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Mathematical properties underpin everything in our world, even if our minds tend towards noting their effects rather than their functions. This mesmerising video from the Paris-based design studio Parachutes investigates the maths hidden in our everyday lives – from the swirling patterns of storm clouds to the binary code behind computer screens.
Directors: Nicolas Lefaucheux, Yann Pineill
Journey deep into the Philippine forest in search of the world’s largest, rarest eagle
What does an AI make of what it sees in a contemporary art museum?
Fairness and equality
How the first woman of colour to be elected to the US Congress remade education
History of ideas
Tantra is, and was, a subversive philosophy of feminine power
Rituals and celebrations
From roaring fire and molten glass an artist creates a healing ritual
Ecology and environmental sciences
Producing food while restoring the planet – a glimpse of farming in the future
Ancient Greek sculptures were colourful. Why does the white marble ideal persist?
From zero to 5,000 – music and visuals express 30 years of exoplanet discoveries
We all play by economic rules set by men. What could a feminist economics look like?