27/30 Heather Couper looks at research that shows stars are like controlled nuclear explosions.
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2/5 Pearl Buck's missionary family face violence and famine in early 20th-century China.
3/10 David Graeber examines the centrality of debt to the origin of money.
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28/30 How the use of infrared telescopes increased our understanding of distant planets.
3/5 Marrying in haste and soon repentful, Pearl Buck discovers that writing lets her escape.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the epice Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf.
4/10 David Graeber considers how the world's religious texts include the language of debt.
29/30 Astronomers in the past decade have tried to find other planets like Earth in the universe