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Assembled from 80,000 photographs taken over the course of a month, this video traces a cargo ship’s path from the Red Sea to Hong Kong as it makes stops and captures scenes of storms, sunrises and squid boats along the way. With constellations swirling over the horizon’s line and oceans passing in a flash below it, the timelapse is a powerful reminder of human smallness, both in the scope of our planet and in the cosmos.
Video by JeffHK
Film and visual culture
A Palme d’Or-winning animation toys with the way our eyes perceive light
Witness the majesty of moths taking flight at 6,000 frames per second
Jocelyn Bell discovered pulsars. The Nobel Prize went to her supervisor
Animals and humans
A bluesy ballad tells the story of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in the US
In this 1975 lecture, the maglev train’s inventor deconstructs his ingenious design
Meaning and the good life
To know or not to know? Lillian weighs the costs of a life-changing genetic test
Information and communication
There are many ways to make a flat map of the world – each of them a unique distortion
Liquid experiments show how beautiful things can happen when chemicals meet
What is it like to clean the world for tomorrow while the rest of a city sleeps?