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The Documentary Podcast

Two smiley faces: Episode four (Sun, 25 Jul 2021)
So how do you get an emoji added to the list? We hear from the women who have had hundreds of emoji approved between them, from the sari, to the mirror, to the one-piece bathing suit. How did they do it? And will Amy and Rachel finally get their drone emoji? We ask the woman who is in charge of it all.
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The road to rock'n'roll (Sat, 24 Jul 2021)
In a segregated US, black audiences, entertainers and entrepreneurs established their own network of live performance venues known as the Chitlin’ Circuit. Concentrated primarily in the Deep South, it provided many pioneers of modern music with the platform to hone their craft and perfect their style as they travelled the country. Virtually every notable African-American performer from the '30s to the '60s graced the circuit. From famous urban institutions like The Apollo Theater in New York or The Howard Theatre in Washington D.C, to a run-down barn on a country back-road. It was in these settings, amidst a backdrop of segregation, that the sounds of rhythm and blues and rock’n’roll emerged and evolved, long before they captivated the world. Bobby Rush shines a light on a hugely influential network of venues that paved the way for rock’n’roll and shaped music history.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.
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Canterbury Cathedral stained glass is among world's oldest (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
New research indicates that stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral may be among the oldest in the world.
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The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.
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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Dieter Brummer: Home and Away actor dies aged 45 (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
Brummer famously played Shane Parrish - Melissa George's love interest on the TV soap in the 1990s.
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Ronan Keating accepts phone hacking damages (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
The ex-Boyzone singer's lawyers told the High Court of the distress caused by newspapers stories.
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Pink offers to pay bikini bottoms fine for Norway women's handball team (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
The Norway women's side were last week fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms in a match.
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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? 


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.


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.


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


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.