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Why do women have periods?

A handful of species on Earth share a seemingly mysterious trait: a menstrual cycle. We’re one of the select few mammals on Earth that menstruate, and we also do it more than any other...

Food frown without soil

Using city rooftops to grow healthy sustainable food. Learn how Lufa Farms is using technology and automation to grow fresh food daily with no soil, no pesticides, less water and zero waste.

Why do we dream?

In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven’t paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still...

Listen: Patrice Baumel BBC Essential Mix 2017-09-23

This is the clean version of Patrice Baumel’s Essential Mix, without the BBC jingles and talking. Tracklist: DJ Metatron – The Journey (Giegling) Guy Mantzur & Khen – Touching Distance (My Favourite Robot) Octo Octa...

Atlas: the humanoid gymnast

Boston Dynamics has released footage of a humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. This is a significant improvement on robot capabilities – despite what years of sci fi movies have suggested,...

Club scene in 1997 Ostberlin

Berlin may still be a round-the-clock party city, but it’s current iteration has nothing on what it was like in the ’90s. Or that’s the impression we get after watching this video that spotlights...

The history of Bacardi

Bacardi is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Originally known for its Bacardi white rum, it now has a portfolio of more than 200 liquor and spirits labels. Don Facundo...

Embrace your inner gabber

The legendary Dutch gabber festival will have its 25th anniversary party last weekend. If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that gabber is beginning to enjoy something of a comeback. But while these new gabber...