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Elements
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The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet's ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?
Forces of Nature - How We Experience Earth’s Natural Forces
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Take a global tour in four themed episodes, answering the simplest questions about the complex forces that shape our planet. Why is water blue? How can a shape defy gravity? Why do bees make hexagonal honeycombs? And how do these things affect our own lives? Discover what lies beneath Earth's…
Shape
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We can't directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe.
Motion
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The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago and its epic journey through space shapes all our lives.
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 Research Council, Division of Earth and Life Studies Bottlenecks: From…
The Last Ocean
With stunning footage of Antarctica's unique landscapes and wild life, The Last Ocean profiles the international battle over commercial fishing in the Ross Sea, the last pristine ocean ecosystem on earth. The Ross Sea is a vast, icy landscape that teems with life -- whales, seals and penguins carving out…
Auroras—Light Shows on the Edge of Space
Investigate a stunning atmospheric phenomenon caused by events both inside Earth and in outer space. The shimmering colors of auroras result when particles from the solar wind are accelerated in Earth's magnetic field, which is generated by Earth's churning iron core.
Animate Earth
Featuring leading scientists, ecologists and authors, Animate Earth makes the case for a new holistic scientific revolution as an essential step towards solving the environmental crises created in large part by conventional science's mechanistic view of the earth. 400 years ago the scientific revolution initiated our disconnect from nature. Despite…
The Hunt for Higgs
Part of the Series: Horizon
Symmetry, the universe and everything Horizon goes behind the scenes at CERN to follow one of the most epic and expensive scientific quests of all time: the search for the elusive Higgs particle. It is believed to gives mass to everything in our universe. But the hunt for Higgs is…
Mystery of the Megaflood
Part of the Series: NOVA
One of the Earth's strangest geological riddles is the evidence for a huge catastrophe that struck eastern Washington State thousands of years ago. It took scientists decades to figure out that a colossal flood had carved out bizarre landscape features strewn across thousands of square miles. On "Mystery of the…
Making Stuff Wilder
Part of the Series: NOVA - Making More Stuff
What happens when scientists open up nature's toolbox? In Making Stuff Wilder, David Pogue explores bold new innovations inspired by the Earth's greatest inventor, life itself. From robotic "mules" and "cheetahs" for the military, to fabrics born out of fish slime, host David Pogue travels the globe to find the…
Energy: Transforming Renewable Resources - Photovoltaics
Part of the Series: Show Me Science Series - Advanced
Learning to incorporate a variety of eco-friendly energy sources into our businesses and homes will make Earth a better place to live. This program explores photovoltaics, the design behind wind turbine technology and the creative processes behind vehicles in the American Solar Car Race. Zero energy houses of the future…