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‘Operation Protective Edge’ was launched by Israel on 8 July 2014 in response to rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza. By the time the military operation had ended, more than 2,100 Gazans were reported dead, including 150 people killed during a bombardment of the Palestinian city of Rafah on 1 August. Working with Amnesty International, a research team at Goldsmiths, University of London created a 3D model of the bombardment using video shot by Gazans. Forensic Architects dissects the research team’s efforts to reconstruct the attack and determine if war crimes were committed.
Director: Tristan Martin
Producer: Liz Mermin
Website: Thomson Reuters Foundation
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
Information and communication
There are many ways to make a flat map of the world – each of them a unique distortion
What is it like to clean the world for tomorrow while the rest of a city sleeps?
The nearly forgotten origin myth of Hawaii’s third-gender healers, as told by one
A whirlwind tour of Hong Kong’s high-rises is an awesome meditation on urbanity
Sports and games
After a day’s toil in California’s fields, labourers let loose in street races
History of technology
Remarkable historical footage is locked behind paywalls. It’s time to set it free