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Don’t miss: Netflix updates classic sci-fi novel Japan Sinks

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Japan Sinks: 2020, streaming now on Netflix, brings Sakyo Komatsu’s hit 1973 science-fiction novel up to the present day. An ordinary family is put to the test as Japan is demolished in a series of massive earthquakes.

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X+Y: A mathematician’s manifesto for rethinking gender sees Eugenia Cheng apply maths to gender bias and inequality. Never mind identity politics, she says: thinking using mathematics can gift us a fairer world.

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Fons Americanus is artist Kara Walker’s 13-metre-tall classically inspired fountain, whose stay in London’s Tate Modern has now been extended. It didn’t cost the earth: it is made from an innovative carveable, acrylic composite.

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