Andrew Thomas - My World-Changing Idea
As part of a series of short films coinciding with BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016, retired astronaut Andrew Thomas explains his World-Changing Idea.
Shows from BBC Future
BBC Future Episodes
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated and begins to pervade everyday life, psychologist Alex Gillespie believes we need to begin rethinking our relationship with technology.
A short narrative video following a journey aboard one of the largest container ships in the world. Nearly everything you own comes to you by sea - which means the oceans have never been so busy.
Live eels, street offal - the food on the menu of a ravenous serial-eater reads like a collection of things to keep well away from.
We followed the process of making whisky across Scotland - and distilled 21 steps down to three hypnotising minutes.
If you know where to look, you can spot the physical architecture of the internet everywhere: little-known junction boxes, mysterious markings and cables on every street.
The most meaningless, dangerous phrase in genetics is “The gene for X,” says Steve Jones, because the more we learn about DNA the less important it seems.
Could tiny organisms help us understand the extraordinary complexity of the human brain, and how to keep our brains healthy as we get older? One person thinks so.