Christmas Specials

In kob we trust

On safari in South Sudan, one of the world’s most dangerous countries

The planet’s biggest conservation project is in its least developed nation

A rush for colourless gold

Meet the boffins and buccaneers drilling for hydrogen

The search is on for a clean fuel that could one day replace oil

The green man’s burden

What responsibilities do individuals have to stop climate change?

The nature of climate change makes that a tricky question

From star to power

Why Tamil movie heroes become politicians

Fan clubs can quickly become get-out-the-vote operations

I’m a celebrity...Get me out of here!

How the young Winston Churchill escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp

And what his unlikely tale reveals about imperialism

The economics of technology

A short history of tractors in English

What the tractor and the horse tell you about generative AI

Cereal killer

The life-giving, death-dealing power of corn

Maize fed ancient civilisations, then wiped out 100,000 American Southerners. What went wrong?

Pacific pathfinders

The best sailors in the world

Why the vaka, vehicle for the extraordinary story of the peopling of Oceania, is enjoying a revival

Women and DIY

Why more women are picking up power tools

Sisters are doing it for themselves

How to find your way in the Pacific

Oceania’s wayfinding skills

The art of getting a vessel and its occupants from one place on a vast ocean to another

Hollywood and AI

AI is stalking the last lions of Hollywood

The first actors to lose their jobs to artificial intelligence are four-legged

Free speech, gay rights and waterfowl

A tale of penguins and prejudice is a parable of modern America

When two male penguins hatched an egg in Central Park, they set off an enduring controversy