Alucation videos

Pre-Islamic Arabian deities

In pre-Islamic Arabia, many gods were worshipped. There was one supreme god and many local gods. Many were probably descendants of millennia-old deities who had already been worshipped in the Near East. Author: ZDF/Terra X/Gruppe 5/ Susanne Utzt, Sahar Eslah, Martin Carazo Mendez/ Martin Christ, Ma

How do you estimate health risk from chemical exposure?

How do you work out how safe or dangerous a chemical or some other substance is? This week's Risk Bites takes a look at chemical safety, and estimating health risk from chemical exposure. This week's Risk Bites team: David Faulkner (post-production) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Risk Bite

Beware the risks of viral memes! (April fool)

Does watching Gangnam Style videos dull you intellectual edge? Can the Harlem Shake cross between species? And just how dangerous are screaming goats? Or sheep for that matter. Risk Bites takes a critical look at the extreme dangers of viral memes like Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake, and Screamin

Sing Human Rights: 70 Years - 70 Choirs

The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a great occasion to focus on human rights. This video explains the idea of "Sing Human Rights" initiative "70 Years - 70 Choirs" : 70 choirs sing the UDHR at 70 venues in 70 concerts worldwide in 2018. Author: Axel Christi

Satellite Navigation - GPS - How It Works

How does GPS know where to go? What has satellite navigation to do with it? Maths is all around us. It’s almost impossible to think of something that’s made without the help of mathematics. In this video we explain how does GPS satellite navigation works. Authors: Roman Ilyushenko, Nicolai Nobis

Are Engineered Nanoparticles Dangerous?

We'll be tackling the risks of nanoparticles and other particles more fully when Risk Bites launches formally in November. But until then, here's a roller-coaster ride of a video on what might be important when thinking about the risks and benefits or nanoparticles - or any other particles for that