Chinese Dreams: Canada
The arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada sparks a geopolitical crisis Read more
The arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada sparks a geopolitical crisis
Chinese Dreams: Kenya
How is China’s growing role in Kenya’s media scene changing perceptions of China?
Chinese Dreams: India
Where is the complicated relationship between India and China heading?
Mexico City: Women
Mexican women are calling on authorities to do more to combat the high rates of femicide
Mexico City: Men
As the MeToo movement gains momentum in Mexico City how do the men see gender equality?
Gender is a fraught political issue in Poland and many women are feeling challenged
Poland: Men and gender relations
What men in Poland are really thinking about the pivotal point for gender relations
Changing World, Changing Bodies
How modern life is changing our feet
What modern living is doing to our feet and why our trainers may not be the best for them
How modern life is changing our backs
How modern life has promoted back pain and why it is the number one cause of disability
How modern living is changing our faces
How our faces are evolving from jaws that are shorter to our teeth and eyes
How modern life affects our sleep
How do we get a good nights sleep in an increasingly noisy world?
Is height all in the mind?
Professor Cregan-Reid explores why people have grown so fast in the 20th Century
What is the secret to a longer life?
Five communities consistently outlive the rest of the planet boasting members aged 100+
The Future of Free Speech
Courts and the right to free speech
Robin Lustig explores the threats to and opportunities for the right to free speech
Freedom of speech in universities: Who draws the line?
Blasphemy or free speech?
Robin Lustig explores the challenge of blasphemy over the right to free speech
Journalists: Free speech v personal safety
Robin Lustig explores journalists' freedom to report against threats to their own safety
Tech companies and free speech
Is it up to tech companies to police what people should or shouldn’t say, post or tweet?
Window on the universe
A new space telescope promises to transform our view of the universe.
The Pandemic that Changed the World
Reasons: The pandemic that changed the world
Why did world leaders fail to work together to prevent the spread of Covid-19?
Remedies: The pandemic that changed the world
How should governments respond to the pandemic?
Rethinking: The pandemic that changed the world
Ian Goldin analyses the Covid pandemic, economic disaster and the future of globalisation
The senses: Touch
When our sensory system goes wrong, we learn how our senses help us understand the world
The senses: Vision
How glitches between our eyes and brain cause bewildering, even terrifying, images.
The senses: Hearing
‘I could hear my eyeballs moving’: How rogue messages pass between our ears and brain
The senses: Smell and taste
‘Everything smelled of rotting flesh, even perfume’: What happens when smell goes wrong?
The senses: Synaesthesia: When senses merge
Synaesthesia: We meet the man whose sister tastes of blackcurrant yoghurt
The Sun, Our Star
It's the source and sustainer of all life on Earth, but what do we really know about it?
The Sun, Our Star: Energy
How much energy can we get from the Sun?
The Sun, Our Star: Ancient sun
How the Sun’s light and heat inspired rituals dating back to the earliest humans
The Sun, Our Star: Space weather
What effect could solar winds have on life on Earth?
The Sun, Our Star: Health and beauty
What does being deprived of sunlight do to you?
Climate Wars: Darfur
Will Robson examines the links between climate change and global conflicts
Climate Wars: Water conflicts
How drought is fuelling conflict in India and Pakistan
Climate Wars: The new Cold War
As temperatures rise in the Arctic, global superpowers are eyeing new opportunities
Climate Wars: The Sahel
How climate change is acting as a catalyst for conflict in Africa's Sahel region
Climate Wars: Central and Northern America
What impact is climate change having on human security in Central and Northern America?
Can Germany Save the World?
Can Germany Save the World?: Mutti and her crisis management
Can Angela Merkel teach the world a lesson about managing crises?
Can Germany Save the World?: Building a post-Covid society
As governments rethink their economies and societies, could Germany provide the answers?
Can Germany Save the World?: Stepping up on the world stage
Is Germany ready to be more assertive on the world stage?
Finders Keepers: A photograph, a pipe and a skull
Should priceless stolen objects that form part of history be returned to their origins?
Finders Keepers: Icons and empire
Calls for the return of objects, looted from around the world are growing ever louder
Finders Keepers: A house that came home
What chance do communities have of getting looted artefacts back?
My Perfect City
The green city: San Francisco, USA
Is San Francisco’s recycling scheme and sustainable public transport a model to follow?
The smart city: Seoul, South Korea
How is data being used to help Seoul run smoothly?
The 24-hour city: London, UK
How the UK capital makes money around the clock
Participatory budgeting: Paris, France
In Paris citizens vote on how to spend the city’s budget. Is this a model to follow?
Knife crime: Glasgow, Scotland
How Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in Europe, is tackling knife crime
Medellin, Colombia: Slums and urban regeneration
The visionary project that transformed the violent barrios of Colombia's second city
My Perfect City: Oslo
What can Oslo – the European Green Capital of 2019 – offer to the perfect city?
My Perfect City: Employment in Toronto
Is a Canadian city's approach to unemployment one that other cities should consider?
My Perfect City: Mental health in Singapore
Has Singapore found a solution to improving its citizens’ wellbeing?
My Perfect City: Housing in Vienna
In Vienna housing is considered a human right. Is it a model other cities should follow?
My Perfect City: Integration in Rotterdam
A Dutch city lauded for its policies on integrating immigrant populations
My Perfect City: Women entrepreneurs in Kochi
An Indian city making female entrepreneurship a priority
My Perfect City: Communities in Barcelona
Can other cities learn from Barcelona's community-building initiatives?
The New Arctic
The New Arctic: Communities under threat
Allan Little investigates how the climate crisis is impacting Arctic communities
The New Arctic: Resource extraction
As the ice retreats can the scramble for resources beneath the Arctic benefit communities?
The New Arctic: Tourism
Tourism in the Arctic is growing but is it a sustainable industry?
The New Arctic: Power
As tensions rise between Russia, Nato and China in the Arctic is a new cold war likely?
Under the Canopy
Forests of folktale and imagination
The role that forests play in our imaginations and how they reflect our inner wildness
Forests of science and knowledge
Radical new ways of recognising forests as communities of mutually supportive trees
Forests of hope and the future
Jessica J. Lee explores the myriad ways that forests operate in our lives
Water: Too Much And Not Enough
How water shaped us
How our relationship with water evolved through time and shaped our deepest psychology
Water as a resource
Alok Jha uncovers the broken economics and politics of water
The ecological crises threatening water supplies from the lakes of Bangalore to Lake Chad
Alok Jha shows how water itself may offer solutions to give us hope
Gambling: A Sure Bet?
Gambling: A Sure Bet? Kenya
Dr Heather Wardle meets the students gambling on football to try and earn a living
Gambling: A Sure Bet? Albania
Is banning gambling the best way to tackle the problems it causes in Albania?
Gambling: A sure bet? USA
The Native American Tribes feeling threatened by the rise in online sports betting
Machines: What they do now that they did not do before
Daniel Susskind explores automation’s impact on the future of work in America
Automation and the future of jobs
What does the new wave of high-tech automation mean for jobs?
Are we heading for a world without work?
Could automation lead to the end of work, and what would that mean for the world?