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BBC - Schools - Teachers - Off By Heart Shakespeare: Speech list

Set Speech List<p>At the <b>regional heats</b> students must perform one of the <b>18 speeches</b> from the set list below. Click on the links to see films of well-known people, past and present, performing the speeches.<p>For each speech you can download the text and read some notes and suggestions written by the Royal …

William Shakespeare

'Super Saturn' Exoplanet Has Massive Rings

Houston, we have a ringer<p>The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in <i>Astrophysical Journal</i>, scientists from Leiden Observatory in …

Astronomy

Astrophysicists’ update on enormous and unexpected Fermi bubbles

Discovered in 2010, two vast and mysterious Fermi bubbles radiate out from our Milky Way galaxy’s core. An update from the three astrophysicists who …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

The Future of Wearables Isn't a Connected Watch

<b>At Intel's big</b> Make It Wearable competition in San Francisco late last year, the theme of the day was “no way.” As a parade of entrepreneurs took the …

Skin patch turns friction into electricity to power wearables

Until we find that perfect technology to power wearables with our own bodies, scientists all over the world are going to keep developing possible candidates. A team from the National University of Singapore, for instance, has developed a flexible, postage-sized device that can convert static …

Are We Doomed To Arctic Winters In America?

Scientists Square Off On The Coming Freeze<p>There's an unwelcome guest on your doorstep, America.<p>It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like a terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic. While the East Coast saw …

Global Warming

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

Robotics

Robots, basketballs: 100 top tech innovations

In its latest issue, Popular Science looks at the 100 innovations that will shape the future, and executive editor Jennifer Bogo joins Morning Joe to …

Ask Anything: What's The Hottest Temperature Possible?

Short answer: 142,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Kelvin, give or take a few zeros.<p>It’s easy to understand the theoretical minimum temperature: absolute zero. The absolute maximum, on the other hand, is squirrely. “We just don’t know whether we can take energy all the way up to infinity,” …

Climate Change

Ebola Patient Being Treated At Nebraska Hospital Has Died

Dr. Martin Salia, an Ebola patient who was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, has died, hospital spokeswoman Jenny Nowatzke says.<p>Salia was working as a general surgeon at a hospital in Sierra Leone. Last Monday, despite the fact that he was not working with Ebola patients, he was diagnosed …

EU eyes sanctions vs Ukraine separatists but new steps vs Russia to wait: officials

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments moved to put more Ukrainian separatists under asset freezes and travel bans on Monday but took no action to step up economic sanctions on Russia despite voicing alarm about an upsurge of violence in Ukraine.<p>EU foreign ministers in Brussels asked …

Managing Discomfort Caused by Teething

Teething<p>Natural physiological phenomenon occurring in children. Problems are mostly in primary dentition.<p>Presentation<p><b>Population</b><p>Children 5 months to …

Does ultrasonic dental equipment affect cardiovascular implantable electronic devices?

Ultrasonic dental devices have been in use since the 1950s and are important in the armamentarium of oral health care providers.1 Ultrasonic scaling …

Managing Patients with Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (NUG)<p>Acute infection of the gingiva characterized by gingival necrosis, bleeding and pain. NUG is diagnosed at the …

How Do I Manage a Patient with Aphthous Ulcers?

<b>Aphthous Ulcers</b> (also known as aphthous stomatitis, canker sores)<p>Single or multiple ulcerations of the oral mucosa; usually self-limiting, painful, …

Capitalism and the impotence of the Left

The current crisis of capitalism has sent shock waves through the world markets that have reverberated through national governments into the lives …

Reviving the Communist Utopia

Capitalism is compounding inequality, courting environmental disaster, and reducing democracy to pantomime. Even so, neither fundamental criticism of …

Why we still need communist thought

One of the most jolting moments in Chris Marker’s alternatively melancholic and invigorating cinematic record of what he termed the “third world war” …

Towards a New Communism to Fix the World

The second plenary speaker at ECREA 2014 today is Christian Fuchs, who takes us back to Hegel and Marx. He introduces Hegel's relational concept of …

The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing

Ilya Ponomarev voted against the Ukrainian territory’s annexation, slams The Nation, and considers himself a Bolshevik. Who is this guy?<p>This is what …

Halo: What Are The Best Weapons?

"The Halo rings... I'm pretty sure you know why."<p>Everyone has their go-to weapon when they are playing a Halo game. Whether you rely on the …

Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer fixes hit next week, eSports league delayed

<i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> developer 343 Industries is fixing a bunch of player-reported issues with a content update later today, the studio said in a forum post. But as 343 noted yesterday, a patch to fix severe multiplayer matchmaking problems isn't coming until sometime next week.<p>An …

Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Humans on Mars by 2035? NASA's sci-fi dream could be reality

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've just landed a dishwasher-sized robot on a comet and NASA's chief scientist has no idea.<p>Dr Ellen Stofan is deep in conversation with a journalist when, unable to contain himself any longer, an adviser with phone triumphantly held aloft blurts out: "Rosetta -- It's landed!"<p>"Wonderful" …

UN warns world must produce 60% more food by 2050 to avoid mass unrest

Political turmoil, social unrest, civil war and terrorism could all be on the table unless the world boosts its food production by 60 percent come …