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Wechat No.175041 Hurricane Matthew Heading Towards Florida

The Americans unable to register to vote; Photos from old Albania; Is there an upper limit to the human lifespan? (Photo: Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea heading towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba on October 3, 2016. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via Getty…

Wechat No.175040 Lakshmi

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, and of the traditions that have built around her for over 3,000 years. According to the creation story of the Puranas, she came to existence in the churning of the ocean of milk….

Wechat No.175013 Who do you think you are?

How do you see yourself and how do others see you? Alice and Neil discuss identity and how appearances can be deceptive Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.174972 Who Won the US Presidential Debate?

Polling on the first TV debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appears to be divided over who won it. But not all polls are equal: when internet polls can be hijacked by online activists, they can throw up some strange results. Controversy has erupted…

Wechat No.174578 Africa’s Ivory Dilemma

Elephant populations are being decimated but the conservation world remains divided over how best to deal with it. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.174428 Paris Climate Deal Confirmed

The Paris agreement to combat climate change will take force after passing a key threshold of support from the world s CO2 emitters. ItThe agreement will formally come into effect in 30 days time, on November 4, but what hope is there that nations and…

Wechat No.174338 Exposing Child Abuse in the Catholic Church

In 1994, a TV programme broadcast in Northern Ireland lifted the lid on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Rape help lines in Belfast and in the Republic of Ireland were inundated with calls as other victims came forward. Rebecca Kesby spoke to Chris…

Wechat No.174337 Wall St Update

A number of potential buyers are lining up to purchase social media giant, Twitter. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.174335 Warning Over Skin-Lightening Injections

Skin lightening is a global industry, with people buying creams, cement and even battery acid to put on their black skin to lighten it. A new trend has emerged from the Philippines – intravenous infusions of an untested chemical called glutathione. Concerns have been raised…