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Light Darkness and Colors

Light Darkness and Colors

Using Goethe's Theory of Colors (Zur Farbenlehre) as point of departure, Light Darkness and Colors takes us on a fascinating journey through the universe of colors. In 1704, Sir Isaac Newton published Light and Refraction, his study of the interactions between sunlight and prisms. Newton was, as...

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Placebo: Cracking the Code

Placebo: Cracking the Code

Featuring members of the the Harvard Placebo Study Group, "Placebo: Cracking the Code" examines the power of belief in alleviating pain, curing disease, and the healing of injuries. The placebo effect is a pervasive, albeit misunderstood, phenomenon in medicine. In the UK, over 60% of doctors surveyed...

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"Science" of the Gaps

"Science" of the Gaps

"Science" of the Gaps is made by the author of There Are No Gods (TheraminTrees) in which he speaks about the psychological manipulation behind the pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is a system of belief and practice falsely presented as the fruit of the scientific method. Religion and pseudoscience can...

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Star Clock BC: Antikythera Mechanism

Star Clock BC: Antikythera Mechanism

Over a century ago, sponge divers recovered an extremely complex mechanical device from a shipwreck. Hidden among a rich cache of bronze and marble statues, glassware and amphorae was a mechanism the size of a shoe box. Inside the mechanism were mathematical gears and pointers. The Ancient...

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The Mars Underground

The Mars Underground

This film captures the spirit of Mars pioneers who refuse to let their dreams be put on hold by a slumbering space program. Their passionate urge to walk the soil of an alien world is infectious and inspirational. This film is the manifesto of the new space...

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Evolution and Irreducible Complexity

Evolution and Irreducible Complexity

Another excellent series by QualiaSoup (the author of Atheism and Critical Thinking and Secular Morality). He discusses the following questions: What is evolution (and what is it not)? What is a theory in science? Genetic inheritance. Artificial selection and natural selection. Mutation. Epigenetic variation. Genetic drift and...

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Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

This little documentary is talking about Microbes and why some are good, some are bad and what they have done for mankind. Microbes have given us some devastating diseases, everything from the Black Death to cholera, syphilis, typhoid and the occasional yeast infection. But our microbial friends...

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Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

Discoveries of dinosaur eggs, nests, and even embryos, are providing new evidence to unlock the mysteries of dinosaur reproductive behavior. This educational program explores the mysteries of dinosaur reproduction with animation and interviews with renowned dinosaur experts including Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Mark Norell, and others. Were...

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The Chemistry of Almost Everything

The Chemistry of Almost Everything

Chemistry is involved in everything and is everywhere. This series explains how some of the processes work. Professor Steven Ley from Cambridge University discusses the development of a molecule in his research lab. He describes a compound so strong that just a tablespoon full would cover an...

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Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System

How did the solar system form? Are we alone in the Universe? What are alien atmospheres made of? These questions can be answered by studying the solar system's vast family of satellites. This collection of videos looks at five of the most intriguing worlds that we've managed...

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