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TV Show: Unnatural Selection ( 2019 )
Unnatural Selection explores new developments in the science of gene-editing that defy evolution and raise moral, social and environmental impact questions about where we, as a society, draw the line.
TV Show: How the Universe Works ( 2010 )
How the Universe Works is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.
Movie: The Botany of Desire ( 2009 )
Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread propagation. Apples, for sweetness; tulips, for beauty; marijuana, for pleasure; and, potatoes, for sustenance. Each has a story of discovery and adaptation; each has a symbiotic relationship with human civilization. The film tells these stories and examines these relationships.
TV Show: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace ( 2011 )
A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
TV Show: Big Cats ( 2018 )
Cats are naturally secretive, elusive and cryptic animals. Only now have the latest developments in filming technology, and a surge in cat research, enabled us to bring the cat superstars out of the shadows.Combining fascinating behaviour with amazing stories, Big Cats reflects the true nature of cats - revealing how they still have the power to surprise.
TV Show: The Planets ( 2019 )
Welcome to the greatest story that's never been told. In a new, ground breaking series we'll be telling the story of the planets as never before.Alongside the most accurate and detailed imagery ever produced, The Planets using the latest planetary science research to piece together the gripping history of each world. These are stories of beauty and creation, violence and destruction that reveal the solar system and our place within it to be far more dramatic than we could ever have imagined.
TV Show: Spy in the Wild ( 2017 )
More than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals secretly record behavior in the wild in this "Nature" miniseries from WNET and BBC. The series captures rarely seen behavior that reveals how animals possess emotions and behavior similar to humans — including the capacity to love, grieve, deceive and invent. 
TV Show: One Strange Rock ( 2018 )
One Strange Rock is the extraordinary story of Earth — our curiously calibrated, interconnected planet — and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena. Anchoring the series is an elite group of astronauts who see Earth's bigger picture; they provide unique perspectives and relate personal memoirs of our planet seen from space.
Movie: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World ( 2016 )
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a movie starring Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, and Lucianne Walkowicz. Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.
TV Show: Nature ( 1982 )
For more than a quarter-century, Nature has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. The series has won more than 600 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations – including 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.
TV Show: Cosmos ( 1980 )
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. Cosmos will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.
TV Show: NOVA ( 1974 )
NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives.
TV Show: Africa ( 2013 )
David Attenborough takes a breathtaking journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa as it has never been seen before.
TV Show: Blue Planet II ( 2017 )
Wildlife documentary series, presented and narrated by David Attenborough, exploring the planet's oceans.
TV Show: The Blue Planet ( 2001 )
The BBC spent five years and $10 million to produce this landmark exploration of the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. We go further out and deeper down to show you things that have never been seen before. The Blue Planet reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Until now, we've only touched the surface...
TV Show: The Planets ( 2017 )
In conjunction with the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 99 years, Science Channel celebrates by presenting a definitive series on Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system, The Planets. Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino hosts, guiding viewers through eight, hourlong episodes that detail Venus, Mars, the newly discovered Planet 9, Exoplanets and more. A best-selling author, Massimino is a veteran of two missions in the Hubble Space Telescope and four space walks. He's also credited as the first person to tweet from space.Renamed The Planets and Beyond with Season 2, Astronaut Mike Massimino continues the exploration of the planets in our solar system and beyond. From the Gas Giants to mysterious exo-planets light years away, this is the definitive series about alien worlds.
TV Show: Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal ( 2019 )
Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal explores the history and modern versions of eugenics, the attempt to manipulate our genetic inheritance, to change human evolution and to breed a "better" human. The series will reveal the roots of eugenics in the liberal, progressive world of Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London which held great sway in Britain and America and shaped the way our societies were structured and organised to this day.
Movie: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires ( 1996 )
Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.
TV Show: Earth from Space ( 2019 )
Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective, revealing new discoveries, incredible colours and patterns, and just how fast it is changing.
TV Show: Seven Worlds, One Planet ( 2019 )
Narrated by Emmy®-winner Sir David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet is a brand new ambitious seven-part landmark nature docu-series. Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes. Millions of years ago incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust creating seven extraordinary continents.This series will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. We will discover why Australasia is full of peculiar and venomous wildlife; why North America is a land of opportunity where pioneers succeed; and what the consequences are for life racing to compete on the richest of all continents, South America.
TV Show: Secrets of Archaeology ( 2006 )
Take a virtual reality tour of histories most intriguing ancient civilizations. Uncover the secrets of the pyramids as the pharaohs reach for immortality, walk the streets of the Eternal City of Rome, relive a step-by-step reconstruction of Pompeii under the shadow of mighty Vesuvius, experience life in bustling Baghdad and journey to Latin America to the mythical "El Dorado".
TV Show: Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States ( 2012 )
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, also known as The Untold History of the United States, is a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script. The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone's Secret History of America. It covers "the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism." Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a re-examination of some of the under-reported and darkest parts of American modern history using little known documents and newly uncovered archival material.
Movie: Particle Fever ( 2014 )
As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.
TV Show: Frozen Planet II
Frozen Planet II will take audiences back to the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Ten years on from the original Frozen Planet, this series tells the complete story of the entire frozen quarter of our planet that's locked in ice and blanketed in snow.
TV Show: Frozen Planet ( 2011 )
David Attenborough travels to the end of the earth, taking viewers on an extraordinary journey across the polar regions of our planet.
TV Show: Digging for the Truth ( 2005 )
Digging for the Truth explores some of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, from the Pyramids of Egypt to the Lost Ark of the Covenant, from the Holy Grail to King Solomon's Gold. Hosted by adventurer and survival expert Josh Bernstein. Shot in High Definition for The History Channel.
TV Show: Through the Wormhole ( 2010 )
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. Can we eliminate evil? What is nothing? Is there a superior race? Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science - Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.
Movie: Freakonomics ( 2010 )
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
TV Show: Human Planet ( 2011 )
This BBC/Discovery Channel co-production was filmed in dozens of locations around the world over a two-year period and documents how humans interact with their natural surroundings.
TV Show: The Mind, Explained ( 2019 )
Our memories. Our fears. Our dreams. The brain controls it all. But how does it work? Explore what makes us tick. It may just blow your mind.
Movie: Behind the Curve ( 2018 )
Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat.
TV Show: Human Universe ( 2014 )
Professor Brian Cox explores the most precious, most wonderful thing in the universe, us.
Movie: Blackfish ( 2013 )
A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.
TV Show: Abstract: The Art of Design ( 2017 )
In Abstract: The Art of Design, step inside the minds of the most innovative designers working today in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
Movie: Urbanized ( 2011 )
A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Movie: Objectified ( 2009 )
A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Movie: Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience ( 2016 )
This documentary examines the origins of the universe, including the beginning of life on Earth.
TV Show: Digging Up Britain's Past ( 2019 )
Archaeology series exploring fascinating periods in British history as revealed by unfolding archaeological digs.
TV Show: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity ( 2011 )
Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now the lifeblood of the modern world and underpins every aspect of our technological advancements. Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of maverick geniuses who used electricity to light our cities, to communicate across the seas and through the air, to create modern industry and to give us the digital revolution.
Movie: Galileo: Fighting in the Dawn of Modern Science ( 2013 )
Galileo Galilei is one of the most renowned thinkers in the history of science and a highly emblematic figure of the 17th century. This was the era when modern science emerged. This documentary narrates the life of a man who turned his telescope towards the heavens and observed things that no one had seen before. His observations, experiments and mathematics paved a new method for the study of nature. However, the basic argument of this documentary is that Galileo succeeded not only because of his philosophical and mathematical achievements, but also because of his carefully chosen alliances. One of the defining characteristics of Florentine society throughout the centuries was a deeply-rooted system of patronage networks. Galileo benefited from these networks as he secured the patronage of Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscan, and constructed for himself a novel social and professional identity. As his fame and recognition grew, Galileo had intense confrontations with the philosophers in matters such as buoyancy, motion, free fall and some of his observations (the sun spots). The Aristotelian philosophers argued that all these were matters of philosophy, not mathematics. They never accepted Galileo as a natural philosopher because philosophers held a higher professional position than mathematicians. In the face of Galileo they saw a mathematician who tried to remove their philosophical status, exploiting the professional benefits arising from the title that Cosimo gave him. Through these confrontations and political pressure the Aristotelians forced the Catholic Church to judge the work of Galileo. The trial and conviction of Galileo was the outcome of exhausting social and political battles and not the result of an opposition between science and religion. The devout Catholic Galileo never wanted to replace the Bible and the Scriptures with a new science (after all, science did not exist at that time). However, Galileo was forced to kneel inside the church of Maria Sopra Minerva and repudiate the work and views of a lifetime. This documentary tells the story of a man who never retreated and had the persistence and courage to vindicate his intellectual identity.
Movie: Chasing Coral ( 2017 )
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
Movie: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret ( 2015 )
Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.
TV Show: H2O: The Molecule That Made Us ( 2020 )
H20: The Molecule That Made Us dramatically reveals how water underpins every aspect of our existence. In the emptiness of outer space, Earth is alive because of water. Humanity's relationship with this simple molecule is everything.
TV Show: Explained ( 2018 )
This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.
TV Show: Brain Games ( 2011 )
Get ready to have your mind messed with! Brain Games uses interactive experiments, misdirection and tricks to demonstrate how our brains create the illusion of seamless reality through our memory, through our sensory perception, and how we focus our attention.
Movie: The Blockchain and Us ( 2017 )
When the Wright brothers invented the airplane in 1903, it was hard to imagine there would be over 500,000 people traveling in the air at any point in time today. In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin and the blockchain. For the first time in history, his invention made it possible to send money around the globe without banks, governments or any other intermediaries. Satoshi is a mystery character, and just like the Wright brothers, he solved an unsolvable problem. The concept of the blockchain isn't very intuitive. But still, many people believe it is a game changer. Despite its mysterious beginnings, the blockchain might be the airplane of our time. Manuel Stagars portrays this exciting technology in interviews with software developers, cryptologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, VCs, authors, politicians, and futurists from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, and Australia. How can the blockchain benefit the economies of nations? How will it change society? What does this mean for each of us? The Blockchain and Us does not explain the technology but starts a conversation about its potential wider implications. The film deliberately poses more questions than it answers. For a deep dive, see all full-length interviews from the film stream on the official website of the film.
TV Show: Genius by Stephen Hawking ( 2016 )
Genius by Stephen Hawking will be presented and narrated by renowned theoretical physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking. Through the use of large-scale experiments and remarkable demonstrations, the program decodes the mysteries of evolutionary biology, astrophysics and quantum mechanics, solving questions like "Why am I here?", "Are we alone?" and "Can we travel through time?" Each episode features three people with curious minds who must use their own intellect to learn what humanity's most notable thinkers have discovered about the greatest scientific mysteries over the centuries. GENIUS takes its participants (and viewers at home) back in time - to ancient Greece, where Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference - and to more recent history and such thinkers as Edward Hubble, who uncovered and established the distances between our planet and the vast galaxies throughout the universe.
Movie: Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking ( 2014 )
Led by a pioneer in the science world, Stephen Hawking, this special takes us on a journey which delves into the subjects of stem cells both embryonic and adult to explore what these wondrous and baffling mechanisms are capable of, what exactly stem cells are and if they are the key to our future or a ticking time bomb waiting to detonate?
Movie: The Bomb ( 2015 )
See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age.
TV Show: Round Planet ( 2016 )
Round Planet is a parody of nature documentaries such as Planet Earth, hosted by Matt Lucas as Armstrong Wedgewood.
TV Show: Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise ( 2015 )
Documentary series delving into a rarely seen South American wilderness, home to surprising creatures who survive from the mighty Andes Mountains to Cape Horn.
TV Show: The Nature of Things with David Suzuki ( 1960 )
Host David Suzuki offers informative views about the state of the world and how to make it a better place. His documentaries are produced in Canada and abroad, and all offer a look at the way the planet is changing and shifting in our modernized age.
Movie: The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms ( 2015 )
Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms and reveals where these 2,000-year-old problem solvers came from, how they work, and what they have achieved.
Movie: Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives ( 2017 )
Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the science of gravity, recreating ground-breaking scientific experiments including the moment when Galileo first discovered how to measure gravity.
Movie: Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time ( 2015 )
Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.
Movie: The Joy of Data ( 2016 )
This mind-expanding, high-tech documentary, hosted by mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry, reveals what data is and how it is captured, stored, shared, and analyzed. Fry tells the story of the engineers of the data age, people most of us have never heard of despite creating a technological and philosophical revolution. Modern society runs on data, making information the world's most valuable asset.
TV Show: Size Matters ( 2018 )
Hannah Fry takes a spectacular look at the science of size by imagining a parallel world in which everything is made bigger or smaller.
Movie: Helvetica ( 2007 )
A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.
Movie: Take Your Pills ( 2018 )
Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.
Movie: Highly Strung ( 2015 )
"Highly Strung" A story of passion...of obsession...and possession A journey into a rarefied world of elusive tones evoked by horsehair on catgut, of investors lured to spend millions on unique instruments. The deadly sins of lust, jealousy and greed jostle with the purity of philanthropy and sonic perfection. A duel of tension and harmony in a Quartet of youthful virtuosi expanding their skills on a clutch of rare Guadagninis. An exploration of the mystery and the lost, delicate art of constructing these robust masterpieces Exquisite imagery will illuminate a complex history of enduring instruments and their temporary custodians. And then there's the music!
Movie: Saving Capitalism ( 2017 )
SAVING CAPITALISM is a documentary film that follows former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, as he takes his book and his views to the heart of conservative America to speak about our economic system and present big ideas for how to fix it.
Movie: Silicon Cowboys ( 2016 )
Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.
Movie: Terms and Conditions May Apply ( 2013 )
A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.
TV Show: Storyville ( 1998 )
Series showcasing the best of international documentary filmmakers works.
Movie: AlphaGo ( 2017 )
With more board configurations than there are atoms in the observable universe, the ancient Chinese game of 'Go' has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history. Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka, AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Cambridge, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of DeepMind in London, and, ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity?
Movie: Cave of Forgotten Dreams ( 2011 )
Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a movie starring Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, and Julien Monney. Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations...
Movie: Samsara ( 2012 )
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Movie: The Most Unknown ( 2018 )
The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? By introducing researchers from diverse backgrounds for the first time, then dropping them into new, immersive field work they previously hadn't tackled, the film reveals the true potential of interdisciplinary collaboration, pushing the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose. Directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney (The Search for General Tso, The City Dark) and advised by world-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man), The Most Unknown is an ambitious look at a side of science never before shown on screen. The film was made possible by a grant from Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.
Movie: Memory Games ( 2018 )
Glimpse into the brain's vast potential for memorization through the eyes of four competitive memory athletes as they share techniques and insights.
TV Show: Broken ( 2019 )
This investigative docuseries shows how negligence and deceit in the production and marketing of popular consumer items can result in dire outcomes.
TV Show: How the States Got Their Shapes ( 2011 )
How well do average Americans know their country? Brian Unger hits the road to uncover the history hidden in the lines and contours that make up the U.S. map through man-on-the-street quizzes and head-to-head competitions. Contestants battle to win some cash, show their state pride and display their knowledge of U.S. geography as they reveal how the country took shape.
Movie: American Factory ( 2019 )
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Movie: The Beginning of Life ( 2016 )
Discoveries in neuroscience can help us understand childhood development. When a person is born, it is more than just a genetic load. We are formed by our relationship with everything around us combined with our genetics, The Beginning of Life investigates what separates us and what is essential to all of us, how we can create a better world by investing in the first years of our lives.
Movie: Zero Days ( 2016 )
A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.
Movie: Hidden Figures ( 2017 )
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Movie: Side by Side ( 2012 )
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.
TV Show: From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature ( 2018 )
Helen Czerski explores the incredible science of temperature. She'll take us from a starting point of the simple human sensations of heat and cold deep into the world of molecular physics, fluid dynamics and high-energy plasmas to reveal the mind-bending science that lies at the heart of this most immediate of our senses.She'll reveal that temperature is so much more than a nice hot cup of tea or the cool of a winter breeze. In fact, what we perceive as temperature is just our senses reacting to the vibration of atoms and molecules. But these vibrations have the ability to change the state of matter, forge new elements from old and start reactions that can transform the world in beautifully constructive or horrifically destructive ways.
Movie: N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös ( 1993 )
N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos is a 1993 biographical documentary about the life of mathematician Paul Erdos, directed by George Paul Csicsery.
Movie: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch ( 2019 )
Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.
Movie: General Magic ( 2019 )
The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up named 'General Magic', which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the first handheld personal communicator (or "smartphone").
Movie: Voyage of Time: Life's Journey ( 2016 )
An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.
TV Show: American Dynasties: The Kennedys ( 2018 )
American Dynasties: The Kennedys takes viewers to the heart of America's ‘First Family,' revealing how personal relationships within the dynasty helped shaped national and global events from the Cold War to the Wall Street crash. The docuseries spans the life of patriarch Joseph "Joe" Kennedy and his children uncovering how this one family so significantly shaped twentieth century America.
TV Show: Stephen Hawking's Grand Design ( 2012 )
Based on his acclaimed new book with science writer Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design, Professor Hawking draws on more than 40 years of his own research and a recent series of observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory. He argues that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced; Hawking holds the position that by synthesizing existing theories, scientists may discover the key to understanding the universe's deepest mysteries.
TV Show: Outlaw Tech ( 2017 )
State of the art science, thrilling suspense, unforgettable characters. These are the true stories of a new wild west, where biology, physics, chemistry, and technology are tools of the outlaw trade. With complex security systems designed to stop the world's most nefarious criminal masterminds, a new Science Channel series goes inside amazing capers to unpack the high-tech arsenal used on both sides of the law. Each of the six, hour-long episodes, features cat and mouse escapades with science at the center, as it is used to hack our banks, museums, casinos, prisons and more. From the physics of defeating heat sensors, to the complex code that cracked thousands of ATMs, to the epic engineering that allowed El Chapo to escape his maximum security prison, Outlaw Tech takes us step by step through a battle royale of brilliant outlaw science versus cutting-edge security systems and tried and true investigation techniques.
Movie: Blue Gold: World Water Wars ( 2010 )
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?
Movie: Hacking Democracy ( 2006 )
The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how America counts its votes. Proving the votes can be stolen without a trace culminates in a duel between the Diebold corporation's voting machines and a computer hacker - with America's democracy at stake.
Movie: David Starkey's Magna Carta ( 2015 )
David Starkey looks at the origins of Magna Carta, the document that has underpinned British liberties since it was created in 1215 to check the abuses of King John.
TV Show: Only Connect ( 2008 )
Quiz show in which connections must be made between apparently unconnected things, where patience and lateral thinking are as vital as knowledge.
Movie: South of the Border ( 2010 )
A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.
TV Show: Epic Warrior Women ( 2018 )
Epic Warrior Women highlights the women who fought just as courageously, skillfully and fiercely as male warriors of their time. With stunning re-enactments, original costumes, historic locations and CG animation, the three-part series chronicles the military achievements of the original Amazon horse warriors of the Steppe, probes the highly-trained female gladiators of Ancient Rome and concludes with the feared all-female regiments of Dahomey that shaped African history.
TV Show: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty ( 2014 )
Out of the chaos, darkness and violence of the Middle Ages, one family rose to seize control of England - The Plantaganets. Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.
TV Show: The Plantagenets ( 2014 )
Professor Robert Bartlett tells the extraordinary story of England's most dysfunctional, yet longest ruling, royal dynasty.
TV Show: Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery ( 2008 )
Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement. Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder. In trying to keep us alive, surgeons have all too often killed us off, and life-saving solutions have often come from the most surprising places. Blood and Guts is an incredible story of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomized patients – and every now and then courageous advances that have saved the lives of millions around the world. You may think twice before going under the knife…
TV Show: Art of Scandinavia ( 2016 )
Series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the history of Scandinavia through its art.
TV Show: The Secrets of Your Food ( 2017 )
The Secrets of Your Food is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. Michael Mosley and James Wong present a celebration of the physics, chemistry and biology that lie hidden inside every bite. Together they travel the world and take over the UK's leading food lab in order to deconstruct our favourite meals, taking us inside the food, right down to the molecular level.
TV Show: Pain, Pus & Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines ( 2013 )
In Pain, Pus & Poison, Dr. Michael Mosley tells the extraordinary story of how scientists learnt to use the world around us to heal our bodies and conquer the common afflictions of pain, pus and poison. He explores how certain chemicals – once invisible and almost magical in their effects - were discovered, captured, understood and finally exploited. In the three-part series, Michael discovers how a crisis in the French wine industry led to the discovery of what actually causes disease; how a German scientist obsessed with colour found the world's first targeted drug and how, if it weren't for a group of Oxford scientists and American industrialists, penicillin - the most powerful life-saving drug the world has ever seen - might have remained no more than a lab curiosity.
TV Show: America's Hidden Stories ( 2019 )
Was Revolutionary War hero General Pulaski actually a woman? Did Ronald Reagan secretly order a cyberattack on the Soviet Union during the Cold War? Was America's heartland the true birthplace of the Spanish flu? Our nation's secrets aren't secret anymore: old tales, new truths. Modern historians, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and newly discovered evidence, are rewriting the narratives of our nation's most iconic stories. Follow teams deep into America's past as they uncover the truth about the Salem witches, a spy network behind Pearl Harbor, and more.
Movie: The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley ( 2015 )
Michael Mosley takes an in-depth look at blood. He carries out six experiments on his own blood, from starving it of oxygen to injecting it with snake venom and even eating it.
TV Show: The Dark Ages: An Age of Light ( 2012 )
The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilisation stopped. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. He embarks on a fascinating trip across Europe, Africa and Asia, visits the world's most famous collections and discovers hidden artistic gems, all to prove that the Dark Ages were actually an 'Age of Light'.
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