When record executives tried to mold Franklin's sound to their liking, her career sputtered. Then legendary producer Jerry Wexler came along. His approach? Stay out of her way.
Results showing a large number of Leave constituencies now back Remain caused great excitement but don't necessarily mean major change is on the way.
A podcast all about nothing. From the importance of doing nothing to the ill-effects of time spent in solitary confinement and what nothing means in space.
The racism that underpins colourism must be challenged.
Following in the thoughtful footsteps of Descartes and Voltaire.
Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul', was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Too often, talk of population and sustainability becomes emotionally loaded and conflict ridden.
As we try to understand how extreme groups win mass appeal, this organisation offers valuable lessons.
Bitcoin needs regulation to bring it into the mainstream but this goes against its libertarian ideals.
Mosquitoes are picky about who they bite but it's not actually "us" that they're smelling when they choose their next meal...
Only a couple of months until the elections, the frontrunner is behind bars and the economic agenda of the next government is anyone’s guess.
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
Recent developments mean that touting on an industrial scale could become more difficult.
The marketing of breakfast cereals may be confusing consumers with a mix of true and inflated claims.
Scientists have used 'tree rings' in coral to identify centuries of stress.
The case for all things Tor.
Austerity measures, a refugee crisis and the UK's retreat have not dimmed most EU citizens' enthusiasm for the union.
Rowan Atkinson was part of a new wave of comedians who pushed racist comedy to the margins. So why is he defending Boris Johnson now?
Even people who claim to hate routines probably follow quite a few.
New research reveals how stress could alter our perceptions about which animals are 'smart'.
Seasoned readers of US science fiction will have the uncanny feeling of having seen this all before.
An X-ray sensitive ink means future detectors could be printable, portable and flexible.
Students across the world are using social media to research and choose their university.
The gender pay gap remains stubbornly high in the UK, but the new rules are shaming companies into action.
Problems such as mental illness and drug addiction are confined to a minority of homeless people – and it's preventing others from getting help.
Older men are more at risk of loneliness than woman. Feeling isolated increases the risk of anxiety and depression.
What turns a seaside resort into something altogether more glamorous? One word can change the fortunes of a whole region.
I made a film about people using food banks in the hope that their voices will be heard far and wide.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
An international comparison of life expectancy rates has raised alarm bells for the UK.
Changing people's behaviour is a huge challenge, but it is critical for good health and a sustainable planet.
More than a quarter of art house movies are never made available in the UK.