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A look at star clusters; how all stars within them are formed from the same material and are approximately the same age; a look at the two kinds of clusters - "open clusters" which are young and exist in the spiral arms of the galaxy, and "globular clusters" which are old and exi...
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People have always been fascinated by outer space, curious about the stars, planets and especially signs of extraterrestrial life. For centuries however, space has remained a great mystery and a source of outlandish stories ranging from green Martians to deadly meteorites. Slowly but surely though s...
A look at time travel; how it could one day become reality; how Einstein's theory of relativity claims it is possible, and the probable results of traveling to the future and the mind-boggling consequences of traveling to the past.
Episode 1: Did God Create The Universe:Stephen Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Who or what created the universe in which we live? The groundbreaking series Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking combined cutting-edge CG with Hawking’s witty, dist...
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...
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In 2002, the discovery of a beautiful and bizarre fossil astonished scientists and reignited the debate over the origin of flight. With four wings and superbly preserved feathers, the 130 million-year-old creature was like nothing paleontologists had ever seen before. In this program, NOVA travels t...
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There is nothing more terrifying than the time out of control. From the beginning we search for ways to manipulate Mother Nature. Now, thanks to technological advances in the past three decades, the holy grail of climate science may actually be available to us in our fight for the climate itself.Cha...
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WTB is a 2004 film that combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the story of a photographer as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life and...
For thousands of years we have wrestled with the great questions of existence. Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? The quest to answer these is the story of science.Each week, medical journalist Michael Mosley traces the often unpredictable path we have taken. From recreating...
Find out where to look for Extraterrestrial Life. What planets are likely to have the right conditions? And what makes Earth special? So far, in this age of planet hunting, we've yet to find anything like our solar system.Instead, astronomers have glimpsed a diverse planetary zoo, with giant planets...
BrainSex - Why We Fall In Love, is an interesting documentary about the science and natural findings as to why humans fall in love.For centuries, love has been celebrated - and probed - mostly by poets, artists, and balladeers. But now, its mysteries are also yielding to the tools of science, includ...
From black death to cholera, microbes have been resonsible for some of the worlds most devastating diseases. But at the same time this tiny single cell organisms have aided our survival on earth helping us produce some of our favourite foods.A film about Microbes and why some are good, some are bad...
To find other life in our solar system, we may have to prospect for it. Our destinations: Mars and Europa, one of Jupiters moons. Beneath Europas crust, scientists believe, is an ocean of volcanically heated mud - just the kind of environment that can spawn primitive microbes. The turbulence churnin...
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Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D state-of-the-art CGI model of our galaxy. Gaze into the heart of the Milky Way on the hunt for super-massive black holes...
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In this new three-part documentary, leading theoretical physicist and futurist Dr Michio Kaku explores the cutting edge science of today, tomorrow, and beyond.He argues that humankind is at a turning point in history. In this century, we are going to make the historic transition from the ‘Age of Dis...
The Periodic Table of Videos is a collaboration between the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry and video journalist Brady Haran. They initially made videos about all 118 elements.Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century - but this modern version has a...
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1967. This documentary, produced for NASA, shows the methods that were used for determining space trajectories, locating a spacecraft's position, and navigating both manned and unmanned spacecraft between Earth, the moon, and other planets in the solar system. The film uses animation and live photog...
Simon Schaffer investigates just how puzzling studying light turned out to be and how it affected knowledge of science, art and the human mind. He looks at how the industrial revolution was the catalyst for new scientific investigations into colour, how Cambridge anthropological expeditions to the T...
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Embark on a journey into the strange world of earthquake prediction. Inexplicable evidence, considered scientific in some parts of the world and debunked in others, is used to foretell devastating disasters. But is there any truth behind these theories? Film Duration: 46 min
What will happen to the Earth? We tend to worry about issues like climate change that can have an impact over periods of time comparable to an average human lifetime.For the Earth, however, the biggest changes generally happen over hundreds of millions or billions of years. Supercontinents come and...
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For those Christians who believe their Bible is the word of God, the literal truth, one man is held up as the antichrist, he is Charles Darwin, their reasoning?, for leading millions of Christians astray with a very different account of creation, evolution by natural selection. In this new HBO film...
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By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if there would be nothing to stop us counting forever. But, while infinity might seem like an perfectly innocent idea, keep counting and you enter a paradoxical world where nothing is as it seems.Mathematicians h...
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NASA takes a look at Mars from earth and the satellites above it.SUMMARYThis film discusses what had been learned about the planet Mars from Earth-based telescopes, observations from the fly-by Mariner spacecraft, and through the recent Viking landing and orbiter experiments. This film also explains...
Documentary National Geographic - Journey to the center of the Earth - An exciting adventure based on the classic Jules Verne novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth," Journey to the Center of the Earth stars Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Mummy) as a science professor whose untraditional hypotheses h...
We cannot compare anything on earth to the largest things known in space. The Lymann Alpha blob is a bubble-like structure containing countless galaxies, perhaps the biggest object in the entire universe.In this documentary we discover which is the largest planet, star, star cluster, constellation,...
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"Earth From Space" is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the in...
Discovery Channel Revealed DNA THE NEXT WAVE. Spectacular new discoveries reveal the true power of our genes. Visionary technology now promises to end deadly diseases and provides us with the key to immortality. Witness the revelation of DNA The Next Wave. ageLOC is a revolutionary technology which...
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Scientists behind Sixty Symbols (Ed Copeland, Roger Bowley and Tony Padilla from the University of Nottingham) are doing their best to answer what actually is the Higgs Boson.Named after Peter Higgs, an Edinburgh University physicist, the Higgs boson is crucial to understanding the origin of mass. T...
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This 1969 film portrays the story of man's first journey in orbit around the Moon with comments on the significance of the Apollo 8 flight by several prominent Americans. The film features photography of the lunar surface, the Earth as seen from the Moon, and the on-board activities of Astronauts Fr...
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Anatomist Alice Roberts charts how the hunt for food down the ages has affected the way people look and behave today. A lion kill reveals how similar today's diet is to that of 1.7 million years ago and the origin of marriage is traced back to the Hadza tribe of Tanzania, hunter-gatherers who have b...
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The American biotechnology firm, Monsanto, has applied for a patent for pig breeding in 160 countries. The patent is for specific parts of the genetic material of pigs which Monsanto’s genetic researchers have decoded. If this patent is granted, pig breeding would be possible with the approval...
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a “generalist” or multi-disciplinarian — a studen...
Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered about some of those big questions, like where did it all begin, how do stars work, or what is Madonna doing in space? Well even if you haven't, James May has, and he invites viewers to join him on a journey of discovery across the universe.To g...
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Human evolution is believed to have begun some six million years ago. Despite the passage of so much time, the amount of diversity among the DNA of all humans is minuscule.Some 75,000 years ago, something apocalyptic occurred that left relative few humans alive to carry on the species.The cause of t...
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This film introduces you to the key themes of the Thunderbolts theory and includes interviews with a number of the principal figures in Electric Universe research.Thunderbolts is designed to prepare the viewer for the work of David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill now being presented in a monograph ser...
Diamonds are made out of carbon, highly organized carbon, that is. Geologists are still guessing how diamonds formed in the Earth from 1 billion to 3 billion years ago, according to a recent study in the journal Nature, but they think the recipe follows something like this:1. Bury carbon dioxide 100...
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...
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Black holes haunt our universe, dark centres of gravity that swallow everything in their path. This National Geographic film asks questions such as what would you see if you got close enough to one and fell past the point of no return into a netherworld of twisted space and time? What secrets can we...

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Europe, eighty thousand years ago, for countless generations the kingdom of a remarkable and mysterious creature, Neanderthal. A species of human in many ways so similar to us, and yet also very different. Tonight we've brought together a crack team of experts to recreate Neanderthal. In unrivalled,...
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Take a journey from the footpath to the centre of the planet in one epic unbroken step, smashing through more than 6,000 kilometres of solid rock to explore the hidden world beneath our feet. Film Duration: 90 min
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Is our behavior really more than a matter of animal instinct? From gorillas that use sign language to make obscene suggestions to pinheaded people who can't use language at all, pigs who have learn to hoover and sheep who fall in love, this series explores what really sets us apart from the beasts.E...
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New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of hydrogen, helium and methane. Scientists speculate that the planet was knocked on its side after colliding with another body.Neptune’s largest moon, Triton, i...
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Andrew Marr explores how Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science.In the first episode of the three-part series, he argues that Darwin's theory has transformed our understanding of what it means to be human. Over the last 150 ye...