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The Blind Men and the Elephant
Part of the Series: Cancer
PBS
This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a "war on cancer" by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure.…
Dawn of Humanity
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to a unique discovery of ancient remains. Located in an almost inaccessible chamber deep in a South African cave, the site required recruiting a special team of experts slender enough to wriggle down…
Social Climbers
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
The most brilliantly coloured of all mammals are our relatives the monkeys.The scarlet face of a Uakari and bright blue bottom of a Mandrill, are matchless. But colour-vision first gave this group another advantage up in the trees - finding…
Deepwater Disaster - The Untold Story
Part of the Series: Horizon
BBC
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is one of the world's biggest environmental disasters. Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the oil blowout a mile beneath the waves. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster sent millions…
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as…
Magic Bullets
Part of the Series: Cancer
PBS
The search for a "cure" for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science. It spans centuries and continents and is full of its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. This episode follows that centuries-long search,…
Proteus - An Animated Documentary About Biologist and Artist Ernst Haeckel
For the 19th century, the world beneath the sea played much the same role that outer space played for the 20th. The ocean depths were both the ultimate scientific frontier and the home of imagination and the fantastic. Twenty years…
The Baby's Brain - Wider Than The Sky
Part of the Series: The Secret Life of the Brain
PBS
Episode 1 - The Baby's Brain: Wider Than The Sky. A startling new map of the human brain has emerged during the past decade of neuroscience research, contradicting much of what was previously believed. Narrated by Blair Brown and directed…
The Teenage Brain - A World of Their Own
Part of the Series: The Secret Life of the Brain
PBS
Episode 3 - The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own. A startling new map of the human brain has emerged during the past decade of neuroscience research, contradicting much of what was previously believed. Narrated by Blair Brown and…
Your Inner Fish
Episode 1 of Your Inner Fish
PBS
Have you ever wondered why the human body looks the way it does? Why we walk on two legs instead of four? Why we can see in color but have a lousy sense of smell? Your Inner Fish delves deep…
Thin Ice - The Inside Story of Climate Science
In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so concerned geologist Simon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range…
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Prehistoric Autopsy - Neanderthal
BBC
Human evolution is not a straight line and prehistory is littered with hominids that never made it. Putting flesh and skin back onto ancient bones, this original series recreates every inch of three of our earliest ancestors. From fragments of…
Finding the Achilles Heel
Part of the Series: Cancer
PBS
This episode picks up the story at another moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of…
Cracking Your Genetic Code
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA--all three billion chemical letters of it--read, stored, and available for analysis? Cracking Your Genetic Code reveals that we stand on the verge of…
Birth of Humanity
Episode 2 of NOVA: Becoming Human
PBS
In "Birth of Humanity," the second part of the three-part series "Becoming Human," NOVA investigates the first skeleton that really looks like us-"Turkana Boy"-an astonishingly complete specimen of Homo erectus found by the famous Leakey team in Kenya. These early…
Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation
One day on a Greek island, and your view of the universe will change forever... Ask acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme about our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe, and his insights will light up the…
The Future of Life: Biodiversity in the New Millennium with Edward O. Wilson
The Future of Life: Biodiversity in the New Millennium Excellent. A vivid and hopeful journey through the world of biodiversity. Wilson's ideas are seminal to any serious discussion of the relationship between science, nature, and humanity. Peter Raven, Chair, National…
Revolution - The Fight to Save Our Oceans
In this multi-award-winning film, Rob Stewart embarks on a global journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world's oceans -- and ultimately, humanity -- as well as to learn what it will take to reverse the challenges to life…
Your Inner Monkey
Episode 3 of Your Inner Fish
PBS
Have you ever wondered why the human body looks the way it does? Why we walk on two legs instead of four? Why we can see in color but have a lousy sense of smell? Your Inner Fish delves deep…
Attenborough's Natural Curiosities Series 1
BBC
Mysterious nature uncovered David Attenborough has spent a lifetime documenting the natural world. He's met a great number of nature's most extraordinary creatures yet there are certain stories of bewildering animals that continue to intrigue him - from the peculiar…
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