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Global cooling was a conjecture during the 1970s of imminent cooling of the Earth's surface and atmosphere along with a posited commencement of glaciation. This hypothesis had little support in the scientific community, but gained temporary popular attention due to a combination of a slight downward...

The Moon

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A fascinating documentary by the BBC looking at the human race’s relationship with the Moon, starting with elaborate rock formations to map its movements – through to the Apollo missions which explored it.The documentary also looks at other planet’s moons, such as Jupiter’s T...
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The theory of evolution by natural selection is now scientific orthodoxy, but when it was unveiled it caused a storm of controversy, from fellow scientists as well as religious people.They criticized it for being short on evidence and long on assertion and Darwin, being the honest scientist that he...
Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: Evolution, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Genetics and Biology, plus a wrap up episod...
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What will Earth look like in 250 million years? With a team of scientists, National Geographic investigates the dynamic process of Colliding Continents, by examining the forces deep below the Earth's surface that are constantly reshaping our world. These powerful forces rip vast land masses apart an...
Gordon Welchman was a World War II codebreaking hero, without him the top secret German Enigma codes might never have been broken. The war as a result may have lasted a further two extra years and tens of thousands more would have died. Gordon Welchman should be famous, his contribution to the war w...

Super Worms

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The world is crawling with worms, from the soil, to the water, and even inside some of us. To many people, worms are simply repulsive. Though in a strange twist, these creatures are turning out to be valuable allies to all mankind. The worm, a living tube of flesh, has become a lab star due to its b...
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Richard Feynman born May 11, 1918 was an American theoretical physicist, best known for his work in the he is considered one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of quantu...
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This is just a preview. The full documentary is no longer available. Try to watch it at StageVu.Expanding on the critically acclaimed special, In the Womb, National Geographic explores the extraordinary and fragile world of twins, triplets and quadruplets in utero. Featuring amazing 4-D ultrasound i...
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The great PBS science series Nova scores another hit with Mars: Dead or Alive, capturing all the excitement surrounding the Mars rover landings of early 2004.Originally broadcast just as the first of the twin rovers ("Spirit" and "Opportunity") was experiencing temporary communic...
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New Horizons is a NASA space probe launched to study the dwarf planet Pluto, its natural satellites and one or two Kuiper Belt objects, depending on which are in position to be explored. Part of the New Frontiers program, the mission was approved in 2001 following the cancellation of the Pluto Fast...
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If it were up to the sun, we would have no energy problem. Every half hour on the Earth's surface, there is more than enough light to provide energy needs for the whole world in a year. We don't have an energy problem, we have a conversion problem. If we are able to harvest sunlight in smart way, th...
Once we thought our world was the center of the Universe. Today we know we're on a minor if privileged planet circling an average star in an inconspicuous spot in an unremarkable galaxy that's just one of billions of galaxies occupying a Universe that stretches farther than we can see even with our...
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We are the only species on earth that cooks its food - and we are also the cleverest species on the planet.The question is: do we cook because we're clever and imaginative, or are we clever and imaginative because our ancestors discovered cooking?Horizon examines the evidence that our ancestors' cha...
The most complex thing that we have discovered in the universe is the human brain and for the past 20 years American neuroscientist, Dr David Eagleman, has been attempting to understand how what happens in just three pounds of jello like material somehow becomes us.In a cubic centimeter of brain tis...

Living on Mars

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The notion of bringing Mars to life – transforming a cold, dry, uninhabitable desert into a living planet – is called terraforming, it has been around for almost a century. Initially just a science fiction concept, it has become a subject of serious scientific investigation.Recent discoveries of roc...
For more than 150 million years, dinosaurs dominated Earth. They were so successful that other animal groups - mammals included - had little chance of playing anything more than secondary roles.Then, 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs vanished from the world forever. Did they meet a quick and catas...
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, host of the PBS series NOVA Science Now and co-host (with comedienne Lynne Koplitz) of the radio show Star Talk. He is the author of nine books including his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of...
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A look at nebulas - the "art gallery of the galaxy" - amazing regions of space, where old stars die and new ones are born. Astronomers reveal the techniques and technology used to capture the details and wonder of these distant objects, many of which are too far away to be seen by the nake...
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If it were up to the sun, we would have no energy problem. Every half hour on the Earth's surface, there is more than enough light to provide energy needs for the whole world in a year. We don't have an energy problem, we have a conversion problem. If we are able to harvest sunlight in smart way, th...
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New Horizons is the first mission to the Kuiper Belt, a gigantic zone of icy bodies and mysterious small objects orbiting beyond Neptune. This region also is known as the “third” zone of our solar system, beyond the inner rocky planets and outer gas giants. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physi...
48 minutes long - 2006. The Channel 4 film says about the heart transplantation, as it the life changing event but for few people it brings much more. Is it possible the new heart brings the memories of the donor? Research of the reviews of heart-transplant the related memory and character feature e...
The Halocene Impact Working Group postulates that minor comet impacts are fairly frequent but still catastrophic enough to alter human history. This program reviews their research into ancient flood myths, the global cooling event in 535 A.D., the demise of the Clovis people and other events. Film D...
The Genius of Charles Darwin is a three-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.Life, Darwin and Everything. In the first episode Richard Dawkins explains the basic mechanisms of natural selection, and tells the story of how Charles Darwin develop...
Humans are natural born explorers, we charge into unchartered territory to seek out the unknown, we have mapped nearly every inch of Mother Earth and left tracks on the Moon but to set foot on another planet, to travel beyond out Solar System that is a dream for the future. A dream that comes to lif...
Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems. An encounter with leading mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals that Alan's short length of st...
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The Last Days on Earth is a 20/20 science special which aired on ABC in August 2006 and has been aired on The History Channel.The show counts down the seven most likely ways in which the world could end, including gamma ray bursts, machine rule, asteroids, super volcanoes, nuclear war, pandemic flu,...

Sex in Space

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As man moves to colonize the cosmos, the realities of sexual relationships and reproduction need to be addressed. Probe the physiological, psychological and cultural challenges of sex in space.From the sex act through birth, look at how the extreme environments of space exploration might affect copu...
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In this film, Vice News has managed to gain rare access to a nonprofit laboratory located in the Netherlands, the sole purpose of which is to tests some of the worlds most deadly viruses and diseases on live monkeys in order to gain insight into how they can affect the body of these primates. The fa...
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On January 3, 2004, a compact rover named Spirit, cushioned inside a pyramid of balloons, hurtled through the martian atmosphere and crash-landed on the dusty surface of Mars. Minutes later, Spirit sent its first message home. The elation of the assembled scientists, along with the much more involve...
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With Cosmos, Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view. The series, which originally aired in 1980 on PBS, h...

TIME & CULTURE

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A montage of our time. Time & Culture is a short film which exposes you to a variety of different social issues and concepts from our present time and culture. What are the dominant behaviors of people in the here and now? How do politicians sound today? How are people controlled today? Wha...
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Horizon goes behind the scenes at NASA as they countdown to the landing of a 2.5 billion-dollar rover on the surface of Mars. In six days time, the nuclear-powered vehicle – the size of a car – will be winched down onto the surface of the Red Planet from a rocket-powered crane. That&#821...
Orville and Wilbur Wright were remarkable inventors, mechanics, risk-takers, and visionaries. They designed and built their own wings, steering devices, engines, and wind tunnel. But just how did they construct such an impressive flying machine?
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Great Transformations focuses on some of evolution's most important changes-among them the development of the four-limbed body plan, the journey of animal life from water to land, the return of mammals to the sea, and the emergence of humans.NOTE: There is just trailer available for now. Check this...

Roving Mars

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have been curious about the so-called Red Planet, wondering if it's possible that life exists there, how its soil and terrain differs from our own, and if water can be found. While sending a manned space mission to Mars has been considered beyond the reach of America's space program, in 2001 the Nat...

Miracle Planet

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Earth was born as a result of repeated asteroid collisions, the moon created by a single giant impact event. Then, Earth's size attracted huge meteorites, which slammed into it, causing super-high-temperature rock vapor to cover the entire surface and evaporate all ocean water.The earliest life-form...
How to Explore the Universe Can we travel to other star systems? Warp-drive perhaps? This documentary explains possible ways for future space exploration. Dr Michio Kaku shows how we might one day explore the Universe like the crew of the Starship Enterprise. He visits Brookhaven National laboratory...
Genetics and biotechnology promise a future of unprecedented health and longevity: DNA screening could prevent many diseases, gene therapy could cure them and, thanks to lab-grown organs, the human body could be repaired as easily as a car, with spare parts readily available. Ultimately, the ageing...
In 1859, Charles Darwin published, On the Origin of Species . In it, he argued that all of life on earth was the product of undirected natural processes. Time, chance, and natural selection.Since Darwin, biologists have relied on such processes to account for the origin of living things. Yet today,...
The seeds of the world are now owned primarily by one company, Monsanto. The American biotechnology firm is aiming to extend its control to pigs by patenting and thus privatising gene sequences, many of which are found naturally in pigs.Monsanto, has applied for a patent for pig breeding in 160 coun...