A charity is a non-profit making organisation that raises money for people in need. 

Solar power

Which form of energy is free during the day, produces no dangerous waste products and will be available for the next 4 billion years? Solar power, of course. Read about some of the things you can do with it.


As the brightest and biggest thing in the night sky, the moon has inspired music, poetry and stories for centuries. But it is a hostile environment to humans in many ways.


Slavery is the idea that a human is someone’s property, that he/she can be bought, sold and owned; and forced to work without being paid. This concept has been around for thousands of years.


Do you get nervous when a black cat walks in front of you? Do you avoid walking under ladders? If you broke a mirror would you expect to get 7 years' bad luck?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions then you are clearly a superstitious person.

Creepy Crawlies

I screamed. Then, my heart pounding, and probably still screaming, I grabbed a handy can of insecticide. He ran at me but I jumped out of the way and he scuttled out of the kitchen…

The Island of Mauritius

Mauritius is just 42 miles long and 29 miles wide, and has only been inhabited since the 17th century, but already has a rich and varied history and is famous for many things.

Gardening: the Beginnings

The modern garden has a history going back many thousands of years. The first ‘garden’, was a vegetable-garden, where early humans cultivated different types of plants for food.

What are dreams for?

The quick answer is that nobody knows what dreams are for. The long answer is that there are lots of different theories. Releasing deep secrets? Solving problems? No purpose at all?


Richard I, King of England (1157-99) spent only six months of his ten-year reign actually in England! Find out everything you never needed to know about some of the early Kings of England...


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