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A Mobile Feast in Porto -- With a Guide

Wherever you're traveling in Europe, you can search online for a local food tour. I took one in Porto and had a great time...and a great meal. Here, at the end of a delicious tour, our guide, Andre (of Taste Porto Food Tours), recaps what we did.<p>Follow Rick Steves on Twitter: …

A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The day the lights went out

For most Britons, news that the United Kingdom was at war came like a bolt of summer lightning. There had been no need for the Prime Minister to …

This Robotic Kangaroo Can REALLY Hop (VIDEO)

Looking for a new pet? Have you considered a robotic kangaroo?<p>As part of an ongoing program to study animals as models for new technologies, the German company Festo has created an experimental robot dubbed BionicKangaroo.<p>With the help of elastic tendons and batteries that recharge on landing, the …

What do theatre audiences want?

At Paines Plough's symposium on the future of small-scale touring in Manchester last week, Vikki Heywood, the former executive director of the RSC, said that there had been a time when she and others had been keen to organise large meetings of RSC audiences in Stratford and London and simply ask …

The college that gets 11-plus 'failures' into Oxbridge. How?

Dylan Fuller is 18 and from Stockport in Greater Manchester. His parents did not go to university: his dad is a taxi driver, and his mum is a school bursar. His GCSEs, he tells me, were "good, but not great": one A* and five As. But at the end of his first year studying for A-levels, his AS grades …

Interesting object: The creation of the first part of the Oxford English Dictionary was particularly arduous

People's knowledge of the history of the English dictionary is usually restricted to half-remembered gags from an episode of Blackadder. It's …

Richard III: a year since we found him

Higher Education Network,Research,Academics,Professional development,Higher education,Education,Richard III,Monarchy,UK news,Research,University of Leicester,Forensic science and archaeology,Archaeology,Science<p>Four researchers tell of the 'unbearable' pressure, relentless media attention and career …

1981 news report on the future of the internet - video

This 1981 KRON-TV news report covers the San Francisco Examiner's early attempts to deliver an online version of its news. In the report, we hear how this is the first step in newspapers' content being delivered by computers. An enthusiastic engineer predicts that one day we will get all our news – …

Doctors know best, but we shouldn't have to be pushy to get proper treatment

It is sobering to see how quickly patient autonomy could morph into patient blaming. Professor David Haslam, chairman of the NHS rationing body, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice), has said that patients should view themselves as "equal partners" with their doctors and be …

Exclusive: Race hate - a crime the police will not solve

Tens of thousands of race hate crimes are going unreported every year, disturbing new figures reveal, as community leaders warn they do not have …

Should public funds be used to prop up West End venues? | Opinion

It is too early to come to any conclusions about what caused part of the Apollo Theatre ceiling to fall. But having been caught in the torrential and …

writing a playscript.

This activity takes you through the main principles of writing a script, and is a great overview for last min revision before a test.

Feature: Theatre Writing

<b>In this collection of lectures, essays and articles, we look at the art of theatre writing from every which way. From the practical to the</b> …