The Island of Mauritius
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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.

Asthma
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With World Health day on 7th April, we take a closer look at a very common health problem.

What did a dinosaur look like?
2

Dinosaur art has a long history, in natural history museums, children's toys and films. We love looking at dinosaurs. But what are we seeing? The real thing? Or a little fact and a lot of imagination?

Mountains
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Here's a look at three popular mountain sports – Snowboarding, BASE Jumping and Rock Climbing - and some environmental problems facing mountains and the people who live on them.

Theatre
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Theatre is not often seen as being a pastime that many ordinary people do. 'Ordinary people' watch TV or go to the cinema or eat out with friends. Is the theatre only for rich, upper class intellectuals?

Creepy Crawlies
3

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…

Aeroplanes and global warming
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Have you ever looked out of the window of a plane at 30,000 feet at the vast expanses of empty ocean and uninhabited land, and wondered how people can have any major effect on the Earth?

Philosophy
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The two Greek words – “philo”, which means love and “sophia”, which means wisdom are the beginnings of the word we use today: Philosophy, the love of wisdom.

A Quick Guide to Dance
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Let's look at some different styles of dance.

Gardening: the Beginnings
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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.

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