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

Video/Subcultures

Deep faith and rough rides – life at an evangelical rodeo Bible camp

23 minutes

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Who names diseases?

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Watch as the whale becomes itself: slowly, slowly, from land to sea, through deep time

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Space exploration is still the brightest hope-bringer we have

Earle Kyle

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How a tiny group of insects escaped extinction by hiding in a bush for 80 years

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Essay/History of Science

The cosmology of Poe

Drawing on intuition, Edgar Allan Poe offered some remarkably prescient ideas about the universe in his poem 'Eureka'

Paul Halpern