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Pure Science Specials: Magnetic Storm
There is a region of our planet that no human being has ever visited, no one has ever seen this place, yet what happens here effects everyone of us every day of our lives. Its 2000 miles beneath our feet, the earths molten core. Here a vast ocean of liquid iron generates an invisible forcefield, the earths magnetic field. It surrounds our entire planet cocooning us from the dangers of space, but now scientists have made an alarming discover, there is a storm brewing deep within the earth, a storm which could...
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The Fantastical World of Hormones
Theres a mysterious set of chemicals that flow through every part of our bodies, they can rule our lives and shape our destinies, they turn children into adults, they govern our appetites and they even affect our passions. They are called hormones and they are fundamental in making us who we are. In this film professor John Wass tells the wonderful and often weird story of how hormones were...
Cities of the Underworld: Istanbul
Walk anywhere in the city of Istanbul and you're walking on top of the past. Dig anywhere beneath the streets and you'll uncover thousands of years of hidden history. Most historic cities have been extensively excavated but in Istanbul, archaeologists have just barely scratched the surface. On the History Channels quest to peel back the layers of the cities buried past, there is no telling what they will...
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Uncontacted Tribes
A Documentary on a never seen before Tribe, deep in Southern America. The Kreen-Akrore are a forest Indian tribe living in the Amazon basin of Brazil who successfully managed to evade the cameras and crew accompanying the Villas Boas brothers during their attempt to make first contact with these hostile and entirely unknown people. The search for the Kreen-Akrore lends itself to a documentary style which uses the conventions of narrative cinema, unfolding the events chronologically, while building up the tension...
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How Money Is Made
How Money is Made details the processes involved in printing money, primarily the US dollar. It also explores the world of counterfeiting and fraud that embodies the monetary...
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The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars
Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men. This documentary follows historian...
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How Stuff Works: Secrets of Chocolate
There are many incredible things in this world that we simply take for granted. Maybe because they're commonplace, or maybe because we're just used to seeing them around. But the truth is, each of these seemingly mundane items has a fascinating story behind it. Prepare to be amazed! It fueled the Aztecs, helped win WW2, transformed TV and may save the rainforest. Go inside the intricate science and the outrageous history behind...
Seven Ages Of Starlight
This is the epic story of the stars, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe. Once we thought the sun and stars were gods and giants. Now we know, in a way, our instincts were right. The stars do all have their own characters, histories and role in the cosmos. Not least, they played a vital part in creating us. There are old, bloated red giants, capable of gobbling up planets in their orbit; explosive deaths - supernovae - that forge the building blocks of life;...
Posted in: Educational, Nature
The Andes: The Dragon’s Back
The Andes is one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges with one of the richest environments on Earth and a diverse and unique mix of plants and animals existing nowhere else in the world. Andes: The Dragon's Back so named because of the spines along its ridge travels through this range of mountains stretching from Cape Horn to the Equator, uncovering the largest ice field outside the poles, the Torres del Paine mountain region and the Atacama desert. The Andes is a perfect example of animals adapting...