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BBC - History

  • 'Hidden' photos reveal library build
    A collection of more than 200 'hidden' images reveal the building of Cambridge's world-famous University Library.
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:44am -
  • History of passenger planes shot down
    Amid reports that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane which crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down, the BBC looks at previous such incidents.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • Viking history sails into focus
    A reconstructed Norse longship has sailed into Merseyside - shedding light on the region's rich Viking history.
    - 13 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • Robin Hood's village is excavated
    A Nottinghamshire settlement known as Robin Hood's village is to be excavated to find out more about its history.
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 12:47pm -
  • Who are the carabinieri?
    This year the Italian carabinieri is 200 years old - but why does Italy have two police forces and what is so special about the carabinieri?
    - 18 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 12:52am -
  • Who was the first Englishman to fly?
    He was the first ever Englishman to fly, but today the name James Sadler is virtually unknown. Why is this?
    - 19 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:25am -
  • China media: War history
    Media report on President Xi Jinping's speech at a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-45.
    - 23 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:57am -
  • Was Edward the Black Prince really a nasty piece of work?
    A newly discovered letter is forcing a rethink of a 14th Century prince with a controversial reputation.
    - 24 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:59am -
  • BBC TV News reaches 60th milestone
    In the 60 years since the BBC launched its first TV news broadcast, the nature of TV news has changed beyond recognition.
    - 26 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 12:57am -
  • VIDEO: The man who lives in 1946
    Despite working in the very modern job of cabin crew for British Airways, in his home life Ben Sansum has everything set up as if it is 1946.
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 12:36am -
  • Hunt for Bedlam burial site names
    Volunteers are scouring London's archives to identify hundreds of skeletons dug up at the Bedlam burial site.
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • How Germany is remembering WW1
    The BBC's Berlin correspondent, Stephen Evans, reflects on how World War One is remembered differently in Germany, to how it is in Britain and his home town of Bridgend.
    - 28 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 9:16am -
  • Irish dancing through the years
    Irish dancing is very different in 2014 than it was in the early 18th Century.
    - 34 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 6:12am -
  • Bridging London's river history
    The Museum of London Docklands exhibits images composed of old and new views of some of the capital's most famous bridges.
    - 34 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 2:47pm -
  • Birmingham's famous trophy makers
    The Wimbledon men's and ladies' singles trophies were both made in Birmingham in the 19th Century, but what other trophies were made in the city's famous Jewellery Quarter?
    - 38 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 1:02am -
  • Legacy of the 'father of witchcraft'
    A blue plaque is being unveiled at the former home of "the father of modern witchcraft" Gerald Gardner. Who was he and what was his legacy?
    - 48 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 6:11am -
  • The pioneering woman the world forgot
    The name Nokutela Dube is not well known - but a century ago she planted the seeds of freedom in South Africa, helping to form the country we know today.
    - 48 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 12:07am -
  • Welsh veterans mark D-Day landings
    Welsh veterans of the D-Day landings are in northern France to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied Europe.
    - 54 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 9:12pm -
  • VIDEO: D-Day: From the other side
    The BBC's Stephen Evans spoke to a German soldier who was one of the first to encounter the invading Allied troops
    - 55 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 6:13am -
  • Behind each D-Day grave is a story
    Maj Charles Martin's grave is one of 2,700 in Normandy belonging to British servicemen who lost their lives on the first day of the D-Day landings. Who was he and what happened to him?
    - 55 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 6:03am -
  • D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists
    Seventy years ago, thousands of Allied troops landed on the French coast. Here is the BBC's account of the day.
    - 55 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 12:26am -
  • All the young people: D-Day memories
    The invasion of Normandy remembered by those who served and their children, from the months of planning to the beach landings and beyond.
    - 55 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 6:23pm -
  • Southsea marks D-Day anniversary
    Princess Anne attends a service in Southsea to commemorate the dead of D-Day and to honour the survivors, writes BBC correspondent Nick Higham.
    - 55 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 4:48pm -
  • D-Day message in champagne bottle
    A champagne bottle containing a message written by soldiers en route to the D-Day landings is to go on display in a museum in Cumbria.
    - 55 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:54pm -
  • Men who played key role in D-Day
    Friday 6 June marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of the north coast of France at Normandy, the turning point of the war against the Nazis. To mark the commemorations, BBC Newsline's Donna Traynor talks to two veterans.
    - 55 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:04pm -
  • France's forgotten Blitz
    Historians believe Allied bombardments killed almost as many French people as German bombs killed Britons during the Blitz, John Laurenson reports for BBC News.
    - 56 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:23am -
  • The women reporters who covered D-Day
    Seventy years ago, a group of American women journalists made history when they covered D-Day. The BBC's Lyse Doucet looks back at a turning point for female war correspondents.
    - 56 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:11am -
  • WW2 planes mark D-Day anniversary
    A group of World War Two-era aircraft fly to France from southern England to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
    - 56 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 5:37pm -
  • 12 amazing WW1 facts

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


A History of the World in 100 Objects

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




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  • newBBJN ft. A-Q, Yung6ix – Omo We Don Blow
    “Talented Producer/Artiste BBJN (acronym for Beats by Jayy Nation) has been on different platforms as a producer and songwriter, taking choruses for most the artiste he has produced for. Beats by Jayy has produced for more than 200 artistes world w…
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  • VIDEO: Olamide – Story For The gods
    THE most consistent artiste from Nigeria ‘ever’ has just released the Visuals for the recently released single ‘Story For The Gods. Watch below!YBNL Nation boss Olamide a.k.a “Baddo” has been churning out hits after hits lately starting w…
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  • NEW Notjustok.com and Moving Train Mixtapes Out July 28 2014
    The new mixtapes from Notjustok.com and Moving Train were released yesterday and you should ask your street vendor specifically for the Moving Train and Notjustok Mixtapes.Also, you can DOWNLOAD the ThrowBack Mixtape below! DOWNLOAD Throwback…
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  • PHOTOS: Davido, 2face, T-Pain, Fally Ipupa, Diamond, Others @ AFRIMMA 2014
    The highly anticipated African Muzik Magazine Awards held at the prestigious Eisemann Center with a galaxy of African stars gracing the city of Dallas. The biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora had the big African Stars like Flavour, Diamond Pla…
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  • Olawale – Jupa + Follow My Lead ft. Lil Kesh
    “Winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 6 – OLAWALE released two spanking new singles titled “Jupa” and “Follow My Lead” today July 29, 2014.The pop sensation that rose to Fame by winning the hearts of West African music fans wor…
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  • Di’Ja ft. Ice Prince – Yaro Remix (Prod. Don Jazzy)
    Mavin Records next-rated diva, Di’Ja calls on her fellow Northern Aboki, Ice Prince, to dissect the remix to “Yaro”, her first single under the auspices of the irrepressible Don Jazzy. Listen/download below.*O.O*Produced by Don Jazzy [DOWNLO…
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  • Samini – Iskoki + Bang Bang
    Samini blends Dance Hall and the Gh sound as usual on his latest singles “Iskoki” and “Bang Bang”. Listen to both songs below.*O.O*Iskoki (Produced by Masta Garzy) [DOWNLOAD]Bang Bang Bang [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Dirty A ft. FlowSsick – Holiday (Prod. By Bankyondbeatz)
    Peep this fresh cut from relatively new rapper, Dirty A featuring FlowSsick titled “Holiday”. The tune is smoove!*O.O*Produced by Bankyondbeatz [DOWNLOAD]
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  • Wrecobah – Oh Lord ft. Sun X
    “Following up on the success of his Latest single “DODO” which featured Kay Switch , Wrecobah gives  his loyal fans & listeners a brand new single  “Oh lord” Featuring Sun X Packed with infectious Reggae harmonies and melodies . …
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Sci-Fi Books

  • Google is helping James Frey build a multimedia sci-fi... - The Verge
    Google is helping James Frey build a multimedia sci-fi...The VergeThis is the premise of Endgame: The Calling, which is not so much a book as a sweeping attempt at a story that will colonize all conceivable media. Fox is developing a movie concurrent…
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  • Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune - NPR (blog)
    NPR (blog)Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A FortuneNPR (blog)One of those authors, Hugh Howey, recently published a report arguing that self-published writers earn more money overall from e-books than authors who have been sign…
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  • 21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever - io9
    21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Foreverio9Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great b…
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  • Sci-fi author surprised his e-book took off - Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Sci-fi author surprised his e-book took offLas Vegas Review-JournalThe Ghost Planet,” his first young adult book, as an e-book on Amazon.com on Fourth of July weekend last year. He didn't think about it during his three-day vacation, but when he go…
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  • The Humble Sci-Fi eBook Bundle Is An Amazing Bargain For Book Lovers - io9
    The Humble Sci-Fi eBook Bundle Is An Amazing Bargain For Book Loversio9For just $12, you can get 11 science fiction books right now, by authors including Alan Dean Foster, Barbara Hambly, Harlan Ellison, Greg Bear and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. But y…
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VISO Trailers

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Official Teaser Trailer
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Official Teaser TrailerKatniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share wh…
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The Hobbit : Battle Of The Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer
The Hobbit : Battle Of The Five Armies - Official Teaser TrailerThe Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it? Get more new movie trailers - Subsc…
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Expendables 3 - Official Trailer 3
Expendables 3 - Official Trailer 3Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subseq...From:VISO TrailersViews:34305 576ratingsT…
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Exodus : Gods and Kings - Official Trailer
Exodus : Gods and Kings - Official TrailerAn account of Moses' hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share wh...From:VISO TrailersViews:35752 509r…
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Hercules - Official Trailer 2
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The Equalizer - Official Trailer
The Equalizer - Official TrailerA former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face ...From:VISO TrailersViews:31809 699ratingsTim…
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National Geographic Tube

Mazes: Key to Brain Development?
Mazes: Key to Brain Development?Navigating through mazes to get from point A to point B is part of daily life, and the hippocampus seems to be responsible for helping us handle this invaluable task. Literal mazes created...From:National Geograp…
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Amazed Diver Swims With Mother Whale and Calf
Amazed Diver Swims With Mother Whale and CalfDuring a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist...Fro…
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Child's Play
Child's PlayDet. Mendoza and his team track a mobile dealer through a confidential informer, but no one could expect what they find. DRUGS INC AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:706 44ratingsTime:02:49More inPeople…
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Change Perspective
Change PerspectiveDealers Mallory and Mickey walk-through the ins and outs of the meth trade in the Twin Cities. DRUGS INC AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:746 45ratingsTime:02:26More inPeople & Blogs
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Could You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
Could You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?Survival is a major skill we all need, and in this episode of The Numbers Game, host Jake Porway digs up all the numbers you need to find a way through any disaster.From:National GeographicViews:5030…
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Brownie #2
Brownie #2Even premium chocolate can't tempt some chocoholics when served up in a very unusual way. BRAIN GAMES AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:9046 147ratingsTime:02:26More inPeople & Blogs
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Family is reunited with kidnapped son
Family is reunited with kidnapped sonSubscribe for more amazing stories: http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Lenny Henry see's just how powerful your money works. A kidnapped boy is reunited with his family. ...From:Comic ReliefViews:8866 990ratings…
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Sport Relief's Greatest Day World Cup Song
Sport Relief's Greatest Day World Cup SongSubscribe for more great video: http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Gary Lineker pulls together his celebrity friends with Gary Barlow to create the greatest world cup son...From:Comic ReliefViews:72576 629ra…
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William & Harry's Royal Hangout
William & Harry's Royal HangoutFor more information please visit: http://www.queensyoungleaders.com Join the search to find exceptional young people who deserve a Queen's Young Leaders Awa...From:Comic ReliefViews:11167 165ratingsTime:…
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Why subscribe to Comic Relief?
Why subscribe to Comic Relief?Subscribe now for more great video: http://bit.ly/1gXbQkj Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty. ...From:Comic ReliefViews:28376 448ratingsTime:…
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News - In Pictures

Day in pictures: 30 July 2014
Day in pictures: 30 July 2014
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Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
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In pictures: Royal visit to Glasgow
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Day in pictures: 29 July 2014
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In pictures: 'Heaviest night' of Gaza strikes
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Your Week in Pictures
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In pictures: London Olympic Park
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Your pictures: Cycling
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This Day in History - Britannica

  • Death of Otto von Bismarck: 30 July 1898 - This Day in History
    Otto von Bismarck—who, as prime minister of Prussia (1862–73, 1873–90), used ruthlessness and moderation to unify Germany, founding the German Empire (1871) and serving as its first chancellor (1871–90)—died this day in 1898.More Events on this…
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  • Henry Moore: Biography of the Day
    Henry Moore "Drawing and sculpture are the same thing…one an illusion of the other." Henry Moore, Illustrated London News, May 1978Henry Moore, born this day in 1898, was an English sculptor whose organically shaped, abstract figures in bron…
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Animals Facts

  • newShow Your Lion Pride on World Lion Day - National Geographic
    National GeographicShow Your Lion Pride on World Lion DayNational GeographicExplore other ways you can take action and help spread the word: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats-initiative/get-involved/. And to say thanks for your s…
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  • new5 Extreme Animals That Can Take the Heat—And Cold - National Geographic
    National Geographic5 Extreme Animals That Can Take the Heat—And ColdNational GeographicLarson already knew from laboratory frogs that the animals pack their cells with glucose, or sugar, to stabilize their cells and prevent water loss. But after sa…
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  • newShips Strike Whale Populations - Global Animal
    Ships Strike Whale PopulationsGlobal Animal(OCEANS/BLUE WHALES) CALIFORNIA — Blue whales are sadly facing threats to their population numbers once again. Blue whales commonly swim in waters, or “hot spots,” off of the coasts of Los Angeles and…
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  • newFX debuts Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence sitcom - Charleston Gazette
    FX debuts Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence sitcomCharleston GazetteSpecials: “Urban Jungle,” 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, National Geographic (examining animals who live in places they shouldn't); “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock,” 8 p.m.…
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  • newLongest-Living Octopus Found, Guards Eggs for Record 4.5 Years - National Geographic
    National GeographicLongest-Living Octopus Found, Guards Eggs for Record 4.5 YearsNational GeographicThis beats the 14 months on record for an octopus, and really any animal, including the estimated 48 months of gestation in the alpine salamander. Oct…
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National Geographic Tube

Mazes: Key to Brain Development?
Mazes: Key to Brain Development?Navigating through mazes to get from point A to point B is part of daily life, and the hippocampus seems to be responsible for helping us handle this invaluable task. Literal mazes created...From:National Geograp…
- 2 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 10:27pm -
Amazed Diver Swims With Mother Whale and Calf
Amazed Diver Swims With Mother Whale and CalfDuring a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist...Fro…
- 2 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:58pm -
Child's Play
Child's PlayDet. Mendoza and his team track a mobile dealer through a confidential informer, but no one could expect what they find. DRUGS INC AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:706 44ratingsTime:02:49More inPeople…
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Change Perspective
Change PerspectiveDealers Mallory and Mickey walk-through the ins and outs of the meth trade in the Twin Cities. DRUGS INC AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:746 45ratingsTime:02:26More inPeople & Blogs
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Glasgow 2014: Incredible table tennis rally at Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014: Incredible table tennis rally at Commonwealth GamesWatch Nigeria's Segun Toriola win an amazing 41-shot rally against Singapore's Ning Gao in the men's team table tennis semi-final at ‪#‎bbcglasgow2014‬. Keep up with the best…
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Osgood's thank you message - Doctor Who - BBC
Osgood's thank you message - Doctor Who - BBChttp://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) delivers a thank you message to @bbcdoctorwho Twitter followers…From:BBCViews:8764 419ratingsTime:00:36More inEntertainment
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Tumble: Launch Trailer - BBC One
Tumble: Launch Trailer - BBC OneProgramme page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/tumble-line-up Celebrities compete in the greatest show off earth.From:BBCViews:8516 139ratingsTime:00:41More inEntertainment
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Balance sheet confusion - Dragons' Den: Series 12 Episode 3 Preview - BBC Two
Balance sheet confusion - Dragons' Den: Series 12 Episode 3 Preview - BBC TwoProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d4nbc Peter Jones's balance sheet question proves too tough to answer for one entrepreneur.From:BBCViews:76…
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BBC Worldwide tube

Sherlock: The Network - Android August 2014 - #jointhenetwork
Sherlock: The Network - Android August 2014 - #jointhenetworkMissing Sherlock on your screen? Sherlock: The Network App can help you with that! Download it now and find out more on the official website: http://www.sherlockthenetwork.com #1 Entert…
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Dangerous Work! Hunting for Bombs in Laos - World's Most Dangerous Roads - S.2 - BBC
Dangerous Work! Hunting for Bombs in Laos - World's Most Dangerous Roads - S.2 - BBCSue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck drive the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, a network of dangerous roads hacked through mountains and jungles of Laos and Vietnam. Wi...F…
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Looking for the Ark of the Covenant - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBC
Looking for the Ark of the Covenant - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBCHugh and David have finally made it to the church of St Mary of Zion. But will they actually get to see the ark of the covenant? Subscribe to the BBC Worldwi...From:BBCWorl…
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Sherlock: The Network - Android August 2014 - #jointhenetwork
Sherlock: The Network - Android August 2014 - #jointhenetworkSherlock: The Network is coming to Android August 2014 Download the app for iOS now and find out more on the official website: http://www.sherlockthenetwork....From:BBCWorldwideViews…
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - TV Spot 9
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - TV Spot 9Hear what even more of the critics are saying about Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" before it hits theaters this Friday, August 1! Get your tickets for Guardians of the Galaxy now: http://fanda...Fr…
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Vin Diesel Proclaims I Am Groot in Russian
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Vin Diesel Proclaims I Am Groot in RussianVin Diesel, voice of Groot in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," recorded his memorable "I Am Groot" not only in English, but in several different languages for the fil…
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Vin Diesel Proclaims I Am Groot in Spanish
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Vin Diesel Proclaims I Am Groot in SpanishVin Diesel, voice of Groot in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," recorded his memorable "I Am Groot" not only in English, but in several different languages for the fil…
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Vin Diesel Proclaims I Am Groot in French
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Vin Diesel Proclaims I Am Groot in FrenchVin Diesel, voice of Groot in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," recorded his memorable "I Am Groot" not only in English, but in several different languages for the film…
- 1 hour ago, 30 Jul 14, 11:12pm -

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Dip into insights from OU academics

  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
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  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
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  • G-rate expectations
    A pre-election rise in interest rates would confirm Britain’s economic recovery. And might also sink it, writes Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University, and a former financial journalist.First publ…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:08am -
  • Mythbusting moons
    To find out about the significance of the supermoon on 10 August 2014, enjoy this short animation  First published on Mon, 28 Jul 2014 as Mythbusting moons . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
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  • After eight years under siege, Hamas is fighting to stave off a slow death
    Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics Fawaz Gerges shares his view on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Fawaz Gerges. Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.First pu…
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  • The Scottish Independence Debate: Class, Nation and the Politics of Criminal Justice
    What are the key questions that must be asked now if a future Scottish criminal justice system is to become more progressive? Dr Gerry Mooney. Gerry Mooney is a senior lecturer in social policy and staff tutor, social sciences, for The Open Univer…
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  • Eyeless in Gaza
    In a personal viewpoint on the current violence in the Middle East, Dick Skellington says it might be time for multi-nationals to pull the plug on their Israeli investments.  Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the…
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  • The Street crossword answers
    Check your answers for the The Street crossword puzzle. First published on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 as The Street crossword answers. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
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  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene
    Can you save Setrus by using all your political skills and personal courage? Play this game to prevent your neighbouring country from descending into civil war. Olga Jurasz. Olga is a lecturer in law at the Open University Law School, specialising…
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  • Commonwealth on Film: Free time
    Episode four takes a look at free time within the Commonwealth. First published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Free time. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
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  • The Bottom Line - Recalls
    Evan Davis and guests discuss the process for recalling defective items First published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Recalls. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
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  • Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions?
    We need a broader based education about gender and sexual diversity and to move away from simplistic binary labels, writes Meg Barker. Dr Meg Barker. Meg Barker is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and a lecturer i…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01pm -
  • Damned by doublespeak
    From mission statements, to political revelations, nothing is what it seems, writes Steve Woods. Steve Woods. Steve Woods is an associate lecturer teaching Sociology on DD101 in the East Midlands, and is also Senior Lecturer in Health Studies at th…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:19pm -
  • Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison
    What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities? And why is there an increasing number of older men who end their lives in jail? First published on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 as Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and…
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  • Commonwealth on Film: Home
    Episode three takes a look at the place we call home within the Commonwealth. First published on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Home. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
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  • Is your given name likely to become extinct?
    Dick Skellington revisits the curious and changing world of names and shows just why they are important for our life chances. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First…
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  • The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location
    Three guests tell Evan Davis how they led businesses through periods of unexpected and extended turmoil First published on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn…
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  • Slip Slide Collide
    Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges First published on Mon, 14 Jul 2014 as Slip Slide Collide . To find out more visit The Open University's O…
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  • Solon upsets the wealthy Croesus
    Consider the answer to Croesus’ question of him about ‘happiness’ before exploring possible routes for Solon’s journey, comparing them with travelling in the Mediterranean today. According to Herodotus, Solon, the Athenian lawmaker, spent ten…
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  • Crowdsourced annotation: what do you think?
    Take a look at 'crowdsourced' resources to help understand ‘The Histories’ alongside the Hestia project. We direct you to other resources so that you may extend your enquiry by comparing accounts, cross-referencing evidence, or verifying sources.…
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  • Consulting the oracle at Delphi
    Explore the ‘riddles’ of the oracle through the words of Herodotus, and consider the power of the Pythian priestess. The utterances of the oracle at Delphi had significant influence over Croesus, King of Lydia and the Athenian politician, Themist…
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  • ‘Lydios logos’: the story of Croesus
    Herodotus tells the story of Croesus in the first tale, or ‘logos’, of his great work ‘The Histories’. Explore the contradictions in his narrative with other contemporary and archaeological evidence. Think about the extent to which Herodotus…
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  • Battle of Thermopylae
    Explore the site of a battle at Thermopylae, described by Herodotus, and the subject of two 21st century movies. The extent of the Greeks’ geographical knowledge of the world can be reconstructed from considering regions and places mentioned by con…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 1:36pm -
  • 'As rich as Croesus'
    Croesus' legendary wealth leads to the expression 'rich as Croesus’ and according to Herodotus, Croesus was the first monarch to mint gold and silver coins. Explore the evidence for this from the Hestia texts and other sources. Herodotus 'The His…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:25pm -
  • Hestia Project map and partners’ resources
    Follow the guidance on how to make the most of the Hestia Project map and explore the links to find out more about Hestia Project partners, to take your research further. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to develop the He…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:34pm -
  • Classical studies: it's more than the words
    When thinking about ancient literature and historiography, we need to consider more than just the words written, but the aims of the author, role of the translator, political and cultural issues of the time of writing as well as the period in history…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:39pm -
  • Understanding Classical terms
    Anyone reading and writing about the Classical world needs to make various choices concerning consistency in defining dates, spelling  and use of names. Here’s some guidance from the OU 219 Course Team. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A smal…
    - 20 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:47am -
  • Herodotus 'The Histories'
    Find out more about our Classical past by exploring the digital text of Herodotus’ ‘The Histories’ with online mapping and an interactive map-and-narrative timeline 'mashup'. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to deve…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Is the National Trust in crisis?
    Our ageing society is struggling to manage its national treasures, writes Dick Skellington Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 as I…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:55pm -
  • Are today's students too hooked up on shortcuts to internet knowledge that they no longer read original materials?
    The Internet is transforming our lives and not always for the better, writes Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Thu, 10 Jul 2014…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:39am -
  • A dead phone may stop you entering the US – here's how to keep it alive on the move
    What does the new security advice from US customs officials mean for passengers flying to the US with electronic devices?  Andrew Smith. Andrew Smith grew up in Somerset, where he embarked on a path which would see him join The Open University i…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 4:06pm -
  • Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies
    What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open Universi…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:57pm -
  • The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: Order your free newspaper
    Find out all the breaking news in the university edition of the The Street newspaper. First published on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 as The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: Order your free newspaper. To find out more visit The Open University's Openle…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: The episodes
    A brief look at the episodes from The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland. First published on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 as The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: The episodes. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyri…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:19pm -
  • Herodotus 'The Histories': a timeline
    This timeline provides a ‘snapshot’ of events Herodotus wrote about in the context of the Classical world, with links to explore the Hestia Project text and map.   Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to develop the He…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • Commonwealth on Film: Childhood
    Episode two takes a look at the experience of childhood within the Commonwealth. First published on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Childhood. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 3:37pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade
    Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests.  First published on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyrigh…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:48am -
  • Loss of diversity and the English language
    Dr Daniel Allington thinks loss of diversity has impacted on the development of the English Language the most  Dr Daniel Allington. Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at The Open University, First published on Fri, 04 Jul 201…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:13am -
  • Bridging and the English language
    Dr Fiona Doloughan, lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, thinks the fact that English has become a bridging language has impacted it the most Dr Fiona Doloughan. Dr Fiona Doloughan joined the Open University as a Lec…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:08am -
  • Globalisation and the English language
    Globalisation has influenced the evolution of the English language the most, according to Dr Maria Leedham  Dr Maria Leedham. Maria Leedham is a lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication at the Open University, UK. She is currently cha…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:04am -
  • The internet and the English language
    Mark Swinson, business leader at IBM and OU graduate suggests the internet has been the biggest influence on the English language's development  Mark Swinson. Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure Business Leader at IBM and OU graduate (MBA, 2012) F…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • Radio and the English language
    Barbara Mayor, lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University, thinks radio has had the biggest impact on thedevelopment of the English language  Barbara Mayor. Barbara Mayor is lecturer in the Centre for Language and…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 9:59am -
  • Machines and the English language
    Dr Sandra Williams, research fellow in natural language, argues that machines have been the biggest influence on the transformation of Britain’s official language. Dr Sandra Williams. Dr Sandra Williams is a Research Fellow in the Department of C…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 9:53am -
  • The Trojan Horse gallops on
    We need a more considered and balanced approach to school governance and not succumb to short term judgements, writes Jacqueline Baxter Dr Jacqueline Baxter. Lecturer in Social Policy at The Open University First published on Thu, 03 Jul 2014 as…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 2:46pm -
  • Books on bikes: Cycling in literature
    If all that activity is too much for you,  why not settle down with one of our choices of great writing about cycling? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? T…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 12:56pm -
  • King of the Dales: Le Tour comes to Yorkshire
    The world's most famous cycle race comes to one of England's most fascinating counties. 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…
    - 28 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 10:58am -
  • The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality
    An emergent thread of Anglicanism is adopting a literal Biblical approach to sexuality in opposition to more liberal evangelicals. Andrew McKinnon tells Laurie Taylor why. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology a…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 1:39pm -
  • New Pride: How Belfast embraced its LGBTQ population
    How Northern Ireland moved on from the homophobia of a sectarian past. 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 Times Higher Educationa…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 1:10pm -
  • What happens when you try to put a value on everything?
    Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics? Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology at York. He presents BBC Radio 4's T…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:59am -
  • Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool
    Have you got a goal? Whether it is to excercise more, lose a few pounds, or write a novel, our Personal Best App will help you get there.  Simon Rea. Simon Rea is an academic on the Award in Sport, Fitness and Health at The Open University.First p…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:03am -
  • Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes
    A throwaway shoe leaving footprints across the world, and why Russian oligarchs are less likely to show off their money. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts?…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • Not so flash with the cash: Oligarchs and the other side of entrepreneurial culture
    The oligarchs in former Soviet states are finding new outlets for their wealth beyond chunky watches and spending sprees. Alan Shipman suggests why - and what it might mean. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 2:23pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business
    This week, The Bottom Line focuses on coping with depression and business success at the same time First published on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn web…
    - 30 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 9:49am -
  • Spurious correlations: margarine linked to divorce
    A website set up by a student at Harvard teaches us to look carefully at statistics. And it's fun at the same time, reports James Fletcher.  James Fletcher . James Fletcher is a BBC reporter for The World Service.First published on Mon, 30 Jun 2…
    - 30 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 5:11pm -
  • Arsenal Football Club: Global power, local impotence
    The contrasting fortunes of globalisation in football. First published on Sat, 28 Jun 2014 as Arsenal Football Club: Global power, local impotence. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 33 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 11:51am -

Free Open Learning Courses

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

    - 8 Jan 14, 9:39am -
  • 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 -

Change your life with a qualification

Arts Council

  • newCornwall Remembers: arts programme marks centenary of WW1
    A special evensong at Truro Cathedral on 3 August will kick-start a series of arts and educational events in Cornwall between August and November to commemorate a hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War.A special evensong at Truro C…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 11:48am -
  • Taking art on tour on the Black Country’s canals
    This summer the waterways of the Black Country will become home to Ikon’s converted slow boat, the Aaron Manby, as it embarks on a new artistic voyage with Juneau Projects at the helm.This summer the waterways of the Black Country will become hom…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • Salisbury Arts Centre to upgrade facilities with Capital award
    Leading regional venue Salisbury Arts Centre has been awarded £195,000 from our National Lottery funded Capital scheme towards a programme of work that will see facilities at their Grade II Listed church building upgraded and improved.Leading regi…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:25am -
  • Pearls and wisdom - our vision for future of the Designation Scheme
    Today Arts Council England publishes Pearls and wisdom - our vision for future of the Designation Scheme for collections of national significance.Today Arts Council England publishes Pearls and wisdom - our vision for future of the Designation Sche…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:25pm -
  • Department for Education to increase investment in Music education hubs
    Today the Department for Education has announced it will increase the funding it gives to the Arts Council to deliver music education by £18 million. Today the Department for Education has announced it will increase the funding it gives to the Ar…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:28am -
  • Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences
    The publication of this review will help us understand how others have asked or considered the question ‘what value do personal experiences of art and culture have for people?’ in the past, and to contribute towards our knowledge in this area.T…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:23pm -
  • Tangled Feet take to the streets of Spalding for the Burntwater Festival
    Transported, the Creative people and places programme in Boston and South Holland, Lincolnshire, is welcoming the award-winning theatre company Tangled Feet to Spalding for a weekend of spectacular outdoor performances inspired by the town’s histor…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:16pm -
  • The Giants return for Memories of August 2014
    Memories of August 1914 is one of the UK's landmark events commemorating the start of the First World War. A poignant and spectacular piece of street theatre, it will once again see giant visitors embark on an emotional journey around Liverpool. …
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:54am -
  • Torch lit performance brings Creswell Crags’ Ice Age past to life
    Multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green has created a special adaptation of her newest Dancing in Museums production for a torch lit performance in the Robin Hood Cave at Creswell Crags.  Multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green …
    - 13 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:12pm -
  • Hundreds of children in the south west to perform community opera
    Nearly 500 hundred local schoolchildren, alongside professional musicians, will be giving a unique performance of Benjamin Britten's opera, Noye's Fludde, to an audience of well over a thousand in Bath on Saturday 19 July.Nearly 500 hundred local s…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:01am -

Society and Culture

The History Tube

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Weather Events

  • Aviva Premiership Rugby Fixtures
    6 September - 31 May - Before you head to any of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, check the weather forecast for each venue.
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  • 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.
    - 9 May 12, 3:39pm -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week nine
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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  • Olympic Torch Relay week eight
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
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  • Yeovilton Air Day
    26 July - Will the sky be clear to watch the demonstrations at this year's Yeovilton Air Day? Check the forecast.
    - 19 Mar 12, 1:17pm -
  • Moonwalk Edinburgh
    8 June - Will the weather be kind to those taking part in the Edinburgh MoonWalk? Check the local forecast.
    - 17 Feb 12, 11:17am -
  • Olympic Torch Relay week one
    Check the forecast for the locations visited by the torch relay each day.
    - 15 Feb 12, 9:16am -
  • Hackney Weekend
    23-24 June - Heading to the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, check the local weather forecast.
    - 7 Feb 12, 4:21pm -
  • Kids love the Races
    25 August - 1 September - Check the weather forecast before you head to your nearest Kids love the Races roadshow over the bank holiday week.
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  • Diamond Jubilee
    2-5 June - Keep an eye on the forecast for all the Queen's Diamond Jubilee events taking place in the UK.
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  • Rockness
    7-9 June - Check the local forecast for the Rockness festival in Scotland.
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  • Olympic Games
    25 July - 12 August - Check the five day weather forecast for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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  • Children in Need
    16 November - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning a Children in Need event.
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  • Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on
    24 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on.
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    21 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Newcastle Christmas lights switch on.
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    16 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Belfast Christmas lights switch on.
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    14 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Glasgow Christmas lights switch on.
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    21 November - Check the Exeter weather forecast before heading to see the Christmas lights switch on in the city centre.
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  • Manchester Christmas lights
    8 November - Getting ready for Christmas to arrive in Manchester? Check the local weather forecast for the Christmas lights switch on.
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  • Cardiff Christmas market
    14 November-23 December - Heading to the Cardiff Christmas market, check the local weather forecast.
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  • Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market
    14 November - 22 December - Check the Birmingham weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Frankfurt Christmas market.
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    28 November - 15 December - Check the Bath weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Christmas market.
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  • St. Andrew's Day
    30 November - Check your local weather forecast before celebrating St. Andrew's Day in your area.
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  • London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street
    12 November - Heading to Oxford Street for the Christmas Lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
    - 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.
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    14 November - Check the Cardiff weather forecast before heading to the Christmas lights switch on.
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  • London Christmas Lights - Regent Street
    9 November - Heading to Regent Street for the Christmas lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.
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  • Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part One Film Premiere
    16 November - Check the London weather forecast if you are heading to Leicester Square to join team Edward or team Jacob!
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  • Tar barrels
    5 November - Check the Ottery St. Mary weather forecast if you are heading to tar barrels this bonfire night.
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    31 October - Check your local weather forecast if you are planning to celebrate Halloween.
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  • London Archery Classic 2011
    3-10 October - Check the London weather forecast for the London Archery Classic 2011 being held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
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  • BUPA Great North Run
    15 September - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's BUPA Great North Run.
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    21 October - Taking part in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run? Check the local weather forecast.
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  • Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon
    6 October - Running the Cardiff Half Marathon? Check the weather forecast.
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  • The 2013 Dartmoor Challenge
    Check the Dartmoor weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Dartmoor Challenge for ShelterBox
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  • Tour of Britain
    15-22 September - Check the weather forecast if you are cheering on the riders in the Tour of Britain cycle race.
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    6-8 September - Check the Donington Park forecast for the British Superbike Championships.
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    6-8 July - Check the Kinross weather forecast before packing your suncream or wellies for T in the Park.
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  • Eden Project Sessions
    3 June - 14 July - Check the local weather forecast before heading to the Eden Project this summer for the one of Eden Project Sessions.
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    23 June - 6 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to Wimbledon, the UK home of tennis.
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    12-15 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
    28 - 31 May - 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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    18 April - 21 April - Check your local weather forecast before heading out this Easter holiday weekend.
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Space Exploration news

  • Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon
    Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:15am -
  • Glow in space is evidence of a hot bubble in our galaxy
    A recent study shows that the emission is dominated by the local hot bubble of gas -- 1 million degrees -- with, at most, 40 percent of emission originating within the solar system. The findings should put to rest the disagreement about the origin of…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 2:44pm -
  • New mass map of distant galaxy cluster is most precise yet
    Astronomers have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing program, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1-2403, a massive…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:42pm -
  • Hubble finds three surprisingly dry exoplanets: 'Hot Jupiters' had only one-tenth to one one-thousandth the amount of water predicted
    Astronomers have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun -- and have come up nearly dry. The three planets, known as HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b, are between 60 and 900 light-years a…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:28pm -
  • Voyager spacecraft might not have reached interstellar space
    In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, traveling further from Earth than any other humanmade object. But, in the nearly two years since that historic announcement, and despite sub…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:41pm -
  • New approach in search for extraterrestrial intelligence: Target alien polluters
    Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple life…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:12pm -
  • Atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon
    An astronomer has published the results of the comparison of his model of Titan's atmosphere with the latest data.
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:10pm -
  • Lives and deaths of sibling stars
    In a new image from ESO, young stars huddle together against clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust. The star cluster, NGC 3293, would have been just a cloud of gas and dust itself about ten million years ago, but as stars began to form it became th…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:09pm -
  • Satellite galaxies put astronomers in a spin
    Astronomers have studied 380 galaxies and shown that their small satellite galaxies almost always move in rotating discs. However, such satellite galaxy discs are not predicted by current models of the formation of structures in the Universe. This di…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:08pm -
  • NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary
    Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray visio…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:48pm -
  • NASA's Fermi finds a 'transformer' pulsar
    In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed. The pulsar's radio beacon vanished, while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:04pm -
  • Hubble traces halo of a galaxy more accurately than ever before: An in-depth look at giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A
    Astronomers have probed the extreme outskirts of the stunning elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. The galaxy's halo of stars has been found to extend much further from the galaxy's center than expected and the stars within this halo seem to be surprisingl…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:22pm -
  • Transiting exoplanet with longest known year: 704 Earth days
    Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Kepler-421b circles its star once every 704 days. In comparison, Mars orbits our Sun once every 780 days. Most of the 1,800-plus exoplanets discovered to date are much cl…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:22pm -
  • Oceans vital for possibility for alien life
    Researchers have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain life. New research shows the vital role of oceans in moderating climate on Earth-like planets Until now, computer simulations of habitable…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:34am -
  • Looking back at the Jupiter crash 20 years later
    Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter. Between July 16 and July 22, 1994, space- and Earth-…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • NASA rover's images show laser flash on Martian rock
    Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. The flashes occurred while the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam)…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:22pm -
  • Rosetta spacecraft approaching twofold comet
    As the European Space Agency's spacecraft Rosetta is slowly approaching its destination, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet is again proving to be full of surprises. New images obtained by OSIRIS, the onboard scientific imaging system, confir…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
  • Lunar pits could shelter astronauts, reveal details of how 'man in the moon' formed
    While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes -- steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations.
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 11:04pm -
  • Sharpest map of Mars surface properties
    A heat-sensing camera has provided data to create the most detailed global map yet made of Martian surface properties. Surface properties tell geologists about the physical nature of a planet or moon's surface. Is a particular area coated with dust,…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 7:13pm -
  • Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation
    Researchers have a better understanding of the asteroid Vesta and its internal structure, thanks to numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn. Their findings question contemporary models of rocky planet formation, including that of E…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 6:16pm -
  • NOAA's GOES-R satellite Magnetometer ready for spacecraft integration
    The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft.
    - 15 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 2:43am -
  • NASA's Van Allen Probes show how to accelerate electrons
    One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts. Recent data from the Van Allen Probes -- two nearly identical spacecraf…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 2:43am -
  • Every full moon, Landsat looks to the moon
    Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite's orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple times, then flips back around to continue it…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 8:59pm -
  • Out of an hours-long explosion, a stand-in for the first stars
    Astronomers analyzing a long-lasting blast of high-energy light observed in 2013 report finding features strikingly similar to those expected from an explosion from the universe's earliest stars. If this interpretation is correct, the outburst valida…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:33pm -
  • Hi-ho! Astronomers discover seven dwarf galaxies with new telescope
    Meet the seven new dwarf galaxies. Astronomers, using a new type of telescope made by stitching together telephoto lenses, recently discovered seven celestial surprises while probing a nearby spiral galaxy. The previously unseen galaxies may yield im…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:36pm -
  • NASA spacecraft observes further evidence of dry ice gullies on Mars
    Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars' surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid water. The first reports of formative gullies on…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:30pm -
  • Sun-like stars reveal their ages
    A new technique for measuring the age of a star using its spin -- gyrochronology -- is coming into its own. Today astronomers are presenting the gyrochronological ages of 22 sun-like stars. Before this, only two sun-like stars had measured spins and…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:10pm -
  • Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery
    The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space. Exactly what may be causing such ra…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • Hubble spots spiral bridge of young stars linking two ancient galaxies
    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed an unusual structure 100,000 light-years long, which resembles a corkscrew-shaped string of pearls and winds around the cores of two colliding galaxies. The unique structure of the star spiral may yield…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:14pm -
  • New window into high-energy processes on the sun
    Understanding the sun from afar isn't easy. NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft -- which orbits Mercury, and so is as close as 28 million miles from the sun versus Earth's 93 million miles -- is near enough to the sun to detect solar neutrons that are create…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 11:22pm -
  • Cosmic grains of dust formed in supernova explosion
    There are billions of stars and planets in the universe. The planets are formed in dust clouds that swirled around a newly formed star. But where does the cosmic dust come from? New research shows that not only can grains of dust form in gigantic sup…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • Carbon monoxide predicts 'red and dead' future of gas guzzler galaxy
    Astronomers have studied the carbon monoxide in a galaxy over 12 billion light years from Earth and discovered that it's running out of gas, quite literally, and headed for a 'red and dead' future. The galaxy, known as ALESS65, was observed by the At…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 10:32pm -
  • NASA Mars Orbiter views rover crossing into new zone
    NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long (7 kilometers by 20 kilometers), that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater.
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:43pm -
  • Astronomers bring the third dimension to a doomed star's outburst
    In the middle of the 19th century, the massive binary system Eta Carinae underwent an eruption that ejected at least 10 times the sun's mass and made it the second-brightest star in the sky. Now, a team of astronomers has used extensive new observati…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 6:19pm -
  • Stretching forces shaped Jupiter moon's surface, laboratory model suggests
    Processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth, according to a team of researchers. To arrive at this conclusion, the team subjected physical models ma…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 6:18pm -
  • Sun sends more 'tsunami waves' to Voyager 1
    NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space. Such waves are what led scientists to the conclusion, in the fall of 2013, that Voyager had indeed left our sun's bubble, entering a…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 5:55pm -
  • Something is amiss in the Universe: Cosmic accounting reveals missing light crisis
    Something is amiss in the Universe. There appears to be an enormous deficit of ultraviolet light in the cosmic budget. The vast reaches of empty space between galaxies are bridged by tendrils of hydrogen and helium, which can be used as a precise 'li…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 5:17pm -
  • A hotspot for powerful cosmic rays, most energetic particles in the universe
    An observatory found a 'hotspot' beneath the Big Dipper emitting a disproportionate number of the highest-energy cosmic rays. The discovery moves physics another step toward identifying the mysterious sources of the most energetic particles in the un…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 2:29pm -
  • Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at one million kilometers per hour
    New research has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way. The supermassive black holes in the cores of some galaxies drive massive outflows of molecular hydrogen…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 5:14pm -
  • Small, but plentiful: How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe
    Astronomers investigating the behavior of the universe shortly after the Big Bang have made a surprising discovery: the properties of the early universe are determined by the smallest galaxies.
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:24pm -
  • Athena Observatory helping solve mysteries of the universe
    The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Athena X-ray Observatory as its second 'Large-class' science mission in the 21st Century, which will help answer vital questions about the universe.
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:24pm -
  • Comet Pan-STARRS marches across the sky
    NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies in May 2014. The comet is named after the astronomical survey project called the Panoramic Survey Telescope and…
    - 24 days ago, 6 Jul 14, 10:18pm -
  • Forecasting the development of breakthrough technologies to enable novel space missions
    A new report, Technological Breakthroughs for Scientific Progress, has been published today by the European Science Foundation. The five Overwhelming Drivers identified in this exercise are to reduce mass, maintain stiffness; Build a spacecraft and m…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 6:46pm -
  • Ultrasound for astronomers? A young star's age can be gleamed from nothing but sound waves
    Determining the age of stars has long been a challenge for astronomers. Astronomers now show that 'infant' stars can be distinguished from 'adolescent' stars by measuring the acoustic waves they emit.
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 7:24pm -
  • Controversial clues of two 'Goldilocks planets' that might support life are proven false
    Mysteries about controversial signals from a star considered a prime target in the search for extraterrestrial life now have been solved. The research proves, for the first time, that some of the signals actually are from events inside the star itsel…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 7:23pm -
  • Discovery expands search for Earth-like planets: Newly spotted frozen world orbits in a binary star system
    A newly discovered planet is expanding astronomers’ notions of where Earth-like -- and even potentially habitable -- planets can form, and how to find them. At twice the mass of Earth, the planet orbits one of the stars in the binary system at almo…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 7:21pm -
  • NASA radio delivered for Europe's 2016 Mars orbiter
    The first of two NASA Electra radios that will fly aboard the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars has been delivered for installation onto the ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 3:27pm -
  • Ocean on Saturn's moon Titan could be as salty as Earth's Dead Sea
    Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as Earth's Dead Sea. The new results come from a study of gravity and topography data collected during Cassini's…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:55pm -
  • Black hole fireworks in nearby galaxy
    Celebrants this Fourth of July will enjoy the dazzling lights and booming shock waves from the explosions of fireworks. A similarly styled event is taking place in the galaxy Messier 106, as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Obser…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 9:53pm -
  • Martian salts must touch ice to make liquid water, study shows
    In chambers that mimic Mars’ conditions, researchers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures. Liquid water is an essential ingredient for life as we know it. Mars is one of the v…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 6:16pm -

Met Office News Releases

  • Met Office launches Quality Mark scheme
    25 July 2014 - Met Office has launched a Quality Mark scheme for independent winter gritters.
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:25pm -
  • A sunny start to the school holidays
    22 July 2014 - The start of the school summer holidays is heralded by a period of dry weather across much of the UK, with good spells of sunshine, patchy cloud and temperatures staying just above average for many.
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:05pm -
  • The Great British Summer: Be prepared and enjoy whatever the weather
    2 June 2014 - With yesterday marking the start of meteorological summer the Met Office, working with key partners, is launching its 'Get Ready for the Great British Summer' web pages.
    - 58 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 3:55pm -

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