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Aeroplanes and global warming

Have you ever looked out of the window of a plane at 30,000 feet at the vast expanses of empty ocean and uninhabited land, and wondered how people can have any major effect on the Earth?

Amelia Earhart

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." (Amelia Earhart)

Archaeology

Most historians use paper evidence, such as letters, documents and photographs, but archaeologists learn from the objects left behind by the humans of long ago, like bones and ceramics.

Be your own investigative journalist

We are often told that the age of the "information economy" has arrived. But there is a problem with information as an organising principle in society. It only counts if people pay attention to it.

Biotechnology

The word was first used in 1919, but we have been using "biotechnology" for thousands of years. When eating a delicious cheese sandwich, you can thank biotechnology for the pleasure!

Development

Development is happening everywhere around the world and it has started to be called "globalisation". There is a serious argument that this process is unfair and that it is causing a lot of poverty...

Disability

Nowadays in the West the able bodied are constantly reminded that disabled people have rights like everyone else. But what is it like in the Developing World? In places where there are no facilities?

Hallowe’en

Find out some more about the traditional festival of Hallowe'en.

Illiteracy

Millions of people all over the world are illiterate and in industrialised western countries, such as the UK and the USA, approximately 20% of the population have 'low literacy levels'.

India

Where do pyjamas, yoga, curry, gurus and Bollywood films come from? Answer: India, of course! Let’s look at some ways Indian culture has influenced and inspired other cultures around the world.

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