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Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

This 75 minute BBC special Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic was released in order to mark the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that swept the world infecting around one third of the total human population and is estimated to have killed 50 million people. In this film we see broadcaster Hannah Fry conduct a nationwide citizen science experim...

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AlphaGo

It is a game which has been described as intensely contemplative and almost hypnotic, with there being more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe this is the ancient Chinese game of Go, and it has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence as it is simply

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McQueen and I
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McQueen and I

Alexander McQueen was the rebel king of British fashion, a designer who reinvented the catwalk and created clothes that silenced his audience, being described as brilliant, offensive, beautiful and outrageous. He was making such a statement, pushing everything to the edge and people either loved hi

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Vue.js: The Documentary

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Vue.js, pronounced as "view", is an open-source model–view–viewmodel (MVMM) JavaScript framework which was released in 2014 by its creator Evan You. You released his framework with the sole purpose of making life easier for developers who are looking to harness the full power of JavaScript

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The Case of Sally Challen

The Case of Sally Challen

In 2011 Sally Challen, a mother of two from Surrey, United Kingdom, was jailed for life for bludgeoning her husband to death whilst he was sat at the families kitchen table eating lunch. After committing such a gruesome crime Sally proceeded to cover her husband Richards body in a pair of old curta

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Being Bipolar

The number of people with bipolar disorder has risen three fold in the last two decades. Three percent of us, that's nearly two million people in Britain today are thought to have this serious mental illness, but who are these people and what do they experience, what do they feel? In this film

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A city of 11 million people in lockdown, more than 2 thousand dead, tens of thousands infected and rising anger over how the crisis is being handled. Welcome to Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province. It is a place where local officials were withholding information and d

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The Forgotten Irish

The Forgotten Irish

The Forgotten Irish is touching film which sets out to tell the story of those who immigrated to Birmingham, England from Ireland back in the 50's and 60's in search of work. Back then an estimated 60,000 Irish made the journey annually, all of whom were drawn in by the building boom and for the opp

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Jesus of Siberia

More than two decades ago, a 29-year-old patrol officer and talented painter named Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop publicly declared himself reborn as Vissarion. Since then he’s fostered a “unified religion” that is a vast amalgam of Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, pagan, and other spiritual beliefs. Jus

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Earth – The Climate Wars PT 3/3

PART THREE - New Challenges Having explained the science behind global warming, and addressed the arguments of the climate change sceptics earlier in the series, in this third and final part Dr Iain Stewart looks at the biggest challenge now facing climate scientists. Just how can they predict ex

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Demonstration: How You Do A Tour

Vice's music channel Noisey teamed up with UK rapper Tinie Tempah in order to bring you a unique documentary that goes behind the scenes of Tinie Tempah's life on the road whilst touring his album. The tour was planned in late 2013 and set about visiting cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool

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