Last September, Thames Water made a startling discovery. Lurking in the sewers beneath Whitechapel was a monstrous ‘fatberg’ – a 130-tonne blob of raw sewage. Now, the Museum of London is putting it on display. We asked Sharon Robinson-Calver, Head of Conservation and Collection Care at the museum, how they made it happen.
We also chat to Catherine Price, who in her new book, How To Break Up With Your Phone, looks at what the latest research says how addictive your smartphone and tablets can be, and how apps and social networks are designed to keep us hooked. And if that gets you looking at your phone differently, she has a digestible 30-day plan, that will help you identify bad habits, tidy up your apps to make them less addictive, and enable you to become more mindful of your phone to stop it sucking up your precious time.
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