How does the larynx produce sound? How does it control the pitch of the voice? And how are the throat and mouth manipulated to alter vocal register and quality? The wonders of the human voice – from the lost sound of the castrato voice and the ethereal tones of Mongolian throat singers to Bryn Terfel shaking the rafters of St David’s Hall. With sound recordings, video clips, animations and images.
From Fiscal Cliffs to Triple Dips and Cypriot banks, the BBC Economics Editor explains everything you ever wanted to know about economics but were afraid to ask.
Shakespeare is the inventor of the comedy of wooing and wiving; his idea of the lover has more in common with Justin Bieber than with Mr Darcy. What can we learn from the example of Shakespeare’s boy lovers? Shakespeare’s notions may be closer to female fantasy than we think.
The online Everyday Sexism Project exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced by women on a day-to-day basis. It shares stories from women around the world. The founder reports on the last year’s work.