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The Magic of the Unconscious

The Magic of the Unconscious

When you look at a person for a first time, whether you want or not, you've already passed judgment. In a split second you've already decided if you find that person trustworthy, competent, or likable. Your brain is a state-of-the-art marvel, managing 90%...

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Reinventing Space Flight

Reinventing Space Flight

A small group of scientists has come to Fairbanks, Alaska to realize what may seem an impossible dream... to revolutionize space travel. They're there to test components of this rocket by sending them aboard helium balloons to an altitude of 30 kilometers into...

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Vsauce: Our World is Amazing

Vsauce: Our World is Amazing

This is not really a documentary but it's an incredible, 10-hours-long, video material full of amazing scientific explanations. Don't be discouraged by the length of the playlist because the material is divided in relatively small parts and you can digest them in your...

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Super Hurricanes

Super Hurricanes

For millennia, we saw the oceans as mysterious wellsprings of nature's power, capable of rising up and engulfing us. The history books are filled with stories of cities and towns caught off guard by the sudden onrush of a tropical storm. We now...

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Singularity or Bust

Singularity or Bust

What is singularity? A future period during which the pace of technological innovation will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian nor dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on...

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Defeating the Hackers

Defeating the Hackers

This is a rather unlikely group of scientists, they're experts in codes and code-breaking... leading researchers in the baffling world of quantum physics. They may have built the most advanced computer in the universe and together they're taking on one common enemy -...

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First Out of Africa

First Out of Africa

On a cluster of islands deep in a Bay of Bengal live a group of people who have hidden away from the modern world. For centuries they fought off anyone who tried to intrude. Marco Polo called them cannibals. Their origins are a...

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Science Fraud

Science Fraud

Most of what occurs in the practice of science goes on behind closed doors, beyond the prying eye of the public. Nevertheless science and the scientists who conduct its research seem to enjoy an almost religious-like reverence, having been granted a virtual hands-off...

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Adapt or Die!

Adapt or Die!

If nature won't cooperate then why not take control. If for example through genetic manipulation you still don't succeed in creating the perfect crop or animal then why just not create one. Currently Australia is the leader in the enhancement of life through...

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Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

Are we alone and life is an anomalous fact that can only be explained by an unpredictable and uneventful circumstances? Or, life is implicit in the nature of the universe and its appearance anywhere is unavoidable? The systematic search for extraterrestrial life has...

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Of Hearts and Minds

Of Hearts and Minds

David Malone is a science documentary filmmaker and he came to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. He's there at the invitation of Consultant Surgeon Mr. Francis Wells who is going to allow him to watch him perform open heart surgery. He's always wanted to...

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Earth in 1000 Years

Earth in 1000 Years

Each glacial period is followed by an interglacial period in which temperatures rise and the ice retreats. The Milankovitch cycles are not strong enough by themselves to cause the shift. What they do is get the ball rolling. A decrease in solar energy...

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