Raha Ghasemi

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The vetting files: How the BBC kept out ‘subversives’

<b>For decades the BBC denied that job applicants were subject to political vetting by MI5. But in fact vetting began in the early days of the BBC and continued until the 1990s. Paul Reynolds, the first journalist to see all the BBC's vetting files, tells the story of the long relationship between the</b> …

Christmas Trees

How your social media betrays your mood

Clues to the state of your mental health may be hiding in plain sight – in the tweets you send and the Facebook updates you post.<p>There it is in your Facebook timeline or Instagram gallery – a digital footprint of your mental health.<p>It’s not hidden in the obvious parts: the emojis, hashtags and …

Social Media

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

<b>Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December.</b><p>The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to a price index run by the news site Coindesk.<p>However, it later fell again dipping just below $9,200. That represents a drop of more …


BBC interview with eyewitness inside Dubai fire building

HomeBiogas 2.0: Transforms Your Food Waste Into Clean Energy

The Kickstarter sale ended, but you haven't missed out. HomeBiogas 2.0 is still available for purchase!<p><b>We're so happy to see a passionate community</b> …

The defiance of an 'untouchable' New York subway worker

<b>The memoir of an Indian woman who was born a so-called untouchable and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway has been hailed by critics for its unflinching account of caste and family in India. Journalist Sudha G Tilak spoke to Sujatha Gidla about her life story and how it became</b> …


A New Bathroom With Vintage Charm

The room is new, but it feels lived-in.<p>The room is new, but it feels as if it's been there forever — in the best way.Produced by Samantha Emmerling and Carisha Swanson