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On August 9, 1988 the hardcore rap group known as N.W.A. released their debut album entitled Straight Outta Compton, this release saw the birth of gangsta rap as a music genre and definitively put the city of Compton on the map with regards to hip-hop culture.Fast forward to 2016 and Compton is stil...
13.8 billion years ago the universe was born through an event known as The Big Bang, it was at this point when all matter, all energy that will every exist burst into being within the space of a trillionth of a second. This was the mother of all explosions, spreading matter and energy out across the...
It isn’t easy, running China, with its 1.3 billion people and 56 officially recognized ethnic nationalities. It’s a vast mix of languages, living standards, beliefs and customs. Run it successfully, and you have a prosperous, innovative, powerful empire to rival any the world has seen. M...
Ten years ago on the 7th October 2008, Britain almost went completely bust. The giant Royal Bank of Scotland known as RBS had run out of cash. It was said that they couldn’t even get to the end of the day, the bank was doomed and the government had a mere 24 hours to step in and save the Briti...
Ever since the good auld days of the 1800s, bare-knuckle boxing in the United States has been pushed out of the mainstream and into dingy parking lots and grimy basements. It has always been an underground sport that never really managed to pull itself out of the darkness and into popular culture.Th...
A three part documentary series which see’s Professor Jim Al-Khalili tell  the story of our quest to master the power of electricity.The three episodes are condensed into one video here, see the timestamps below to know were each episode begins.Episode 1 – Spark (0:00):In the first episo...
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Paul Bernado and Karla Homolka were Canadian serial killers who attracted worldwide media attention when they were convicted of raping and murdering teenage girls, including Karla’s own sister, Tammy Homolka.These two serial killers are part of a fairly exclusive group of killers that killed as a co...
Glasgow is a city divided, cut in half by one lethal weapon, the blade. Knife crimes and razor gangs have been a presence on the streets of Glasgow for nearly 200 years and there are more scared faces here than anywhere else in Britain.In 20o2 the World Health Organisation declared Scotland as one o...
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In January 1976 news broke of a phenomenon. Pictures showed an upright bald ape called Oliver, who appeared to be a cross between a human and a chimpanzee; What scientists refer to as a humanzee.Oliver’s photographs shocked the world, and in the media frenzy that followed he became an international...
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Today we are unlocking the secrets of the cosmos, exploding stars, supermassive blackholes and screaming jets of gas. Across the world and in space, high tech telescopes are picking up the signals which are revealing a hidden universe, a cosmos almost incomprehensible in size, age and violence.In th...
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket. Film Durati...
The feminist movement (also known as the women's liberation movement, the women's movement, or feminism) refers to a series of campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, all of...

The Strange World of Nanoscience

Science • 2010 • 17 minutes • 1457 views
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The term 'nano' describes one billionth of something, and can be used in many units such as nanograms or nanometers. The Strange World of Nanoscience takes a look into the world of nanoscience to see how this fascinating science is changing our world in areas from health to personal technology....

The End of Darkness

Environment • 2016 • 5 minutes • 1842 views
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"Anytime somebody comes up to a telescope, they ask a question like 'which is further; that star or the moon?'... they really don't know". In our increasingly light-polluted world, what does it take to glimpse a truly dark night sky? This beautiful documentary short takes a look to the skies in t...
Colorado made history as the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith tells the story behind this stunning development, which has been called one of the great social experiments of the next century.Film Duration: 00:42

Devil's Breath - The World's Scariest Drug

Drugs • 35 minutes • 1306 views
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A look into the properties of the drug Scopolamine, also known as Devil's Breath'. The infamous drug is known for it's physically and mentally unpleasant effects on the consumer - most notably the failure to exercise free will. Ryan Duffy travels to Colombia to find out more about the drug and it...

UK's Scariest Debt Collector

Crime • 35 minutes • 1751 views
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After five years in prison, Shaun Smith uses his skills as an ex gang member to strike fear into the hearts of those who fail to pay debts. A typical debt for Shaun is a dispute between a gangster and a businessman to the tune of £300,000. Shaun is tasked with recovering the debt, aided by a dog...

Revolution OS

Technology • 2001 • 85 minutes • 1262 views
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This documentary traces the history of GNU, Linux, open source, and the free software movement. The film begins with glimpses of Raymond, a Linux IPO, Torvalds, the idea of Open Source, Perens, Stallman, then sets the historical stage in the early days of hackers and computer hobbyists when code...
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Chuck Feeney, self-made American Billionaire and Co-Founder of DFS, world's leading duty free luxury retailer, agrees to a rare on-screen interview concerning his life's secret devotion: a lifetime of awe-aspiring anonymous charity. An Irish-American born in New Jersey during the Great Depression,...