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Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
New research on how society works
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Technological and digital news from around the world.
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Explorations in the world of science.
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