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The Documentary Podcast

In the Studio: Nazanin Moradi (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
For artist Nazanin Moradi, who was brought up in Iran where women are “second-class citizens in every sense,” reversing the “unfair” gender roles is paramount. In her new project, the multidisciplinary artist challenges male domination and toxic masculinity, within a fragmented historical context where fantasy meets rebellion. She does this by changing the narrative of ancient Mesopotamian mythology, fixating on the legendary battle where the supremely powerful dragon goddess of oceans Tiamat, was killed by the storm god Marduk. Sahar Zand spends time with Nazanin as she embarks on the ambitious project.
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Three Million: 6. Silk scarves (Sun, 16 Jun 2024)
Eighty years ago at least three million Indians, who were British subjects, died in the Bengal Famine. But today different generations in Britain are coming to terms with this difficult past. Kavita Puri meets Susannah Herbert the granddaughter of Sir John Herbert, the governor of Bengal, who is only just learning about her grandfather's role in the famine. Initially she feels shame, but discoveries in her family archive change her perspective. A 97 year-old British man makes a surprising revelation about his role in the Bengal famine. And three generations on, British Bengalis mark the famine in Britain, in an unexpected way. To hear the other episodes in the mini-series Three Million, scroll down to 23 February 2024.
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BBC News

Are animals conscious? How new research is changing minds (Sun, 16 Jun 2024)
A series of experiments have led a number of scientists to say animals may be conscious.
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Drones reveal Antarctic whale 'acrobatics' (Sat, 15 Jun 2024)
Aerial footage of humpback whales shows how efficiently they can twist and turn their huge bodies.
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BBC uncovers 6,000 possible illegal sewage spills in one year (Fri, 14 Jun 2024)
Data from English water firms suggests thousands more sewage spills took place on dry days, including during record 2022 heatwave.
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BBC News

Sir Ian McKellen falls off stage during performance (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
Sir Ian McKellen was in a fight scene when he lost his footing and fell off stage at Noël Coward theatre.
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Nineties dance star Dario G dies, aged 53 (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
The musician, whose had a smash hit with Sunchyme, was diagnosed with stage four cancer last year.
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Scooter Braun retires as music manager after 23 years (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
The entrepreneur, 42, said he has stepped back to focus on his role as a father.
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INTERESTING NEWS 2013-2014

Higgs and Englert: winners of Nobel Prize for Physics

Alice Munro: nobel Prize in literature.

"Selfie"- word of the year

Words that should be banned- 

Eurozone crisis in graphics

The eternal Middle-East crisis. Israel-Gaza.

The exodus of Syrian people escaping the civil war

Spy-leaks:Snowden case

Football is not everything: Brazilians protest against World Cup and its high cost. 

Meteors crash in Russia

North African inmigrants crossing Spanish frontier in Melilla

Inflation of the universe proven fact: Dr. Kovac trying to prove Dr. Guth's hypothesis.

The World Wide Web is 25 years old!

Why did the Chinese show up no. 1 in education? 

INTERESTING NEWS 2014-2015

Ebola epidemic

Malaysian plane shot in Ukraine

Ten years after, Rosetta probe meets a comet.

Rosetta: orbitting a comet.

Nobel for literature: French writer Patrick Modiano.

Nobel peace prize for Malala Yousafzai and Kailas Satyarthi

Get further information about the protests asking for democracy taking place in Hong-Kong 

US citizens organize marches to protest against the brutality of security forces.

The rise of militant jihadists: ISIS

Some cities are removing "love locks" from their bridges on security terms.

INTERESTING NEWS 2015-2016

Migrants in Europecausing cold frontiers 

The story of Google: the new Silicon Valley.

Svetlana Alexievich: Nobel Prize in Literature 2015.

Chemistry: Nobel Prize 2015

Neutrinos have mass! Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

Paris attacks.

Zuckerberg gives away 99 % of his fortune to start a foundation which commemorates his daughter's birth.

22 things Donald Trump believes or claims to believe.

Money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money....Can the world get richer and richer and richer and..?

Countries which want to become independent-

A girl threatened to be suspended from school for "unkempt hair".

Climate change: the fight against rising waters.

INTERESTING NEWS 2016-2017

Latest news on Brexit.

Everything you want to know about Zika.

Pokémon Go craze!

Burkini ban in France divides people's minds.

Mars simulation crew is back on earth after a year.

How does it feel after a year in Mars?

Very good news for patients suffering for Alzheimer.

Health has become an obsession. Can we avoid going to the gym?

Smartphone batteries are exploding. What's the problem with lithium?

Bob Dylan: awarded with the Nobel Prize of Literature.

A hundred years later: the story of Mata Hari

INTERESTING CURRENT NEWS 2017-2018

Magaluz and the Brits

Charlie Gard and euthanasia

Usain Bolt: goodbye to athletics.

Catalan crisis.

North Korea:missiles threat

Me too: sexual harassment.

Houston: we've got a problem! Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma

Voyager: 40 years old!

Building a complete new world.