Category Archives: BBC

children of the Holocaust

Following the end of the World War Two, the BBC began a series of special radio appeals on behalf of a group of children who had survived the Holocaust but were now stranded as orphans in post-war Europe. A recording … Continue reading

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End of the road for Jeepneys

London has the red double-decker bus, New York the yellow taxi, and the Philippines has the Jeepney. The country’s most popular means of public transport zipping by adds a flash of vibrancy in the often frustrating, gridlocked streets of metropolitan … Continue reading

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Japanese Textile Designs 2

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human-robot interaction

A robot sent out to travel across Canada by hitch-hiking has completed its 6,000km (3,728-mile) trip – apparently in one piece. HitchBOT reached Canada’s Pacific coast at Victoria, British Columbia nearly three weeks after leaving Halifax in Nova Scotia, far … Continue reading

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Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to?

Ever wondered what your cat spends its time doing when you’re not around? Where do our purring pets go when they disappear through the cat flap? Armed with GPS tracking devices and micro-cameras, a team from BBC Two’s Horizon programme … Continue reading

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Professional letter writers

By Geeta Pandey   BBC News, Delhi:    For centuries, professional letter writers have helped millions of illiterate Indians but many have long disappeared from the cities – but not in Delhi, where one man claims to be the last letter writer … Continue reading

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