This episode explores how one person's waste can be another's treasure. We talk to scientists trying to eke something useful out of big piles of rubbish and discuss making the economy more circular.
Visions of the future, from the early 20th century.
Umberto Boccioni: Dynamism of a Cyclist
A transcript from a segment of The Anthill podcast about the futuristic visions of Filippo Marinetti.
Westworld: how far away is this future?
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Near-future science fiction is on the rise, but is it foreshadowing the rise of the machines?
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
Three stories about researchers who have dabbled in self-experimentation – with varying results.
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Happy new year.
Where do we go from here? After a dramatic year, we look ahead to some key economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.
What do you believe in?
Four stories on belief: from the allure of cults and conspiracy theories, to the effect of trauma on faith, to the way dogma has influenced science – and if technology can actually shift our beliefs.
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A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
In this first of two podcasts, listen in to hear about the rebooting of a Syrian rebel group, an old drug and your computer.
The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
Who will you back?
From football to the space race and folklore to the forest, here's why you should back the little guy.
A special episode of the Anthill, a podcast from The Conversation, on the referendum on Britain's EU membership.
A podcast on time: telling it, perceiving it, doing it and travelling through it.
Welcome to The Anthill – a new podcast that unearths some of the best research from the world of academia.