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Last Extinction

Last Extinction

Approximately 13,000 years after the mighty mammoth and 35 other groups of mammals vanished from North America, some scientists pose the controversial theory that a massive impact from space may have heralded their demise. For the past four decades, experts have been at...

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Origins of Us

Origins of Us

Dr Alice Roberts reveals how your body tells the story of human evolution. The way you look, think and behave is a product of a 6 million year struggle for survival. We have uncovered the secrets of the atom and traveled to the...

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How To Build A Dinosaur

How To Build A Dinosaur

Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago and we have hardly ever found a complete skeleton. So how do we turn a pile of broken bones into a dinosaur exhibit? Dr Alice Roberts finds out how the experts put skeletons back together, with...

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Curiosity

Curiosity

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could live forever? What would happen if aliens attacked? Why sex is fun? Welcome to Curiosity. More than just a landmark television series, Curiosity is an adventure of discovery, an expedition to...

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Why Birds Sing

Why Birds Sing

Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg's book of the same title, this documentary explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to the sound. The film features contributions...

6.57

Time Machine

Time Machine

From the creation of the highest mountains to the opening of a flower's petals, time controls the world around us. To understand this super-powerful force on Earth, we must wrench control of time ourselves - compressing, expanding, stopping and dissecting it, to reveal...

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The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the...

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Why Reading Matters

Why Reading Matters

Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers. Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the...

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Clash of the Dinosaurs

Clash of the Dinosaurs

This show explores dinosaurs inside and out to reveal their structures and the lives they lived. Extreme Survivors: 120 million years of evolution made dinosaur bodies better adapted to their environment than any mammal today. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that...

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Cracking the Colour Code

Cracking the Colour Code

An unprecedented global journey to explore the frontiers of how we view color, make color and use the power of color to communicate meaning. Color is a fundamental part of our world. Landscapes, animals, fashion, painting, movies, food – everything around us resonates...

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Earth: Making of a Planet

Earth: Making of a Planet

Imagine cameras have been around since the creation of Earth to record every major event. Take a photographic journey through time from the violent birth of our planet four and a half billion years ago, through ice-ages, massive volcanic eruptions and the dinosaurs'...

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