Meanwhile…

5 minutes

The eerie otherworldliness of slow undersea life sped up to a human pace

Corals, and the echinoderms and funguses that frequently inhabit them, are characterised by their brilliant colours and slow, creeping movements. Set to a pulsing original score by Maurizio Morganti, Meanwhile… speeds up this undersea ecosystem to something resembling a human pace. The result is uncanny, making these familiar lifeforms appear as if born of another planet.

Director: Sandro Bocci

Website: Julia Set Collection

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Knowledge

Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society

5 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Amid massive urbanisation and modernisation, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners

30 minutes

Essay/Human Evolution

Sex makes babies

As far as we can tell, no other animal knows this. Did our understanding of baby-making change the course of human history?

Holly Dunsworth & Anne Buchanan

Video/Philosophy of Science

How LSD helped a scientist find beauty in a peculiar and overlooked form of life

6 minutes

Idea/Astronomy

What high-speed astronomy can tell us about the galactic zoo

Christopher Kochanek

Essay/Evolution

Aliens in our midst

The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself

Douglas Fox

Video/Biology

From egg to the air: 21 days of bee development condensed into one mesmerising minute

1 minutes

Idea/Anthropology

It’s not that your teeth are too big: your jaw is too small

Peter Ungar