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Idea/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

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

Thea Bechshøft

Video/Nature & Environment

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

7 minutes

Video/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

Meet the man bent on powering the world with vortexes

6 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/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

The case for making our homes out of trash – tradition and culture be damned

7 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

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

25 minutes

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Idea/Biology

What the death of an oak tree can teach us about mortality

Gabriel Popkin

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Essay/Poverty & Development

The harvests of Chernobyl

Thirty years after the nuclear disaster, local berry-pickers earn a good living. What’s the hidden cost of their wares?

Kate Brown & Olha Martynyuk

Video/Making

Make shelter: how to build an awesome hut only with naturally occurring materials

14 minutes

Video/Making

The amazing man who produces iron using only wood, bark, fibre and clay

5 minutes

Video/The Future

Could the weirdest solution to the problem of nuclear waste also be the best?

14 minutes

Essay/Space Exploration

To save Earth, go to Mars

If head-on problem-solving can’t save the Earth, maybe lateral innovation can. Will low-cost space research pave the way?

Joe Mascaro

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Video/History

Pyramiden: population 6. The Soviet ghost town frozen in time high in the Arctic

13 minutes

Essay/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

Sunshine in a bottle

Mimic the dance between carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, and you can tap into clean solar energy and ease climate change

Peter Forbes

Video/Cities

What happens when the power goes off. Or, how to enjoy a blackout

4 minutes

Video/History of Science

War, commerce, research. How the Arctic became the epicentre of climate science

14 minutes

Idea/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

Is the cold fusion egg about to hatch?

Huw Price

Video/Biology

How the maths of network resilience could help us preserve at-risk ecosystems

5 minutes

Video/Making

Why there’s more than just novelty to one young inventor’s air-powered Lego car

4 minutes

Idea/Human Rights

Uranium communities cast a shadow on the nuclear future

Stephanie Malin

Idea/Data & Information

Doing more with less: the economic lesson of Peak Paper

John Quiggin

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Idea/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

If NASCAR embraced electric cars it could change the world

Bill Nye

Idea/Biotechnology

Biohackers should produce a microbial uberfood for the world

Dawn Field

Video/Architecture & Landscape

Could the simple, replicable elegance of the igloo be a model for future homes?

10 minutes

Essay/Philosophy of Science

The cold fusion horizon

Is cold fusion truly impossible, or is it just that no respectable scientist can risk their reputation working on it?

Huw Price

Video/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

An immersive journey through Germany’s massive transition to renewable energy

3 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

For an indigenous group, protecting the future requires rediscovering the past

9 minutes

Video/Earth Science

Under a powerful X-ray laser, coral reveals weather patterns from centuries ago

3 minutes

Video/Bioethics

Why finding creative ways to end our reliance on meat may be a moral imperative.

3 minutes