Nature

Wonders of the Universe: Falling

Falling In the third episode, Professor Brian Cox takes on the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe – gravity. Gravity seems so familiar, and yet it is one of the strangest and most surprising forces in the universe. Starting with a zero gravity flight, Brian experiences the feeling of total weightlessness, and considers how much of an effect gravity has had on the world around

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Wonders of the Universe: Destiny

Destiny Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox steps boldly on to an even bigger stage – the universe. Who are we? Where do we come from? For thousands of years humanity has turned to religion and myth for answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian presents a different set of answers – answers provided by science. In this episode, Brian se

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Wolves in Chernobyl Dead Zone

What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? In 1986 a nuclear meltdown at the infamous Chernobyl power plant in present-day Ukraine left miles of land in radioactive ruins. Residents living in areas most contaminated by the disaster were evacuated and relocated by government order, and a no-man’s land

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Wolf Pack

Wolf Pack

This is the story of the rise to power of the largest wolf pack ever known, going from strength to strength they are now at a turning point in their lives. The balance of power is shifting within the pack, the leaders face a takeover challenge from within their own family. Winter in Yellowstone is six months of temperatures below freezing it can look beautiful but the conditions are fierce and thi

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Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011

In April of 2011 the United States experienced a month of extraordinary violent tornado's, it was the deadliest recorded in modern times. Stretching from Oklahoma to North Carolina over 600 tornados were witnessed and the result of these caused a tremendous amount of damage and loss of life. Over the course of two days (April 26 - 27) there were more than a hundred separate twisters, these twis

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Wild Kalahari

Wild Kalahari

The Kalahari Desert is located in Southern Africa and covers much of Batswana, parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is roughly 900,000 kilometres squared and is considered to be more of a semi-desert as it is scattered with massive tracts of excellent grazing grounds which allow for it to support far more animals and plants than other deserts do, such as the Namib Desert located to the west. T

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What’s Killing Our Bees

Bill Turnbull investigates one of the biggest mysteries in the British countryside: what is killing our bees. It is a question that generates huge controversy. Changes in the weather, pesticides and even a deadly virus have all all been blamed. It is a question that Bill is all too familiar with as a beekeeper himself. He meets the scientists who are fitting minute radar transponders on to bees to

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What Plants Talk About

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants", revealing an astonishing landscape where plants

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Water, The Great Mystery

"Water is the driving force of all nature." - Leonardo da Vinci Water makes most of earths surface and most of our human bodies ... but do we really know the secrets of this amazing element. From agriculture, to factories and hydropower, we put water to work in a million different ways every day. And yet water acts outside all known physical laws of nature. At a time of global climate cha

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