Origins of a diva: Grace Jones film delivers the naked truth

In the public imagination, if you ignore the time she assaulted Russell Harty on his chat show, Grace Jones is an austere presence, a cyborg’s impersonation of a disco diva; all digital cheekbones and robotic allure. There have been several different iterations of the Jones persona over the years -...

Your chance to carve out a new emoji for sculpture

Art-loving smartphone users already have emojis for paintings, palettes and pencils, but they'll soon have a symbol for sculpture too. A major new competition launched by Art UK, to mark World Emoji Day, is asking the public to design and vote on a new mini-graphic to represent the art form. Talthybius, David...

Casualty: A&E Audio

We want to make it easier for people with a hearing impairment to enjoy our dramas and follow every twist. Watch this Casualty episode and try out a new feature where you can set the audio mix to suit your needs. Available on: LAPTOP / COMPUTER / ANDROID PHONE....

Hebron: One Street, Two Sides

It’s been 50 years since the first Jewish settlers moved into Hebron in the occupied West Bank. With its Jewish enclave surrounded by Palestinians, the city has been a flashpoint for violence ever since. This interactive & immersive documentary shows life on one street for these uneasy neighbours. The Inside...

Six of the best: RIBA announce the Stirling Prize shortlist

It is the country’s highest architectural accolade. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced its shortlist for the Stirling Prize and six buildings have been chosen for their design, innovation, inspiration and sustainability. The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners The Macallan Distillery and Visitor...

Tellybox: Random TV

Tellybox gives you three new, easy ways to discover wonderful BBC programmes in a way that suits you. No idea what to watch on iPlayer? Why not try Random TV and get something totally random from hundreds of programmes! Who knows, you might land on a winner with a...

Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’?

Are our IQs set to increase forever, or are we on the cusp of decline? David Robson explores the past, present and future of intelligence. Since the intelligence test was invented more than 100 years ago, our IQ scores have been steadily increasing. Even the average person today would have...

Apollo in 50 numbers: Oddities

Apollo spacecraft names The second American in space, Gus Grissom, named his Mercury capsule Liberty Bell 7 – representing a patriotic symbol of American independence and Nasa’s first seven astronauts. Grissom’s 15-minute sub-orbital flight in July 1961 went perfectly but, shortly after splashdown, explosive bolts on the hatch blew prematurely. As...

Forget ‘girl/guy code’ – just be a good friend!

Whether you’re hooked on Love Island or not, there’s no way you’ve navigated the ins and outs of life without coming across the idea of ‘girl code’ or ‘guy code’. Breaking these codes can cause a lot of drama... but what exactly are the rules? Who writes them? And, do they even really exist? Do...