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Video/Childhood & Adolescence

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

18 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

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

30 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

How Gaelic sports became a cultural binding force in Ireland’s most diverse town

15 minutes

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Why can concave surfaces look convex when viewed from overhead (and vice versa)?

4 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

Looking like time travellers from a bygone era, sumo wrestlers gather for a competition

3 minutes

Video/Philosophy of Science

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

6 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

With inspiring perseverance, Julio juggles late work nights with elite marathon training

9 minutes

Video/Biology

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

1 minutes

Video/Art

How the ‘Master of Black’ uses non-colour to manipulate light in his artwork

4 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Painted frame by frame, a vivid animation restores a history lost to deportation

6 minutes

Video/Stories & Literature

A story is like a black box – you put the reader in there: George Saunders on storytelling

7 minutes

Video/Progress & Modernity

Two young Bushmen grapple with the possibility of transitioning to modern lives

29 minutes

Video/History

The amazing and awful outcome of releasing 1.5 million balloons into the sky

7 minutes

Video/Physics

How the ‘identity agnostic’ neutrino exists in three states all at once

3 minutes

Video/History of Science

In 1938, a fish thought extinct for 65 million years resurfaced, nearly unchanged

7 minutes

Video/Ethics

Pain leads to empathy and self-preservation: should we make robots ‘feel’ it?

12 minutes

Video/Personality

Magic from the mundane – paper towels flourish in the hands of a coffeeshop artist

2 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

An immigrant mother and her daughter finally explore the things they had left unsaid

5 minutes

Video/History of Technology

What does innovation sound like? For a century, typewriters chattered an evolving story

21 minutes

Video/Cultures & Languages

The reverence and revelry of a New Orleans jazz funeral procession

2 minutes

Video/Physics

If life feels out of balance, don’t worry – there’s always symmetry below the surface

4 minutes

Video/Gender & Sexuality

Meet the lucky little organ that is uniquely dedicated to pleasure

3 minutes

Video/Social Psychology

Laughing at others’ misfortune is fine for ‘fail’ videos. It’s poison for politics

6 minutes

Video/Human Enhancement

It takes a careful blend of science, craft and compassion to make a prosthetic eye

6 minutes

Video/Subcultures

A tour of the Brooklyn rooftops where man’s best friend has a beak and wings

8 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

What we’ve done with our world, from ingenuity to devastation – in two kinetic minutes

2 minutes

Video/Evolution

Flashing together: when fireflies meet LEDs, the result is a beautiful lightshow

2 minutes

Video/Internet & Communication

A classic film on communication finds renewed meaning in the age of memes and emojis

22 minutes

Video/Life Stages

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

4 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

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

21 minutes