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The Secret World of Pain

The Secret World of Pain

For most of us, pain as a concept is something that we don’t spare a second thought: you stub your toe; it hurts for a bit, then it subsides. But for scientists, the experience of pain makes for fascinating study and an understanding of it can potentially unlock new...

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To Infinity and Beyond

To Infinity and Beyond

Documentary examining current ideas about very large numbers and infinity in regards to mathematics and the observable universe. By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if there would be nothing to stop us counting...

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Do We Really Need the Moon?

Do We Really Need the Moon?

The Moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn't where it is now? How would that affect life on Earth? Space scientist and lunar fanatic Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores our intimate relationship with the Moon....

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The Brain: Our Universe Within

The Brain: Our Universe Within

Forty years ago, American anthropologist Doctor Ralph Selecki explored the caves at Shanidar where he unearthed an image of ancient man that profoundly changed the way we saw our ancestors. The professor discovered a skull - a Neanderthal skull. Strangely, it was...

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DNA: The Secret of Life

DNA: The Secret of Life

Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms (with the exception of RNA viruses). The main role of DNA molecules is the long-term storage of information....

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The Shape of Life

The Shape of Life

This relatively obscure series (2002) is a real find. 7 hour long episodes tell the story of primarily invertebrates of the sea (sponges, anemones, flatworms, molluscs, arthropods, jellyfish, sea stars, etc...) over the course of time and how we relate and in some...

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The Human Body

The Human Body

1998, Science

This astonishing series takes us on a journey breathtaking twists of the most complex biological mechanism on earth - the human body. Using a technique that allows us to see photos changes over time, graphics, drawing and...

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What Is Reality?

What Is Reality?

There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories. Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the...

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The Story of One

The Story of One

Our world is built on numbers and the first of these was the number 1. Starting with scratches on a bone and heading through the Greek philosophers to the development of the Roman Numerals and the Arabic number system that fed through to the numbers we use today. Using...

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Living on Mars

Living on Mars

On the surface, the red planet’s freeze-dried world of rocks, ice, and dust looks like an unlikely place to plant a garden. But rocks and minerals found by the Mars rovers show it must once have had warmer, habitable living conditions. Now, using photo-realistic CGI...

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Adventures In Human Evolution

Adventures In Human Evolution

This landmark series about the evolution of man answers fundamental questions. Who were our ancestors? When did they first walk the earth? Why did man survive when other species became extinct? These questions have inspired scientists throughout the ages to piece...

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Universe: The Cosmology Quest

Universe: The Cosmology Quest

Most of us are intrigued by questions to do with the origin and evolution of the universe. Where do we come from? Where are we going? These are fundamental questions. But no one knows the answers. In the last few years there have been many claims that we are finally...

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