Year of Release 2009

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,...

8.05

Robot Revolution

Robot Revolution

It's the stuff of science fiction. One day, robots will be seamlessly integrated into society, assisting in the workplace and home, and able to mirror human emotions, motivations and nuance. Given our steady cinematic diet of indestructible terminators and murderous machines from other...

6.67

Symbols of an Alien Sky

Symbols of an Alien Sky

As a modern society, we stand in awe as we gaze upon the colossal monuments and mysterious cultures of ancient times. These civilizations were vastly different from our own; so different, in fact, that our perspectives on the world as it exists today...

7.60

Nepal, in the Mountain's Shadow

Nepal, in the Mountain's Shadow

Nepal is home to the Himalayan Mountains. For thousands of years people have traveled to the Himalayas seeking spiritual enlightenment, proclaiming man could be freed of all sin by merely gazing upon their peaks. This tradition is continued today by pilgrims who journey...

8.63

Pandemic: A Horizon Guide

Pandemic: A Horizon Guide

This is a story played out in an era of unprecedented technical change in which new scientific advances have given us the tools to confront some of nature's greatest threats and where shifting national rivalries have shaped their implementation. It is also a...

7.28

What Would It Look Like?

What Would It Look Like?

We like to think that this planet is experiencing a spiritual evolution but there are no signs of it. We're still trying to invade one another's minds and we're still trying to tell each other what to do and what to think. Can...

7.49

Gypsy Child Thieves

Gypsy Child Thieves

For centuries gypsies lived on the margins of society and faced brutal discrimination. Many have resorted to begging and stealing to survive, but in the last twenty years organized crime has taken over and since 2007, when Romania joined the European Union, gypsy...

8.36

The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire

They are four of the most ordinary plants. We've always had this idea that we are in charge, but what if, in fact, they have been modeling us? We don't give enough recognition to plants. They have been laboring on us, and they've...

8.71

New World Order

New World Order

You want us to stand down. You want us to back off. You want us to shut up while our country and our sovereignty and our borders and everything we've ever been and everything we'll ever be is being destroyed. You got the...

6.92

The Vanishing Tattoo

The Vanishing Tattoo

Two adventurers are forging their way into country that was home to perhaps the fiercest headhunters the world has ever known. These two Canadians are hot on the trail of some of the last remaining tribal tattoo masters. A small hand cut tattoo...

6.82