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Food made in space23/07/2020 Duration: 06min
Find out how growing plants in space might help develop better crops.
Sport against poverty16/07/2020 Duration: 06min
Neil and Sam discuss how sport is giving hope to young people leading the toughest lives.
Covid-19: The office after lockdown09/07/2020 Duration: 06min
Companies are rushing to install technology to make offices safer. Neil and Sam discuss.
Should we wear a face mask?02/07/2020 Duration: 06min
Can wearing masks in public help prevent the spread of coronavirus? Rob and Sam discuss.
Millennials and business25/06/2020 Duration: 06min
Rob and Sam discuss the new generation's desire to make the world a better place.
Is being thrifty a virtue?18/06/2020 Duration: 06min
Neil and Sam talk about being a saver in a consumer culture and teach you vocabulary.
The food delivery revolution11/06/2020 Duration: 06min
Takeaway apps are changing food culture. We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
What difference has #MeToo made?04/06/2020 Duration: 06min
Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.
Is the recycling system broken?28/05/2020 Duration: 06min
We talk about the over-reliance on recycling rather than reducing the use of plastics
The soothing power of books21/05/2020 Duration: 06min
How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?
Shocking facts about electricity14/05/2020 Duration: 06min
Neil and Georgina talk about how electrical systems differ from country to country.
Internet - good or bad?26/04/2018 Duration: 06min
Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online