Articles and quizzes

Burnout: What it’s like to suffer the symptoms at school or university
Quiz: Famous faces from the Fringe
Why can't we make water?
Who invented the weekend?
Quiz: How well do you know these classic arcade games?
Why do we hate Mondays?
Who invented the weekend?
A beginner’s guide to airport security
Why is it so hot?
Hay fever, sunburn, spots and sweat marks: Summer myth busting with Dr Alex
Gossip Girl and five other big cultural comebacks
Sheku Kanneh-Mason on life as a young classical musician
Eight 80s coming-of-age movies
Five things we get wrong about the Roman conquest of Britain
The real stories behind Disney classics
What happens to our bodies in a plane?
The Moon landing: What else was happening back on Earth?
Who owns the Moon?
Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut?
Things we get wrong about the Moon
My first tennis memory
Myth or Maestro: the true or false classical music quiz
The 80s gadgets that were stranger things at the time
When classical music was punk
Who inspired these stars to get into tennis?
From pro tennis to punditry
Pro tennis players on their career highlights
How the picnic came to British blankets
Years of fears: How horror films keep us on the hook
What's it like to be a ball girl or boy at Wimbledon?
How school proms pushed social change
Netball jargon you need to know
How to become a tennis star
How much do you really know about climate change?
How does a bike stay upright?
'It ripped our dreams away' - Laura Bassett on her World Cup own goal heartache
The ultimate guide to Wimbledon jargon
Wimbledon in numbers: How many do you know?
Five classic Wimbledon traditions
Meet the animals of BBC One's Serengeti
Five movies that got technology wrong
Why do we yawn? And four other bodily functions explained
Hot or not? Is the summer hit a timeless phenomenon?
The psychology of stanning
Why do we keep misspelling these words?
When does summer *really* start?
Military inventions that entered civilian life
The adorable baby animal names quiz
Can writing be therapeutic?
A shortcrust history of pies
Are you as clever as The Family Brain Games players?
The weird history of contraception
Six tips to help you handle post-exam blues
Five phobias you didn’t know existed
Can you remember these 20th-century toys?
Why don’t we all like the same foods?
Six brew-lliant things you didn't know about beer
The collective noun quiz: Do you know your herds from your hordes?
How does heat affect physical performance?
How does the crowd impact player performance?
Women's World Cup: Is there a science to the perfect penalty?
Women who rule: Five formidable queens from history
Five movies that get dating wrong
Six sports movies that got their facts wrong
How to run away with the circus (without performing)
How is Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world?
How do we remember D-Day in popular culture?
How Pride went from politics to pop
Period pain: Why is it hard to talk about?
Five movies that get dating wrong
Discovering the structure of DNA
Udderly astounding facts about milk
The fabulous history of drag
The Great British Motorways Quiz
Quiz: Why were these books banned?
Pi - the infinitely interesting number
Quiz: Can you guess the animal from its misleading name?
Why your barbecue is a hotbed of science
Can school design boost your grades?
Cheese-rolling and wife-carrying: Four unusual European festivals
Five flowers that made history
From Dixie Dean to Raheem Sterling: How have the stars of men's football changed?
The science of superheroes
How to sing like an opera star
What do you do if you have a panic attack?
The cycling jargon you need to know about
How sign language changed my life
A beginner's guide to F1 jargon
"Shouldn't you be revising?": How to respond to unhelpful comments about exams
History of the FA Cup trophy
When Eurovision and the real world collide
The Eurovision geography quiz
Veggie before it was cool
Film festival winners: Cannes you do the quiz?
When film and TV got the future spot-on
How to write a drama that hooks the nation
Maths: Guides that might help
English Lit revision: Guides that might help
English Language revision: Guides that might help
Chemistry revision: Guides that might help
Biology revision: Guides that might help
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Physics revision: Five guides that can help you
Can video games really help children learn?
Nine of Parliament’s most weird and wonderful traditions
Ramadan: Your stories
Quiz: To Kill a Mockingbird
Ten cats that made history
What does Star Wars get right about physics?
Russell Kane's guide to literary classics
The psychology behind a bargain
Four things we learned from Earth in Space
How long does it take to be marathon-ready?
A brief history of chocolate
Exam survival: What can you take into the exam hall?
What not to say to your kids during exam season
The silver screen Shakespeare quiz
Five things you never knew about St George
Things you might not know about Passover
The tricky Easter traditions quiz
Why is Easter so late this year?
The Iron Throne and five other famous chairs
How did Britain become an island?
Six things we learned from Dr Radha's Exam Survivors podcast
Three surprising changes that transformed the English language
Revision remedies with Dr Alex and Dr Radha
Take our hideously hard GCSE quiz
Dr Alex debunks exam stress
Five ways to help your kids kick-start revision
How to revise away from your desk
The games (and gamers) that made history
Five unusual protests in history
Four jobs that could save the planet
Some of the best April Fool’s Day pranks in history
Why do we turn the clocks forward?
Holi 2019: what is the festival of colours and why is it celebrated?
'Our jobs didn't exist 20 years ago'
The world's weirdest taxes quiz
How often you should wash yourself - and your things
Five words that have changed their meaning
Why is St Patrick's Day so popular in America?
The British scientific discoveries quiz
What happens when we laugh?
Of Mice and Men Quiz
Six women who stood up to be counted
What does it take to be a journalist?
Six stories behind horse racing jargon
A survival guide to office jargon
Seven rugby questions you were too embarrassed to ask
The classic novels opening line quiz
The Kem-istry of love: flirting
The Kem-istry of love: heartbreak
Five times the world didn’t end
Nine of the Oscars’ most controversial and memorable moments
What’s the story behind the iconic BAFTA mask?
The most weird and wonderful elements in the periodic table
Why a pig is the last animal in the Chinese Zodiac
What is Holocaust Memorial Day?
The rather curious Lewis Carroll quiz
The most extreme libraries on Earth
The LGBT icons you need to know about
Why are all snowflakes unique?
Snow patrol apps and other cool ways to avoid snow chaos
The other medieval job Danny Dyer may have in his blood
Dr Alex debunks health myths
Five things to learn in 2019 (no matter how much time you have)
Five moments which made radio history
Six inspiring stories from incredible young people
A festive spelling quiz
Driving home for Christmas?
A Christmas Carol quiz
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SPOTY 2018: five sports stars on dealing with stress
A bitesize history of Christmas number ones
How to make a mummy
Phrases you didn't know came from boxing
A potted history of the toilet
'It was the moment I knew'
Seven alternative World Book Day characters
Six blockbuster films that got history wrong
The tremendously tricky theatre quiz
Origins of cricket jargon
What impact did WW1 have on women's football?
The pedantic punctuation quiz
Three WW1 memorial sites with incredible stories
Who was the Unknown Warrior?
Six animals you didn't know are at risk
Why do leaves fall off trees?
Seven facts about our roads that will fuel your intrigue
Why do we turn the clocks back?
Five British animals you didn't know are endangered
Are you a music maestro?
Science fiction or science fact?
The super-hard Solar System quiz
Five things we get wrong about space
What on Earth can we see from space?
Ten things you didn't know about our Solar System
Five potential health benefits of music
The gruelling grammar quiz
Eight words or phrases we need in English
The phizz-whizzing Roald Dahl quiz
The origins of football jargon
Seven books that made history