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Idea/Ethics

Why vegetarians should be prepared to bend their own rules

Alberto Giubilini

Essay/Bioethics

The pig on your plate

That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food?

Barbara J King

Video/Subcultures

A tour of the Brooklyn rooftops where man’s best friend has a beak and wings

8 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

What we’ve done with our world, from ingenuity to devastation – in two kinetic minutes

2 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

Preventing the all-consuming sound pollution of modern life starts with listening to nature

10 minutes

Idea/Biology

Bad mothers and why they make a difference to cheetah survival

Anne Hilborn

Idea/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Polar bears need to be fat, and they can’t be without sea ice

Thea Bechshoft

Essay/Stories & Literature

Sands of time

The North Sea is rich in signs of what made the modern world. It's also a monument to what awaits us in the Anthropocene

David Farrier

Essay/Sports & Games

Rules of ascent

For mountaineers, it’s not enough to get to the top – it must be done a certain way. But why is the harder way better?

Paul Sagar

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

How a tiny group of insects escaped extinction by hiding in a bush for 80 years

20 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

In the murky waters of climate change, native fishers are among the most vulnerable

7 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

Watchers of the earth

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening

Carrie Arnold

Video/Making

How to build a full pottery workshop from the earth up

11 minutes

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Bring back the mammoth to fight global warming? It’s not as crazy as it sounds

26 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

Can combining commerce and conservation keep American bison in the wild?

15 minutes

Video/Architecture & Landscape

A ski mountain as a stunning ethereal reflection on how we move through nature

14 minutes

Idea/Ethics

There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos

Richard Moore

Essay/Mathematics

How to play mathematics

The world is full of mundane, meek, unconscious things embodying fiendishly complex mathematics. What can we learn from them?

Margaret Wertheim

Video/Sports & Games

Why falconers believe a bird of prey in action is still a wonder worth beholding

4 minutes

Idea/Wellbeing

Feel-good fractals: from ocean waves to Jackson Pollock’s art

Florence Williams

Idea/Nature & Environment

Winter is a time of regeneration: we’ll miss it when it’s gone

Bernd Brunner

Video/Nature & Environment

A Herculean fish and the fight against a $6 billion mega-dam project in Alaska

25 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

Clash of cousins: monkeys and humans wage a droll turf war at the Rock of Gibraltar

17 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

‘Space junk’ is a calamity in the making and a threat to anyone venturing off Earth

11 minutes

Idea/Meaning & the Good Life

Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary

Emrys Westacott

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

A tale of three dogs

Coyotes, dingoes and wolves are all dogs, as intelligent and loyal as our familiars. Our treatment of them is unconscionable

Brandon Keim

Idea/Nature & Environment

It’s not easy to make landscape a place: you have to feel it

Fiona Stafford

Video/Space Exploration

Think pollution is just an on-Earth problem? Anthropocene junk is in space too

2 minutes

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Video/Nature & Environment

We can’t fly like birds, nor can we stop our gaze soaring skyward to dream of it

3 minutes

Idea/Earth Science

Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums

Brian Switek