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/Life Stages

Harlem’s over-55s synchronised swimming team thinks ageing is better in the pool

4 minutes


When we look for aliens, why do we always find ourselves staring back?

5 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

The island where 50 million crabs roam free and refugees are trapped in limbo

21 minutes

Essay/Quantum Theory

Quantum common sense

Despite its confounding reputation, quantum mechanics both guides and helps explain human intuition

Philip Ball


The Sun – our steady, reliable companion – tells a very different story up close

4 minutes


The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Zeeya Merali


The mathematics of music means piano strings can never be in perfect harmony

4 minutes

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence


The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

Beth Singler


Bad mothers and why they make a difference to cheetah survival

Anne Hilborn