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FAST FACTS: ALS and the ice bucket challenge

Not all those who join the video challenge know what ALS is, or what the video is all about. Here are some facts you need to know about the disease and the ice bucket challenge.

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/66963-als-ice-bucket-challenge-jonathan-yabut

 
Why I refuse to join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Weeks have passed and the ALS Foundation has earned more than US $15M thanks to the viral campaign, but at what real cost?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-25/ice-bucket-challenge/5693542
 
Pros and cons of the 'ice bucket challenge' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The 'ice bucket challenge' has become a phenomenon with people being called-out online to tip a bucket of ice over their heads to bring attention to motor-neurone disease.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29013707
 
BBC News - How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?
The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/30/ice-bucket-challenge-backlash-fails-to-dampen-uk-charitys-spirits
 
Ice bucket backlash fails to dampen the spirits of British charity | Society | The Observer
Greens, animal rights supporters and even Catholics have opposed the campaign, but for the UK's MND Association, the £4.5m is a 'fabulous' boost, writes Tracy McVeigh
 
 
http://www.alsa.org/assets/pdfs/2012-annual-report_als-association.pdf
http://www.livingwage.org.uk/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28963267
 
BBC News - TUC: Majority of women workers 'earn less than living wage'
The majority of women working part-time earn less than the minimum wage, according to the TUC.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/living-wage
 
Living wage | Society | The Guardian
Latest news and comment on Living wage from the Guardian
http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/images1/News/livingwage_infographic_final1.jpg
 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/scandal-of-5m-on-less-than-the-living-wage-8229944.html

 

BBC - www.bbc.co.uk/iwonder

Have you ever wondered if we would starve without bees? lots of fascinating things to think about on this BBC website.

Nobel Prize - www.nobelprize.org

Find about about the amazing people who have won the Nobel Prize and how they have changed the world.

The Periodic Table of videos - www.periodicvideos.com/index.htm

Extend your knowledge of the elements and other chemicals.

Sixty Symbols - www.sixtysymbols.com/index.html

Astronomy, Physics and the science of numbers and symbols are all here!

All about History - www.historyanswers.co.uk

Many articles to extend your knowledge of the past.

Duolingo - www.duolingo.com

Learn another language for free? Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese.

Linguascope - www.linguascope.com
 
Language learning website for French, German, Spanish, Italian and EFL
 
National Geographic - www.nationalgeographic.com
 

GapMinder - www.gapminder.org

For those who love statistics or for those fascinated by data related to countries, poverty, education etc.

United Kingdom Maths Trust - www.ukmt.org.uk

Challenge your maths knowledge!

For parents....

Potential Plus UK - http://potentialplusuk.org/index.php

National Association for Able Children in Education - www.nace.co.uk

 

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