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Game Changers

Game Changers

An original documentary series providing a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top and changed our world.
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Explainers Episodes

Climate change scenarios

Climate change scenarios

Videographic on climate change. The transition to a zero-carbon economy is likely to be a long and rocky road. So-called green energy is booming, but not fast enough to curb climate change, which is accelerating at an alarming pace as oil, gas and...
AFP
Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set its own stricter emissions standards, days before a major UN summit on averting climate change disaster.
AFP
Fukushima chronology

Fukushima chronology

Videographic illustrating the Fukushima nuclear disaster. As a Tokyo court pronounced three former executives not guilty in the only criminal trial over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a woman's voice cut through the silence from the gallery: "Unb...
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Videographic on Australia's Great Barrier reef. Australia introduced stricter new laws to limit agricultural run-off into the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef Thursday, in an attempt to save the reef and keep its prized world heritage sta...
AFP
Brain trauma in sport

Brain trauma in sport

Videographic on brain trauma and concussion. The Rugby World Cup begins in Japan on Friday.
AFP
Rugby injuries

Rugby injuries

Videographic illustrating common rugby injuries. The Rugby World Cup begins in Japan on Friday.
AFP
Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

New Zealand will be made to fight all the way for a third consecutive title as a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan on Friday with half a dozen teams confident of jockeying for the William Webb Ellis trophy. Videographic prese...
AFP
The physics behind a moving rugby ball

The physics behind a moving rugby ball

Videographic examining the unique movement of a rugby ball through the air. The Rugby World Cup begins in Japan on Friday.
AFP
The rugby ball

The rugby ball

Videographic looking at the history of the rugby ball. The Rugby World Cup begins in Japan on Friday.
AFP
Rugby Union rules

Rugby Union rules

Videographic looking at the sport of rugby union. The Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan on Friday.
AFP
Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Presentation of the Marina Bay Formula 1 circuit ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
AFP
Electronic cigarette

Electronic cigarette

Short videographic on the e-cigarette. New York became the second US state to ban flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, following several vaping-linked deaths that have raised fears about a product long promoted as less harmful than smoking.
AFP
Even nicotine-free e-cigarettes can harm blood flow, study finds

Even nicotine-free e-cigarettes can harm blood flow, study finds

New research has found that vaping temporarily is enough to impact the body's blood vessels.Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania asked 31 nonsmoking participants to inhale electronic cigarettes 16 times for three seconds each.
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NASA announces mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA announces mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA has announced plans to launch the Europa Clipper space mission to examine Jupiter's icy moon Europa by 2025.The mission aims to identify whether or not life could exist on Europa, according to the U.S. space agency's website.
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Florida palms suffering from Lethal Bronzing

Florida palms suffering from Lethal Bronzing

Palm trees in Florida are under severe threat from a condition known as Lethal Bronzing Disease, an illness that can kill the trees in months.
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Why Holograms Are the Latest Wave in Learning About the Human Body

Why Holograms Are the Latest Wave in Learning About the Human Body

The technological advances of the last decades make many of us feel as if we are living in a science fiction movie.
INSH
The Reason Why Men Send Nude Pics

The Reason Why Men Send Nude Pics

You can never be sure who's going to see them.
INSH
Microplastics found in Arctic sea ice

Microplastics found in Arctic sea ice

Researchers aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden as part of the Northwest Passage Project, an 18-day expedition through the Northwest Passage, have found microplastics polluting ice from the Arctic Ocean.
Next Animation Studio
Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, has launched the second version of its cleanup system.
Next Animation Studio
A massive collision with a planet bigger than earth may be the answer to Jupiter's unusual core

A massive collision with a planet bigger than earth may be the answer to Jupiter's unusual core

A cosmic collision between Jupiter and a protoplanet billions of years ago could explain the unexpected readings from NASA's Juno space probe.
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The search for Amelia Earhart's plane

The search for Amelia Earhart's plane

Researchers have long wondered what really happened to Amelia Earhart, the first ever female aviator to fly solo.
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Unprecedented heat wave causes massive salmon die-offs in Alaska

Unprecedented heat wave causes massive salmon die-offs in Alaska

Climate change and warming waters have caused the mass deaths of salmon in some parts of Alaska.
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Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Swedish scientists have discovered a new organ under the skin that helps process certain kinds of pain.According to National Geographic, mechanical pain was typically thought to be perceived through sensitive nerve cell endings in the epidermis.
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Mysterious radio waves detected from outer space

Mysterious radio waves detected from outer space

New radio waves from outer space have been detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment radio telescope, also known as CHIME.The findings were submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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How Fake News Started Over 100 Years Ago As "Yellow Journalism"

How Fake News Started Over 100 Years Ago As "Yellow Journalism"

Fake news didn't start with the current American political administration.
INSH
Nearly Half of Americans Wear the Same Underwear for Two Days in a Row

Nearly Half of Americans Wear the Same Underwear for Two Days in a Row

Think again before re-wearing the same dirty underwear for a second day in a row.
INSH
Tiny magnetic coils could be used to clean up microplastics in the ocean

Tiny magnetic coils could be used to clean up microplastics in the ocean

A university of Adelaide-led research team has created a carbon nanotube that could help fight microplastic pollution in our oceans.
Next Animation Studio
How toxic blue-green algae can poison dogs

How toxic blue-green algae can poison dogs

Several dogs have become fatally ill after swimming in lakes and ponds and ingesting water contaminated with toxic algae.
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How could China intervene in the Hong Kong protests?

How could China intervene in the Hong Kong protests?

As the Chinese government continues to strongly criticize the now months-long protests in Hong Kong, many wonder what Beijing will do to quiet the dissent.
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Malaria

Malaria

Videographic on malaria. Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world's first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day.
AFP
Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Videographic examining snowflakes. Organisers of Tokyo 2020 have tested the use of artificial snow as they look for novel ways to keep spectators and athletes cool during Tokyo's notoriously steamy summer months.
AFP
EPR reactors in the world

EPR reactors in the world

Videographic showing EPR nuclear reactors in the world.
AFP
How fast fashion pollutes

How fast fashion pollutes

Videographic showing pollution associated with fashion. London Fashion Week gets under way on Friday.
AFP
Rugby Union rules

Rugby Union rules

New Zealand will be made to fight all the way for a third consecutive title as a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan next week with half a dozen teams confident of jockeying for the William Webb Ellis trophy. Videographic prese...
AFP
Rugby Union rules

Rugby Union rules

Videographic looking at the sport of rugby union. New Zealand will be made to fight all the way for a third consecutive title as a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan next week with half a dozen teams confident of jockeying for...
AFP
Banana plantations in Colombia threatened by deadly fungus

Banana plantations in Colombia threatened by deadly fungus

Officials from the Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Authority have confirmed that the tropical race 4 fungus has spread to the country's Cavendish banana plantations.Cavendish bananas dominate the global export market.
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Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Archaeologists may have unearthed evidence to confirm the Biblical account of Jerusalem's destruction by the Babylonians.
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Study Proves Women Benefit From Multiple Marriages but Men Don't

Study Proves Women Benefit From Multiple Marriages but Men Don't

Could open relationships be the future of how people find love?
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Fighting forest fires

Fighting forest fires

Videographic on wildfires. The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia. VIDEOGRAPHICS
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Pesticides

Pesticides

Videographic on pesticides. Paris and four other French cities on Thursday banned the use of pesticides within their boundaries, as an anti-chemicals movement that began in the countryside gains momentum.
AFP
Formula E: high voltage racing

Formula E: high voltage racing

Videographic on Formula E and E cars.
AFP
Vaccination and the immune system

Vaccination and the immune system

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK. The World Vaccination Summit begins in Brussels on ...
AFP
Marine oil pollution

Marine oil pollution

Videographic on marine pollution. After sowing mass destruction across the island, Hurricane Dorian delivered one final blow: an oil spill at the Norwegian Equinor facility.
AFP
Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. Beijing's notoriously bad air quality has improved in recent years and the Chinese capital is expected to drop out of a list of 200 most polluted cities in the world this year, a data provider said Thursday.
AFP
Eco-friendly park with 'solar trees' planned for Ho Chi Minh City

Eco-friendly park with 'solar trees' planned for Ho Chi Minh City

Australian architectural firms LAVA Architects and Aspect Studios have partnered together and won a competition to design Ho Chi Minh City's new sustainable Central Park.
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End of El Nino could bring active Atlantic hurricane season

End of El Nino could bring active Atlantic hurricane season

The chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2019 have increased now that El Nino is over.
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Electronic cigarette

Electronic cigarette

Short videographic on the e-cigarette. Billionaire and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a $160 million campaign to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the United States following a spike in vaping deaths.
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