Heliotropes

3 minutes

Like birds and flowers, humans go to all kinds of trouble to stay in the light

By pairing a series of beautiful images with just a few lines of poetry, Heliotropes shows how patterns repeat themselves at different levels of nature, whether we know it or not.

Director: Michael Langan

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

How the return of just 66 wolves rejuvenated Yellowstone’s entire ecosystem

5 minutes

Video/Ethics

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

6 minutes

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

A monk dedicates himself to giving unwanted children the childhood he never had

40 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Imagine alien signals are detected. Here's what happens next

3 minutes

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Idea/History of Science

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Christopher Graney

Essay/Physics

Taming the quantum spooks

Reconciling Einstein with quantum mechanics may require abandoning the notion that cause always precedes effect

Huw Price Ken Wharton

Video/Biology

If a sea urchin survives the incredible tumult of youth, it’s nearly immortal

3 minutes

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Idea/History of Science

Reporters should ask themselves: ‘What would Einstein do?’

Thomas Levenson

Essay/Physics

Must science be testable?

String wars among physicists have highlighted just how much science needs philosophy – and not just the amateur version

Massimo Pigliucci