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Video/History of Science

‘I could not but wonder at it’: history’s first glimpses into the microbial world

7 minutes

Video/Music

Melody, rhythm and piety: the rich forms and meanings of Indian classical music

17 minutes

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

Why the ‘exotic and strange’ world of childhood is ripe for horror

5 minutes

Video/Digital Culture

A transfixing audiovisual dive into varieties of emergence

4 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

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

25 minutes

Video/Fairness & Equality

How the one-child policy created a Chinese underclass of 13 million people with no rights

15 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

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

17 minutes

Video/Travel

Rail workers battle winter’s worst in this kinetic, Oscar®-nominated classic

8 minutes

Video/Gender & Sexuality

A boy wants to wear a red dress in a photo with his dad, but doesn’t quite dare

9 minutes

Video/History of Science

Energy is like children’s toys: often hiding out of sight, but never actually lost

3 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

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

11 minutes

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Video/Addiction

Can writing an 11,000-page autobiographical thesis cure addiction?

16 minutes

Video/History

A day in the life of Auschwitz today is a mix of history, tourism and prayer

7 minutes

Video/Philosophy of Science

‘Falsification’ ruled 20th-century science. Does it need revision in the 21st?

2 minutes

Video/War & Conflict

How 60 ambiguous words gave the United States’ president unprecedented war power

7 minutes

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Video/Gender & Sexuality

On the examined sex life: a meticulous chronicle of desire and self-knowledge

19 minutes

Video/Making

Trapped, boiled, devoured: how to eat well in the wild

7 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Knowledge

Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society

5 minutes

Video/Evolution

How the mantis shrimp’s six-pupiled eyes put 20/20 vision to shame

4 minutes

Video/Mind & Body

Odourless world: what smell means to those who don’t have it

9 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

Reason might be our puppet master but only after emotions tug on the strings

3 minutes

Video/Stories & Literature

How E E Cummings’s most famous love poem reaches towards transcendence of self

9 minutes

Video/Chemistry

Peek into the chemical nursery where metal crystals are born and bred

3 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Could we make a home on Mars? It would be a very unique psychological situation

3 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

How we became more than 7 billion – humanity’s population explosion, visualised

6 minutes

Video/Earth Science

Battling sexism and dissension, Marie Tharp changed how we understand the Earth

5 minutes

Video/Love & Friendship

Fighting the tide: a Louisiana bayou couple’s 70 bittersweet years of marriage

13 minutes

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Video/Chemistry

Obsession and electricity: a scientist chases the origins of life in the lab

16 minutes

Video/Stories & Literature

Leonard Cohen turns an erotic fantasy that wasn’t into a sleepless night’s work

6 minutes

Video/History of Science

Science doesn’t rely on luck, but success in science can’t do without it

5 minutes