Science

The World in 50 Years: Our Body

The World in 50 Years: Our Body

An effective hybrid of narrative and documentary, The World in 50 Years: Our Body details the probable innovations of the future through the guise of dramatic reenactments. The imagined subject of the film is a twice-divorced father who has lived with a fragile...

6.78

Earthrise: The First Lunar Voyage

Earthrise: The First Lunar Voyage

The first manned flight to the moon represented one of the bravest and most progressive actions ever undertaken in America's history. It was also fraught with breathless doubts, endless worry and the potential for tremendous calamity played out on an international stage. The...

8.96

Mankind Rising

Mankind Rising

Mankind Rising is a computer animated re-imagining of the biological evolution of humanity, beginning with the genetic makeup of the first primordial cell and ending with the emergence of the first bipedal species, Homo erectus. Beginning 4,000 million years ago, the evolutionary timeline...

7.67

Life before Birth

Life before Birth

When does life truly begin? The stunning documentary Life before Birth doesn't approach this question primarily from a social or political perspective, but through the prism of medical and scientific observation. Utilizing the latest in spectacular 4D ultrasound imagery and innovative computerized animations,...

7.24

Solar Superstorms

Solar Superstorms

This episode of Cosmic Journeys educates viewers on the turbulent nature of solar activity, how superstorms that occur on the sun have impacted Earth in the past, and what threat they may pose to us in the future. An informative documentary relying primarily...

8.84

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...

7.34

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,...

9.13

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...

8.82

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...

9.15

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...

8.78

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...

8.89