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Video/Childhood & Adolescence

A monk dedicates himself to giving unwanted children the childhood he never had

40 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Imagine alien signals are detected. Here's what happens next

3 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

Life as a young referee: you get berated on the pitch; at home, mother does it too

17 minutes

Video/History of Technology

The last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

29 minutes

Video/Family Life

‘Space to grow’: on being young, anxious and American in a Zen Buddhist family

12 minutes

Video/Social Psychology

How gang violence is American violence: it shows alienation at all social levels

5 minutes

Video/Politics & Government

In the US, linking guns to owners is, by design, a convoluted and absurd process

7 minutes

Video/Art

The flickering ray of hope in the stark loneliness of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

8 minutes

Video/History of Technology

Why Ancient Pacific mariners were the NASA scientists of their day

2 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

Can any of these four men shed tears on command? The psychology of the ‘guy cry’

4 minutes

Video/Biology

If a sea urchin survives the incredible tumult of youth, it’s nearly immortal

3 minutes

Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Fun in zero gravity: the real reason astronauts go to space

4 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

Thrill to the motorbike hellriders who make their living on the wall of death

9 minutes

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

What else do we lose when we lose sight of the stars?

3 minutes

Video/Making

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

5 minutes

Video/Fairness & Equality

On breasts, beauty and being a female journalist in the women’s movement

6 minutes

Video/Cosmology

The classic 1977 film that put the vastness of the universe into perspective

9 minutes

Video/Social Psychology

Glory in defeat: how Japan fell in love with a racehorse who couldn’t win

19 minutes

Video/Cultures & Languages

‘Whose language is it anyway?’ The evolution of English, from ‘loaf’ to ‘LOL’

11 minutes

Video/Architecture & Landscape

Rethinking architecture for the dead: views from the world’s tallest cemetery

7 minutes

Video/Ethics

Ought we accept Hume’s severing of any connection between ‘is’ and ‘ought’?

1 minutes

Video/Food & Drink

Street food in motion: a chicken’s journey from coop to plate in Bamako, Mali

4 minutes

Video/Neuroscience

After a century of trying, have scientists successfully mapped the human brain?

2 minutes

Video/Art

How René Magritte turned philosophy into painting

7 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

‘Pool to table’: on the leisurely challenge of indoor shrimp fishing in Taiwan

3 minutes

Video/Mood & Emotion

Kindness as self-defence – the power of ‘non-complementary behaviour’

8 minutes

Video/War & Conflict

How two enemy soldiers saved each other’s lives decades – and continents – apart

18 minutes

Video/Death

Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance?

10 minutes

Video/Biology

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

5 minutes