Learner profile: Thinkers
Shocking exhibition reveals racist past
The Quai Branly Museum in Paris has a new exhibition: ‘Human Zoos: The Invention of the Savage.’ It is a disturbing record of fear, prejudice, and scientific racism.
Tremors of popular protest alarm Chinese leaders
Thousands of angry villagers have launched a furious protest against 'dictatorship' and local government greed. Chinese officials fear a national eruption of unrest.
‘Ten days to save the world’ as Euro leaders meet
The world's largest economy, the EU, is on the brink. Greece and other poorer nations can't pay their debts. Voters are angry. Banks are weak. And leaders can't agree what to do.
‘Genius’ Apple founder dies after brilliant career
Steve Jobs, the visionary responsible for some of the world's best-loved gadgets, has died aged 56 after a long battle with cancer. He changed the way we view the digital world.
How to make a speech to change the world
A 16-year-old boy is making headlines today after a brilliant speech at a political conference, and with No Pens Day tomorrow, we offer our top tips on the art of public speaking.
'Boring' pop fuels booming classical sales
The music world is being shaken by a new breed of young composers, producers and performers. And – to the surprise of many – they're all devotees of classical music.
East Africa hit by returning drought and famine
The United Nations believes 10 million people are at risk from lack of food and water in the Horn of Africa. Lack of rain has left crops failing and livestock dead.
‘Fairy story’ religion under fire again
Stephen Hawking, the world's most famous living physicist, has given a rare and explosive interview. By calling the afterlife “a fairy story”, he has reignited debate between science and...
Sharp rise in teenage anxieties about money
British teenagers today are very different from the 'feckless youth' of so much popular mythology. Financial planning is a major concern, says a new report.
Giant fossil ant’s clues to a warmer past
Remains found in America's Wild West indicate giant insects flourished there in high temperatures 50 million years ago.
Americans jubilant as Osama bin Laden killed.
Many warn of likely reprisals against the West while calling for the Muslim world to 'rethink goals'.
New tax proposal for salt, sugar, alcohol and fat
A Professor of Nutrition at Glasgow University says the UK will soon be a nation of 'elderly blobbies'. Another expert says the only way to save ourselves is to tax junk food.
To bee or not to bee? There’s a sting in the tail
A UN study says globalisation is killing bees. The consequences for our food supply are enormous. Why is it happening and what’s to be done?