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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.
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…
Color
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Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet.
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…
Destiny
Part of the Series: Wonders of the Universe
Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox steps boldly on to an even bigger stage - the universe. Who are we? Where do we come from? For thousands of years humanity has turned to religion and myth for answers to these enduring questions. But in this…
History Of Life: Extinction – An End and a New Beginning
Part of the Series: History of Life
Mass extinctions have shaped and reshaped the landscape of life on earth throughout its history. In this program we chronicle the history of mass extinctions and their effect on evolution. We learn that these events not only destroy life, but also create the fertile ground from which life can take…
Baobabs - Between Land and Sea
A scientific adventure to encounter the baobabs of Madagascar and the Vezo, a nomadic tribe of the sea. By their sheer size and original shapes, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on the planet. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, the giants are currently threatened by deforestation. To study them, in…
Cell Division: Mitosis and Cytokinesis
An inspiring and challenging 20 minute video for high school or university biology students. This video starts by emphasizing the central importance of cells in life, and that living cells can only arise from other living cells by cell division. After distinguishing mitosis (nuclear division) from cytokinesis (cell division), several…
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…
History Of Life: Plants, Earth’s Quiet Rulers
Part of the Series: History of Life
Plants, the oldest form of life on earth hold many mysteries. While plants are often thought of as passive, we will see how many species have adopted aggressive strategies that have allowed for their survival. It is these "quiet rulers" of earth that are not only the foundation of the…
A Fragile Paradise - The Environmental Challenge of Tropical America
Why is the well-being of millions of poor farmers in Central and South America crucial to the future of tropical rain forests, and our global environment? Can farmers around the world learn to produce food without destroying the very land that feeds them? Does science hold the key to settling…
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?