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- Social business


- Why save worms?


- Manager


- Are you intelligent?


- Cyber crime


- Mosquitoes and teenagers


- Air travel


- Six-word stories

Photomontage of planes landing at Heathrow airport

Features in March - April 2008


Social business
Jackie and Amber hear from Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus about the concept of 'social business'. Why does he think this is a more effective way of fighting poverty than charity?

Why save worms?
Many beautiful animals, such as pandas and whales, are in danger of being killed off by human activity. But what about the less pretty species? We hear from an environmental expert who argues that we should put more effort into saving worms than pandas! Find out why.

Jackie and Doug talk about the language of management and managers. Is being a manager ever fun? We hear the views of a management columnist at the Financial Times.

Are you intelligent?
Are you really as intelligent as you like to think you are? A study shows men are more likely to overrate their intelligence than women. Jackie and Callum look at the results and at the language of abilities.

Cyber crime
Internet crime is booming as more and more people use online services. Jackie and Callum talk about the language of some of the most common computer-related crimes, otherwise known as 'cybercrimes'.

Mosquitoes and teenagers
Jackie and Callum talk about a new device which some people are using to get rid of gangs of teenagers. The 'mosquito' emits an annoying sound which only young people can hear. Is it a good way of stopping young people from causing trouble?

Air travel
London Heathrow is one of the world's busiest airports and it's still growing - much to the anger of some people, who are worried about the effects of more flights than ever. Join Jackie and Callum as they hear views for and against allowing more and more planes to fill the skies.

Six-word stories
The American writer, Ernest Hemingway bet ten dollars that he could write a complete story in just six words. He wrote: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." He won the bet. Could you tell the story of your life in just six words?
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