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VideoJul 2015

Q: Why do Americans celebrate the 4th of July

(4:14) Conversations with American beachgoers in San Diego on the eve of the 4th of July.


AnimationSep 2013


(10:39) Fantastic beat poem by comedian Tim Minchin, animated by DC Turner.


VideoOct 2018

Google 2.0: Why MIT scientists are building a new search engine

(12:59) Searching for the origins of truth on the internet.

VideoMay 2012

Could you pass the American naturalisation test?

(2:58) The Center for the Study of the American Dream at Xavier University reports that just 64% of native-born Americans could pass the naturalisation test immigrants must take to become a US citizen.


VideoJul 2013

Hank Green - 50 science misconceptions

(7:44) Time to unlearn some well-known facts.


VideoSep 2009

Did You Know? 4.0

Facts and stats focusing on the changing media landscape, developed in partnership with The Economist


VideoFeb 2012

American students put to the test

(4:50) Questions every American should be able to answer with ease, particularly the educated, who most likely will be running the country in the future.


VideoSep 2011

What we can learn from five million books

(14:09) Google have digitised millions of books (15 million to date), but short of reading them all, how can we practically use the accumulated words today? Google have created NGrams that allow you to trace the usage of any word or phrase in the historical record, opening up the science of 'culturomics' (the application of massive scale data collection and analysis to the study of human culture). From a TEDTalks in 2008 with Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel.


Dec 2002

Things my mummy taught me...


VideoAug 2010

How long does it take for the Earth to go around the sun?

Survey of scientific literacy in Australia finds 30% believe it takes one day for the Earth to go around the sun. Great beaches, no brains.