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Human Instinct

Human Instinct

Every one of us possesses an armory of instincts which keep us alive. We are often barely aware of them, but they act every day to protect us from danger and keep us fit and healthy. In the first...

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Prolonged, sustained, excessive stress and your similar response to it, not only causes deterioration of your brain, but it also compromises your immune system; your ability to fight off diseases. Thousands of years ago, we mostly lived until we...

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Andrew Marr explores how Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. In the first episode of the three-part series, he argues that Darwin's theory has...

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Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe

Professor Brian Cox reveals how the most fundamental scientific principles and laws explain not only the story of the universe, but the story of us all. Destiny. Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox steps...

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Aristotle's Lagoon

Aristotle's Lagoon

In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle traveled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife. His fascination with what he found there, and his painstaking study of it, led to the...

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Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing

2011, Science

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing? In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding films, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these...

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Genius of Pythagoras

Genius of Pythagoras

This Documentary describes Pythagoras. It was produced by Cromwell Productions in 1996. Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world’s greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the...

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What Makes a Genius?

What Makes a Genius?

Could you have come up with Einstein's theory of relativity? If not - why not? This is what Marcus du Sautoy, professor of mathematics, wants to explore. Marcus readily admits that he is no genius, but wants to know if geniuses are just an extreme version of himself -...

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Don't Grow Old

Don't Grow Old

For centuries scientists have been attempting to come up with an elixir of youth. Now remarkable discoveries are suggesting that aging is something flexible that can ultimately be manipulated. Horizon meets the scientists who are attempting to piece together why we age...

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The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man is a thirteen-part documentary television series produced by the BBC and Time-Life Films first transmitted in 1973, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski. Intended as a series of personal view documentaries in the manner of Kenneth Clark's 1969...

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