The Compass - exploring our world.
How much energy can we get from the Sun?
Wed 5 Dec 2018
It's the source and sustainer of all life on Earth, but what do we really know about it?
Wed 28 Nov 2018
Could China break the World Trade Organisation?
Wed 21 Nov 2018
Could President Trump’s trade wars break the World Trade Organisation?
Wed 14 Nov 2018
What does the principle of self-determination mean in 2018?
Wed 7 Nov 2018
Will new forms of war present even more of a challenge to the world order?
Wed 31 Oct 2018
Is the world order that was forged after WW2 unravelling?
Wed 24 Oct 2018
Ian Goldin examines how the 2008 financial crisis has changed the world
Wed 17 Oct 2018
How should economists rethink their ideas to better spot financial dangers in the future?
Wed 10 Oct 2018
How the 2008 financial crisis led to a shift in power from West to East
Wed 3 Oct 2018
Did Governments’ handling of the 2008 financial crisis make things better or worse?
Wed 26 Sep 2018
How did the 2008 financial crisis affect our trust in authorities and experts?
Wed 15 Aug 2018
What is the relationship between sound, the forest and the people in India?
Wed 8 Aug 2018
Glacial streams, the wind and the cry of ravens are familiar sounds of Lofoten islands
Wed 1 Aug 2018
Life in the Namib Desert from the solo notes of birds at dawn to the wind at night
Wed 25 Jul 2018
A sonic journey through the plains of the Maasai Mara in Africa
Wed 27 Jun 2018
How can we prepare against antibiotic resistant diseases in the future?
Wed 18 Jul 2018
How do we hack our own biology to counteract the effects of ageing, pain and ill health?
Wed 11 Jul 2018
How companies amass data about you and how to win the data race against tech companies
Wed 4 Jul 2018
Can we all continue to be gainfully employed for years to come?
Wed 20 Jun 2018
Practical advice on how to stop yourself going out of date
Wed 13 Jun 2018
Will English continue to dominate or decline, diminish cultures or enrich them?
Wed 6 Jun 2018
Have you used the words antwacky, jarg and squinny recently?
Wed 30 May 2018
How is the 21st Century transforming English - the world’s most widely used language
Wed 23 May 2018
How is the 21st Century transforming English - the world’s most widely used language?
Wed 16 May 2018
In the US Supreme Court nine judges hear the latest major abortion case
Wed 9 May 2018
In Kentucky a legal case is under way aimed at closing the last clinic for abortions
Wed 2 May 2018
Could abortion be banned in the USA?
Wed 25 Apr 2018
Meet the communities living in the shadow of hydro-electric dams
Wed 18 Apr 2018
Fresh ideas to stop the damage caused by melting glaciers
The people whose home is the seashore and how they're tackling environmental challenges
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