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Inspirational! Creating art from washed up flip flops - Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve - BBC
Inspirational! Creating art from washed up flip flops - Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve - BBCSimon Reeve visits local villagers who are using washed up plastic to create artwork which helps them boost their local economy. Subscribe to the BBC World…
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Are computers ruining music? - Dara O Briain's Science Club - Music - BBC
Are computers ruining music? - Dara O Briain's Science Club - Music - BBCScience journalist Alok Jha asks whether computers are ruining music. With the help of music studio engineer Estelle Rubio, Alok hears how his voice sounds a...From:BBCWor…
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Is it ok to breed lions for sport? - Louis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday - BBC
Is it ok to breed lions for sport? - Louis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday - BBCContains some strong language. Louis tries to get his head around breeding animals purely for sport, but the breeder isn't very happy with Louis' line of que...Fro…
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Gun Battles in the Streets of Somalia - Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve - BBC
Gun Battles in the Streets of Somalia - Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve - BBCSimon Reeve documents the struggle to control the street from armed militants by Ugandan soldiers in Somalia. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http://...From:BBCW…
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Marvel Entertainment Tube

Get Ready to Assemble.
Get Ready to Assemble.The possibilities are...infinite. Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Keep up with Marvel on: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/marvel FACEBOOK: http://www....From:Marvel EntertainmentViews:158820 909ratingsTime:…
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Blast Off with a New Guardians of the Galaxy Behind The Scenes Look
Blast Off with a New Guardians of the Galaxy Behind The Scenes LookCheck out the brand new behind the scenes sneak peek at 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which aired during the recent episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I...From:Marvel Enter…
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Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Samuel L. Jackson on Nick Fury
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Samuel L. Jackson on Nick FurySamuel L. Jackson examines the difference between Nick Fury and Captain America in Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," now in theaters! Get your ...From:Ma…
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Marvel Charades With Captain America's Anthony Mackie
Marvel Charades With Captain America's Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie, star of Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," plays a game of Super Hero Charades with the host of Marvel's The Watcher, Lorraine C...From:Marvel EntertainmentViews…
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Monarchs of Great Britain

Edward VI of England | Edward V of England | Edward the Confessor | Elizabeth II



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Tornado

Following the deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Find stats and facts about tornados.

Sci-Fi Books

  • How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps - io9
    How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Stepsio9Max Barry's book Lexicon was voted fourth best science fiction novel of the year by Goodreads, and now he's put together a (mostly serious) list of steps you'll want to take to become a wri…
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  • The genre debate: Science fiction travels farther than literary fiction - The Guardian
    The GuardianThe genre debate: Science fiction travels farther than literary fictionThe GuardianAs a writer of science fiction and fantasy, and on behalf of all the variations and sub-genres such as urban fantasy, alternate history and steampunk which…
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  • The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction - The Atlantic
    The AtlanticThe Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science FictionThe AtlanticIn other instances, people who know me have read a book of mine out of curiosity and then told me, in some surprise, that they liked it—“even though I don't normally like…
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  • Some sci-fi suggestions - Russellville Courier
    Some sci-fi suggestionsRussellville CourierThere are typically two responses to a stroll through the science-fiction section of a book store or DVD retailer: you'll either cringe your way past the stereotypical covers or you'll stop, take your time,…
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  • Science fiction needs to reflect that the future is queer - The Guardian
    The GuardianScience fiction needs to reflect that the future is queerThe GuardianThe kind of virtual worlds that video games allow us to enter have been commonplace in science fiction for decades. But the way that the virtual inevitably blurs the rep…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:21pm -
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, venerated science fiction masterpiece - Boing Boing
    A Canticle for Leibowitz, venerated science fiction masterpieceBoing BoingA small order of monks, founded by a guy named Leibowitz, works to preserve what few books and memorabilia they can preserve from the wrecked culture and hope to see long dead…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 5:03pm -
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy Picks for the Realist Reader - Paste Magazine
    Paste MagazineSci-Fi and Fantasy Picks for the Realist ReaderPaste MagazinePerhaps no genres are as underrepresented in book clubs as science fiction and fantasy. For years, my suggestions that we read a time travel or magically-tinged book were met…
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  • Library home to extensive collection of sci-fi - Technique
    TechniqueLibrary home to extensive collection of sci-fiTechniqueIn 1998 and 1999, Irving Foot, a former professor of English at Tech, donated his lifelong passion to the school in the form of over 8,000 science fiction books and magazines. Since then…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 5:24am -
  • We Read The Year's Best New Sci-Fi — So You Don't Have To - NPR
    We Read The Year's Best New Sci-Fi — So You Don't Have ToNPRThe 2014 Campbellian Anthology is a free download. The World Science Fiction Convention is a gathering of fans ranging from sci-fi movie buffs to gamers to comics aficionados — but at it…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 7:51pm -
  • Vegfest, sci-fi book exchange, nature walk | Weekend Preview - The Seattle Times
    Vegfest, sci-fi book exchange, nature walk | Weekend PreviewThe Seattle TimesActivities for the weekend of March 28-30, 2014, include Seattle Vegfest, Science Fiction and Fantasy book exchange and an Arboretum Walk. Films opening include “Noah” a…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 1:18pm -

VISO Trailers

Hercules - Official Trailer
Hercules - Official TrailerHaving enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter se...From:VISO TrailersViews:53552 678ratingsTime:01…
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Into The Storm - Official Trailer
Into The Storm - Official TrailerA group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://...From:VISO TrailersViews:42058 549ratingsTi…
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Words And Pictures - Official Trailer
Words And Pictures - Official TrailerAn art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures ar...From:VISO TrailersViews:29770 409rating…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Official Trailers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Official TrailersGet more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share what you think! Join us on Facebook - http://ow.ly/3UVxn Do you like this ...From:VISO TrailersViews:59542…
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The Maze Runner - Official Trailer
The Maze Runner - Official TrailerSet in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze tha...From:VISO TrailersViews:55839 1182ratings…
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Maleficent - Official Trailer 2
Maleficent - Official Trailer 2The "Sleeping Beauty" tale is told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse y...From:VISO TrailersViews:69009 958ratingsTime…
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Natural Disasters

National Geographic Tube

The Snow of Three Centuries Ago
The Snow of Three Centuries AgoScientists struggle to create a lead-free environment to replicate conditions that existed before the industrial revolution. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS...From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime…
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The Clean Room: Inside Look
The Clean Room: Inside LookThe makers of Cosmos give you a sneak peak into "The Clean Room." COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:16More inPeople & Blogs
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Saving the World's Rarest Bear
Saving the World's Rarest BearFewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Do...From:National GeographicViews:2 0ratingsTime:…
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Cold Storage Between Jupiter and Mars
Cold Storage Between Jupiter and MarsAre there any mementos from when the Earth was born? COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:00:54More inPeople & Blogs
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Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still: Inside Look
Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still: Inside LookA preview of "Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still" from the producers of Cosmos. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:21More inPeople & Blog…
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Life in the Dewdrop
Life in the DewdropExplore the multitudes of life within just one dewdrop. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:00:55More inPeople & Blogs
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Day in pictures: 23 April 2014
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In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
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Day in pictures: 22 April 2014
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In pictures: Rural murals
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In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes
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In pictures: Easter celebrations
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Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
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Your pictures: South Africa
Your pictures: South Africa
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This Day in History - Britannica

Animals Facts

  • Longest Land Mammal Migration in Lower 48 Discovered - National Geographic
    Longest Land Mammal Migration in Lower 48 DiscoveredNational GeographicJoe Riis, a South Dakota-based National Geographic photographer who worked with Sawyer's team to document the animals, describes the passage as "probably one of the best examples…
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  • Phenomena: - National Geographic
    National GeographicPhenomena:National GeographicBut animals are hard to work with. You need to design tests that objectively assess their mental skills without raising the spectre of anthropomorphism, and you need to carefully train them to perform t…
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  • Real-Life 'Winnie The Pooh' Rescued In Sudbury (PHOTO) - Huffington Post Canada
    Real-Life 'Winnie The Pooh' Rescued In Sudbury (PHOTO)Huffington Post CanadaThe jar had to be cut off the bear's head and the animal will now be relocated. This is hardly the first time that a black bear has managed to attract attention for a bizarre…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 5:53am -
  • “Remarkable” New Salamander Disguises Itself as a Baby - National Geographic
    National Geographic“Remarkable” New Salamander Disguises Itself as a BabyNational GeographicAs with any animal family, it's extremely rare to find a new species living “under the same rock” as its closest relative, said study co-author Mike S…
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  • World's First Female “Penis” Found, in Cave-Dwelling Bugs - NatGeo News Watch (blog)
    NatGeo News Watch (blog)World's First Female “Penis” Found, in Cave-Dwelling BugsNatGeo News Watch (blog)The animals belong to the little-known Neotrogla genus, which belongs to an order of insects commonly called booklice or barklice. Interestin…
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National Geographic Tube

The Snow of Three Centuries Ago
The Snow of Three Centuries AgoScientists struggle to create a lead-free environment to replicate conditions that existed before the industrial revolution. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS...From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime…
- 58 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:40pm -
The Clean Room: Inside Look
The Clean Room: Inside LookThe makers of Cosmos give you a sneak peak into "The Clean Room." COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:01:16More inPeople & Blogs
- 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:31pm -
Saving the World's Rarest Bear
Saving the World's Rarest BearFewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Do...From:National GeographicViews:2 0ratingsTime:…
- 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:07pm -
Cold Storage Between Jupiter and Mars
Cold Storage Between Jupiter and MarsAre there any mementos from when the Earth was born? COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:0 0ratingsTime:00:54More inPeople & Blogs
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THE WORLD IN A BOOKThe World Factbook

The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook, featuring colour maps, flags, population, ethnicity, literacy rates, political and economic data of all nations.
The World Factbook | Definitions and Notes | Reference Maps | Country Profiles | Country Comparisons | Flags of the World



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Science & Nature tube

Dylan Thomas: in his footsteps - A Poet in New York - BBC Two
Dylan Thomas: in his footsteps - A Poet in New York - BBC Twohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/dylanthomas Dylan Thomas's London haunts are familiar places for Griff Rhys Jones and Andrew Davies.From:BBCViews:2 0ratingsTime:01:43More inEntertain…
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Inspired by Dylan Thomas - A Poet in New York - BBC Two
Inspired by Dylan Thomas - A Poet in New York - BBC Twohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/dylanthomas Andrew Davies reflects on how Dylan Thomas's life and work inspired him to be a writer.From:BBCViews:2 0ratingsTime:01:41More inEntertainment
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The Birth of Fungi - The Magic of Mushrooms: Preview - BBC Four
The Birth of Fungi - The Magic of Mushrooms: Preview - BBC FourProgramme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b041m6fh Under cover of darkness, Professor Richard Fortey visits a mushroom farm and uses a laser light to reveal...From:BBCViews:19…
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Britain's Biggest Fare Dodger - Have I Got News For You: Series 47 - Episode 3 - BBC One
Britain's Biggest Fare Dodger - Have I Got News For You: Series 47 - Episode 3 - BBC OneProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b041dsml Ian Hislop tells the story of Britain's biggest fare dodger in the 'Picture Spin quiz'From:BBCV…
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BBC - History

  • Britain and Ireland: A brief history
    On occasion of the Irish President's state visit to the UK, BBC News looks at the turbulent history of Anglo-Irish relations.
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  • The cult French novel that inspired Game of Thrones
    The TV series Game of Thrones is frequently compared to fantasy creations such as Lord of the Rings, but its creator says it owes an equally large debt to a French historical novelist.
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  • Red Road flats: Icon or eyesore?
    The BBC Scotland news website looks at the history of Glasgow's Red Road flats, which will be demolished during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
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  • Museum reveals Navy's past 100 years
    Tales from the past 100 years of the Royal Navy are being explored at a museum at Portsmouth dockyard.
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  • Crossrail digs up Black Death victims
    Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
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  • 'I pressed the Caroline on button'
    The man who pressed the 'on' button at Radio Caroline 50 years ago.
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  • Stranger danger in the 18th Century
    Many parents are anxious about their children falling in with the "wrong crowd". But worries about the wrong type of friends go back 200 years at least.
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  • Stamps honour 10 greats born in 1914
    Actor Sir Alec Guinness and poet Dylan Thomas are among 10 "remarkable" people - all born in 1914- who feature on a new set of stamps.
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 12:31am -
  • What medieval Europe did with its teenagers
    A few hundred years ago, in many European countries, children were to send them away to live and work for someone else. Why?
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  • Rare dictionary to be kept in UK
    The British Library has saved a "crucial" 500-year-old English-Latin dictionary at the 11th hour after it was sold to an overseas buyer at auction.
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  • The Crimea of Russia's imagination
    The people of Crimea have voted to become part of Russia, in a deeply disputed referendum. It's a region that has huge significance in the Russian psyche.
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  • Royal Mail to issue WW1 stamps
    Royal Mail is to publish a series of stamps commemorating World War One, including one featuring a portrait of a 15-year-old soldier killed at the Battle of the Somme.
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  • The strange time warp of the 1970s
    The 1970s have been the subject of intense focus recently, but there is much to be celebrated about this period of "volcanic upheaval".
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  • Germany's forgotten war
    World War One centenary celebrations are important in the UK, but in Germany people rarely visit WW1 cemeteries. Why?
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  • The White Queen and The White Princess: What happened next?
    Is it the end for her and her daughter?
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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.
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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-…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 -




6music news

  • newVIDEO: Nedu – Thrilla ft. BlackMagic
    “Syndik8 Records dancehall sensation NEDU decides to treat fans to a brand new video and single today April 23rd which happens to be his Birthday!The single titled ”Thrilla” features the Repete crooner BlackMagic and the video stars E…
    - 28 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:10pm -
  • newYesi – Special (Prod. By Afrotunes)
    “Yesi follows-up on last month’s offering of CROWN with a new banger SPECIAL produced by Afrotunes. As usual, the Ibadan boy comes correct over hypnotic Afrotunes melodies. You have to lean hard as you weave through traffic while bumping t…
    - 47 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:51pm -
  • newVIDEO: ZORO – 042
    For the past couple of years, Zoro has been one of the few cats proud to rap in Igbo and do it very well. Sometime last year, ZORO aka Mr SwagBag dropped the Enugu Street Anthem “042 (Coal City State of Mind)” and the reception was very impress…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:24pm -
  • newAuditions for STAR ‘The Winner Is’ Kicks Off
    The first season of Africa’s first ever TV music and game show, Star The Winner is, is all geared up for an exciting first lap of auditions.Organisers of the show have announced that the ancient city of Benin will play host to thousands of hopeful…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:18pm -
  • newVIDEO: Jeff Jones – Kajoma Ft. Rebler
    Jeff Jones is out with a new crisp quality video for Kajoma which features fellow UK act Rebler. Nice work.“Jeff Jones is one the UK Afrobeats scene’s hottest properties. Having performed onstage with the likes of Fuse ODG and Ice Prince i…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:56pm -
  • newVIDEO: FALZ – “Back To The Alma Mater” (Documentary)
    “Falz The Bahd Guy who has been on the rise in the past year is gearing up for the release for his debut album “Wazup Guy”. Ahead of the awaited LP, the High Class rapper returned to his alma mater where it all started for him and the first…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
  • newVIDEO: Ray Blaze ft. D.Cryme – Fine Girls
    “One of Europe’s rising Afrobeat acts to watch out for is Ray Blaze as he hits us hard with the visuals of his new collaboration single “Fine Girls” along side Ghanaian heavyweight artist Dr. Cryme.Ray Blaze expresses his passion for t…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • newVIDEO: Yeka – Me and You
    “Limelite Recording Artiste YEKA presents you with visuals to “Me and You” hit single which dropped exactly 5 months ago, has reviews and propelled the star to new heights”.One of the hottest songs released in the last quarter of 2013, “Me…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:49pm -
  • newVIDEO: Maheeda – LasGidi Chick (Explicit)
    Here’s the explicit version of controversial act Maheeda‘s recently released video “LasGidi Chick”.WARNING: *NSFW**O.O*
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:36pm -
  • newTweezy – Lai Lai
    Lovely Tune by debutant Tweezy!This song ‘Lai Lai’ will make you resonate with your personal experiences as a Nigerian. A song about resilience” and tenacity, about holding onto a dream/goal. Oba No Dey Go Transfer. Lai Lai, you can’t push a…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:43am -
  • newLISTEN to Tay’s PASSPORT Mixtape
    17 year old producer/instrumentalist/singer, Tay returns with a 12 track, mixtape Passport after dropping only 1 single.After listening to the mixtape, you will admit that Tay is pretty talented, considering the fact that he wrote, performed (there…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:47pm -
  • newVIDEO Premiere: Burna Boy ft. D’banj – Won Da Mo
    Aristokrat Records A-List act Burna Boy releases the official video for 1 of 2 singles recorded with DB Records’ superstar D’banj. If you recall, we premiered “Won Da Mo” back in December 2013. Now watch the video below.In related news, both…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:28pm -
  • newVIDEO: El Phlex – Low Waist
    “The fast rising duo, El-Phlex, have finally released the video for one of their most anticipated singles, “Low Waist”. The smash-hit track that has taken over the clubs and dance floors in Nigeria.The clean cut video is released from the stab…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:01pm -
  • newVIDEO: Shatta Wale – You Can’t Touch Me
    Shatta Movement! #SM4LYF.Gh Dance-Hall Kingpin Shatta Wale is on a roll these days. Watch his latest video for the song “You Can’t Touch Me”.Something about this dude reminds me of Shabba Ranks.*O.O*
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:57pm -
  • newWaconzy – Pitakwa + Nothing Last Forever + Let Me Love you
    Waconzy, who just wrapped up his European tour, drops 3 new singles Pitakwa featuring Danas and Royal Boyz, Nothing Last Forever and Let Me Love you.All different styles of music; Pitakwa is an enjoyable highlife track, Let Me Love You has some rega…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:51pm -
  • newVIDEO: Weray Ent – Do As I Say | Sefaaji
    Check out this brand new video from Weray Ent for their new single titled Do As I Say. They’ve also decided to drop an audio single titled Sefaaji. Weray always come correct and these 2 tracks is no different; great stuff.The Masquerade croone…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:49pm -
  • newVIDEO: Cabo Snoop – Bakule
    Angolan superstar Cabo Snoop stormed Africa with his smash hit single “Windeck” a couple of years ago. He hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success since then, but he now returns with a fresh video for the song “Bakule”. Watch it below.*O.O…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:46pm -
  • Mafikizolo ft. Uhuru – Nakupenda
    South African mega-duo, Mafikizolo of Khona fame, drops a fresh single featuring close associate Uhuru. This one is called “Nakupenda”. Listen/Download below.*O.O*DOWNLOAD
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 4:40pm -
  • Philkeyz ft. Dammy Krane – Take It
    Philkeyz is one of the dopest new producers in the game at the moment. His new single “Take It” features Dammy Krane. Check it out.Certified Banger.*O.O*Produced by Philkeyz [DOWNLOAD]
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 4:01pm -
  • VIDEO: Mo’Cheddah – Destinambari Ft. Phyno
    Mo’Cheddah follows up her recent song release “Destinambari” with a Clarence Peters directed video which features Phyno and has Big Brother’s Uti in a starring role.Shot entirely at the Oko Filling in Ota – Nigeria – Mo’s absolutely st…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:28pm -

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…
    - 193 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
    - 193 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • Social mobility: Historically and now
    Is there any evidence for social mobility? Laurie Taylor and guests consider the evidence. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology at York. He presents BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed and is a columnist for the Tim…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 1:43pm -
  • A channel between them: Differing aspirations of French and British graduates
    New research throws up different desires for the future between French and British students. Sally Power explains why. Professor Sally Power. Sally Power is professor of social sciences at Cardiff University.First published on Mon, 24 Mar 2014 as…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 12:47pm -
  • Buy that Lamborghini, Grandad, and pull the economy along in your slipstream
    Last week's budget was a budget for saving – the Coalition, argues Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University, and a former financial journalist.First published on Mon, 24 Mar 2014 as Buy that Lamborg…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 10:08am -
  • The Bottom Line - Serving the Super-rich
    Do you ever worry about those people who have so much money they need help to spend it? Imagine if that was your job. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 11:19am -
  • How equal is your equality?
    Equality is possible but only if the West gets used to living on less, writes Steven Primrose-Smith. Steven Primrose-Smith. Calling himself the UniCyclist, Steven Primrose-Smith last year completed a 22,000 mile cycle trip around Europe while studyin…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 3:48pm -
  • OU on TV and radio this week
    Alan Titchmarsh, ancient Britons, Scotish fishermen and data wranglers all turn up in the next seven days. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 1:30pm -
  • Bang Goes the Theory 8: Episode 3 - Big Data
    This week on Bang: How is Big Data changing our world and how safe is our data?  The Bang Goes The Theory web team. Bang Goes The Theory is BBC One's prime-time exploration of all things scientific. Here at The Open University, we take you further…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 11:59am -
  • The Bottom Line - Energy Upstarts
    Evan and guests explore how far entrants to the energy markets are going to make a difference. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the OpenLear…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 10:53am -
  • International Day of Happiness
    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people. Celebrate whatever makes you happy on the International Day of Happiness. First published on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 as International Day of Hap…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 12:39pm -
  • World Sparrow Day
    Sparrow populations in many countries around the world are declining. World Sparrow Day on 20th March is everyone’s chance to rise to the challenge of saving them. First published on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 as World Sparrow Day. To find out more visit T…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 10:27am -
  • If we’d used the cloud, we might know where MH370 is now
    At present, the fate of Malaysian airlines flight MH370 is unknown, and the search for something the size of a Jumbo Jet is proving a challenge. Could cloud computing avoid future flights vanishing in the same way? First published on Wed, 19 Mar 20…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 4:17pm -
  • Moving out the red: The experience of leaving Communism behind
    Chris Swader talks about the experiences of moving from a communist to a capitalist society - and why learning to tell untruths was just one of the new skills needed to survive. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of socio…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 1:42pm -
  • A second disaster: Why recovery in New Orleans made things worse for many
    Thinking Allowed hears why Vincanne Adams believes that the military-heavy response to Hurricane Katrina brought about a second disaster for the people of New Orleans. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology at Yo…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 12:57pm -
  • Shakespeare Week
    Shakespeare Week (17-23 March) is a national, annual celebration to bring Shakespeare to life vividly for millions of primary school children. First published on Wed, 19 Mar 2014 as Shakespeare Week. To find out more visit The Open University's Ope…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 9:34am -
  • Should the US government apologise to the people of Iraq?
    The civilian death rate in Iraq is at its highest since 2008. A US apology will not bring back the thousands of dead Iraqis, but it would indicate an acceptance of moral responsibility, believes Burhan Al-Chalabi. Dr Burhan Al-Chalabi. Dr Burhan Al…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 4:13pm -
  • Thinking Allowed - Police & race, and Fishermen in Scotland
    This week, what difference does race make when police are disciplined - and the lives of Protestant fishermen in Scotland. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 2:41pm -
  • The democratic potential of activist performance
    One could hardly imagine a better illustration than Putin’s regime for the idea that the Presidency is itself a performative performance, ritualised but only too brutally effective, in contrast with the impotence of the demos. Samir Dayal. Samir…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 12:19pm -
  • Science outreach in schools
    There were so many questions that I had to stop taking them so that the children could finish school on time. Sam Illingworth . Sam Illingworth is a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Manchester. First published on Tue, 18 Mar…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 11:08am -
  • Building the middle ground
    For my colleagues, nothing short of complete people-driven management would do. On the other hand, the government colleagues I befriended and worked with perceived participation as a necessary evil. Lucas Díaz . Lucas Díaz is currently a pre doct…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 4:59pm -
  • The myth of the keyboard warrior: Public participation and 38 degrees
    Preliminary findings after completing an ethnographic study of 38 Degrees suggest that this is a new type of organisation. James Dennis. James Dennis is a Graduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant based in the New Political Communication Unit at…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 4:10pm -
  • Raymond Williams and ‘The emerging landscape of thought and practice’
    The potential for this project to tap into the many and diverse informal ‘education-for-social-purpose’ groups and activities could extend ‘back to the future’ readings and reflections, making the essential links and connections with the best…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 2:30pm -
  • Baffled by Bitcoin
    The magic of the world’s first ‘crypto currency’ is still lost on most monetary experts, writes Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University, and a former financial journalist.First published on Fri…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 3:48pm -
  • OU on TV and radio this week - 15-03-14 to 21-03-14
    Our last visit to the paramedics, a return for a garderner's view of wild Britain, and companies which return from the brink. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University expe…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 3:35pm -
  • Bang Goes the Theory 8: Episode 2 - Cancer
    This week the Bang team investigates if the tide is beginning to turn on cancer. The Bang Goes The Theory web team. Bang Goes The Theory is BBC One's prime-time exploration of all things scientific. Here at The Open University, we take you further…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 3:25pm -
  • An Hour to Save Your Life: Making the Invisible Visible
    The final programme in the series follows three more cases where every second is vital. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the OpenLearn team…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 2:24pm -
  • Public engagement, a social priority?
    Living in a perpetual state of fear, people prefer to isolate themselves from what they perceive as the “ineffective” mechanisms of public participation; creating and perpetuating a negative vicious circle. Jose Angel Garcia. Jose Angel Garcia…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 2:08pm -
  • Bob Crow and his legacy
    "A great loss to trade unionism and the cause of social justice", Dr Toynbee pays tribute to Bob Crow, leader of the RMT transport workers union. Dr Jason Toynbee. Jason Toynbee is senior lecturer in media studies at The Open University.First pu…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 12:19pm -
  • Insider knowledge
    While the literal meaning of utopia is ‘no place’, an OU-topia could be almost any place. Even when physically isolated, an Open University student, engaged in studying, could be part of a ‘public’, involved in learning through dialogue. Dr…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 14, 11:53am -
  • The opposite of selfies: Taking pictures of a billion stars
    Gaia is about to start taking photos of the Milky Way - and adding to our understanding of our universe in new ways. Dr Ben Dryer. Ben is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Electronic Imaging at The Open University.First published on Wed,…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Mar 14, 4:49pm -
  • Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass
    The future of wearable tech offers a lot more than slapping a computer onto the side of your head. Nick Dalton explains. Nick Dalton. Nick Dalton's teaching interests include ubiquitous computing, algorithms and data structures, object orientation…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Mar 14, 1:26pm -
  • Bhangra, Asian Underground and belonging
    Bhangra and Asian Underground music are often seen as signs of British Asians having "arrived" in popular culture - but the truth is more complex. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology at York. He presents BBC R…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 6:28pm -
  • Why does music matter?
    Nearly everyone likes music - but is it important? And have cultural theoriticians been turning it down when they should be pumping up the volume? Laurie and guests consider. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociolog…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 5:32pm -
  • Thinking Allowed: Post-Katrina New Orleans & The Capitalist Personality
    Why after the water receded, capitalists moved in to New Orleans; and just who are these capitalists anyway? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer i…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 4:29pm -
  • Indymedia
    A global participatory network of journalists. Dr Nick Mahony. Nick is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates contemporary public participation and emerging forms of popular democratic culture.First published on Tue, 11 Mar 2014 as Indyme…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 3:24pm -
  • GNUnion
    One Big Mesh Network for All the Working Classes. Dr Nick Mahony. Nick is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates contemporary public participation and emerging forms of popular democratic culture.First published on Tue, 11 Mar 2014 as GNU…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 2:56pm -
  • 57 genders (and none for me?) - Part two
    Meg Barker points to some of the problems with Facebook's new range of gender options. Dr Meg Barker. Meg Barker is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and a lecturer in psychology with The Open University.First publ…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 9:08am -
  • Celebrating Open Education Week
    Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Simone Arthur. Simone is the Fellowships and Collaboration Manager within the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University.First published on Mon, 10 Mar 2…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Mar 14, 3:11pm -
  • Is teaching still a profession?
    Have tablets on every lap and whiteboards on every wall replaced the need for professional teachers? Not so fast, says Peter Twining. Professor Peter Twining. Peter Twining is Professor of Education (Futures) at the Open University. He was the Dire…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 5:28pm -
  • Lost at sea: Has government sunk wave and tidal power?
    Is the UK government being bold enough in its plans to harness tidal power? Perhaps not, worries Godfrey Boyle. Professor Godfrey Boyle. Godfrey Boyle is Emeritus Professor of Renewable Energy in the Department of Engineering and Innovation in the…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 4:59pm -
  • Five shocking facts about UK inequality
    In the run up to the General Election of 2015, Dick Skellington invites readers to consider some basic facts about UK inequality.  Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 2:56pm -
  • Bang Goes The Theory 8: Episode 1 - Energy
    This week the Bang teams looks at energy - how close Britain might get to running out of electricity?  The Bang Goes The Theory web team. Bang Goes The Theory is BBC One's prime-time exploration of all things scientific. Here at The Open Universit…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 2:41pm -
  • OU on TV and radio this week - 08-03-14 to 14-03-14
    The aftermath of a stabbing, and the end of the First World War are among our subjects this week. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the OpenL…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 1:20pm -
  • An Hour To Save Your Life: On The Edge
    In the second programme, paramedics respond to a stabbing, a motorbike crash and a cardiac arrest. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the Open…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 12:12pm -
  • OU on the BBC: Bang Goes The Theory 8
    In the brand new series 8 of Bang Goes The Theory, the team continues to investigate the sciences that affect our life. The Bang Goes The Theory web team. Bang Goes The Theory is BBC One's prime-time exploration of all things scientific. Here at T…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 12:06pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Chocolate
    Chocolate money? Evan Davis meets the people turning sweet tooth into cold cash. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the OpenLearn team who wor…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 5:29pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Transformation
    Businesses which have turned around - and how do you stop the 180 degree turn from being a 360? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the OpenLea…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 3:55pm -
  • OpenLearn welcomes Creative Commons 4.0
    The OpenLearn team is pleased to announce that it is making its content available under the new suite of Creative Commons licences.  First published on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 as OpenLearn welcomes Creative Commons 4.0. To find out more visit The Open Un…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 1:57pm -
  • World Book Day
    Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 6th March 2014) with OpenLearn. First published on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 as World Book Day. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 1970
    - 48 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 9:47am -
  • Talkaoke
    The mobile chat show. Dr Nick Mahony. Nick is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates contemporary public participation and emerging forms of popular democratic culture.First published on Wed, 05 Mar 2014 as Talkaoke. To find out more visi…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 4:23pm -
  • Wee Play
    A card game on the Scottish independence referendum. Dr Nick Mahony. Nick is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates contemporary public participation and emerging forms of popular democratic culture.First published on Wed, 05 Mar 2014 as…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 3:54pm -
  • OU on the BBC: Free Thinking: RIBA
    In this one-off programme recorded in association with The Open University, Free Thinking takes a look at The Brits Who Built the Modern World. First published on Wed, 05 Mar 2014 as OU on the BBC: Free Thinking: RIBA. To find out more visit The Op…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 1:51pm -
  • 57 genders (and none for me?) - Part One
    Meg Barker explores the world of Facebook gender categories, in the first of two posts. Dr Meg Barker. Meg Barker is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and a lecturer in psychology with The Open University.First pub…
    - 50 days ago, 4 Mar 14, 3:21pm -
  • Thinking Allowed - Surnames and elite students
    Are our lives dictated by our surnames? And why do elite students behave differently on opposite sides of the channel? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? Th…
    - 50 days ago, 4 Mar 14, 1:33pm -

Free Open Learning Courses

  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:36pm -
  • The business of football
    Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management then this engaging and…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 23 days ago, 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 days ago, 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…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 9:00am -
  • Introduction to computer forensics and investigations
    This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can reveal the stored passwords on their computer and access previously deleted data so it is a good practi…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 9:29am -
  • Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research
    This is the fourth of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD. This unit provides a basic introduction to research design and illustrates two methodologies, case stu…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 61 days ago, 21 Feb 14, 10:02am -
  • 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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…
    - 75 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 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’…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 21 Jan 14, 12:10pm -
  • Engaging with educational research
    This unit introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of theories and what their role is in the research process. Two very influential research perspectives are e…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Jan 14, 5:03pm -
  • Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland
    This unit is an introduction to rural enterprise in Scotland. It is principally designed for those developing their own enterprises and also as a resource for people supporting enterprises in rural areas. It has been developed specifically for a Scot…
    - 96 days ago, 17 Jan 14, 3:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 3:56pm -
  • EPOCH Psychology history timeline
    This unit uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social context influences psychological inquiry. You will examine the different methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour and learn to…
    - 10 Jan 14, 12:15pm -
  • Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces

    - 8 Jan 14, 9:39am -
  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
    This course will provide the foundations of understanding self-directed support in Scotland in the wider context of personalisation. Providing grounding in the culture and ways of thinking that are required to implement whatever local arrangements ex…
    - 23 Dec 13, 8:48am -
  • Essay and report writing skills
    Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your…
    - 18 Dec 13, 2:23pm -
  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice
    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this unit you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism,…
    - 12 Dec 13, 10:59am -
  • Getting started on Classical Latin
    Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This unit will provide you with a general introduction to learning Latin allowing you to assess whether you would like to learn more. You will look at the links that exist between Latin and English,…
    - 12 Dec 13, 10:20am -
  • The psychological aspects of sports injury
    For many people, sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation in sport. This unit examines the role of psychological factors in sports injury. You will look at both…
    - 11 Dec 13, 4:31pm -
  • 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…
    - 11 Dec 13, 3:56pm -
  • Open education
    There are many different 'flavours' or interpretations of what openness means in education. This study unit is an example of a massive open online course (MOOC) and spans seven weeks. Like all the free materials in the OpenLearn Try section, this uni…
    - 11 Dec 13, 2:40pm -
  • Reading and note taking - preparation for study
    Reading and note taking are two essential study skills. How do you read? This unit will introduce you to different techniques to help you to alter the way you read according to the type of material you are studying. You will also learn the techniques…
    - 11 Dec 13, 1:51pm -
  • Designing space for dementia care
    The lives of people with dementia can be improved by careful consideration of key features of the design of the spaces in which they live. This unit provides examples of how good design can transform their lives and mitigate the symptoms of dementia.…
    - 11 Dec 13, 11:52am -
  • Marketing communications as a strategic function
    Marketing communications help to define an orgaisation's relationship with its customers. This unit emphasises the strategic importance of such communication and its long-term effect on consumers. Communication models can act as a predictive guide, b…
    - 11 Dec 13, 10:21am -
  • Approaching poetry
    Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line len…
    - 11 Dec 13, 9:24am -
  • 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…
    - 10 Dec 13, 3:57pm -
  • Factors that influence health: An introduction
    What factors influence our health? A lot of attention is focused on people's behaviour - their decisions to smoke, drink, over-eat and so on - with strong messages about the changes needed to become healthier. But people's behaviour is influenced by…
    - 10 Dec 13, 3:57pm -
  • 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, 10 Dec 2013…
    - 10 Dec 13, 3:54pm -
  • Introducing social work practice
    Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved. First published on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 as I…
    - 10 Dec 13, 3:10pm -
  • Introduction to law in Wales
    The study unit gives a brief overview of the legal history in Wales from the 12th century, followed by an overview of devolution and referendums, the law making powers of the Welsh Assembly and the possible future for legal Wales. First published on…
    - 28 Nov 13, 9:06am -
  • Finding information in mathematics and statistics
    This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to pl…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding information in Society
    This unit will help you to identify and use information in Society, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches f…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding information in Arts and History
    This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts and History, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan s…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding information in technology
    The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across in your study of technology. Yo…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding information in business and management
    This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding information in science and nature
    This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding Information in Modern Languages
    This unit will help you to identify and use information in Modern Languages, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan s…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Finding information in information technology and computing
    The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across. You will learn how to plan you…
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern
    What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This unit explores the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium. It moves from discussing the role of the artist and…
    - 21 Nov 13, 9:00am -
  • Working with young people in sport and exercise
    This unit examines the special considerations of coaching or instructing young people in sport and exercise. The physiological differences between children and adults will be considered along with the practical implications of coaching young people.…
    - 15 Nov 13, 12:33pm -

Change your life with a qualification

  • Algorithms, data structures and computability
    You will learn how to take a problem and state it precisely using an algorithm so that it can be solved with a computer.This course emphasises how valuable computational thinking skills are for solving a wide variety of real-world problems. Additiona…
    - 4 Jul 13, 12:00am -
  • BA (Honours) Social Work (England)
    Qualify as a social worker in England with this unique work-based degree, offered in partnership with employers – who must sponsor and register you on the programme.Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable…
    - 4 Jul 13, 12:00am -
  • Master of Business Administration
    This internationally-recognised MBA qualification is designed as an integrated programme which offers you the flexibility to adjust the curriculum to suit your needs and interests.If you are already studying on the earlier version of this qualificati…
    - 27 Jun 13, 12:00am -
  • Mathematical methods
    Solve real problems by transforming them into mathematical models and learning methods of solution, including differential equations, linear algebra and vector calculus.This is a Level 2 course and you need a good knowledge of the subject area, obtai…
    - 21 Jun 13, 12:00am -
  • MSc in Engineering
    Our accredited MSc in Engineering builds on previous study and offers you an opportunity to research an engineering topic in depth.This MSc in Engineering course builds on previous study and offers you an opportunity to research an engineering topic…
    - 21 Jun 13, 12:00am -
  • Design essentials
    Gain the skills for research, planning and development of a design project as well as the ability to translate your design ideas into well-specified products.The course will help you gain knowledge and skills that are applicable across many design fi…
    - 19 Jun 13, 12:00am -
  • Exploring psychology project
    This residential course builds on your study of , developing your skills in psychological research, and exploring the practical and ethical issues involved.This Level 2 course builds on the content and skills developed in the first half of , so you s…
    - 16 Jun 13, 12:00am -
  • Marketing in the 21st century
    This course explores the issues that emerge from marketing planning and uses current theories and examples to show how organisations deal with environmental challenges.BB844 uses a variety of theories, case studies examples and multi-media that refle…
    - 16 Jun 13, 12:00am -
  • MSc in Computing
    This family of qualifications combines modules from a variety of computing and related fields, with an independent project to showcase your abilities.With the ability to carry out an independent research-based project, backed up with a wide range of…
    - 30 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management
    This qualification will allow you to engage actively with the issues of human rights law, ethics and development in the broader context of business practices.This postgraduate certificate course is part of our development management programme, which…
    - 26 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Development Management
    What can be done to promote development? This certificate provides a taste of advanced study in development management, while developing your practical and conceptual skills.The postgraduate certificate course is part of our development management pr…
    - 26 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice
    This postgraduate diploma teaches practical skills for understanding complexity and taking action in an uncertain world, through applying systems thinking to a range of situations.This postgraduate diploma course develops your abilities to tackle com…
    - 26 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Digital film school
    This practical introduction is suitable for newcomers to video as well as those with some experience of digital film-making, and will develop your skills to produce and share video online.Simple video production is becoming another part of a profes…
    - 26 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership
    This Postgraduate Certificate offers development in aspects of leadership relevant to doctors and other clinicians working on the ward or in the clinic.This postgraduate certificate course is targeted at doctors and other clinicians, working both in…
    - 25 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Introducing statistics
    Learn statistical tools and quantitative methods, covering topics such as summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling distributions; probability; testing hypotheses; and estimation.This is a key introductory Level 1 course. Lev…
    - 24 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Manufacture materials design
    This course approaches manufacturing processes, selection of materials and design of components as facets of the same task: making something that serves its purpose efficiently.This course is for manufacturing, materials or design engineers and engin…
    - 24 May 13, 12:00am -
  • An introduction to health and social care
    Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals, clinics or GP surgeries.If you pass the course you will be eligible for the Certificate in Health and Soci…
    - 20 May 13, 12:00am -
  • BA (Honours) Humanities
    Combine different aspects of the arts – what people thought, made and practised – their meaning and values in the past and today in a highly-valued degree.This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and enjoyment of the…
    - 20 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Understanding cancers
    Gain a basic scientific understanding of cancer – how tumours are formed and spread, risk factors, diagnosis, pathology, prevention, treatment, and lifestyle management (including palliative care).This is a Level 1 course. Level 1 courses provide t…
    - 17 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Signals and perception: the science of the senses
    Investigate how we interact with our environment through our senses – using concepts from biology, chemistry, physics and psychology to explore the process psychologists call ‘perception’.The course should appeal to students from many backgroun…
    - 17 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Renaissance art reconsidered
    Renaissance art wasn’t just confined to Italy, as traditional courses would have it… discover new social, geographical and subject areas where its influence was felt.The course has no specific vocational relevance, but could form a valuable part…
    - 17 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Understanding the autism spectrum
    An accessible introduction to autism, this course explores principles and problems of diagnosis, possible underlying causes and issues of care, education and therapy.This is a Level 1 course. Level 1 courses provide core subject knowledge and study s…
    - 17 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Understanding the continents
    This wide-ranging course develops your knowledge of the continents, plate-tectonic processes and related issues in depth: its theme is crustal evolution in contrasting environments.This is a Level 3 course. Level 3 courses build on study skills and s…
    - 17 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Foundations for social work practice
    Understand the key roles of social work, social work standards and codes of practice – and explore how they work in practice using case study examples.This is a key introductory Level 1 course. Level 1 courses provide core subject knowledge and stu…
    - 15 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Starting with maths
    This course introduces a range of key ideas to help you tackle everyday mathematical problems.Like all Openings Access modules, this module is ideal if you’re a beginner or returning to study, we will help you to develop your study skills and becom…
    - 13 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Making sense of the arts
    Explore some of the key ideas and ways of thinking about the arts – including poetry, history, and art history – while developing your study skills.Like all Openings Access modules, this module is ideal if you’re a beginner or returning to stud…
    - 13 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Starting with psychology
    This introduction to psychology explores how aspects of our biology, ways of thinking, important relationships, and social identity combine to make us who we are.Like all Openings Access modules, this module is ideal if you’re a beginner or returni…
    - 13 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Understanding children and young people
    In this course you’ll explore some of the experiences and the interactions with a wide range of adults that children encounter at nursery, school or at home.Like all Openings Access modules, this module is ideal if you’re a beginner or returning…
    - 13 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Understanding management
    This course will help you make sense of management, as well as giving you some useful management tools and techniques.Like all Openings Access modules, this module is ideal if you’re a beginner or returning to study, we will help you to develop you…
    - 13 May 13, 12:00am -
  • The art history residential school
    This art history residential school equips you to interpret artworks in an informed and critical manner, with guided visits to major London museums and galleries.The course will benefit you if you’re currently registered on art history courses, or…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Learning through enquiry in primary schools
    Update your knowledge and understanding of how primary-age children learn and develop your skills in observing, evaluating and supporting children’s learning.This course has a specific vocational relevance. It is the compulsory Level 1 work-based m…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    This foundation degree will suit anyone working in the youth justice system (including the secure estate), volunteers working in this field, and those planning to join the youth justice workforce.How can we improve the lives of children and young peo…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Youth: policy in practice
    This online course continues the development of the critical, practical and analytical skills you need to work proactively within the youth workforce and particularly in youth work.This course is a compulsory module in our BA (Hons) Youth Work. This…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Enhancing your healthcare practice
    This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge, understanding and skills to meet core patient/client needs.This practice based learning course can be…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Supporting learning in primary schools
    Develop your skills as a teaching assistant, widening your knowledge of primary education, and extending your ability to work productively with both children and teachers.This course is for teaching assistants and similar learning support staff (incl…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • The early years: developing practice
    If you work with young children, this course will help develop your knowledge and understanding of how they develop and learn.This course is for practitioners working with young children and their families in a wide range of early years settings acro…
    - 12 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice
    This course engages with a range of critical perspectives on children’s lives and experiences in the contemporary world, at national and international levels.To register for this course you will require a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in any dis…
    - 5 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
    If you’re thinking about teacher training, our modular PGCE – graded ‘outstanding’ in recent inspections – offers a flexible alternative to conventional university courses.If you’re thinking about teacher training, the Open University’s…
    - 5 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Difficulties in literacy development
    Explore appropriate curriculum responses to the needs of children as well as the wider issues relevant to adults who experience difficulty in literacy development.This course can be studied on its own or as a module of the Masters degree in Education…
    - 5 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Curriculum, learning and society: investigating practice
    This course enables teachers and education professionals to analyse, evaluate and develop their own and others’ practice and enter debates in teaching, learning and assessment.This course can be studied on its own or as a module of the Masters degr…
    - 5 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Inside music
    This course is an introduction to the principles of music where you'll examine the fundamentals of Western music and develop a more detailed understanding of how music ‘works’.This is a Level 2 course and builds on the Level 1 courses The arts pa…
    - 5 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Understanding children's development and learning
    Examines children's development and learning in cultural, educational and social contexts and how children shape their own development through meaningful interaction with others.This course can be studied on its own and is also an optional module in…
    - 5 May 13, 12:00am -
  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting
    This short course will give you a good grounding in double-entry bookkeeping and the production of basic financial statements, and an introduction to financial accounting.Students should have some basic computer literacy and be familiar with basic fi…
    - 30 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Introduction to financial services
    Explore the historical development of financial services in the UK and examine how the sector is currently structured and regulated.This course is for students aiming for a career in the financial services industry and for those already employed with…
    - 30 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Reading classical Latin
    This beginners’ course teaches all you need to know about Latin vocabulary, grammar and language structures to start reading Roman writers in the original texts.This is a Level 2 course and builds on the Level 1 courses The arts past and present (A…
    - 27 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • MSc in Mathematics
    An MSc for mathematicians, scientists and engineers, exploring aspects of pure and applied maths. Options include calculus of variations, fractal geometry, number theory, functional analysis, and coding theory.The MSc in Mathematics course has been d…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Discover the science behind health, including human biology; human behaviour; the prevention and treatment of diseases and the challenges of promoting healthy living globally.If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT
    This flexible diploma will provide you with a broad-based foundation for a variety of careers relating to computing and IT.In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    25 wordsDo you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as youth clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts, or other groups working with young people aged 13–19 years? Are you thinking about volunteering for…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics
    You'll gain an understanding of the concepts in modern physics together with the mathematics that underlies them.This degree covers an equal amount of topics in mathematics and science, specialising in applied mathematics and physics at Level 2 and L…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Science project course: science in society project
    Investigate and produce an in-depth project within an area of natural sciences, such as climate change; agriculture; biological conservation; nuclear power; or genetic engineering.SXN390 is a Level 3 course. Level 3 courses build on study skills and…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Researching biology and health science
    Investigate and produce an in-depth project about biology and health science within a range of defined topics: stems cells, emerging infectious disease, the human senses and coevolution.This is a Level 3 course. Level 3 courses build on study skills…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice
    If you’ve already completed the Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice (or its equivalent), this top-up will give you a full honours degree.If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this d…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Team working in distributed environments
    Learn how to work more effectively in ‘virtual’, geographically distributed teams; collaborating with other team members electronically on a team-based, problem-solving project.This is a Level 2 course. You will need to have a good knowledge of c…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -
  • Making your exercise instruction certificate count
    Link your experience as an exercise instructor or exercise professional to knowledge of training standards, professionalism, ethics, models of learning and sector employment issues.This course is aimed at exercise instructors or exercise professional…
    - 26 Apr 13, 12:00am -

Arts Council

  • £380,000 Investment in Cultural Opportunities in the West Midlands
    Arts Council England’s Bridge organisation in the West Midlands, Arts Connect, is investing more than £380,000 in 60 cultural organisations across the region to provide inspiring new arts experiences for children and young people.  Arts Coun…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:43pm -
  • New programme to support Nottingham’s Creative Industries
    National portfolio organisation, New Art Exchange, has launched an innovative programme of business and entrepreneurial support for creative industries in Nottingham.National portfolio organisation, New Art Exchange, has launched an innovative prog…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:06pm -
  • County council secures European funding for international visual art project
    Northamptonshire County Council has secured the country’s first major European public arts grant to lead on a landmark contemporary arts project in the UK, Ireland and Spain. Northamptonshire County Council has secured the country’s first ma…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:46am -
  • The secret’s out for Lyric Hammersmith as it heads on tour!
    The Lyric Hammersmith is to take its Secret Theatre Company on a tour of regional theatres, thanks to support from Arts Council England, sharing their experiences of an innovative approach to theatre production and helping to develop new ways of work…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:41am -
  • Let’s Dance, Leicester!
    Now in its fourth year the 2014 Let’s Dance International Festival is set to launch on Tuesday 29 April in celebration of International Dance Day. Now in its fourth year the 2014 Let’s Dance International Festival is set to launch on Tuesday 2…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:16pm -
  • Our investment in arts and culture in the North East
    The Arts Council has made significant investment in arts and cultural projects and organisations across the North East in recent months from our strategic funding programmesThe Arts Council has made significant investment in arts and cultural proje…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:11pm -
  • Random Acts: Arts Council England will invest in £3 million partnership with Channel 4 to find and develop talented young people
    Arts Council England and Channel 4 today announced a partnership to re-launch the channel’s Random Acts strand, which finds and develops talented 16-24 year olds, with a more prominent television slot, enhanced online presence, increased funding an…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:59am -
  • Wiltshire Valley welcomes new arts festival in May
    A new performing arts festival will grace villages in Wiltshire over the first bank holiday weekend in May.  A new performing arts festival will grace villages in Wiltshire over the first bank holiday weekend in May.  Deverills Festival, featu…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:51am -
  • Follow the Herring project travels down the East Coast
    A life size knitted boat will tour to 13 towns the length and breadth of the east coast of Scotland and England celebrating our coastal heritage through a combination of theatre, singing, arts and crafts.A life size knitted boat will tour to 13 tow…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:17pm -
  • Elemental Force shortlisted for national excellence award
    Elemental Force, the spectacular series of outdoor events celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire,has been shortlisted for a VisitEngland Award for Excellence in the Tourism Event of the Year category.Elemental Forc…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 10:33am -

Society and Culture

Weather Events

  • Aviva Premiership Rugby Fixtures
    6 September - 31 May - Before you head to any of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, check the weather forecast for each venue.
    - 29 Aug 12, 5:22pm -
  • Queen Elizabeth II - History of Weather
    See what the weather has been like in Queen Elizabeth II's lifetime and the conditions on key dates in her reign.
    - 23 May 12, 9:47am -
  • Olympic Torch Relay
    More than 8000 torch bearers will carry the Olympic Torch Relay across the UK in 70 days. Check the weather forecast as the torch visits a town or city near you.
    - 11 May 12, 10:28am -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week ten
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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  • Olympic Torch Relay week two
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    - 25 Apr 12, 3:14pm -
  • Yeovilton Air Day
    13 July - Will the sky be clear to watch the demonstrations at this year's Yeovilton Air Day? Check the forecast.
    - 19 Mar 12, 1:17pm -
  • Moonwalk Edinburgh
    8 June - Will the weather be kind to those taking part in the Edinburgh MoonWalk? Check the local forecast.
    - 17 Feb 12, 11:17am -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week one
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
    - 15 Feb 12, 9:16am -
  • Hackney Weekend
    23-24 June - Heading to the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, check the local weather forecast.
    - 7 Feb 12, 4:21pm -
  • Kids love the Races
    25 August - 1 September - Check the weather forecast before you head to your nearest Kids love the Races roadshow over the bank holiday week.
    - 25 Jan 12, 9:21am -
  • Diamond Jubilee
    2-5 June - Keep an eye on the forecast for all the Queen's Diamond Jubilee events taking place in the UK.
    - 25 Jan 12, 9:15am -
  • Rockness
    7-9 June - Check the local forecast for the Rockness festival in Scotland.
    - 25 Jan 12, 9:11am -
  • Olympic Games
    25 July - 12 August - Check the five day weather forecast for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    - 4 Jan 12, 1:41pm -
  • Children in Need
    16 November - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning a Children in Need event.
    - 31 Oct 11, 9:47am -
  • Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on
    24 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on.
    - 27 Oct 11, 4:47pm -
  • Newcastle Christmas lights switch on
    21 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Newcastle Christmas lights switch on.
    - 24 Oct 11, 11:26am -
  • Belfast Christmas lights switch on
    16 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Belfast Christmas lights switch on.
    - 24 Oct 11, 10:38am -
  • Glasgow Christmas lights switch on
    14 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Glasgow Christmas lights switch on.
    - 24 Oct 11, 10:31am -
  • Exeter Christmas lights switch on
    21 November - Check the Exeter weather forecast before heading to see the Christmas lights switch on in the city centre.
    - 24 Oct 11, 10:15am -
  • Manchester Christmas lights
    8 November - Getting ready for Christmas to arrive in Manchester? Check the local weather forecast for the Christmas lights switch on.
    - 20 Oct 11, 2:24pm -
  • Cardiff Christmas market
    14 November-23 December - Heading to the Cardiff Christmas market, check the local weather forecast.
    - 20 Oct 11, 8:47am -
  • Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market
    14 November - 22 December - Check the Birmingham weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Frankfurt Christmas market.
    - 17 Oct 11, 11:43am -
  • Bath Christmas market
    28 November - 15 December - Check the Bath weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Christmas market.
    - 17 Oct 11, 10:22am -
  • St. Andrew's Day
    30 November - Check your local weather forecast before celebrating St. Andrew's Day in your area.
    - 11 Oct 11, 1:50pm -
  • London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street
    12 November - Heading to Oxford Street for the Christmas Lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
    - 11 Oct 11, 1:14pm -
  • Plymouth Christmas lights
    14 November - Will the skies be clear over Plymouth for the Christmas lights switch on? Check the forecast.
    - 3 Oct 11, 11:47am -
  • Cardiff Christmas lights
    14 November - Check the Cardiff weather forecast before heading to the Christmas lights switch on.
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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.
    - 3 Oct 11, 11:22am -
  • Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part One Film Premiere
    16 November - Check the London weather forecast if you are heading to Leicester Square to join team Edward or team Jacob!
    - 3 Oct 11, 10:08am -
  • Tar barrels
    5 November - Check the Ottery St. Mary weather forecast if you are heading to tar barrels this bonfire night.
    - 29 Sep 11, 2:07pm -
  • Halloween
    31 October - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning to celebrate Halloween.
    - 19 Sep 11, 1:21pm -
  • London Archery Classic 2011
    3-10 October - Check the London weather forecast for the London Archery Classic 2011 being held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
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  • Goodwood Revival
    13-15 September - Check the local weather forecast for Goodwood Revival.
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  • BUPA Great North Run
    15 September - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's BUPA Great North Run.
    - 1 Sep 11, 2:05pm -
  • BUPA Great Birmingham Run
    21 October - Taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run? Check the local weather forecast.
    - 1 Sep 11, 1:36pm -
  • Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon
    6 October - Running the Cardiff Half Marathon? Check the weather forecast.
    - 1 Sep 11, 11:36am -
  • The 2013 Dartmoor Challenge
    Check the Dartmoor weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Dartmoor Challenge for ShelterBox
    - 1 Sep 11, 9:34am -
  • Tour of Britain
    15-22 September - Check the weather forecast if you are cheering on the riders in the Tour of Britain cycle race.
    - 31 Aug 11, 3:46pm -
  • Superbike Championships - Donington
    6-8 September - Check the Donington Park forecast for the British Superbike Championships.
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  • Proms in the Park
    7 September - Check the London weather forecast before attending 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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  • Wimbledon
    24 June-7 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to Wimbledon, the UK home of tennis.
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  • Download Festival
    14-16 June - Check the Donington weather forecast before heading to Download Festival.
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  • Isle of Wight Festival
    13-16 June - Will you need your wellies and waterproofs or suncream and ice lollies for the first big festival of the year?
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  • Royal Bath & West Show
    29 May-1 June - Will you be wearing your summer sandals or your welly boots for the Royal Bath & West Show?
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  • Run to the Sun
    24-27 May - Will the sun be shining on Newquay for Run to the Sun festival? Check the Newquay weather forecast.
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  • Easter
    18 April - 21 April - Check your local weather forecast before heading out this Easter holiday weekend.
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Space Exploration news

  • Red stars and big bulges: How black holes shape galaxies
    The universe we can see is made up of thousands of millions of galaxies, each containing anywhere from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of billions of stars. Large numbers of galaxies are elliptical in shape, red and mostly made up of old stars. Ano…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 1:46pm -
  • Solved: Mysteries of a nearby planetary system
    Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved. A new study presents the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one the first stars discovered to have planets - the star named 55 Cancri. Numerous…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 1:46pm -
  • 'Upside-down planet' reveals new method for studying binary star systems
    What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems. Astronomers confirmed the first "self-lensing" binary star system -- one in which the mass of the closer star can be measured b…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 2:13am -
  • God of the Gap: Pan keeps Encke gap open in Saturn's rings
    Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings. Pan keeps the Encke gap open through its gravitational influence on the ring particles nearby.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 3:37pm -
  • Exoplanets soon to gleam in the eye of NESSI
    The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition. Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars beyond our sun. NESSI got its first peek…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • NASA completes LADEE mission with planned impact on moon's surface
    Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thu…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 12:37am -
  • Bright points in sun's atmosphere mark patterns deep in its interior
    Like a balloon bobbing along in the air while tied to a child's hand, a tracer has been found in the sun's atmosphere to help track the flow of material coursing underneath the sun's surface.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:17am -
  • Vitamin B3 might have been made in space, delivered to Earth by meteorites
    Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis. The result supports a theory that the origin of life may have been assisted by a supply of key molecules created i…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:17am -
  • First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed by Gemini and Keck observatories
    The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial discovery, made by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, is on…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:19pm -
  • A cross-section of the universe
    An image of a galaxy cluster gives a remarkable cross-section of the universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history. They range from cosmic near neighbors to objects seen in the early years of the universe. The 14-hour…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:44pm -
  • Mars: Meteorites yield clues to Red Planet's early atmosphere
    Geologists analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars to understand the history of the Martian atmosphere. Their new article shows the atmospheres of Mars and Earth diverged in important ways early in the solar system's 4.6 billion year evol…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:33pm -
  • Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life
    A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research. In fact, sometimes it may help. That's because such "tilt-a-worlds," as astronomers sometimes call them -- turned from their orbital plane by…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:37pm -
  • NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of a Saturn moon
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:03pm -
  • Cosmic slurp: Supercomputers help astronomers understand and predict how black holes swallow stars
    A 'tidal disruption' occurs when a star orbits too close to a black hole and gets usurped. Researchers are using supercomputers to simulate tidal disruptions to better understand the dynamics of the process. Doing so will help astronomers find many m…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 8:08pm -
  • International Space Station to beam video via laser back to Earth
    A team of about 20 working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab's Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) investigation, which is preparing for an…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:30pm -
  • Faraway moon or faint star? Possible exomoon found
    Titan, Europa, Io and Phobos are just a few members of our solar system's pantheon of moons. Are there are other moons out there, orbiting planets beyond our sun? Researchers have spotted the first signs of an "exomoon," and though they say it's impo…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 2:41pm -
  • NASA's Hubble extends stellar tape measure 10 times farther into space
    Astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the 24-year-old space telescope by employing a technique c…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 2:19pm -
  • Chance meeting creates celestial diamond ring
    Astronomers have captured an eye-catching image of planetary nebula PN A66 33 -- usually known as Abell 33. Created when an aging star blew off its outer layers, this beautiful blue bubble is, by chance, aligned with a foreground star, and bears an u…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:42pm -
  • Images from NASA Mars rover include bright spots
    Images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots, which might be due to the sun glinting off a rock or cosmic rays striking the camera's detector.
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:51am -
  • North America to experience total lunar eclipse
    When people in North America look up at the sky in the early morning hours of April 15, they can expect the moon to look a little different. A total lunar eclipse is expected at this time, a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:36am -
  • Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
    An unusual structure with a hexagonal shape surrounding Saturn's north pole was spotted on the planet for the first time thirty years ago. Nothing similar with such a regular geometry had ever been seen on any planet in the solar system. Astronomers…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 12:48pm -
  • BOSS quasars track the expanding universe: Most precise measurement yet
    Scientists have made novel measurements of the structure of the universe when it was only about 3 billion years old, using quasars collected by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Results include the most precise measurement of expans…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 7:37pm -
  • Watching for a black hole to gobble up a gas cloud: Gas cloud's fate illuminates growth of supermassive black holes
    G2, a doomed gas cloud, is edging closer to Sgr A*, the hungry supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center. The closest approach between the two is predicted to occur any day now. Astrophysicists have been watching closely, and the data do not…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 1:58pm -
  • Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus
    In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent pictures back to Earth depicting an icy Saturnian moon spewing water vapor and ice from fractures, known as "tiger stripes," in its frozen surface. It was big news that tiny Enceladus -- a mere 500 kilometers i…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:20pm -
  • Monster 'El Gordo' galaxy cluster is bigger than thought
    Astronomers have weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe and found that it definitely lives up to its nickname: El Gordo (Spanish for "the fat one"). By precisely measuring how much the gravity from the cluster's mass warps i…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 7:18pm -
  • Fermi data tantalize with new clues to dark matter: Gamma rays from center of Milky Way galaxy
    A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter, an unknown substance making up most of the material universe. Using publicly available data from NASA…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 5:36pm -
  • To boldly go? Experts issue ethics guidelines for health standards on NASA's next generation of risky missions
    Scientists have issued a report with ethics principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights. Such missions, including extended stays on the International Space Station and flights to Mars, have high…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 7:42pm -
  • 'Geologic clock' helps determine moon's age
    Planetary scientists have determined that the moon formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system, according to a new article. This conclusion is based on measurements from the interior of the Earth combined with computer simulat…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 6:39pm -
  • Galactic serial killer: Galaxy engulfed several other galaxies in its violent history
    A new image shows two contrasting galaxies: NGC 1316, and its smaller neighbor NGC 1317. These two are quite close to each other in space, but they have very different histories. The small spiral NGC 1317 has led an uneventful life, but NGC 1316 has…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 2:58pm -
  • 'Cosmic barometer' could reveal violent events in universe's past
    Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe’s ‘cosmic barometer’ to learn more about ancient violent events in space. Exploding stars, random impacts involving comets and meteorites, and even near misses between two bodies can creat…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 1:37pm -
  • Astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space
    New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research. With implications for an eventual manned miss…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 9:51pm -
  • Hubble sees Mars-bound comet sprout multiple jets
    A new image of a comet at 353 million miles from Earth shows two jets of dust coming off the comet's nucleus in opposite directions.
    - 27 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 3:15pm -
  • The search for seeds of black holes
    How do you grow a supermassive black hole that is a million to a billion times the mass of our sun? Astronomers do not know the answer, but a new study using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has turned up what might be t…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 9:03pm -
  • Solar system has a new most-distant member
    The Solar System has a new most-distant member, bringing its outer frontier into focus. New work reports the discovery of a distant dwarf planet, called 2012 VP113, which was found beyond the known edge of the Solar System. This is likely one of thou…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 7:37pm -
  • First ring system around asteroid: Chariklo found to have two rings
    Astronomers have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. This is the smallest object by far found to have rings and only the fifth body in the Solar System — after the much larger p…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 6:18pm -
  • Contaminated white dwarfs: Scientists solve riddle of celestial archaeology
    A decades old space mystery has been solved by an international team of astronomers. The team put forward a new theory for how collapsed stars become polluted -- that points to the ominous fate that awaits planet Earth. Scientists investigated hot, y…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 1:22pm -
  • Closest milemarker supernova in generation observed
    Researchers have intently studied the closest type Ia supernova discovered in a generation. The proximity to Earth could yield better understanding of this particular type of supernova that astronomers use to gauge distances in the universe and learn…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 6:31pm -
  • Lick's new Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters
    Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder, has been operating robotically night after night on Mt. Hamilton since January, searching nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. Its technical performance has been outstanding, making i…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 4:15pm -
  • Mars-mimicking chamber explores habitability of other planets
    A research team in Spain has the enviable job of testing out new electromechanical gear for potential use in future missions to the Red Planet. They do it within their Mars environmental simulation chamber, which is specially designed to mimic condit…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 3:29pm -
  • Simple, like a neutron star: How neutron stars are like (and unlike) black holes
    For astrophysicists neutron stars are extremely complex astronomical objects. Research has demonstrated that in certain respects these stars can instead be described very simply and that they show similarities with black holes.
    - 29 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 1:44pm -
  • Exploding stars prove Newton's law of gravity unchanged over cosmic time
    Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained unchanged over the last nine billion years. Newton's gravitational constant, known as G, describes the attractive for…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 3:02am -
  • Plugging the hole in Hawking's black hole theory
    Recently physicists have been poking holes again in Stephen Hawking's black hole theory -- including Hawking himself. Now another professor has jumped into the fray. He believes he has solved the decades-old information paradox debate in a groundbrea…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 6:54pm -
  • Space sunflower may help snap pictures of planets
    A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars. The prototype deployable structure, called a starshade, is being developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 1:49pm -
  • NASA's Spitzer Telescope brings 360-degree view of galaxy to our fingertips
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  • NASA orbiter finds new gully channel on Mars
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  • Moon of Saturn: Surface of Titan sea is mirror smooth
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  • Earth's radiation belt: Van Allen probes reveal 'zebra stripes' in space
    Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in one of two radiation belts surrounding Earth. NASA's twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft have shown that high-energy electrons in the inner radiation belt display a persistent pattern that resemb…
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  • Fierce 2012 magnetic storm just missed us: Earth dodged huge magnetic bullet from the sun
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  • First interactive mosaic of lunar north pole
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  • New view of supernova death throes in 3-D
    A powerful, new three-dimensional model provides fresh insight into the turbulent death throes of supernovas, whose final explosions outshine entire galaxies and populate the universe with elements that make life on Earth possible. It shows how the t…
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  • Hubble revisits the Monkey Head Nebula
    To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a beautiful new image of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula. This colorful region is filled with young stars embedded within bright wisps of cos…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 1:40pm -
  • Astronomers complete cosmic dust census
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  • Tremors of the Big Bang: First direct evidence of cosmic inflation
    Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our be…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 4:58pm -
  • An experiment recreates the crust of Jupiter's moon Europa
    Water, salts and gases dissolved in the huge ocean that scientists believe could exist below Europa´s icy crust can rise to the surface generating the enigmatic geological formations associated to red-tinged materials that can be seen on this Jupite…
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  • Lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing is accurate tool
    A new study showed that as a group, volunteer counters who examined a particular patch of lunar real estate using NASA images did just as well in identifying individual craters as professional crater counters with five to 50 years of experience. The…
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Met Office News Releases

  • Mixed weather for the Easter weekend
    16 April 2014 - Met Office meteorologists are predicting a mix of weather for the Easter weekend, with sunshine at first giving way to showers by Bank Holiday Monday.
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  • IPCC report examines global impacts of climate change
    13 April 2014 - A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) examines how society might reduce future greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the most dangerous changes in climate.
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  • Online and Mobile Updates - You Talked, We Listened
    11 April 2014 - Following extensive conversations with the public, online users and responders, the Met Office has updated and improved its online forecast services for both desktop computers and mobile devices.
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Health News

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    MorningAdvertiser.co.ukRising cost of alcohol could explain drop in serious violence rates, new research ...MorningAdvertiser.co.ukFalling alcohol consumption and rising costs may have contributed to a decline in violence across England and Wales, ne…
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    4ni.co.ukHospital Kidney Deaths Might Be Avoidable4ni.co.ukMore than 1,000 people die each month from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), a silent disease which can be unnoticed by medical staff but it can be avoidable with “good basic care”, according to…
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  • newAnatomy of the cost of a new drug - BBC News
    BBC NewsAnatomy of the cost of a new drugBBC NewsThe cost of drugs is in the headlines following the decision by NHS watchdog NICE that a new cancer treatment should not be funded. Its cost? More than £90,000 per patient for an extra six months of l…
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    Wiltshire BusinessThird of Brits 'struggle' to afford healthy foodNursing in PracticeA third of people in the UK are struggling to eat healthily, a leading charity has found. Poll of 2,444 people conducted by the British Health Foundation (BHF) found…
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  • newSkin cancer rates five times higher than in 70s - Medical Xpress
    Medical XpressSkin cancer rates five times higher than in 70sMedical Xpress(Medical Xpress)—The rates of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are now five times higher than 40 years ago, according to figur…
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  • new'It can't be right that a sick person goes to a cell' - The Guardian
    The Guardian'It can't be right that a sick person goes to a cell'The GuardianDoes an agreement between police, NHS trusts and paramedics that aims to reduce the use of custody for people in mental health crisis stand any chance of success? Share · T…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:30am -
  • Hull and East Yorkshire NHS trust names new chief after former boss quit - BBC News
    BBC NewsHull and East Yorkshire NHS trust names new chief after former boss quitBBC NewsAn NHS trust in East Yorkshire has appointed a new chief executive after the former boss resigned ahead of a report into his management team. Phil Morley, who had…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 3:41pm -
  • Monkey business to inspire women - Blackpool Gazette
    Blackpool GazetteMonkey business to inspire womenBlackpool GazetteWendy Holland and members from her dance studio set up an open-air aerobics studio in Blackpool Zoo to officially launch this year's Race for Life. The girls (and one pink gorilla!) po…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 1:26pm -
  • Scandal of let off for doctors who approved abortions - Daily Mail
    Daily MailScandal of let off for doctors who approved abortionsDaily MailDozens of doctors found to be signing off abortions for women they had never met will not face any disciplinary action, it was revealed yesterday. The 67 doctors were identified…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:42am -

Technology News

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    ZDNetOnePlus One: Premium Features, Entry-Level PriceInformationWeekChinese startup OnePlus targets would-be Galaxy S5 and HTC One buyers with inexpensive smartphone. 8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Pete…
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  • newCanal at Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley - Lancashire Evening Post
    ITProPortalCanal at Lowerhouse Lane, BurnleyLancashire Evening PostView the latest news and sport or download full editions of the newspaper to read offline. Search for Lancashire Evening Post in your Android or iOS app store today. Newspaper subscri…
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  • newGoogle Street View now lets users travel back in time - Inquirer
    ABC NewsGoogle Street View now lets users travel back in timeInquirerWORLD PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE Google has announced a feature for Street View that enables users to travel back in time. From today, Google Street View can scroll back in time as far as…
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  • newFord given £13m government grant to develop greener cars - BBC News
    BBC NewsFord given £13m government grant to develop greener carsBBC NewsThe government is investing £13m to help car-maker Ford to develop more fuel-efficient engines. Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the move in a visit to the company's re…
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  • newChina opts to patch Windows XP rather than upgrade to Windows 8 - Inquirer
    Times of IndiaChina opts to patch Windows XP rather than upgrade to Windows 8InquirerTHE CHINESE GOVERNMENT has opted for a 'mend and make do' approach to Microsoft's end of support for Windows XP. The world's biggest country by population also accou…
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Science News

  • newThousands watch world's longest-running lab experiment - Toronto Sun
    Toronto SunThousands watch world's longest-running lab experimentToronto Sunpitch drop experiment A photo of the late John Mainstone with the pitch drop experiment at the University of Queensland in Australia. Mainstone died in August before he could…
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  • newSpacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job - Chron.com
    ABC NewsSpacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair jobChron.comIn this Wednesday, April 23, 2014 image made from video provided by NASA, astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson exit an airlock from the International Space Station. The spac…
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    www.worldbulletin.netMeteor spotted blazing over sky in RussiaTelegraph.co.ukDashboard camera footage captured a bright ball of light soaring across the sky above Murmansk in north-west Russia last Friday. The driver and passengers of the car can be…
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  • newHow to Make Graphene in Your Kitchen Blender - Scientific American
    Scientific AmericanHow to Make Graphene in Your Kitchen BlenderScientific AmericanDon't try this at home. No really, don't: it almost certainly won't work and you won't be able to use your kitchen blender for food afterwards. But buried in the supple…
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  • newAsteroids as powerful as NUCLEAR BOMBS hit Earth TWICE YEARLY - Register
    University HeraldAsteroids as powerful as NUCLEAR BOMBS hit Earth TWICE YEARLYRegisterA study using data from monitoring stations designed to enforce a nuclear test ban treaty shows that the Earth is enduring far more dangerous asteroid impacts than…
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