Video/Cosmology

The Sun – our steady, reliable companion – tells a very different story up close

4 minutes

Idea/Art

Why does contemporary art make for wildly popular blockbusters?

Judith H Dobrzynski

Essay/Politics & Government

The bloodstained leveller

Throughout history, plagues and wars have left greater equality in their wake. Can we get there again without bloodshed?

Walter Scheidel

Video/Love & Friendship

From a 77-year relationship to a first date – a brisk, cheery survey of love

3 minutes

Idea/Ethics

Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living?

Barry Lam

Essay/Gender & Sexuality

The orgasm cure

What if we could expand ecstasy, reduce stress and lift depression, all by delaying and extending orgasm?

Peter von Ziegesar