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After just three weeks of development, worker bees emerge from their brood cells fully formed, flying out to begin supporting their hive. In a stunning high-definition time-lapse video, the US photographer Anand Varma follows the bee’s stages of development from egg to larvae to pupa to worker bee, with a sprightly score to match the insects’ rather startling journey into being.
Director: Anand Varma
Music: Rob Moose
Earth science and climate
A biologist on the sorrows of documenting the Great Salt Lake’s collapse
Design and fashion
Household items are reborn in a ‘visual symphony of everyday objects’
As a pianist strikes a chord, visualisations of his notes appear in real time
Why aren’t our everyday lives as ‘spooky’ as the quantum world?
Burning ice, metal clouds, gemstone rain – tour the strangest known exoplanets
Logic and probability
Chew over the prisoner’s dilemma and see if you can find the rational path out
The idea that life on Earth originated elsewhere is not as far out as it seems
Flicker through the eclectic beauty and biological diversity of 2,400 leaves
Bertrand Russell wanted to kill off causation. Can contemporary philosophy rescue it?