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This edition of COSMIC JOURNEYS explores the still unfolding story of Earth's past and the light it sheds on the science of climate change today. While that story can tell us about the mechanisms that can shape our climate. it's still the unique conditions of our time that will determine sea levels,...
One of the earliest efforts from Richard Dawkins in his identification and attack on the rise of creationism with the rising star of the US fundamentalist Christian demographic. In the important documentary, Dawkins shows ways to easily refute some of the more common creationist arguments.Dawkins be...
Channel 4 Documentary following the revolutionary life extension and immortality ideas of this somewhat eccentric scientist, Dr. Aubrey de Grey.This show is all about the radical ideas of a Cambridge biomedical gerontologist called Aubrey de Grey who believes that, within the next 20-30 years, we co...
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DNA: The Molecule of Life, is a 5 part documentary series released by the American public broadcaster and television program distributor, PBS. It examines the heart of life, the one thing that links all living things together, the very key passed through the generations giving you and me our persona...
Today, the science of astronomy is being transformed by a new age of technological advances. On mountaintops around the world, scientists are opening ever larger telescopes, capturing light from ever more distant reaches of the universe. That light may have traveled millions, even billions, of years...
At one time we thought the universe ticked off its motions with stately regularity, however with every development in understanding the world around us we discovered that much of the universe operates in a far more unpredictable way.Up until recently science had no explanation for such anomalies obs...
Prolonged, sustained, excessive stress and your similar response to it, not only causes deterioration of your brain, but it also compromises your immune system; your ability to fight off diseases.Thousands of years ago, we mostly lived until we either starved, were accidentally poisoned or we were e...
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There is an idea once thought to be so radical that just mentioning it was thought to be pure insanity, but now scientists from around the world are daring to believe that it is actually true. They think that our universe is not alone its just one of an infinite number of weird and wonderful worlds....
Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe. The lectures were first broadcast in 1991, in the form of five one-hour episodes.To start off part one, Dawki...
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1990. This Space Documentary is told in the words of the key members of the Voyager team, NASA's legendary grand tour of the outer solar system. The mission conception in the early 1970's is described and the search for the heliopause, the theoretical boundary where the Sun's solar wind is stopped b...
For thousands of years, what we now think of as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was the only medicine; now, traditional cures are being treated with a fresh respect. For BBC TWO, scientist Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University Kathy Sykes investigates why science is starting to...
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Science tries to study the origins of human consciousness. Is consciousness only in our physical brains? Or is consciousness something deeper and universal much like many ancient religions described it. New theories like quantum physics maybe able to explain physic mysteries. Film Duration: 58 min
A look at how the universe could end with various theories explored such as a "random quantum fluctuation" where everything is obliterated in the blink of an eye; where all energy is consumed and ends in a "cosmic ice age"; where everything collapses into black holes and disappea...
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph, they can become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this...
Horizon explores the secrets of what makes a long, healthy and happy life. It turns out that a time you can’t remember – the nine months you spend in the womb – could have more lasting effects on you today than your lifestyle or genes.It is one of the most powerful and provocative new ideas in human...
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This is the epic story of the stars, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe.Once we thought the sun and stars were gods and giants. Now we know, in a way, our instincts were right. The stars do all have their own characters, histories and role in the cos...
Imagine a world where disease could be eradicated by an injection of tiny robots the size of molecules. That is the hope offered by nanotechnology – the science of microscopically small machines. But others fear nanotechnology could lead to a non-biological cancer – where swarms of tiny...
ESA’s anniversary DVD film “Hubble – 15 years of discovery” covers all aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope project – a journey through the history, the troubled early life and the ultimate scientific successes of Hubble. This portrait, directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen, contains large am...
RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.From the Film maker: Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, i...
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Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals, including 9,000 kinds of birds, 28,000 types of fish, and more than 350,000 species of beetles alone.What explains this explosion of living creatures-1.4 million different species discovered so far, with perhaps another 50 million more to go? The sou...

Evolution

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This seven-part documentary explains why Charles Darwin's dangerous idea is so important today, and how it explains the past and predicts the future.What underlies the incredible diversity of life on Earth? How have complex life forms evolved?The journey from water to land, the return of land mammal...
Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe. The lectures were first broadcast in 1991, in the form of five one-hour episodes.To start off part one, Dawki...
It’s perhaps the biggest, most controversial mystery in the cosmos. Did our Universe just come into being by random chance, or was it created by a God who nurtures and sustains all life?The latest science is showing that the four forces governing our universe are phenomenally finely tuned. So finely...
A look at stellar evolution; how gravity causes hydrogen gas to coalesce under friction and pressure to ignite in a flash of nuclear fusion, the energy and glow lasting billions of years, and then the ultimate demise in the largest and most colorful explosions in the cosmos.
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Four part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.In the first episode, The Language of the Universe, after showing how fundamental mathematics is to our lives, du Sautoy explores the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece. In Egypt, he u...
The Google Earth of its day, the Landstat satellites didn't look out into space, they looked down on earth, helping scientists to predict famine, study urban development, and better understand the planet we call home. SUMMARYThis film shows how the Earth Resources Technology Satellite helped meet th...

Blue Planet

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Partially filmed from orbit during space shuttle missions, the film is about the planet Earth. The changes and constants are highlighted, and the film attempts to show how fragile and unique Earth is. Origins of the planet, how it has changed, what man's role in change is, and other issues are discu...
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Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Theorem, as a ten-year-old schoolboy, beginning a 30-year quest with just one goal in mind - to solve the problem that has baffled minds for three centuries. Film Duration: 48 min
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A slew of businesses now offer to test your DNA and assess your risk of getting cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. But can genetic testing provide accurate predictions of conditions with complex genetic underpinnings? On another front, researchers at Harvard have launched the Personal Genom...
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If you want to know what the scientists know about evolution, then here it is.An enormous breadth of information, assimilated, compressed, and congealed into an easily understood, visually irresistible presentation.Facts Of Evolution (made by the Cassiopeia Project) has layer upon layer of evidence...
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The movie about Stephen Hawking's ideas from his book titled the same and abut his life. A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the Big Bang, black holes, light cones and super-string theory, to the nonspecialist reader. Its main goal is to give an ov...
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Britain may only be a small island, but its great scientists and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the invention of the steam engine, computers and the world-wide web to the discovery of the theory of evolution and the atom.In this series some of Britain's leading scientific fi...
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What would life on earth be like without the moon? Well, chances are, there wouldn’t be any life on earth without the moon. Life – if it had started at all – would still be in the earliest stages of evolution.Scientists use the latest computer simulations to show how an ancient rogue planet –...
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A look at how differently life on Earth has evolved between animals, from the deep ocean to those on land, their environments played a role in their design; and an imaginative look at how similar life could take form under vastly different environments of alien worlds.
A film on science, safety, safe housing and management of Earthquakes for TIFAC (Ministry of Science & Technology). The film has been anchored by Naseeruddin Shah in the English version and Farooque Sheikh in Hindi. Its dubbed in 20 Indian languages to create mass awareness on Earthquake. Film Durat...
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At the height of the cold war the US and Soviet Union are locked in an nuclear standoff. In October 1957, the Soviets stuned the world by orbiting the earth with the worlds first satellite, Sputnik. This in itself contributed to a shift in public opinion with regards to superpower capabilities, the...
In life, Albert Einstein's brain was the source of the most influential scientific ideas of the modern era.Now, nearly 50 years after his death, does the extraordinary rediscovery of one of the greatest brains in history hold the key to unlock the nature of genius?Neurophysiologist, Dr. Mark Lythgoe...
Do you ever stop to contemplate the wonder of your body? Well, neither had James May - until he realised that his body was by far the most impressive vehicle he was ever going to own.James asks the big questions: how did I get my granny's chin? Why do I catch colds? Why am I hung over? What will we...