Science

What is Human?

What is Human?

This episode of National Geographic's Naked Science series examines one of humanity's greatest unanswered questions - when exactly was the transitional moment in our evolutionary history in which we became men? Experts examine the fossils of three of our predecessor species - Australopithecus...

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Hubble: Universe in Motion

Hubble: Universe in Motion

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the towering scientific and technological achievements of our age, and it has deepened our capacity for observation and discovery beyond measure. The documentary Hubble: Universe in Motion probes the revelations brought forth from this breathtaking invention,...

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Krakatoa: The Great Volcanic Eruption

Krakatoa: The Great Volcanic Eruption

Krakatoa: The Great Volcanic Eruption takes viewers back in time to the first major volcanic event to gain global attention. This feature-length docudrama uses computer generated graphics and dramatic reenactments drawn from the narratives of preserved journal entries to chronicle the 1883 eruption...

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The Brain that Changes Itself

The Brain that Changes Itself

There's so much about the human brain that continues to baffle and mystify our top medical researchers, but one aspect of its complex design is starting to come into focus. Contrary to previous widely held beliefs, the human brain exists in a perpetual...

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The Year of Pluto

The Year of Pluto

This year marks a landmark event in the history of space exploration. After a nine year journey across the deepest stretches of the galaxy, a specially designed rocket will glide past the distant planet of Pluto on 14 July 2015. The new documentary...

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Asteroid Strike

Asteroid Strike

Geological findings prove that the impact of a large asteroid brought about the obliteration of up to 70% of all life on Earth 65 million years ago. Asteroid Strike traces each step of this catastrophic event, and shows how this planet's last occurrence...

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Planet of Fire

Planet of Fire

In Episode 3 of Catastrophe series, host Tony Robbins continues to explore the global disasters that enabled humanity's evolution. This segment traces the events that lead to the massive Permian Extinction that decimated 95% of life on the planet some 250 million years...

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Snowball Earth

Snowball Earth

Over 650 million years ago, our entire planet existed in a frozen state. So speculates the hypothesis known as Snowball Earth. The mounting evidence of this controversial phenomenon is explored in great depth in the second episode of Catastrophe series, as scientists and...

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Birth of the Planet

Birth of the Planet

In this first episode of Catastrophe series, host Tony Robinson speaks with planetary experts, archaeologists and paleontologists to understand one of our solar system's first great disasters and its most notable outcome: the emergence of our Moon and oceans and their roles in...

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Strange Matters

Strange Matters

Social psychologist Erich Fromm once said, "A technological civilization is programmed by the principal that something ought to be done if it is technologically possible. If it is possible to make nuclear weapons, they must be built even if they destroy us all."...

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Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Scientific research and practices are advancing at a rapid pace. Many of the breakthroughs have exceeded the expectations of our most vivid imaginations, and have forced society to grapple with challenges related to ethics and morality. The most glaring example of this dilemma...

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Science and Critical Thinking

Science and Critical Thinking

Produced by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, this compilation titled Science and Critical Thinking presents a series of convincing vignettes designed to celebrate the power of science from unique perspectives. Each enlightening segment features insights from a panel of philosophers,...

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