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  • How to win at... stone skimming | Episode 5 | BBC Ideas

    How to win at... stone skimming | Episode 5 | BBC Ideas

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    Stone skimming isn't easy - there are whole championships devoted to the art of the perfect throw. Want to be a champ? Have a watch of this to learn how to become a stone skimming pro in less than 3 minutes.Made by Splinter Design.Want to watch more like

  • Why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth | BBC Ideas

    Why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth | BBC Ideas

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    Soil is underappreciated. But it's vital in so many ways. Here's a look at the importance of soil - and why soil matters so much.This was made in partnership with The Royal Society. Animation by Flock London.Enjoyed this? Have a watch of this video next!

  • 04:25 Where do phobias come from? | BBC Ideas

    Where do phobias come from? | BBC Ideas

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    Scared of spiders, holes, heights...? Phobias are very common. But why do we have phobias? What causes phobias? Where do phobias come from?Feel like watching more? What happens when humans can't touch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErWfdjdOah8&Made by S

  • 04:27 My journey from rock bottom to the top | BBC Ideas

    My journey from rock bottom to the top | BBC Ideas

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    Computer scientist Sue Black shares the story of her incredible life - and shares a few tips she has learned along the way for success.This is the latest in our Habits of the Highly Successful series. Here's another one ' I saved an innocent man from deat

  • 04:20 Why are people racist? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 1 | BBC Ideas

    Why are people racist? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 1 | BBC Ideas

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    What's behind racism? Historian Onyeka Nubia explores why some people are racist - and talks about his own experiences of racism.The problem with the colour "nude", 'What Stan Lee's comics taught me about black history', what's the difference between, xen

  • 04:00 Would George Orwell have had a smartphone?  | BBC Ideas

    Would George Orwell have had a smartphone? | BBC Ideas

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    George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was published more than 70 years ago in 1949. 1984 imagines a society controlled by Big Brother, where people are monitored by the state using advanced technology. If George Orwell were alive today would he be wo

  • 04:54 Why are people sexist? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 3 | BBC Ideas

    Why are people sexist? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 3 | BBC Ideas

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    What's really behind sexism? The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project Laura Bates explores some of the root causes of sexism and sexist behaviour.Why are people racist? Or homophobic? Watch more like this in our What's Behind Prejudice playlist: https:/

  • 04:57 Why are people homophobic? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 2 | BBC Ideas

    Why are people homophobic? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 2 | BBC Ideas

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    In the latest in our series about prejudice - and the underlying reasons behind it - we speak to LGBT activist Richard Beaven about some of the reasons behind homophobia. And he shares his own personal story of coming out as gay when he was almost 40. Wan

  • 04:48 Three pioneers who predicted climate change | BBC Ideas

    Three pioneers who predicted climate change | BBC Ideas

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    We've known about climate change and the warming impact of CO2 for a very long time... Here are three key figures in the history of climate change science - Eunice Foote, Guy Stewart Callendar and Charles Keeling. Not all of them them got the recognition

  • 04:43 Why are people anti-Semitic? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

    Why are people anti-Semitic? | What's Behind Prejudice? Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

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    Why are people anti-Semitic? What is behind anti-Semitism? As part of our series on the root causes of various forms of prejudice, US comedian Alex Edelman explores what's behind anti-Semitism. Why are people racist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zHr9O

  • 04:51 What is plant blindness (and are you suffering from it)? | BBC Ideas

    What is plant blindness (and are you suffering from it)? | BBC Ideas

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    "Plant blindness" is the inability to appreciate - or sometimes even notice - the plant life around us. And it's a surprisingly common phenomenon. But more and more studies show that spending time in nature is good for our wellbeing. Made in partnership w

  • 05:05 A brief history of memes | BBC Ideas

    A brief history of memes | BBC Ideas

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    Where do memes come from? Why do some memes become popular? This video looks at the evolution and history of memes - and how and why they spread. In the mood for more? Have a watch of this Why I quit social media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij_xXZAhJP

  • 04:19 How to burn emotional burnout | BBC Ideas

    How to burn emotional burnout | BBC Ideas

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    What is emotional burnout? And how can you avoid it? Dr Radha Modgil shares her top tips for making sure you don't feel overwhelmed and burnt out.Subscribe and to BBC Ideas and https://bbc.in/2F6ipavIf you found this video helpful, have a watch of this on

  • 04:53 'Losing a parent made me more resilient' | BBC Ideas

    'Losing a parent made me more resilient' | BBC Ideas

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    Losing a parent in childhood is incredibly tough. But can the experience help set someone up for success later in life - helping to make them more resilient? Why do so many people who lose a parent when young go on to become leaders?Made by Silverfish Fil

  • 05:38 What happens to humans when we can't touch? | BBC Ideas

    What happens to humans when we can't touch? | BBC Ideas

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    Touch is how we first communicate as babies. Touch is fundamental to human wellbeing. So what happens when we can't touch - for example during the coronavirus pandemic?Enjoyed this? You might like to watch this video next How limits can boost your creativ

  • 06:01 The girl who changed the world with an acorn | BBC Ideas

    The girl who changed the world with an acorn | BBC Ideas

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    A powerful story of hope and redemption, which challenges us to think about the way we interact with the natural world. This beautiful animation, The Promise, is based on a children's book of the same name. ** There are subtitles available for this video

  • 02:57 A brief history of sausages | Edible Histories Episode 8 | BBC Ideas

    A brief history of sausages | Edible Histories Episode 8 | BBC Ideas

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    What are sausages made of? And where do sausages come from? From saveloys to toad-in-the-hole, food historian Annie Gray chews over the history of this ever-popular food - the sausage.Made by Somethin' ElseLooking for more to sink your teeth into? Find ou

  • 04:20 How to write a perfect speech | BBC Ideas

    How to write a perfect speech | BBC Ideas

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    Cody Keenan, speechwriter to Barack Obama, shares his top tips for how to deliver a speech that will be remembered. He says a great speech is authentic, speaks to something bigger and if you can get some jokes in there, great!Subscribe to BBC Ideas https:

  • 03:39 What would a world without humans be like? | BBC Ideas

    What would a world without humans be like? | BBC Ideas

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    What would happen if there were no humans on planet Earth? What if all humans disappeared? What would a world without people be like? In a world without humans, what would happen to animals and nature? What would survive? What would thrive?With scientific

  • 03:44 Some truly absurd ancient beliefs | BBC Ideas

    Some truly absurd ancient beliefs | BBC Ideas

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    The Greeks and Romans gave us so much, but not everything they thought has stood the test of time. Classicist Daisy Dunn unpicks five nonsensical pearls of wisdom from the past. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav--------------------------------

  • 03:45 5 Latin phrases that are still meaningful today | BBC Ideas

    5 Latin phrases that are still meaningful today | BBC Ideas

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    Classicist Daisy Dunn unpicks the Latin phrases that have stood the test of time. Famous Latin phrases such as "in vino veritas", meaning "in wine is truth" from historian Pliny the Elder, are definitely still relevant today!Subscribe to BBC Ideas https:/

  • 03:24 Why you're emailing wrong | You're Doing it Wrong! Episode 3 | BBC Ideas

    Why you're emailing wrong | You're Doing it Wrong! Episode 3 | BBC Ideas

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    Billions of emails are sent worldwide every day, but are you emailing wrong? Here are some easy pointers to make sure yours are actually read - and don't end up straight in the trash.Made by Objekt Films.Find other things you've probably been getting wron

  • 04:05 What if robots were in charge of the world? | BBC Ideas

    What if robots were in charge of the world? | BBC Ideas

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    Could artificial intelligence do a better job at governing than humans? What is the future of AI? How does artificial intelligence compare to human intelligence? Will AI one day take over the world? A thought experiment, made with the help of Haydn Belfie

  • 04:51 Does your name suit your face? | BBC Ideas

    Does your name suit your face? | BBC Ideas

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    Five nuggets about names to get you thinking. Does the sound of your name match the shape of your face? Do middle initials in your name really matter?Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav------------------------------------------------------------

  • 05:32 Why smart people make stupid mistakes | BBC Ideas

    Why smart people make stupid mistakes | BBC Ideas

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    Some people are smart, but make all sorts of mistakes in their lives. Is that you? According to author David Robson, we're not always as smart as we think we are. Here are four thinking traps clever people fall into.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2

  • 06:16 Did house, techno and grime music start with these women? | BBC Ideas

    Did house, techno and grime music start with these women? | BBC Ideas

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    When an electronic music studio was established in Maida Vale, London, few at the BBC knew why it was there. But experiments in sound in that very studio completely changed how music was composed. Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire's research paved the way

  • 04:33 Schizophrenia: Breaking the mental health stigma | BBC Ideas

    Schizophrenia: Breaking the mental health stigma | BBC Ideas

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    Esme Weijun Wang has schizoaffective disorder and says to break the taboo around schizophrenia, more people need to tell their stories.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav---------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 04:27 Why is there no cure for hair loss? | BBC Ideas

    Why is there no cure for hair loss? | BBC Ideas

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    Why is it so hard to find a treatment for hair loss? Every year people spend billions trying to prevent hair loss. So why haven't we found a cure for going bald? Science writer Stephen Buranyi explains hair loss.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ip

  • 03:10 How fractals can help you understand the universe | BBC Ideas

    How fractals can help you understand the universe | BBC Ideas

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    What is a fractal, and how can fractals help us understand the universe? Classic examples of fractals in nature are broccoli and snowflakes. They can offer a fascinating explanation for how the world works!Written by Brandon Pestano, animated by Christoph

  • 05:47 Why do people lie and how often are you lied to? | BBC Ideas

    Why do people lie and how often are you lied to? | BBC Ideas

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    Why do we lie? And how often are you lied to? Well, sorry to break it to you, but it's probably more than you think. People lie to avoid punishment, for personal gain or because they get a kick out of it. Basically there are lots of reasons that people li

  • 03:27 High heels: A surprising history | BBC Ideas

    High heels: A surprising history | BBC Ideas

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    High-heeled shoes werent always worn by women the very first heels were actually designed as military footwear for men and were seen as "manly" and "butch". Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav-----------------------------------------------------

  • 03:00 What if everyone planted a tree? | BBC Ideas

    What if everyone planted a tree? | BBC Ideas

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    Around 30% of our planet is covered in trees - that's approximately 3 trillion trees. As well as helping with biodiversity, they can also help combat climate change. But we're cutting our trees down at an alarming rate - 4.1 million a day. So what would h

  • 07:07 Eva Kor: The Holocaust survivor who forgave the Nazis | BBC Ideas

    Eva Kor: The Holocaust survivor who forgave the Nazis | BBC Ideas

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    In this beautiful animation, Holocaust survivor Eva Kor tells the powerful story of her time in Auschwitz, and why many years later she decided to forgive those responsible.Made by Studio Panda.Animated by Anna Humphries and Amelia Chiew.Subscribe to BBC

  • 02:20 Was John Lennon a visionary or a bully... or both? | BBC Ideas

    Was John Lennon a visionary or a bully... or both? | BBC Ideas

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    Was John Lennon a visionary or a bully... or both? Comedian Russell Kane shares a side of the musical legend you might not have been aware of.You can download all the episodes of Russell's fantastic podcast series Evil Genius here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/pr

  • 03:47 3 surprising things you may not know about Queen Victoria | BBC Ideas

    3 surprising things you may not know about Queen Victoria | BBC Ideas

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    She despised young babies but was passionately in love with her husband Albert. Comedian Russell Kane shares 3 surprising things you may not know about Queen Victoria.You can download all the episodes of Russell's fantastic podcast series Evil Genius here

  • 05:03 Severn Cullis-Suzuki: The child who tried to save the world... in 1992 | BBC Ideas

    Severn Cullis-Suzuki: The child who tried to save the world... in 1992 | BBC Ideas

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    In 1992, when she was just 12, Severn Cullis-Suzuki warned the world about the environmental crisis. She tells her story, and reflects on the power of young people - like Greta Thunberg - who are sounding the alarm now over climate change. Animation by Pe

  • 04:02 Five tips to get a new habit to stick | BBC Ideas

    Five tips to get a new habit to stick | BBC Ideas

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    Why are new habits so hard to stick to? Dr Radha Modgil explains what's going on in our brains when we try to make new habits or break bad ones. And she has five tips for how to succeed in making a new habit.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav--

  • 02:35 Transhumanism: Will humans evolve to something smarter? | A-Z of ISMs Episode 20 - BBC Ideas

    Transhumanism: Will humans evolve to something smarter? | A-Z of ISMs Episode 20 - BBC Ideas

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    What does transhumanism mean? What is the definition of transhumanism? Philosopher Julian Baggini explains the radical vision of transhumanism - where humans become part-machine... and are all the better for it. Feminism, Darwinism, capitalism, socialism,

  • 05:32 Pink for girls, blue for boys - why do we gender toys? | BBC Ideas

    Pink for girls, blue for boys - why do we gender toys? | BBC Ideas

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    Pink and sparkles for girls... blue and diggers for boys. Why do we still have so many gendered toys? And what impact does this have on our children?Made by Flock London.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav-----------------------------------Do yo

  • 04:49 The truth about the Spartans | BBC Ideas

    The truth about the Spartans | BBC Ideas

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    The Spartans of Ancient Greece are known for their bravery, discipline and witty one-liners. But do we need a more nuanced view? Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav____________________________Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.

  • 05:25 How to tell if someone is lying to you | BBC Ideas

    How to tell if someone is lying to you | BBC Ideas

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    How can you tell if someone is lying or telling the truth? It's not as simple as you might think to spot a lie. Here's why you should use your ears, not your eyes, to spot a liar.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav-------------------------------

  • 04:25 5 ways you can demolish creative blocks | BBC Ideas

    5 ways you can demolish creative blocks | BBC Ideas

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    From colouring in to the 'vomit draft', actor and writer Kayode Ewumi shares tips for unleashing your inner creativity. Here are five ways you can demolish creative blocks...Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav------------------------------------

  • 04:32 Four secrets from sports psychology you can use in everyday life | BBC Ideas

    Four secrets from sports psychology you can use in everyday life | BBC Ideas

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    From talking to yourself to rehearsing to your mind, here are five secrets from the world of sports psychology that you can apply to your own life to help you achieve your goals.Want to boost your resilience? Have a watch of this https://www.youtube.com/w

  • 03:44 How metaphors shape the way you see the world | BBC Ideas

    How metaphors shape the way you see the world | BBC Ideas

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    What exactly are metaphors? Where are metaphors used? Our everyday language is full of metaphor - often without us even noticing. Metaphors are also tied up with power. This video helps explore and explain metaphors.Have you been getting a phrase wrong al

  • 03:31 What elephants can teach us about life | BBC Ideas

    What elephants can teach us about life | BBC Ideas

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    Elephants are more like us humans than we might think. From staying connected to dealing with grief, here's why we could learn a thing or two about life from elephants. Made by Big Deal Films.Learn more from the animal kingdom: What whales can teach us ab

  • 04:42 What would a world without prisons be like? | BBC Ideas

    What would a world without prisons be like? | BBC Ideas

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    We take prisons, or jails, for granted - but how effective are they? And are there better alternatives? In this viewpoint, OU Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Dr David Scott, explores what a world without prisons might be like. For another perspective on p

  • 03:03 A brief history of salt and pepper | Edible Histories Episode 7 | BBC Ideas

    A brief history of salt and pepper | Edible Histories Episode 7 | BBC Ideas

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    Some things just go together. Like salt and pepper. But how did salt and pepper get on (almost) every table, asks food historian Annie Gray.Made by Somethin' Else.Next, get your teeth into... A brief history of the humble sandwich: https://www.youtube.com

  • 04:55 The science behind why doughnuts are so hard to resist | BBC Ideas

    The science behind why doughnuts are so hard to resist | BBC Ideas

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    Why are some foods so much more tempting to us that others? What is going on inside our brains? And what role does the culture around us play? Why do we make the food choices that we do?Made in partnership with the Royal Society. If you liked this, you mi

  • 03:18 'Mental toughness is the secret to success' | BBC Ideas

    'Mental toughness is the secret to success' | BBC Ideas

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    British gold medal-winning sprinter and former gymnast Asha Philip tells the story of her success - and her tough journey along the way.Want to watch more like this? Four secrets from sports psychology you can use in everyday life https://www.youtube.com/

  • 03:51 What's the point of noses? | BBC Ideas

    What's the point of noses? | BBC Ideas

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    We all have noses. But what's the point of noses? And why do noses stick out? A quick look at the evolution and science of the human nose.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav____________________________Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the rig

  • 04:33 What do your table manners say about you? | BBC Ideas

    What do your table manners say about you? | BBC Ideas

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    From elbows on the table to slurping your noodles, here's how to navigate eating and dining etiquette, some table manners do's and don'ts around the world, and more on why table manners matter.Made by Preston Street Films.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bb

  • 04:01 How to be more productive | Productivity tips and hacks | BBC Ideas

    How to be more productive | Productivity tips and hacks | BBC Ideas

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    Want to be more productive and organised - whether that's at work or studying? From "Deep Work" to the "Pomodoro Technique", here are some simple productivity tips and productivity hacks to help you make the most of your time and get more done. And p.s. i

  • 03:25 Why anger is overrated | BBC Ideas

    Why anger is overrated | BBC Ideas

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    Is anger really a useful and healthy emotion? Historian Thomas Dixon thinks it would be better if we embraced our inner Stoic and kept our anger under control. Anger explained - including how anger works, what anger does, and why anger is (often) bad. Try

  • 03:17 What multitasking does to your brain | BBC Ideas

    What multitasking does to your brain | BBC Ideas

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    In life, there is always so much to do... but is multitasking the answer? Can we really multitask? Here's what goes on in our brains when we try, and why multitasking (mostly) doesn't work. Made in partnership with the Open University by Mosaic Films.Subs

  • 02:36 Why (almost) all world maps are wrong | You're Doing it Wrong! Episode 6 | BBC Ideas

    Why (almost) all world maps are wrong | You're Doing it Wrong! Episode 6 | BBC Ideas

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    Here's how maps were drawn in the past, why so many maps of the world are wrong and distorted. In short... maps of the world explained (and exposed)!Made by Objekt Films.Reading, tying your shoelaces, going to the toilet... this playlist looks at the litt

  • 04:03 Why your first memory is probably wrong | BBC Ideas

    Why your first memory is probably wrong | BBC Ideas

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    How does memory work? How is memory stored in the brain? What's your first memory? Our memories are integral to our sense of self - but can we actually trust them? Made in partnership with the Open University by Mosaic Films.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https:/

  • 05:03 Do police sketches actually help catch criminals? | BBC Ideas

    Do police sketches actually help catch criminals? | BBC Ideas

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    How accurate are police sketches? And how well are witnesses able to remember and describe criminals? Are police sketches effective in solving crime? And what are some of the new approaches being tested out?Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav___

  • 03:25 The ancient history of the modern hamburger | Edible Histories Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

    The ancient history of the modern hamburger | Edible Histories Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

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    We tend to think of the burger a quintessentially American invention - the fastest of fast food. But the story of the hamburger goes back further than you might think - right back to the Romans. Food historian Annie Gray gets stuck in.Made by Somethin' El

  • 04:43 Roy Hackett: 'Why I'm still fighting racism at 90' | BBC Ideas

    Roy Hackett: 'Why I'm still fighting racism at 90' | BBC Ideas

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    In this moving interview, anti-racism pioneer Roy Hackett - who is now in his 90s - reveals the extraordinary level of racism he faced when he first arrived in the UK in the 1950s. Following the Black Lives Matter protests and the removal of the statue of

  • 05:20 Why IQ is not the same as intelligence | BBC Ideas

    Why IQ is not the same as intelligence | BBC Ideas

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    Does IQ really measure how smart you are? Is it possible to accurately assess intelligence through a test? And does who is setting the test, and why, make a difference? Will humans keep getting smarter? Or are the limits to our intelligence? Watch more ab

  • 04:22 Why your belly button is amazing | BBC Ideas

    Why your belly button is amazing | BBC Ideas

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    Whether you have an innie or an outie, you definitely have one. So, here's a load of facts about your belly button.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav____________________________Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.Our aim on BBC

  • 05:57 Will humans keep getting smarter? | BBC Ideas

    Will humans keep getting smarter? | BBC Ideas

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    Is there a limit to human intelligence? Are humans getting smarter? What can IQ tests tell us? Where does emotional intelligence fit in? And what's the future of intelligence - will our brainpower be eclipsed by artificial intelligence? We asked some of t

  • 04:05 Why your ears are unique (and amazing!) | BBC Ideas

    Why your ears are unique (and amazing!) | BBC Ideas

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    You might take your ears for granted, but the human ear is quite an extraordinary feat of evolution and design. Each of our lugholes is as individual as a fingerprint and weve found 14 different ways to pierce our ears, making our ears even more unique! W

  • 03:15 How curry from India conquered Britain | Edible Histories Episode 6 | BBC Ideas

    How curry from India conquered Britain | Edible Histories Episode 6 | BBC Ideas

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    Going for an Indian or having a curry is almost as stereotypically British as roast dinners or fish and chips. So how did curry - a dish from India - come to dominate British cuisine? Here's food historian Annie Gray.Made by Somethin' Else.Hungry for more

  • 04:45 Is it time to reassess our relationship with nature? | BBC Ideas

    Is it time to reassess our relationship with nature? | BBC Ideas

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    Western societies tend to see nature and humanity as separate concepts. But are there other ways of understanding our relationship with planet Earth? Are there lessons to be learnt from indigenous cultures?If you liked this video, we think you'll love thi

  • 04:58 Why do we have so much stuff? | BBC Ideas

    Why do we have so much stuff? | BBC Ideas

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    Modern life just seems to be full of... well, stuff! But why do we have so much of it? What's happening in our minds when we buy new things? Should we consume less and declutter? Watch next Can fashion ever be sustainable? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

  • 03:46 What do our eyes say about us? | BBC Ideas

    What do our eyes say about us? | BBC Ideas

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    Our eyeballs have evolved from a tiny, light-sensitive patch to the incredible, complex organs we have today. But what can our eyes actually tell us about ourselves?Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavFind more videos like this in our playlist Th

  • 02:52 Why we see faces in clouds | BBC Ideas

    Why we see faces in clouds | BBC Ideas

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    Ever since Aristotle we've been told we have five senses but now it's thought we could have 20 or more. We all perceive the world quite differently. Here's why - and more about how perception works.Made in partnership with the Open University by Mosaic Fi

  • 04:58 From celebrities to influencers: A brief history of celebrity | BBC Ideas

    From celebrities to influencers: A brief history of celebrity | BBC Ideas

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    Have we always had celebrities? And are we more obsessed with celebrity culture now than in the past? A brief cultural history of celebrity - from Oscar Wilde, to Andy Warhol to Kim Kardashian and social media influencers today on YouTube, Instagram and e

  • 05:13 Why do we binge-watch? | BBC Ideas

    Why do we binge-watch? | BBC Ideas

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    What makes us binge-watch shows like Killing Eve or Game of Thrones? And is it a problem - or could it actually be good for us?Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav----------------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right pl

  • 04:21 Do we think differently in different languages? | BBC Ideas

    Do we think differently in different languages? | BBC Ideas

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    There are more than 7,000 languages in the world so does that mean there are more than 7,000 ways of seeing it? The Whorfian hypothesis is the idea that the language we speak affects the way we think and even how we see and structure the world around us.

  • 05:14 The story of the killer disease humanity eradicated | BBC Ideas

    The story of the killer disease humanity eradicated | BBC Ideas

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    Smallpox was one of the biggest killers in the history of humanity. This is the story of how we eradicated it. Are there lessons for us now as we battle the Covid-19 pandemic?This video was made in partnership with The Royal Society.Made by Angel Sharp Me

  • 04:27 Five ways to stop getting distracted | BBC Ideas

    Five ways to stop getting distracted | BBC Ideas

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    Why is it so hard to stop getting distracted? Is there a way to be better at it? Here are five tips to help you distraction-proof your mind and focus from author Nir Eyal.Made by Brendan Miller.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav----------------

  • 04:02 Are you the eldest child? Youngest? Are birth order stereotypes true? | BBC Ideas

    Are you the eldest child? Youngest? Are birth order stereotypes true? | BBC Ideas

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    There are lots of stereotypes about the eldest child, youngest child and middle child... But are there really birth order characteristics? And what if you are an only child? Dr Radha Modgil explores some of the evidence.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.

  • 04:17 What is deja vu? | BBC Ideas

    What is deja vu? | BBC Ideas

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    Deja vu is pretty weird. We've almost all experienced it at some time. But what actually is deja vu?Animated by Flock London.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav--------------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.

  • 03:43 The quiet power of introverts | BBC Ideas

    The quiet power of introverts | BBC Ideas

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    Are you an introvert? If so, that's great! Sofja Umarik (who is an introvert) looks at how it can be a real strength.Made by Sofja Umarik.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav----------------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in t

  • 03:22 5 things ants can teach us about management | BBC Ideas

    5 things ants can teach us about management | BBC Ideas

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    They may be tiny, but here's why us humans could learn a thing or two from ants about leadership and life...Made by Big Deal films.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav----------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right plac

  • 03:25 What is it like to be homeless? | BBC Ideas

    What is it like to be homeless? | BBC Ideas

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    Is it scary on the streets? Why do some homeless people have dogs? Two people with experience of homelessness answer some of the most searched questions online.Made by ITN productions.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav--------------------------

  • 04:15 If you're blind what do you see when you dream? | BBC Ideas

    If you're blind what do you see when you dream? | BBC Ideas

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    Do blind people have heightened senses? What do blind people see when they dream? We put some of the most searched questions on the internet... to those best placed to answer.Made by ITN Productions.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav-----------

  • 03:11 How to win at... cryptic crosswords | Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

    How to win at... cryptic crosswords | Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

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    Perplexed by cryptic crosswords? Then this video is for you. Become a genius at them in three minutes.Made by Splinter Design.And if you want to find out how to win at more stuff then check out our playlist with quick and easy tips on how to triumph at ga

  • 02:52 What if everyone in the world went vegan? | BBC Ideas

    What if everyone in the world went vegan? | BBC Ideas

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    More and more people are eating vegan foods and living a vegan lifestyle. But what would happen if everyone in the world switched to a plant-based diet and cut out meat and dairy? What impact could it have on the planet and on climate change? Made by Maia

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    How to keep calm under pressure | 3 quick tips | BBC Ideas

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    Exam stress? Deadlines? Job interview? They can all make you feel like a nervous wreck. So here's how to literally keep calm and carry on - with a little help from neuroscience and these three easy techniques from Dr Radha Modgil.Subscribe to BBC Ideas ht

  • 02:13 Why do we use a qwerty keyboard? | Episode 5 | BBC Ideas

    Why do we use a qwerty keyboard? | Episode 5 | BBC Ideas

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    Qwerty isn't the best keyboard layout if you want to type fast... So why do we use a qwerty keyboard? A quirky look at how we came to use qwerty.Made by Objekt Films.Reading, tying your shoelaces, going to the toilet... this playlist looks at the little t

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    How to get seriously good at reading | Episode 4 | BBC Ideas

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    Are you a slow reader? Or a fast reader? Either way, here's some tips to help you get better at reading and speed reading - and take more in.Made by Objekt Films.Reading, tying your shoelaces, going to the toilet... this playlist looks at the little thing

  • 03:10 Chocolate: A short but sweet history | Episode 3 | BBC Ideas

    Chocolate: A short but sweet history | Episode 3 | BBC Ideas

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    Chocolate, food of the gods! Its history goes back thousands of years so heres a quick look at how we came to eat chocolate in the first place - where its originally from (Central and South America), when it was invented, and how its made. Is chocolate an

  • 03:06 What whales can teach us about living our best life | BBC Ideas

    What whales can teach us about living our best life | BBC Ideas

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    Whales are more like us humans than we might think. From knowing your roots to making time for fun, here's why us humans can learn a thing or two from whale culture.Made by Big Deal Films.Watch more videos about our natural world in our playlist: https://

  • 03:20 Why wasps are just as wonderful as bees | BBC Ideas

    Why wasps are just as wonderful as bees | BBC Ideas

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    Unlike bees, wasps are not exactly the most-loved creatures, but they are hugely important to the eco-system - and all of us. As well as being apex predators, eating their way through millions of kilograms of insects each year, they are also important pol

  • 03:42 How to make better decisions | 3 quick tips | BBC Ideas

    How to make better decisions | 3 quick tips | BBC Ideas

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    Do you ever feel that life is just one decision after another? What to wear? What to eat? When you're faced with a big decision, it can be hard to know where to start. So here's Dr Radha Modgil and three of her favourite decision-making tips, along with a

  • 04:52 Four failed inventions that changed the world | BBC Ideas

    Four failed inventions that changed the world | BBC Ideas

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    The mouse, the pacemaker, VR, the synthetic fibre Kevlar... all four started off as failed inventions. So there's hope for us all!Made by Objekt Films.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav-------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre

  • 04:03 How half a degree could change the world forever | BBC Ideas

    How half a degree could change the world forever | BBC Ideas

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    In this viewpoint, environment activist and author Mark Lynas explores how our planet could be impacted by 1.5C of warming - and by 2C - and what a devastating effect an extra half a degree of climate change could have.Animated by Aslan Livingstone-RaSubs

  • 04:25 The real reason there's no cure for your cold | BBC Ideas

    The real reason there's no cure for your cold | BBC Ideas

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    Scientists have been studying cold viruses for 70 years - so why haven't we found a cure yet? Even if there was a cure, would you pay for an expensive vaccine just to avoid a few days with a runny nose? Science writer Stephen Buranyi takes a look.Subscrib

  • 07:55 What is an algorithm and how do they work? | BBC Ideas

    What is an algorithm and how do they work? | BBC Ideas

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    What is an algorithm? You may be familiar with the idea in the context of Instagram, YouTube or Facebook, but it can feel like a big, abstract concept. Heres presenter Jon Stroud with a down-to-earth guide to what on earth algorithms actually do.Made by J

  • 02:21 How to tie shoelaces the RIGHT way | BBC Ideas

    How to tie shoelaces the RIGHT way | BBC Ideas

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    Fed up with your shoelaces coming undone? Maybe you should try the 'superior reef' knot. Or if you're feeling fancy, the stylish Berluti. Find out how to tie your shoelaces the RIGHT way.Made by Objekt Films.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav--

  • 05:18 What do lucky people do differently? | BBC Ideas

    What do lucky people do differently? | BBC Ideas

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    Why is it that some people seem to have all the luck? And can we improve our fortunes? The BBC's Tui McLean explores the ins and outs of being lucky.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav-------------------------------------------------------------

  • 02:25 Charles Darwin's theory of evolution explained | BBC Ideas

    Charles Darwin's theory of evolution explained | BBC Ideas

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    What is Darwinism? And how much impact did Charles Darwin's theory of evolution have on the world? Philosopher Nigel Warburton explores. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Somethin' Else. --------Do you have a curious mind

  • 03:26 How instant noodles went global | BBC Ideas

    How instant noodles went global | BBC Ideas

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    Here's the story of how instant noodles went global - with the help of students, workers and prisoners.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was animated by Justin Quinlan. ---------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right pl

  • 03:18 Zionism: A very brief history | BBC Ideas

    Zionism: A very brief history | BBC Ideas

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    Confused about what Zionism actually is? Here's a three-minute history from SOAS professor, historian and author, Colin Shindler.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was animated by Somethin' Else. ---------------Do you have a curious m

  • 02:51 Could we live without any fossil fuels at all? | BBC Ideas

    Could we live without any fossil fuels at all? | BBC Ideas

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    Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres outlines her vision of a world that's entirely free of fossil fuels.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Somethin' Else.---------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre

  • 03:44 Sideburns: A hairy history | BBC Ideas

    Sideburns: A hairy history | BBC Ideas

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    Ever wondered where we get the word sideburns from? Here's a short animation dedicated to the man who gave his name to the creeping facial whiskers which became a fashion phenomenon.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Daygl

  • 02:49 Are young people discriminated against for being young? | BBC Ideas

    Are young people discriminated against for being young? | BBC Ideas

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    Poet and campaigner Ife Grillo argues that 'youngism' is all around us. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Somethin Else. ----------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.Our aim on BBC Ideas is t

  • 05:29 Seven video games that changed the world | BBC Ideas

    Seven video games that changed the world | BBC Ideas

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    Which video games are the most iconic of all time? Aoife Wilson of Eurogamer assesses seven epic titles.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by BBC Archive. ---------------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the ri

  • 03:09 Why algorithms are called algorithms | BBC Ideas

    Why algorithms are called algorithms | BBC Ideas

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    Why are algorithms called algorithms? It's thanks to Persian mathematician Muhammad al-Khwarizmi who was born way back in around AD780.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Dayglow Media & Pencil & Pepper. --------------Do yo

  • 03:40 Why the moon is still such a mystery | BBC Ideas

    Why the moon is still such a mystery | BBC Ideas

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    The moon has always fascinated us - why is it so alluring and what does it mean to us?Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Flock London. -----------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.Our aim on BBC Id

  • 04:38 What happens inside you when you read a story | BBC Ideas

    What happens inside you when you read a story | BBC Ideas

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    Stories are just stories, right? Not really. They are also incredibly powerful - and can both reduce prejudice, and help persuade. Heres what actually happens inside us when we read. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav------------Do you have a c

  • 03:31 The incredible story of the boy who invented Braille | BBC Ideas

    The incredible story of the boy who invented Braille | BBC Ideas

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    How 15-year-old Louis Braille invented a revolutionary tactile code for the visually impaired.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav---------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.Our aim on BBC Ideas is to feed your curio

  • 04:06 What is flow and how can it help you achieve more? | BBC Ideas

    What is flow and how can it help you achieve more? | BBC Ideas

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    This video shows you how tennis players achieve 'a state of flow' - and offers a few tips on how it can help you too on your daily life.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by BBC Scotland.-------------------Do you have a curio

  • 03:29 The tragic story of the man who invented diesel - and why he would turn in his grave | BBC Ideas

    The tragic story of the man who invented diesel - and why he would turn in his grave | BBC Ideas

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    The tragic tale of Rudolf Diesel, the man who invented diesel engines - and how things could have turned out very differently.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.Our aim on BB

  • 04:14 Why time seems to fly as you get older | BBC Ideas

    Why time seems to fly as you get older | BBC Ideas

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    Ever wondered where the last year of your life went? Neuroscientist David Eagleman sheds some light on the time-bending power of your brain. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was animated by Peter Caires. --------------------Do you h

  • 03:09 A brief history of socialism | BBC Ideas

    A brief history of socialism | BBC Ideas

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    What exactly is socialism? And where is it heading? Stephen Bush, political editor at the New Statesman, shares his view.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Somethin Else. --------------------Do you have a curious mind? You

  • 02:55 What is libertarianism? A simple guide | BBC Ideas

    What is libertarianism? A simple guide | BBC Ideas

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    What is libertarianism? And why do its proponents want the state kept at arm's length? Philosopher Julian Baggini explores this political philosophy. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Somethin' Else. ---------------------

  • 03:31 Capitalism: Is it here to stay? | BBC Ideas

    Capitalism: Is it here to stay? | BBC Ideas

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    How did capitalism start? How does it work? Is it here to stay? The Economist's Anne McElvoy tells the story of this economic system.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Somethin' Else.------------Do you have a curious mind?

  • 03:41 How commuting by rail changed our daily lives | BBC Ideas

    How commuting by rail changed our daily lives | BBC Ideas

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    Sick of your daily commute? There was a time when rail commuting could be seen as magical and marvellous. Here is a brief history of rail commuting. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav------------------------------Do you have a curious mind? You

  • 04:28 Do eggs contain the secrets of the universe? | BBC Ideas

    Do eggs contain the secrets of the universe? | BBC Ideas

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    Eggs are amazing. They're the pinnacle of design and possibly the shape of the universe itself. Welcome to the wonderful world of eggs.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Flock London. ----------------Do you have a curious

  • 04:11 Why does time go forwards not backwards? | BBC Ideas

    Why does time go forwards not backwards? | BBC Ideas

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    Time moves forwards not backwards. We all know that. But why? Science journalist Alok Jha explains all. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipavThis video was made by Flock London. ---------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right p

  • 03:22 Are aliens already watching us? | BBC Ideas

    Are aliens already watching us? | BBC Ideas

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    We've been sending signals into the universe for decades. Should we stop advertising ourselves? And if we stopped, could aliens still find us? MIT quantum astrochemist Clara Sousa-Silva explains. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav -------------

  • 02:19 How to win at arm-wrestling in three easy steps | BBC Ideas

    How to win at arm-wrestling in three easy steps | BBC Ideas

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    Want to win at arm-wrestling? Have you heard of the top roll strategy? The captain of the GB team shares his secrets to give you an edge. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This video was made by Splinter Design. -------------------------------

  • 04:06 What will we eat for breakfast in 2039? | BBC Ideas

    What will we eat for breakfast in 2039? | BBC Ideas

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    Fancy a bowl of insects? How about music-infused coffee delivered by drone? Welcome to your future breakfast. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav ------------------- Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC Ideas is

  • 03:40 The true story of Mary Anning: The girl who helped discover dinosaurs | BBC Ideas

    The true story of Mary Anning: The girl who helped discover dinosaurs | BBC Ideas

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    The story of Mary Anning, a fossil collector and palaeontologist who changed scientific thinking worldwide – but didn’t get recognition for her work at the time. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This beautiful animation was made using sand fr

  • 04:49 Three women who changed how we see the universe | BBC Ideas

    Three women who changed how we see the universe | BBC Ideas

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    These three amazing women astronomers - Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Vera Rubin - changed the way we see the universe. Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley explains what she learnt from them. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav ----

  • 06:25 Four ways your brain is playing tricks on you | BBC Ideas

    Four ways your brain is playing tricks on you | BBC Ideas

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    Is your brain your own worst enemy? Have you fallen into any of these mind traps recently? An exploration of the world of cognitive bias. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This video was made by The Moment. ---------------------------- Do you

  • 02:01 The hashtag… the story of # before Twitter and Instagram | BBC Ideas

    The hashtag… the story of # before Twitter and Instagram | BBC Ideas

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    Some call it the pig pen, others the octothorpe. Here are some curious facts about the humble hashtag before it became big on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav -------------------------- Do you have a curious mind? You’r

  • 04:28 Should we all write in Chinese? | BBC Ideas

    Should we all write in Chinese? | BBC Ideas

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    What if the whole world used the same writing system? Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This video was made by Angel Sharp Media. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC Ideas is to feed your curiosity, to open yo

  • 01:44 The story of the @ sign | BBC Ideas

    The story of the @ sign | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Everyone uses it, but not many know its official name, so here's a brief history of the asperand. Made by Dayglow Media & Pencil & Pepper, Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC

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  • 02:52 Lotte Reiniger: The animation genius you've probably never heard of | BBC Ideas

    Lotte Reiniger: The animation genius you've probably never heard of | BBC Ideas

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    We’ve all heard of Walt Disney. But what about Lotte Reiniger? Meet the unsung heroine of early animation. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW This video was made by Infocandy. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BB

  • 04:46 Should we count in 12s rather than 10s? | BBC Ideas

    Should we count in 12s rather than 10s? | BBC Ideas

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    Is there a better way to count? We use a decimal system - based on the number 10, but some people think it would be easier to live in a dozenal world. Here is the case for counting in 12s. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This video was made

  • 03:21 5 reasons why you should sleep more | BBC Ideas

    5 reasons why you should sleep more | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Neuroscientist and author Matthew Walker explains how proper sleep will help us live longer, healthier, and more creative lives. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC Ideas is t

  • 02:51 The language with 400 words for snow (and it's not Inuit) | BBC Ideas

    The language with 400 words for snow (and it's not Inuit) | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW The Scots language has an incredible 421 different snow-related words and expressions. Here are just a few of them. This video was made by BBC Scotland. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. O

  • 02:04 How the & sign got its name | BBC Ideas

    How the & sign got its name | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Everything you might want to know about the & sign - aka the ampersand. This video was made by Dayglow Media & Pencil & Pepper. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC Ideas is to

  • 03:13 Food stories: A brief history of the humble sandwich | BBC Ideas

    Food stories: A brief history of the humble sandwich | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW From the Earl of Sandwich to the ubiquitous quick lunch, food historian Annie Gray tells the story of the sandwich. This video was made by Somethin' Else. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place.

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  • 02:08 Popular How to win at rock-paper-scissors with 3 simple strategies | BBC Ideas

    How to win at rock-paper-scissors with 3 simple strategies | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Three simple, but effective, game strategies to help you triumph at that all-important game, rock-paper-scissors. This video was made by Splinter Design. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place.

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  • 04:17 The history of the universe explained in 4 minutes | BBC Ideas

    The history of the universe explained in 4 minutes | BBC Ideas

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    What are planets made of? How old is Planet Earth? Historian David Christian runs through 13.8 billion years of history and looks at the biggest challenge for the future of humanity... all in 4 minutes! Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This a

  • 03:10 Why do we eat turkey for Christmas (and Thanksgiving)? | BBC Ideas

    Why do we eat turkey for Christmas (and Thanksgiving)? | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW A whole load of fascinating facts about our (least favourite?) Christmas dish, from food historian Annie Gray. This video was made by Something Else. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our

  • 04:35 Right or left-handed? 5 facts about you | BBC Ideas

    Right or left-handed? 5 facts about you | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Here are five facts you probably don't know about yourself, courtesy of handedness expert Prof Chris McManus, from UCL. This video was made by BBC Scotland and Touzie Tyke. Do you have a curious mind? You’re i

  • 03:59 Multi-millionaire at 19 - here are my 5 top tips | BBC Ideas

    Multi-millionaire at 19 - here are my 5 top tips | BBC Ideas

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    5 tips from the youngest person on the Sunday Times Rich List 2018, multi-millionaire Akshay Ruparelia, on how to succeed in business. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav This video was made by BBC Studios and is part of a series called Habits o

  • 03:17 Why water is one of the weirdest things in the universe | BBC Ideas

    Why water is one of the weirdest things in the universe | BBC Ideas

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    Science journalist Alok Jha explains why water is so incredibly strange. Prepare to have your mind blown.. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav Animation by Oliver Smyth. --------------------------------- Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the

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  • 02:54 The story behind the Christmas food no-one really likes | BBC Ideas

    The story behind the Christmas food no-one really likes | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Our modern, sweet pudding was once served more like a chutney, as an accompaniment to roast beef. But is it in decline? Food historian Annie Gray explains why. This video was made by Something Else. Do you hav


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