Turing’s will amongst millions to go online

The wills of amongst others Alan Turing as well as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Beatrix Potter are among millions which have been made...

The future of the Library is coffee,WIFI and sofas says report

The modern library should be a technological hub with WIFI and the usual amenities of coffee, sofas and toilets, and offer, in addition, such...

The slow route to sustainable tourism success

Joining the “slow food movement” could be key to building successful, sustainable tourism according to a case study carried out by researchers from Manchester...

Frankincense is found in Roman British graves for the first time

The first scientific evidence of frankincense being used in Roman burial rites in Britain has been uncovered by a team of archaeological scientists. Led by...

Always look on the bright side of life

Funerals are marching to a different tune as Brits "look on the bright side of life" and pick music from personal playlists when the...

World Toilet Day

Today marks the United Nations officially designated World Toilet Day, which aims to shine the spotlight on communities living without basic It is a day...

80 million bacteria sealed with a kiss

As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published this week. The study, published in the...

History of ideas

BBC Radio Four is to offer listeners a fresh take on some of the big questions that have preoccupied thinkers down the ages in...

Through the combining glass , the Museum of the Future

Touching museum's treasures while still behind glass and trying on clothes when a shop is closed could become a reality thanks to new research...

Pendle Walking festival

It's the time of the year to dust off those walking boots and head to Lancashire's witch country over the annual Pendle Walking festival. Now...