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Video/Biology

How airborne microbes ride clouds, hop continents and even make it rain

5 minutes

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Can you season seafood with ocean sounds? One of the many ways senses interact

5 minutes

Video/Values & Beliefs

Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern

5 minutes

Video/Bioethics

Can we prepare for the ethical issues surrounding future discoveries?

7 minutes

Video/Family Life

What family means to the world’s longest-married couple after 88 years together

7 minutes

Video/Mathematics

Maths notation is needlessly complex. It can and should be better

8 minutes

Video/Biology

Glow worms mimic stars, creating a stunning faux night sky in a New Zealand cave

4 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

The joys and struggles of living on the world’s most crowded island

19 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

Music might be quintessentially human, but does it serve a purpose?

4 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Embark on an interstellar, operatic adventure with the Voyager spacecrafts

15 minutes

Video/Food & Drink

Delicious but cruel. Can foie gras be produced and enjoyed ethically?

4 minutes

Video/The Future

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

14 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

Humane horse-training means understanding humans as predators and horses as prey

6 minutes

Video/Cultures & Languages

‘Grief bacon’ and other untranslatable words for the highs and lows of love

4 minutes

Video/Logic

Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?

6 minutes

Video/Law & Justice

Can video of the police shooting an unarmed civilian ever be viewed objectively?

30 minutes

Video/War & Conflict

When Barack Obama speaks after mass shootings, the moments of silence say the most

3 minutes

Video/Art

When is art a better tool for understanding mental illness than science?

8 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

The true meaning of the match is clearest on the face of the diehard fan

5 minutes

Video/Evolution

What makes mosquitoes so good at getting under our skin?

3 minutes

Video/Rituals & Celebrations

The Japanese festival that’s one of the world’s most spectacular – and dangerous

2 minutes

Video/Physics

From relativity to quantum theory – our physical world explored through coffee

9 minutes

Video/Political Philosophy

Want to build a just society? John Rawls said to start by ignoring your identity

2 minutes

Video/Film & Television

Why Buster Keaton’s visual comedy is still the best in a century-plus of cinema

9 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

‘Since we don’t have wings we fly kites’ – aerial combat above Rio’s favelas

5 minutes

Video/Evolution

Great for killing, and for research: the lethal fangs of saber-toothed cats

5 minutes

Video/Human Rights

Free speech is vital to human flourishing, but it’s in a decade-long slump

5 minutes

Video/Film & Television

Rod Serling on how imagination turns science fiction into fact

5 minutes

Video/Evolution

How multicoloured side-blotched lizards put game theory into evolutionary action

3 minutes

Video/Gender

How young Bosnian men are learning to separate masculinity from violence

9 minutes