40pm -

Free Open Learning Courses

  • newThe 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…
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  • Exploring the boundaries of international law
    This unit of study is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts which underpin your study of international law. It introduces the concept of international legal personality, explores the status of the state, the principle of sovere…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:10am -
  • Stakeholders in marketing and finance
    This unit comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial information. It also contains two activities in which learners are asked to relate these ideas to their own work practice. First published on Wed, 03 Se…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 10:12am -
  • 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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 as An introduction to social work. To find out more visit The…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • Musée du Louvre
    The Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, but how were they brought together as a collection? This unit examines the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict. F…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 12:41pm -
  • 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:26pm -
  • 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • Beginners’ Spanish: Food and drink
    This unit requires some basic knowledge of Spanish. It will be of interest to those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish. This unit focuses on buying and ordering food and drink at t…
    - 62 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 79 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…
    - 86 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.…
    - 91 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…
    - 93 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Introducing a framework for strategy
    If you’re currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this unit will stimulate your imagination and inform your judgement. An understanding of the frameworks of strategy and an ability to use them imaginatively will he…
    - 12 Feb 14, 11:28am -
  • 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 -

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Arts Council

  • newFunding for cyborg arts programme
    Arts Council England is investing almost £14,000 from its National Lottery-funded Grants for the arts programme in a series of innovative arts events exploring the notion of the cyborg in contemporary culture.  Arts Council England is investing…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 9:21am -
  • North benefits from over £8.5 million in Strategic touring funds
    Our £45 million Strategic touring programme targets areas with a low level of art engagement and supports our goal of achieving great art and culture for everyone. It is designed to encourage collaboration between organisations, so that more people…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 12:48pm -
  • Strategic touring programme: two years of taking great art across England
    Today we publish an analysis of the second year of our Strategic touring programme, which aims to get more great art and culture to people across the country. Today we publish an analysis of the second year of our Strategic touring programme, whic…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 4:57pm -
  • New exhibition exposes the history of the human body in art
    A new exhibition exploring artistic responses to the human body will showcase works by artists including Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Auguste Rodin for audiences in Shropshire.A new exhibition exploring artistic responses to the human body will…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:24pm -
  • Arts festival takes to the streets of Market Harborough
    This September, Market Harborough in Leicestershire will host a festival of outdoor art for audiences of all ages to enjoy, supported by an investment from Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Grants for the arts programme and a host of l…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:57am -

Society and Culture

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    5 September - 30 May - Before you head to any of the 2014/2015 Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, check the weather forecast for each venue.
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    See what the weather has been like in Queen Elizabeth II's lifetime and the conditions on key dates in her reign.
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    8 November - Getting ready for Christmas to arrive in Manchester? Check the local weather forecast for the Christmas lights switch on.
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  • Cardiff Christmas market
    14 November-23 December - Heading to the Cardiff Christmas market, check the local weather forecast.
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  • 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.
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  • Bath Christmas market
    28 November - 15 December - Check the Bath weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Christmas market.
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  • St. Andrew's Day
    30 November - Check your local weather forecast before celebrating St. Andrew's Day in your area.
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  • London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street
    12 November - Heading to Oxford Street for the Christmas Lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
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  • Plymouth Christmas lights
    14 November - Will the skies be clear over Plymouth for the Christmas lights switch on? Check the forecast.
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  • Cardiff Christmas lights
    14 November - Check the Cardiff weather forecast before heading to the Christmas lights switch on.
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  • London Christmas Lights - Regent Street
    9 November - Heading to Regent Street for the Christmas lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
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  • 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!
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  • Tar barrels
    5 November - Check the Ottery St. Mary weather forecast if you are heading to tar barrels this bonfire night.
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  • Halloween
    31 October - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning to celebrate Halloween.
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  • 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.
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  • Goodwood Revival
    12-14 September - Check the local weather forecast for Goodwood Revival.
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  • BUPA Great North Run
    7 September - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's BUPA Great North Run.
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  • BUPA Great Birmingham Run
    21 October - Taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run? Check the local weather forecast.
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  • Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon
    6 October - Running the Cardiff Half Marathon? Check the weather forecast.
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  • The 2014 Dartmoor Challenge
    13-14 September - Check the Dartmoor weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Dartmoor Challenge for ShelterBox
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  • Tour of Britain
    7-14 September - Check the weather forecast if you are cheering on the riders in the Tour of Britain cycle race.
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  • Superbike Championships - Donington
    5-7 September - Check the Donington Park forecast for the British Superbike Championships.
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  • Proms in the Park
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  • T in the Park
    6-8 July - Check the Kinross weather forecast before packing your suncream or wellies for T in the Park.
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  • 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.
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    23 June - 6 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to Wimbledon, the UK home of tennis.
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    13-15 June - Check the Donington weather forecast before heading to Download Festival.
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    28 - 31 May - Will you be wearing your summer sandals or your welly boots for the Royal Bath & West Show?
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Space Exploration news

  • 219 million stars: Astronomers release most detailed catalog ever made of the visible Milky Way
    A new catalog of the visible part of the northern part of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, includes no fewer than 219 million stars. From dark sky sites on Earth, the Milky Way appears as a glowing band stretching across the sky. To astronomers, it is…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Sep 14, 1:48pm -
  • Clues to how giant elliptical galaxies move
    New clues to how giant elliptical galaxies move have been discovered by an international team of astronomers. Elliptical galaxies have long been considered as essentially being made up of old stars that move randomly within them, like a swarm of bees…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 1:53pm -
  • NASA identifying candidate asteroids for redirect mission
    NASA is on the hunt to add potential candidate target asteroids for the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The robotic mission will identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon. In the 2020s, astronaut…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:53pm -
  • First map of Rosetta's comet
    Scientists have found that the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- the target of study for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission -- can be divided into several regions, each characterized by different classes of features. High-resolut…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:27pm -
  • Unraveling mysteries of the Venusian atmosphere
    Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere. The observations point to a more complicated magn…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:07pm -
  • Alien life search: Spotting atmospheric chemistry of alien worlds devoid of life
    Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, accord…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 11:07pm -
  • 'Hot Jupiters' provoke their own host suns to wobble
    Blame the 'hot Jupiters.' These large, gaseous exoplanets can make their suns wobble when they wend their way through their own solar systems to snuggle up against their suns, according to new research.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
  • Lurking bright blue star caught: The last piece of a supernova puzzle
    Astronomers have found evidence of a hot binary companion star to a yellow supergiant star, which had become a bright supernova. Its existence had been predicted by the team. This finding provides the last link in a chain of observations that have so…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 2:47pm -
  • Astronomers pinpoint 'Venus Zone' around stars
    Astronomers have defined the 'Venus Zone,' the area around a star in which a planet is likely to exhibit the unlivable conditions found on the planet Venus. The research will aid Kepler astronomers searching for exoplanets, helping them determine whi…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 2:41am -
  • Mysterious quasar sequence explained
    Quasars are supermassive black holes that live at the center of distant massive galaxies. They shine as the most luminous beacons in the sky by rapidly accelerating matter into their gravitationally inescapable centers. New work solves a quasar myste…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:25pm -
  • New observing capabilities for ALMA
    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached a major milestone by extending its vision fully into the realm of the submillimeter, the wavelengths of cosmic light that hold intriguing information about the cold, dark, and distan…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 6:24pm -
  • Bright clumps in Saturn ring now mysteriously scarce
    Compared to the age of the solar system -- about four-and-a-half billion years -- a couple of decades are next to nothing. Some planetary locales change little over many millions of years, so for scientists who study the planets, any object that evol…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 3:20pm -
  • This star cluster is not what it seems: Messier 54 shows lithium problem also applies outside our galaxy
    A new image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to many others but it has a secret. Messier 54 doesn’t bel…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:33pm -
  • Companion star hidden for 21 years in a supernova's glare
    Astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare class of supernova, known as a Type IIb. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what is called a binary system, where two interacting stars…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 6:07pm -
  • First evidence for water ice clouds found outside our solar system
    A team of scientists has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System. Water ice clouds exist on our own gas giant planets -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- but have not been seen outside of…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 4:07pm -
  • Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way's missing satellite galaxies
    Scientists believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected. Computer simulations of the formation of our galaxy suggest that there should be many more small galaxies around the Milky Way…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:46am -
  • NASA's RapidScat: Some assembly required -- in space
    NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. This im…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 5:56pm -
  • Evidence of 'diving' tectonic plates on Jupiter's moon Europa
    Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. "Europa may be more Earth-like than we imagined, if it has a g…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 5:22pm -
  • Planet forming around star about 335 light years from Earth
    Scientists have discovered what they believe is evidence of a planet forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth. Astronomers set out to study the protoplanetary disk around a star known as HD 100546, and as sometimes happens in scientific…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 5:15pm -
  • Rosetta-Alice spectrograph obtains first far ultraviolet spectra of a cometary surface
    NASA's Alice ultraviolet spectrograph aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet orbiter has delivered its first scientific discoveries. Rosetta, in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is the first spacecraft to study a comet up close…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 8:38pm -
  • A new model for a cosmological enigma -- dark matter: Solving long-standing and troublesome puzzles
    Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious "dark matter" that can't be perceived by human senses or scientific instruments.
    - 13 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 5:12pm -
  • Keeping upright: How much gravity is enough?
    Keeping upright in a low-gravity environment is not easy, and NASA documents abound with examples of astronauts falling on the lunar surface. Now, a new study suggests that the reason for all these moon mishaps might be because its gravity isn't suff…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 9:35pm -
  • Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way
    Astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed 'Laniakea,' which means 'immense heaven' in…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 6:33pm -
  • 'Brightpoints': New clues to determining the solar cycle
    Approximately every 11 years, the sun undergoes a complete personality change from quiet and calm to violently active. However, the timing of the solar cycle is far from precise. Now, researchers have discovered a new marker to track the course of th…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • Cosmic forecast: Dark clouds will give way to sunshine
    Lupus 4, a spider-shaped blob of gas and dust, blots out background stars like a dark cloud on a moonless night in this intriguing new image. Although gloomy for now, dense pockets of material within clouds such as Lupus 4 are where new stars form an…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • Scientists' work may lead to mission to find out what's inside asteroids
    Future asteroid mining operations and how we deal with an impending strike could be influenced by research on a potential NASA mission.
    - 15 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:51am -
  • Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds
    Early, fast, turbulent mixing of gas within giant molecular clouds -- the birthplaces of stars -- means all stars formed from a single cloud bear the same unique chemical 'tag' or 'DNA fingerprint,' write astrophysicists. Could such chemical tags hel…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 8:03pm -
  • Astrophysicists report radioactive cobalt in supernova explosion
    Astrophysicists have detected the formation of radioactive cobalt during a supernova explosion, lending credence to a corresponding theory of supernova explosions.
    - 19 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:34pm -
  • NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnesses asteroid smashup
    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:01pm -
  • Researchers use NASA and other data to look into the heart of a solar storm
    Scientists found that the CME contained a rare piece of dense solar filament material. This filament coupled with an unusually fast speed led to the large amount of solar material observed.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:00pm -
  • Astronomy: Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades
    A worldwide network of radio telescopes measured the distance to the famous star cluster the Pleiades to an accuracy within 1 percent. The result resolved a controversy raised by a satellite's measurement that now is shown to be wrong. The incorrect…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:27pm -
  • Red Planet's climate history uncovered in unique Martian meteorite
    Was Mars -- now a cold, dry place -- once a warm, wet planet that sustained life? Research underway may one day answer those questions -- and perhaps even help pave the way for future colonization of the Red Planet. By analyzing the chemical clues lo…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 6:15pm -
  • Early growth of giant galaxy, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang, revealed
    The birth of massive galaxies, according to galaxy formation theories, begins with the buildup of a dense, compact core that is ablaze with the glow of millions of newly formed stars. Evidence of this early construction phase, however, has eluded ast…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 6:15pm -
  • Orion rocks! Pebble-size particles may jump-start planet formation
    Astronomers have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles -- planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust grains typically found around protostars.
    - 21 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 4:18pm -
  • Best view yet of merging galaxies in distant universe
    Astronomers have obtained the best view yet of a collision between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. To make this observation, the team also enlisted the help of a gravitational lens, a galaxy-size magnifying glass, to rev…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 7:11pm -
  • 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…
    - 26 days 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…
    - 26 days 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…
    - 27 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.
    - 27 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.
    - 28 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.
    - 28 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 29 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.
    - 30 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 32 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.
    - 32 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 34 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.
    - 34 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 37 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.
    - 37 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.
    - 37 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:51pm -

Met Office News Releases

Health News

  • newResearch shows people who cycle or walk to work are happier - ITV News
    ITV NewsResearch shows people who cycle or walk to work are happierITV NewsHow do you choose to commute to work every day? Well according to a new report, if you cycle or walk, then you are a happier person. Share · Tweet · Plus · Reddit. 17 Septe…
    - 46 mins ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:47pm -
  • newHPV urine test could screen for cervical cancer - NHS Choices
    New York Daily NewsHPV urine test could screen for cervical cancerNHS Choices"A simple urine test which can detect the human papilloma virus (HPV) could offer women a much less invasive alternative to [current] cervical cancer screening," The Indepen…
    - 53 mins ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:40pm -
  • newObesity could bankrupt NHS if left unchecked - The Guardian
    The GuardianObesity could bankrupt NHS if left uncheckedThe GuardianThe chief executive of NHS England has warned that obesity will bankrupt the health service unless Britain gets serious about tackling the problem. "Obesity is the new smoking, and i…
    - 53 mins ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:40pm -
  • newEx-NHS Nurse Tests Experimental Ebola Vaccine - Sky News
    Telegraph.co.ukEx-NHS Nurse Tests Experimental Ebola VaccineSky NewsThe first person to trial the vaccine - made from a chimpanzee virus - says she feels "absolutely fine" after getting the jab. 5:37pm UK, Wednesday 17 September 2014. Ruth Atkins hop…
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  • newUS to send 3000 troops to tackle Ebola outbreak - Irish Independent
    Irish IndependentUS to send 3000 troops to tackle Ebola outbreakIrish IndependentTHE US announced yesterday that it would send 3,000 troops to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as health officials warned that $1bn (€772m) in aid spendin…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:13pm -
  • newAshya King review panel leader resigns - Western Daily Press
    Telegraph.co.ukAshya King review panel leader resignsWestern Daily PressThe leader of a council scrutiny panel which was investigating a local authority's handling of the care of brain tumour patient Ashya King has resigned, claiming his inquiry was…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:35pm -
  • newCCG treats only 3% of talking therapy patients within target - Pulse
    Daily MailCCG treats only 3% of talking therapy patients within targetPulsePatients referred for psychological therapies are waiting vastly different lengths of time to be treated depending on where they live, latest official figures show. Data for t…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:29pm -
  • new15% of tobacco sold in Wales 'is illegal' - BBC News
    BBC News15% of tobacco sold in Wales 'is illegal'BBC NewsAlmost half of smokers in Wales have been offered illegal tobacco to buy, a charity has found. The first survey into the size of the illegal tobacco market in Wales by the anti-smoking charity…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:27pm -
  • newTwo-thirds of Britons scared of getting dementia - carehome.co.uk News
    carehome.co.uk NewsTwo-thirds of Britons scared of getting dementiacarehome.co.uk NewsTwo-thirds of people in the UK are worried about getting dementia in later life, yet only a quarter realise being overweight is a risk factor, according to a new su…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • newCoppafeel! puts bare boobs on show to 'desexualise and re-feminise' in ... - The Drum
    The DrumCoppafeel! puts bare boobs on show to 'desexualise and re-feminise' in ...The DrumBreast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel! is looking to 'desexualise and re-feminise the language people use for breasts in its latest campaign, which ties in…
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Technology News

  • newFemale gamers outnumber male in UK - Telegraph.co.uk
    Telegraph.co.ukFemale gamers outnumber male in UKTelegraph.co.ukThere are now more women playing video games than men, with women accounting for 52 per cent of all gamers in the UK in the last six months, compared to 49 per cent three years ago. The…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:24pm -
  • newWhen driving in Britain, stay on the left side of... - Mynextfone
    MynextfoneWhen driving in Britain, stay on the left side of...MynextfoneApple Watch Declared a Highway Safety Threat in U.K..When driving in Britain, stay on the left side of the road –- and don't look at your new Apple Watch. Safety experts in the…
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  • newCan Apple Disrupt The Luxury Watch Industry With A $10000 Smartwatch? - Forbes
    ForbesCan Apple Disrupt The Luxury Watch Industry With A $10000 Smartwatch?ForbesWho is Apple's target audience for the Apple Watch? While the immediate expectation is to target the nascent smartwatch industry, is Tim Cook aiming outside of the techn…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • newKindle Voyage e-reader leaks on Amazon sites - CNET
    NDTVKindle Voyage e-reader leaks on Amazon sitesCNETListings for the Kindle Voyage indicate Amazon is planning to offer the device in the next couple of months. It could come with a 6-inch screen and a new way to move to the next page. by Don Reising…
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  • newiOS 8 Release Guide - TIME
    NBCNews.comiOS 8 Release GuideTIMEApple never sets a hard-and-fast time on when it'll start rolling out the update, but it's historically started rolling new iOS versions out around 1pm Eastern time. Some years, I've gotten the update right away; som…
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