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Wechat No.181924 Samsung Scraps Galaxy Note 7 Production

Samsung has permanently stopped producing its overheating Note 7 smartphone. We gauge the mood in Seoul, South Korea with Youkyung Lee, a technology and business reporter for the Associated Press there. And we have further analysis from Jan Dorsen, of JackDaw Research in Utah, and…

Wechat No.181878 Saving lives with canoeing

Bill Yoachim is helping Canada s First Nations people. (Picture credit: Randi Thomas.) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.181792 Knee-jerk reaction

Feifei kicks Neil in the face after he hits her knee with a hammer. It s all to teach you a useful English expression Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.181731 Nigeria s Crisis

Is Nigeria on the brink of a full-blown banking crisis? One analyst, Jaap Meijer of the Gulf-based financial analysis firm Arqaam Capital, believes it is – unless the central bank moves to bail out at least two private banks. But we also speak to a…

Wechat No.181621 The Spanish Influenza Pandemic

In 1918, more than fifty million people died in an outbreak of flu, which spread all over the world in the wake of the first World War. We hear eye-witness accounts of the worst pandemic of the twentieth century. PICTURE: An American policeman wearing a…

Wechat No.181167 Drugs and the Dentist

Drugs like crystal meth and opiates wreck the teeth as well as the mind. In America, more than just about any country, good teeth are a sign of success and so dentists like Dr Bob Carter are helping fix addicts’ teeth. Direct Link: Cdn Link:…

Wechat No.181025 Sublime

The way the digital world is presented to us can be alienating and obfuscating, bad metaphors like the cloud or the slow tracking shots between the banks of servers can make us forget that these networks are built and maintained by human beings. They can…

Wechat No.181004 Economics in the Second US Presidential Debate

We assess how markets and businesses are reacting to the second US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Samsung is stopping production, sale and exchanges of its latest smartphone as the saga of the exploding batteries causes serious damage to its reputation –…

Wechat No.180827 Sublime

The way the digital world is presented to us can be alienating and obfuscating, bad metaphors like the cloud or the slow tracking shots between the banks of servers can make us forget that these networks are built and maintained by human beings. They can…