Swarming monster worms and sea stars

3 minutes

Join massive, ancient carnivores for a rare feast beneath the Antarctic ice

While Antarctic ice may look barren from above, creatures such as sea stars, sea urchins and nemertine worms flourish in the waters below. In this eerie time-lapse from the BBC’s ‘Life Story’ series, colourful bottom-dwellers swarm to seize upon a rare ocean-floor feast.

Narrator: David Attenborough

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A transfixing audiovisual dive into varieties of emergence

4 minutes

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Video/Ethics

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

6 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

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

25 minutes

Idea/Physics

Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator

Joel Frohlich

Video/History of Science

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

3 minutes

Essay/Deep Time

Welcome to Terra Sapiens

Humans have been altering Earth for millennia, but only now are we wise to what we’re doing. How will we use that wisdom?

David Grinspoon

Idea/Physics

How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

Jon Butterworth

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Essay/Biology

The queen does not rule

The ant colony has often served as a metaphor for human order and hierarchy. But real ant society is radical to its core

Deborah M Gordon

Video/Evolution

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

4 minutes