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Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius

Cameron Thompson is only 13 and he has been a maths genius for as long as he can remember. At aged 10 he sat an online maths test getting every question right, at age 11 he managed to rattle through two GCSE exams in maths and additional maths getting top marks and that same year he passed his A levels with flying colours. Cameron's passion for maths however has meant that other "normal" childhood pursuits have taken a back seat whilst being brilliant at maths has become his entire identity. But now for the first time he is no longer getting 100%, he's in the middle of an Open University...

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Lost At Sea Flight MH370

An airliner with 239 passengers and crew on board vanishes without a trace, 16 days later it is announced that beyond reasonable doubt the plane crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean with no survivors. The search area narrows but with no real evidence being found the agony for the family members continues and the world still waits for answers about the disappearance of flight...

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Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It

What do we all have in common? no matter what corner of the world you live in you need several necessities, food, water, shelter and money. Half of all transactions involve money in exchange for goods or services, stocks, bonds, a loaf of bread or even illicit drugs. It doesn't matter what the commodity, you've got to pay for it or at least someone does. We spend much of our lives chasing money in order to make a living and accomplish our dreams but it's also an instrument of destruction, some might say evil, driving criminals to lie, steal and even murder. Money is a catalyst for the...

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Hillsborough Disaster

This ESPN 30 for 30 special examines the tragic events that took place on the 15th of April 1989, the Hillsborough Stadium disaster which resulted in the deaths of 96 people and 766 others being injured. The event itself took place due to dangerous overcrowding during a football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest and remains the worst stadium-related disaster in English sports history and one of the worlds worst football disasters. In 1990 an official inquiry into the disaster took place which in the end concluded that "the main reason for the disaster was the failure of...

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Groomed By The Islamic State

In February of this year (2015), three young schoolgirls from East London, aged between just 15 and 16 left their typical way of life and all comforts that go along with that in order to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State as brides to be. So far around 60 women from the UK have made the same journey. The story of this disappearance instantly became big news and a blame game quickly followed suit in order to find out who was at fault. Once the families of the three girls, Amira Abase, Shamima Begum, and Kadiza Sultana found out that the police has already been interviewing their...

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Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule

Of all the people who have ever lived, there is only one that can say "I am Rik Mayall", creator of the TV series The Young Ones, a pan global phenomenon and loved by millions. On the day Rik was born god cried "let there by light entertainment" and there was, he dreamt the impossible dream and there will never be another. For those that are unfamiliar with his work Richard Mayall, was an English comedian, writer, actor and voice-over artist. He was famous mostly for his alternative style of comedy, primarily in the 1980s with TV shows including not only The Young Ones but the cult...

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The Sky at Night, Pluto Revealed

The revelations about New Horizons recent visit to our dwarf planet Pluto, made headlines and news across the globe. The BBC's, The Sky at Night team were lucky enough to be behind the scenes for the whole thing, following the unfolding story every step of the way and now bringing us new insight, revealing the in-depth science behind the incredible images of Pluto and the surprising discoveries of mountains and strange geometry on the surface of this cold, distant...

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Britains Synthetic Marijuana Addicts

As the new British government began making movement to ban all legal highs, VICE went to visit Manchester where synthetic drugs such as "Spice" and other brands like Vertex, Pandora and Insane Joker are freely available to buy from newsagents and places known as headshops. Although manufacturers state on the packets that these products are not fit for human consumption, legal highs are used recreationally all over the UK and sometimes make the news when students overdose on them. In this short film, VICE wanted to meet up with a more vulnerable group of users of these drugs, those who seem...

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The Train That Divides Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an ancient city with a sparkling new train, it was built to unite people but instead the train itself seems to be dividing it further. In this film by BBC's panorama, reporter Adam Wishart, a British Jew, investigates how the train has made it easier for the Jewish community to travel into the Palestinian suburbs, seeing a dramatic influx of people who the Palestinians would rather stayed away. Wishart decided to ride the train which seems to have caused so much controversy, having even incited violence amongst the two sides, all in order to discover the truth as to whats...

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