Prominent international thinkers debating big ideas.
New ideas about volcanoes, earthquakes and other geological processes
How to ensure better food transparency: to track what we eat from farm to fork.
Separating the benefits of radioactivity from its dangers
When is defiance a resistance to authority, and when is it a sign of disregard to others?
New insights into the human microbiome, the tiny organisms living in and on our bodies
How do we respond to things that are unfinished or incomplete?
Advice from a garbologist, a waste expert and a taxidermist about re-using waste
Why some people and animals adapt to hardship
What is the place of rivalry in human behaviour?
Exploring how we operate at night and our attitude to the dark
How can we stem the brain drain from countries who need their talented people?
The technology and art of wheeled transport
Rules and how they govern us.
Why balance in humans, machines and music are needed for effectiveness and safety
Can loss be a force for renewal, forcing us to adjust and experience things differently?
Turkish novelist Elif Shafak, Nick Bostrom and Ann Phoenix from UCL discuss identity
Extreme life on earth and in space.
What lies behind our desire to improve and perfect nature
How humans and machines interpret facial expressions
Bridging the divide between living and inorganic matter
How open are you to the unexpected?
How to make the world simpler
The history and the future of oxygen
Why do we get cross?
Will new technology mean the end of the human translator?
Why do we see a narrative in everything?
Reawakening language and culture
How what we consume shapes and defines our identity
Tracking changes in our lives and bodies over decades, generations and even millennia