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VIDEO: Ensemble forecasting: what does it mean? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:35:42 GMT 
    Peter Gibbs goes behind the scenes at BBC Weather to explain forecast models and "postage stamps".


VIDEO: Can art and artist be separated? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:48:58 GMT 
    Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?


VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:11 GMT 
    The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.


VIDEO: Why are Thais raising three fingers? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52:43 GMT 
    A Thai protester says the military government has reacted aggressively to their use of the salute featured in the Hunger Games films.


VIDEO: Campbell's Ebola pop-up campaign shop 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:57:44 GMT 
    The fashion world is joining in the fight against the Ebola virus - supermodel Naomi Campbell has launched a pop-up shop in London to raise funds to help people in affected countries.


The US diplomats try 'digital jihad' 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:44 GMT 
    The US state department is joining the fight against Islamic state - in social media - but can they counteract a 'Mount Everest' of jihadist propaganda?


How could we intervene to change the climate? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:49:27 GMT 
    The field of geo-engineering - where humans intervene to change the climate - throws up fascinating ideas, and nightmare scenarios.


Does anybody still care about chess? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:48:25 GMT 
    The profile of chess has dipped since the days of Bobby Fischer - but that does not mean it is not in rude health, says David Edmonds.


Much at stake in Taiwan election 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:39:04 GMT 
    Beneath the firecrackers and drummers, much is at stake in Taiwan's local elections including the future of its relationship with China.


VIDEO: Black Friday - in 60 seconds 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:16:44 GMT 
    Retailers are forecasting record online sales amid pre-Christmas discounting. But why is it called 'Black Friday'? The BBC explains.


VIDEO: Thailand's democracy in limbo 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:24 GMT 
    Thailand has been ruled by the military since the coup and the country may not return to democracy for another 18 months.


US race relations: Six statistics 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:33:11 GMT 
    Six statistics that shed a little more light on the state of race relations in the US, following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.


Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:54 GMT 
    How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury?


Graphene promise for body armour 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:44:09 GMT 
    The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.


Kahlo's home recreated in New York 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:16 GMT 
    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.
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