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11 March 2013 - 17 March 2013
Middle East: Desert Floods Bring Thrills to Tourists and Trouble for the Bedouin
In the Middle East, tourists can traverse the desert hoping to witness a flash flood. It's a pastime that's challenging, fun and contains just the right amount of danger. But for the people for whom...
Netherlands: Apps Help Autistic Adults and Children Communicate
A new app is giving voice to children and adults with autism or other learning difficulties. The app links the sound of the word with an image of the object to enable children to communicate with...
Antarctica: Expedition Hopes to Raise Awareness of Environmental Issues
An experiment aiming to build understanding between environmental campaigners and representatives from major global corporations is taking place in Antarctica. The International Antarctic Expedition...
Middle East: Forest Canopies the Place for the Best Tree Seeds
To access the very best seeds from forest trees, professional tree climbers in Israel get harnessed up and climb into the canopies.
United States: World's First Human Rights Declaration from 539 BC on Show
A clay cylinder, described as the world's first human rights declaration, is being shown for the first time in the United States. The Cyrus Cylinder from ancient Babylon is some 2,600 years old and...
Australia: Cattle Monitored to Find Out How Efficiently they Convert Grass to Meat
Cows are being closely watched in their grazing environments with the hope that scientists will be able to breed more efficient cattle in the future. The cows are being monitoring for what and how...
Switzerland: Airbags on the Outside of Cars to Protect Pedestrains
Many drivers buy Volvo cars for their safety record, but the Swedish company is now trying to make the roads safer for pedestrians. Their answer: a pedestrian airbag.
Taiwan: A Pink Palace for Barbie Lovers
There's a coffee shop in downtown Taipei that's got fans tickled pink. The Barbie-themed cafe is the first of its kind in Taiwan and it's entertaining both young girls and older fans alike.
UK: Buildings Could Soon Generate Electricity Through Paint
Scientists have been developing conductive paints which can be printed onto building materials, allowing them to generate their own electricity. If the project is successful it could mean that...
Honduras: Optimal Conditions Help Endangered Captive Crocodiles to Breed
A crocodile farm in Honduras is hoping its work breeding American crocodiles can ease the endangered status of this reptile. From birth the baby crocs are pampered, kept in optimal temperatures and...
India: Public Art Project Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood
Colourful murals of iconic film heros and heroines have appeared around Mumbai to mark 100 years of Bollywood movies.
UK: Chief Medical Officer Says Antibiotic Resistance is "Ticking Time-Bomb"
The Chief Medical Officer in Britain has warned that the threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism and climate change. Professor Dame Sally Davies says the problem...
El Salvador: Life Among the Dead in Colourful Cemetary
The first thing someone visiting the small community of Colinas would likely notice is just how quiet it is. And when you visit the reason is immediately obvious - the village is in a local...
UK: Declaring Love All for Tennis at Whatever Age
A 92 year old man from Carmarthenshire in South Wales could be one of the oldest tennis players in Britain. Basil Smith has playing the game for 85 years and has no plans to hang up his racket...
China: Smog Surrounding Country as Leaders Meet
As China's new leadership meets for the country's annual Parliament, public outcry and unprecedented coverage of the issue has pushed pollution up the agenda. Particularly bad bouts of dirty air in...
Poland: Synagogue Roof Reconstructed in New Jewish Museum
A Jewish history museum in Warsaw has unveiled a reconstructed synagogue roof with an elaborately painted ceiling modelled on a 17th-century structure. It'll be the first object to go on permanent...
Ireland: Leprechauns Get an Image Makeover
On St Patrick's day the world celebrates Irish culture and traditions. The image of the saint is less famous than that of another Irish expat... the leprechaun. The mythical midget's roots in...
Austria: Hobbit Robot for Elderly Technophobes
This robot is bringing the latest technology to perhaps the largest group of technophobes in society - the elderly. The user-friendly robot can pick up items from the floor, and help ensure that...
Iran: Female Film Director Makes Her Mark
Women in Hollywood routinely call for more women behind the lens. Now, one woman director is focusing the camera on stories in Iran. Pouran Derakhshandeh's latest movie 'Hush, Girls Don't Scream'...
Egypt: Zoo Animals Affected by Egypt's Tourism Woes
For Egyptian families, it is an affordable place to take the children, and see the animals. For tourists it is a way to spend an afternoon, and see the lions. But with Egypt's tourism dwindling...
Australia: Australian Rules Football Helps Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Community Spirit
Australian Rules football is helping remote Aboriginal communities in Australia's Northern Territory come together to promote healthy lifestyles, community spirit and football.
Indonesia: Teenagers Shuffling to a New Beat
Shuffle is the new dance craze sweeping away young people in malls, public parks and schools in Indonesia. For many shufflers here, the dance movement is not only an outlet for their creativity, but...
USA: Feel the Force with a Lightsaber Choreography Class
At this fitness class, the workout is from another planet. And the participants all want to be Luke Skywalker - or Darth Vader. May the Force be with you.
Ukraine: Once Proud Circuses Now Struggling
Roll up, roll up for what was once one of the greatest shows on earth. Circuses in Ukraine, an offspring of the proud Soviet circus, are struggling to regain their past glory amid tough economic...
Middle East: Samaritans Looking to Ukraine for Brides
The parable of the good Samaritan in the Bible has inspired the idea of helping strangers around the world. But the sect of people, the Samaritans that inspired the parable are now under threat...
UK: Declaring Love All for Tennis at Whatever Age
A 92 year old man from Carmarthenshire in South Wales could be one of the oldest tennis players in Britain. Basil Smith has playing the game for 85 years and has no plans to hang up his racket...
United Arab Emirates: Middle East's Largest Solar Plant Opens
Powered by the sun, the solar industry is looking very bright for Abu Dhabi. The Middle East's largest concentrated solar power plant begins operating. Shams 1, which will produce 100 mega watts of...
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