How well does the idea of free trade really work? Does it improve our economic welfare?
New insights into why some objects, stars and people attract or repel.
Can shame be a force for good?
An exploration into dependency from fossil fuels to obesity and ageing populations
Is Déjà vu a brain glitch or misplaced ‘real’ memory?
How do you catch something that moves at 300 million meters per second?
How is people management in the workplace changing?
Author Will Self, Armand Leroi, Leslie Vinjamuri and Matt Parker on changing foundations
From speech recognition to computer vision, can Deep Learning transform our world?
How easy is it to say “no” where you live?
Rhythm is within us, all around us and in space. But what is it?
The cat-and-mouse world of computer encryption
Does it matter if we write less by hand?
The marvellous ability to create almost anything we want in our minds
Our changing attitude to wood and living in a ‘plyscraper’
The etiquette of interrupting a conversation, and the distracting impact of our gadgetry
How do our feet work when we stand or walk, or when we dance with them?
How important is our ability to postpone pleasure and can we ever master it?
Do the things we own and collect enrich our lives or weigh us down?
Do we have to have a ‘pecking order’?
How seemingly insignificant decisions can lead to dramatic outcomes
Are our personalities shaped by what we are born with or shaped by our experiences?
How do organisms change and evolve to adapt to their environment?
How a spark of inspiration is transformed into a line on canvas or a line of verse.
Who can we trust in the world of Big Data and how is it changing our lives?
When is regularity good and when does it become boring, or even oppressive?
Do we want robots to be more social? The Forum at World-Changing Ideas Summit in New York
Spatial processing in the brain, bird migration and natural navigational clues.
How to approach uncertainty in the modern world
How simple cells, molecules and even robots can work together to achieve complexity