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There is something very strange happens in space – something that should not be possible. It’s as if large parts of the world are being ravaged by a huge and invisible celestial vacuum. Sasha Kaslinsky, the scientist who discovered the phenomenon, is understandably nervous: “We left very upset and nervous,” he says, “because this is not something we planned to find.”The accidental discovery of what is disturbing is called “dark flow” not only has implications for the fate of a large number of galaxies – it also means that a large number of scientists would have to find a new way of understanding the universe. Dark flow is the latest in a long series of events that have threatened to rewrite the textbooks. Do you announce a new era of understanding, or which simply means that everything we know about the universe is wrong?14 billion years there was nothing; then everything exploded into existence and the universe was born, but a new generation of cosmologists are challenging this theory. Cosmologists have built a replica of the universe through the use of equations, is called the standard model of cosmology and is the reason behind the Big Bang theory, however, this model is not in doubt. The theory of Professor Alan Guth challenges Big Bang, saying that the universe started small, allowing the temperature everywhere, even before large-scale expansion.Stars closer to the edge of a galaxy is moving as fast as the center. This cosmologists think that the gravity necessary galaxies, but the only way to get more serious was to create it. Astrophysicist Dan Bauer is hunting for dark matter half a mile in the dark plains of Minnesota in order to locate and record more effectively. The discovery that the universe is accelerating, suggests that a new force is capable of powering the universe. This force is called dark energy, and cosmologists have no idea what it is.The combination of the question of the standard model, inflation and the darkness has given way to a new theory called the dark flow. The nature of this theory could prove that our universe is not unique. The standard model of cosmology has endured much criticism, therefore, the stronger the theory, however, still could be completely wrong.
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Water is essential for life on earth, but what do we really know about this amazing substance.From it’s less dense state at freezing temperature to its recently discovered ‘memory effect’, Water: The Great Mystery is a well produced documentary that looks into many fascinating topics and cutting edge research experiments from the viewpoints of scientists, theologians and philosophers that will hopefully help give people a greater understanding of the universe.At points this documentary touches on issues surrounding quantum physics, spirituality and the powers of the mind and includes input from Masaru Emoto (What The Bleep Do We Know).
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‘The Dark Lords of Hattusha’ recounts the history of the Hittite Empire, which lost 2500 years ago. The deciphering of their language enabled archaeologists to finally retrace this great lost civilization.Although belonging to the Bronze Age, the Hittites were forerunners of the Iron Age, developing the manufacture of iron artifacts from as early as the 20th century BCE. Hittite weapons were made from bronze; iron was so rare and precious that it was employed only as prestige goods. The Hittites were also famous for their skill in building and using chariots. These chariots gave them a military superiority as illustrated on a plate from Carchemish.The Hittites were an ancient Indo-European people, speaking a language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family. They were part of a larger movement of Indo-Europeans in the 30th century BCE and established a kingdom centered at Hattusha on the Central Anatolian plateau ca. the 18th century BCE. The Hittites used cuneiform letters. Archaeological expeditions have discovered entire sets of royal archives in cuneiform tablets, written either in Akkadian, the diplomatic language of the time, or in the various dialects of the Hittite confederation.This film thus takes the viewers back in time and opens the history of this once great empire.
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Did you know that there is a cave in Vietnam which is a home to an entire forest, and one could fit an entire building in it as well? The authors of this extraordinary documentary, National Geographic`s Boyd Matson and Mark Jenkins, will take you on a journey to the wilderness of Vietnam in order to show you the natural wonder that lies there unspoiled by humans. The Doong Hang Son cave is 2.5 miles long and it is located along the border between Vietnam and Laos. This amazing work of nature is over three times higher than Niagara Falls.Could this be the world’s largest cave? Featuring vintage, NGC reveals for the first time in history, striking evidence that this could be the largest cave in the world. Together with renowned expedition leader Howard Limbert, Darryl Granger cave geologist discovered the formula of how the cave was so big.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more nature videos, click here.
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"What would you experience if you looked forward 50 years? In a unique blend of science & drama, this 3-part series shows you the world of tomorrow. Will we have flying cars? What about “printing” custom-made vital organs? Will advances in medicine help us stay young forever? What will our cities look like? What will tomorrow’s wars be about? Will we have robots helping around the house? Will solar power be the new oil? Supported by the world’s leading scientists and research institutes, we embark on a quest to answer some of society’s most fundamental questions and reveal the dramas of tomorrow’s world along the way. State-of-the-art computer graphics in combination with a dynamic story line will create a world usually only seen in feature films, but with the accuracy and relevance of a documentary. This series is all about opening the window of our future based on science fact, not science fiction."
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Over a thousand years ago, the sun-washed land of southern Spain was home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, living together and flourishing. Their culture and beliefs intertwined, and the knowledge of the ancients was gathered and reborn. Here were the very seeds of the Renaissance. But it changed. What happened and why is for you to discover!
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Every cosmologist and astronomer agrees: our universe is 13.7 billion years. Using cutting edge technology, scientists are now able to take a snapshot of the universe only a heartbeat after birth.Armed with hypersensitivity satellites, astronomers look back in time to the moment of creation, when all matter in the universe exploded into existence. This is where we discovered an unsolved mystery as old as time itself – if the universe was born, where did it come from? Meet leading scientists who have discovered what they believe that the origin of our universe, and a window in the time before time.Big Bang theory holds that the universe was once packed tightly in a small and incredibly dense space, known as a “singularity”. That is, until about 13.7 billion years, when a huge explosion of energy and the pressure began to give rise to entire worlds, galaxies and interstellar particles that form the universe as we know it today.However, what caused the big bang? The physicists are left scratching their heads to that question. Since the universe began in a level so small, the laws of relativity are not fully implemented. In contrast, quantum theory, which deals with the world outside the law and the very small strange, must also be convened.Successfully answering the question of what existed before the Big Bang would be necessary to close the gap between the worlds so far incompatible with each other, relativism and quantum mechanics. But even though the bridge has not yet been built, theories abound.“Our universe may have either come into existence or collided with another universe,” theoretical physicist Michio Kaku said scienceline.org. “Big Bangs happen all the time.”This is the fourth episode. See the list of all the episodes here: through the hole.
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Almost everyone has experienced a moment a faint fragrance brings back memories of a moment lost in time so hit back to the forefront of their minds.Often we have forgotten the entire event, but is aware of our mind presented clearly unfathomable in some inaccessible corner of the brain, ready for instant retrieval.Nigel Marven goes in search of unpleasant odors and more attractive, is to discover why they are great to see some things, but sometimes miss what is before our eyes, the biological reasons why humans eat a wide range of food, raw ducks rotten eggs a sweaty blue cheese, shows that when it comes to our sense of human touch are like elephants, keeps track of the sounds they produce more powerful emotional impact about us and joins stunt coordinator Marc Cass for a dramatic unity and experience as the organs of balance, let us know how we’re being a jerk around and even upside down.Specialty real human beings is to check each other. We are very good at it, we do it without even being aware of it. With the help of the latest eye-tracking technology and scientists from the University of Sussex, committed volunteers are what your eyes really catch up. We are also very experienced in measuring the depth and distance. Nigel discover how the best players in baseball to manage the monitoring of a ball coming toward them at high speed. This ability is an extreme example of the basic hand / eye coordination that we all acquire as we grow.
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‘Big Brother, Big Business’ is a special report wherein CNBC takes a look at the companies behind the powerful business of personal information and the people whose lives are affected by it.It reveals how every day technologies are being used to monitor Americans with unique scrutiny – from driving habits to workplace surveillance; shoppers and diners are observed and analyzed; internet searches are monitored and used as evidence in court, and it is the big businesses that collect most of the data. But increasingly, it’s the government that’s using it.It gives examples of unsuspecting vulnerable citizens who get caught up in the net, such as a woman who lost her job due to mistaken identity; a man whose cell phone records were stolen by his former employer; a woman whose personal information was stolen from a company she had never heard of; a man who discovered his rental car company was tracking his every move.The documentary also looks at how identities are being established using biometric means by the FBI, the Border Patrol, police departments and schools and also details of how an AOL division is established that works solely to satisfy the requests of law enforcement for information about AOL’s members.
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In the Hands of the Gods is the true story of five young British freestyle footballers journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona. This coming-of-age road movie tells the story of a group of young men in pursuit of a lifelong dream. The group of friends is made up of urban teenagers, most of whom have never been abroad before: a devout Christian, a cheeky scouser, a failed footballer, a pampered teenager and an asylum seeker from Somalia. These boys, ranging from 17 to 22 years old, represent the diversity and attitude of British youth today. For them, Diego Maradona epitomizes everything they love about football; he is both the creator of their art and their inspiration during hard times in their lives. Along the way they found that it wasn’t just Diego they were searching for, but something inside themselves With no money for food, accommodation or travel, the freestylers hustle and busk their way from London to Buenos Aires using only their football skills and their charm, often being forced to go hungry and to sleep rough. In the Hands of the Gods is a voyage of adventure and self-discovery that will take these boys far from their homes, on a trip that will change their lives forever.
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One gets the feeling that the decision to frame the title of The Death of the oceans? as a matter may have been taken in the last minute in order to discourage immediate despair by the viewer.If the program itself communicated anything, however, is that the oceans dead are much stronger possibility that the question mark means.The threat, in fact, seems to be immediate and almost irreversible. One scientist said: We run the risk of loss of species before it has even been introduced to them. The sea life is very fragile, said another. Not for one minute think that we can not screw up much worse than it is today.No sound down, it looked like another documentary lush and luxurious sea creatures led by David Attenborough, looking weird humpback whale squid and shining in the sun.But the soundtrack was mostly a long list of warnings raw and grim statistics: fish in our seas clean for the year 2050, all corals to die because of ocean acidification unless the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is drastically reduced, all conversations eventually whale drowned our shipping increasingly noisy.Before we can take the most basic measures to save our oceans, we need something we’ve never come close to having: a baseline study of what is in the sea. That’s where people diligently Census of Marine Life comes in.They are carefully measuring all aspects of ocean life, although it is difficult to see that they do in present circumstances no one would pretend that bit faster. Dr. Julian Caley and his team spend months examining the creatures in a cubic foot coral reef in Australia.The worm only specialist found 22 new species. Records of parasites of fish type, on average, one new species a day, 6,000 species have been discovered previously unknown through the census of all so far.Filmed by BBC Horizons –http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v7tmd
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In the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein was on holiday in a small tourist town on the tip of Long Island. His quiet summer, however, was about to be destroyed by a visit from an old friend and colleague from his years in Berlin. The visitor was the physicist Leo Szilard. Einstein had been said they feared the Nazis could soon be in possession of a terrible new weapon and that something must be done. Szilard believed that recent scientific breakthroughs meant it was possible to convert mass into energy. And this could be used to make a bomb. If this happens, it would be a terrible realization of the law of nature Einstein had discovered some 34 years earlier. September 1905 was Einstein’s “miracle year”. While working as a patent clerk in the Swiss capital of Bern Einstein submitted a three-page supplement to the theory of relativity, published earlier this year. In these pages is derived from the most famous equation of all time, e = mc ², energy equals mass times the speed of light squared.The equation showed that mass and energy are related and which could, in theory, becomes the other. But because the speed of light squared is a number so large that means that even a small amount of mass could be a huge amount of energy. Since the discovery of radioactivity in the 19th century, scientists had realized that the atomic nucleus can contain a large amount of energy. Einstein’s revolutionary equation were shown for the first time, how much there was."
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Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, accidents and economic science has gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden from the chaos, that scientists are only beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – How did we get here?In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili is to discover one of the great mysteries of science – How does a world order begins as dust with intelligent life? How to get out of disorder? It is an amazing, counterintuitive and for many people a very troubling.But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of the beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that, far from it magic or an act of God, in fact is an intrinsic part of the laws of physics . Surprisingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern. The best part is that one need not be a scientist to understand.The natural world is full of impressive examples of how nature transforms the simplicity in complexity. From the trees to the clouds to humans – after seeing this film will never be able to see the world the same way again. To learn more about the secret life of chaos.
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The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, with its height “of 220 meters, is much larger than the Great Pyramid of Egypt, which was originally 147. The Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon, 190 meters, also higher than the Pyramid Keopsove. The third The Bosnian Pyramid of the Dragon, with the other two – the sun and moon – form the perfect triangle with the distance of 2.2 kilometers.The 45-year-old is so certain two pyramids are hidden in Visoko valley that has spent about 16,000 euros (20,000 dollars) research in the area, located on both sides of a river about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Bosnian capital.Residents of the nearby town of Visoko have long known about the presence of the two structures that always referred to as ‘pyramids’ but none of them was ever intrigued enough to investigate further.But Osmanagic, who says his keen eye for archeology on numerous trips around the world to study ancient civilizations, insists that the structures “can not be the art of nature.”
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Most people think of Egypt when they talk about mummies, but many are surprised that what is seen as the best preserved mummy in the world came from China!Han aristocrat named Lady Dai is known as the ‘Diva Mummy’, and 2000 years after her death is still leading scientists into new discoveries about ancient life and mummification processes. The scientists are looking at questions like how she lived, what she ate and how people back then died. This ‘most perfectly preserved mummy’ could hold the answers that we don’t know yet!
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This series of the BBC / Discovery reveals some of the strangest behaviors in the animal world. In a series of action-packed sequences, tires falling off a truck and disturb the salamanders, which turn the wheels of life. Mexican jumping beans come alive and take over a toy store. Projectile vomiting fulmars use to attack a climber. Hagfish slime his way out of a fishing boat by turning water into the soup of mucus. A skunk teaches the toughest street gang a break-dance lesson. Animals addicted to drugs in some strange drugs and even discover the spirit of nature. Using new techniques of filming and some extraordinary special FX – this is the nature like never before.
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"In 1972, the International Railway Union celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark this jubilee, they created InterRail, a rail pass that allowed travellers to explore Europe freely for the period of 30 days. What started as a mere travel product, became in a new way for European youngsters to not only discover the continent they live in but also interchange with other peoples and cultures, playing also an important role in Europe’s unification and even the resolution of conflicts like the cold war or the Youguslav wars.Filmed in 20 countries, with the testimonials of more than a dozen travelers from different nationalities, this documentary illustrates the impact of the InterRail phenomenon in Europe in the past 40 years."
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Forty years ago, the American anthropologist Dr. Ralph Selecki explored the caves of Shanidar, where he discovered an old man’s image that profoundly changed the way we saw our ancestors.The professor discovered a skull – a Neanderthal skull. Interestingly, it was covered with microscopic pollen from the flowers of thistle, ragwort, Spiraea and mauve, among others.The same pollen dust covered the rest of the skeletal elements, suggesting that family and friends had gathered deliberately and laid flowers in clusters in the body.These mourners left behind the earliest known signs of man’s consciousness of death. Based on the findings of Dr. Selecki, Neanderthals seemed to have what we have come to call to mind.Deeply complex and mysterious, the human brain is an odyssey in itself. Making this journey into the inner workings of the mind under the guidance of scientist Dr. David Suzuki, host of the Discovery Channel documentary fascinating.This series explores how the brain develops from birth to adulthood, how memory works, how humans recovering from a brain injury, and the origins of creativity and identity.
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A series of strange prophecies lead society to believe that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. Documentary by the History Channel/Discovery Channel.
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Strain Hunters is a sequence of docudramas intended at enlightening the common community about the mission for the protection of the cannabis herb in the method of exceptionally susceptible landraces beginning in the humblest parts of the world.The only determined of Strain Hunters is to recognize, discover and recover cannabis landraces that have not been examined, in order to provide experts and physicians the opportunity to further augment information of the cannabis shrub in the medical domain.Numerous formerly unfamiliar cannabinoid summaries are contained in cannabis landraces commencing from vicinities where there is no likelihood of technical investigation.Someday these shrubberies could be beneficial in creating enhanced treatments for the ill and the agonizing. We believe it is our responsibility to conserve as numerous cannabis landraces in our genomic databank, and by propagating them into additional researched pharmaceutical strains for the solitary reason of scientific exploration.Throughout the creation of the Strain Hunters documentaries no damage was done to any individual, creature, shrub, or the natural environment. Altogether carbon emissions produced by this venture have been counterbalance by depositing thousands of plant seeds.The Strain Hunters documentaries have the distinct and restricted reason of info to the common populace. Strain Hunters do not sanction or endorse prohibited actions of any type.
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It has long been considered the most pressing issue of our history: Where did humans come from? Although life has existed for millions of years, only in the past century and a half we have begun to use science to explore the ancestral roots of our own species.The search for the ultimate answer has taken a series of twists and turns, with careers made and broken on the road. Ape to man is the story of the quest to find the origins of the human race – a quest that spanned more than 150 years of obsessive searching Searching for the origins of mankind is a history of bone and feature stories .It was in 1856 that the first bones of extinct human ancestor were encountered, discovered by a team of unskilled workers to excavate the limestone in Western Europe. The finding, to be known as Neanderthal Man, was seeing the light of day for the first time in more than 40,000 years.At that time, the concept of a previous human species was virtually unthinkable. However, only a few years later, the work of Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species first broached the subject of evolution, and by the end of the nineteenth century had become the hottest topic of the day.Adventurers had embarked on the search for the missing link, the only creature that represents the evolutionary leap from apes to humans. Ape to Man examines the major discoveries that have led to the understanding we have today, including theories that never gained full acceptance of his time, an elaborate hoax that confused the scientific community for years, and understanding short of the key elements that separate man from apes.
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Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spotted the super dense planet using the HAT Net global network of automated telescopes. The HATNet global network of automated telescopes, scans a large fraction of the Northern Hemisphere sky every night. These astronomers have finally discovered the second planet i.e. HAT-P-2b and were astonished with their discovery about this Planet.Scientists further came out with more information like its temperature and gravity power. They also compared that with Earth and were really dazed. HAT-P-2b has a temperature ranging from 1000 to 2000°C,gravity 15 times stronger than Earth, and a year that lasts just 5.6 of our days. It is also one of the odd planets in the cosmos.The unusual gas giant located 440 light-years away in the constellation Hercules, turns out to be the most massive planet found outside our solar system so far. Watch this documentary to know more about the Weirdest Planets.
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The pleasure of finding things out filmed in 1981 and delight and inspire all who want to share some of the joy of scientific discovery. Feynman is a master storyteller and his tales – about childhood, Los Alamos, or how he won the Nobel Prize – are a vivid and entertaining insight into the mind of a great scientist at work and play.In this candid interview Feynman affects a wide range of topics, from the beauty of the nature of particle physics. He explains things that are difficult to understand in simple terms like Carl Sagan Cosmos did in the series. His explanation of the scientific method understands what we know, we know why and most importantly, we do not know and the pleasure of imagining them out.While the video quality is less than desirable content of this program more than compensates. Professor Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry said: “The 1981 Feynman Horizon is the best science program I have seen. This is not just my opinion – is also the opinion of many of the best scientists I know who have seen the program … You have to see compulsory for all students, whether students of science or the arts. “
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‘The Beautiful Truth’ is a documentary unraveling the mysteries of Cancer and the issues surrounding it.It proposes to stop the commercialization of diseases by advocating natural and nutritional dietary supplements to combat the degenerating characteristics of Cancer, that include a strict fat-free, salt-free, low-protein, essentially vegetarian dietary regimen, based on great quantities of fresh vegetable juice, supplements, and systemic detoxification.One of the protagonists in this film is Garrett, who was raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska and naturally got interested in the dietary habits of the animals after his father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposes a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer.A highly fascinated Garrett started becoming increasingly intrigued by The Gerson therapy and travelled across the world to meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who revealed how it served the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.This documentary exposes this unfortunate truth and extols the therapy to cure Cancer propounded by Max Gerson, M.D., and his daughter, Charlotte Gerson.
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Earth story unties the secrets of our planet and brings a real like experience. Technology overcame the limitation of camera, the latest animation techniques were used which brought a life like experience of the scientific discovery and a comprehensive history of life and of the planet.This documentary series was made in a span of 3 years which costed 3 millions and was filmed across the world. Indeed, this one’s a worth watching documentary.
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Are we finally a step closer to understanding the great unknown and what it may – or may not – hold? You've heard tales of little green men from other planets but none of us know the truth since the green men are referred as the modern age sci-fi fables. Discover the truth in a documentary 'UFO Europe : National Geographic'.
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Dispatches investigates the violence and intimidation against Muslims who convert to Christianity in Britain. Dispatches reporter Antony Barnett meets former Muslims who live under the threat of reprisals from their former communities. Many still live in fear. Interview with a family who have been expelled from their homes and a convert whose brother was beaten close to death.The investigation uncovers a network of churches support converts from Islam who have to worship under a veil of secrecy. It is estimated that about 3,000 Muslims who have converted to Christianity living in Britain.The conversion to another religion for a Muslim is not just considered a taboo act by some believers. The demand for certain Islamic texts converts – also known as apostates – be punished severely for having abandoned their faith. In several Islamic countries, the death penalty is imposed. Here in Britain, Dispatches discovers a form of popular justice is carried out on our streets. A Christian bishop tells Dispatches issue that will not be long before a British convert is killed, and calls on Muslim leaders to take action.
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The harpy eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world, tearing the monkeys from the branches of the forest canopy.Rare and elusive, rarely seen, but with the discovery of a nest of harpies in the remote jungles of the Orinoco in Venezuela, wildlife film-maker Fergus Beeley has a unique opportunity to follow a girl’s life from birth to adulthood.Fergus stands high in the canopy to reveal a stunning world of color and sound, following the trials of newborn girl harpy eagle as he grows up.Fergus becomes a member of the community’s dazzling birds and animals around the nest and develops a bond harpy unexpectedly quits with the chicken.
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This documentary addresses creationist fans at all levels of scientific illiterates who want to play in science, but not even understand the words they use to fraudsters like Kent Hovind convicted abusers scientific ignorance to deceive people for money.A company that is clearly a great success as the mere Hovind taxes are not paid over a million dollars. Hovind himself has no discernible academic training, and manages only the use of safe delivery of scientific terms to convince his audience that he knows what hes talking about.Then, of course, are the professionals, such as the Discovery Institute, the center and the founders of the intelligent design movement.After the humiliating defeat of the ID in the court where it was found that intelligent design is not science, and only one ID. Relabeling of creationism, Discovery Institute does not pronounce the word once in his last promotional videoInstead, they have now decided to teach the controversy is ironic, since they are the only people who disagree with evolution. What they are really doing is not teaching the controversy, but to teach to their views, which are supported by any research or testing in schools.
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In 2001, scientists announced a startling discovery: the oldest skull of a human ancestor ever found. The fossil of three million and a half old, was very complete, and finding fossils unlike any before. Their discovery – by a team led by Meave Leakey of the famous Leakey fossil-hunting family – has revolutionized our understanding of how humans evolved.The great mystery of our evolution is like a monkey could have evolved into extraordinary creature is a human being. There has never been another animal on the planet like us. And yet, tens of millions of years there was no sign that humans would take over the world. Instead of the Earth was dominated by apes. Over 50 different species of apes roamed the world – ten million years the Earth was actually the planet of the apes. Three million years later, most had disappeared. In its place came something clearly related to the apes, but also completely different human beings!Brainy or bipedal? For years, scientists searched for the first key feature that allowed us to make the leap from ape to human being amazing. At first they thought that the development of our large brains was decisive. They even found the fossils seemed to prove it, until he reached the famous fossil Lucy three million years old skeleton. This overturned the big brain theory, because here was a human ancestor that walked on two legs clearly, like us, but his little brain of a monkey. It seemed that the development of walking on two legs (bipedalism) was the first key feature human, which put us on the path to becoming human.Lucy soon became even more important. She seemed to defy the laws of evolution. Typically, more an evolutionary adaptation, such as walking on two legs is followed by what scientists call adaptive radiation. Many related species rapidly evolve from an initial evolutionary innovation. It gives a very thick family evolutionary tree, with many different species, but related. Scientists knew that the human branch of the family tree had started about six or seven million years ago when the planet of the apes over. And yet no sign of an adaptive radiation. The family tree showed only a straight line from the Planet of the Apes by Lucy. (Excerpt from bbc.co.uk)
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Queen Of Sheba: Behind The Myth recreates the dramatic life of one of the most powerful woman of the Biblical era – consort of King Solomon and founder of the great Ethiopian dynasty that would harbor the Ark Of The Covenant, The Queen of Sheba.Archaeologists obtained an exclusive access to the excavation of the Queen of Sheba’s temple in the arid heartland of Yemen and discovered new evidence to help them solve some of the riddles and mysteries surrounding her.The film explores who was she? Did she have a child by King Solomon of Israel? And how did her nation grow so powerful, only to vanish beneath the sands of time?This film reveals much more than we have known till date about the exotic and erotic Queen.
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The Mandelbrot set – someone has called it the thumbprint of God – is one of the most beautiful and amazing discoveries in the history of mathematics.With Arthur C. Clarke as narrator and interviews with a number of notable mathematicians, including Benoît Mandelbrot, this program graphically illustrates how simple formulas can lead to complicated results: it explains the set, which means, its internal consistency, and revolutions in thought as a result of discovery. Asked if the real universe is forever, Stephen Hawking defines its limit of smallness, the Mandelbrot set, however, can go on forever.The invention of the silicon chip in the 1970′s caused a revolution in computers and communications and therefore changed our way of life. Now we are seeing a new revolution that will change our view of the universe and give us a better understanding of their “work.This film will explore the fractal universe and in our journey of discovery, which will be facilitated by: Professor Ian Stewart, Mathematics Institute of Warwick University, author of over 100 published scientific papers, Dr. Michael Barnsley , a former professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a government grant of $ 2.5 million in 1991 to develop a fractal image compression.
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Carbon atoms are not only the building blocks of all life forms including human beings, but also serve to be the keystone of modern technology.Properties and specific characteristics of carbon determines how a simple element burns hotter, cuts deeper, dies harder, insulates more thoroughly, and absorbs more fully than any other material. It can be safely said that carbon is the basis of modern technology given that Carbon can be transformed into diamonds, coal, carbon fiber race cars and even graphite pencils.This documentary also explains why “activated carbon” is the material of choice for absorbing everything from toxic heavy metals in drinking water to shoe odors. Even NASA uses carbon aerogel, which is the lightest, most insulating substance in the world to explore carbon based life forms.
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Stephen Fry was nearly an American. Just before Stephen was born, his father was offered a job at Princeton University, but decided to reject it. And so, Stephen was born in NW3 rather than in New Jersey.In this six-part series that travels, especially in a taxi in London, through 50 states that could have nearly called home and that has always fascinated him.In this first episode, which explores the states that comprise New England, before heading south of the country’s capital and ending on the battlefield of Gettysburg Civil War in Pennsylvania.Presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire, witches in Salem, nuclear submarines in Connecticut, deer hunters, small time mobsters in the city of New York high society in Rhode Island, lobster fishermen in Maine, mixers Vermont ice cream and card washers in New Jersey – Stephen meets them all as you take the road through the fall colors to discover what really makes America tick.
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Utilizing Goethe’s Theory of Colours (Zur Farbenlehre) as as starting point, Light Darkness and Colours undertakes an entrancing journey through the universe of colours. In 1704, Sir Isaac Newton produced *Light and Refraction*, his investigation of the interactions between daylight and prisms. Newton was, as an exceptional researcher, intent on accomplishing objectivity, which denoted meant studying sunlight in isolation. He supposed colours were held solely in light, and discovered the spectrum he was searching for.At the time he recreated this test, Goethe discovered a different one, concealed set of colours missed by Newton. Goethe discovered the hidden colours in the boundaries between light and darkness. He felt, as an artist, that one would be unable to discuss light without talking about darkness. Calling it ”the light-darkness polarity’, Goethe made this new scientific discovery using artistic methods in conjunction with science.
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In June 2000, astronomers made an extraordinary discovery. That promises to solve one of the biggest problems in cosmology – how and why galaxies are created. Incredibly, the answer has to do the strangest objects, destructive and terrible in the universe – a supermassive black hole. Scientists are beginning to believe that these forces of pure destruction actually favoring the birth of galaxies and are therefore at the heart of the creation of stars, planets and life.Exactly how our galaxy was created has mystified astronomers and physicists for years. Although there have been many theories, there is little evidence to explain how the gas in the early Universe condensed to form the galaxy we see today. Now scientists realize they’ve been missing a vital ingredient – a supermassive black hole. The immense gravity of a giant black hole could cause the gas to collapse in the first place. For beating the gas around a giant black hole would result in the light of stars, planets and life itself. Despite being the most destructive thing in the universe, scientists now think our supermassive black hole could be crucial in the creation of the galaxy as we know it.The supermassive black hole in our galaxy may be the reason for our existence, but recent work suggests that it may also be our end. Currently the Earth is so far from the black hole that can affect us, but physicist John Dubinski thinks all that could change. In January 2000, graphically simulated the final fate of the galaxy. In 3 billion years we will collide with another galaxy, Andromeda. The resulting apocalypse will force the Earth and our Solar System out of orbit. Dubinski has calculated a worrying 50:50 chance that we will be sent at full speed towards the black hole at the center of this maelstrom. This would be fatal for the Earth.
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For most people the word conjures up images of fundamentalist terrorism.This documentary tells how this phenomenon, with its complex history, is common in many world religions and how you intend to impose a single truth in a pluralistic world.Mark Dowd, travels the world to trace the origins of fundamentalism and figure out how he became the global phenomenon it is today.Discover the fundamentalists of all faiths around the world – Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists unexpectedly.
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The discovery of ancient texts like the Gospel of Judas has generated renewed interest in the ideas of many early church rejected. This documentary reveals the truth behind the supposed secrets of the Gnosis. Interviews with historians and scholars, which examines the origins of Gnosticism, an early influence – and what is fueling their resurgence today.What if an ancient gospel was rediscovered that offered a radically different perspective on a man that history has painted as the final villain? What if this account turned Jesus’ betrayal on its head, and in it the villain became a hero?This documentary offers unique access to documents and evidence which tells the incredible story of what happened to the Gospel of Judas since it was found. Combining dramatic recreations and insightful analysis of the world’s leading experts, ask and answer the question: Is the Gospel of Judas real?
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Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel Travel trace humanity over the last 13,000 years – since the dawn of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age to the realities of life in the XXI century the first century. Inspired by a question asked on the island of Papua New Guinea more than thirty years, he embarks on a quest for diamonds in the world to understand the roots of global inequality.Why were the Europeans who conquered much of our planet? Why not the Chinese, or the Inca, become masters of the world instead? Why evolve the first cities in the Middle East? Why farming never emerge in Australia? Why the tropics now the capital of global poverty?As we peel the layers of history to discover the root causes, the environment in shaping the destiny of humanity, Diamond found both his theories and his own endurance tested.The three one-hour programs were filmed across four continents in High Definition digital video, and combined with ambitious dramatic reconstruction moving documentary footage and computer animation. Also include contributions from Diamond himself and a wealth of international historians, archeologists and scientists.Guns, Germs and Steel is a thrilling journey through the elemental forces that have shaped our world – and that continue to shape our future.
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Welcome to Discovering Religion – an original series on the discrepancies between the literal belief in religious mythology and the cold hard facts of evolution and the scientific discoveries of the 21st century on Earth and the Universe.Here is an excerpt from the YouTube channel description of the manufacturer of this documentary: “I’ve been asked several times to clarify the nature of my beliefs, as the title of my series is a bit ambiguous. Neither I nor anyone can say with 100 % certainty whether “God (s)” does or does not exist.Therefore, the objective of this series is to examine what religious philosophies tell us about where we are and where we go, then compare and contrast these views against the undisputed facts discovered about the Earth and the Universe through rigorous scientific research. From my own investigation of these facts I have determined that the Bible accurately describes the known universe and therefore is not something you can put what I believe.Although they have come to understand the God of Abraham is very unlikely that there is, I want my show to convey a sense of objectivity. There has been a recent trend among many popular channels on YouTube to beat atheist to religion or disparage belief in a higher power. I see no difference between this and pass moral judgments on someone for being gay or for holding a contrary political opinion.Theist or atheist, gay or straight, Republican or Democrat, etc. etc. – makes no difference what you think or feel better way to live your life, provided the same rights and freedoms that are extended to all like the world.I hope that both theists and theists alike can enjoy this series. I understand that there are many different ways in which to take one’s life, and although many of us personally disagree with each other for moral, religious or philosophical beliefs, opposing views must be respected. However, our relationship with the facts must come before everything else. “
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At 165 pounds, and apparently from the skins of 160 asses, the Codex Gigas is the world’s largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript.Full of Satanic and demonic images spells, according to legend, the text emerged from a bloody pact with the devil monk convicted. Now, Nat Geo follows a team of scientists who embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the dark pages of the book. Using ultraviolet fluorescence imaging, analysis of writing and a re-creation of the text document forensic experts attempt to discover the truth behind the old Devil’s Secret Bible.The Devil’s Bible is so great that it requires at least two people to carry. Once considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Codex Gigas extends three feet long and weighing one hundred and sixty-five pounds. It is the only book that brings the Old and New Testament with violent spells, holy.The Codex Gigas contains a full page – just opposite the portrait of the devil – a heavenly city tower. Although no people can be seen in the Celestial City, is a symbol of hope and salvation, in contrast to the portrait of the devil on the opposite page.The Codex Gigas mystical medical formulas in everything from the treatment of diseases such as fever and epilepsy to the solution of practical problems such as searching for a thief. The transfer from book to Prague in 2008 was a year of planning. It was insured for $ 15.1 million during the transfer. The Devil’s Bible has 600 pages, which is 310 sheets of parchment, all made of donkey skins.
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Dispatches: Undercover Copper examines how rape victims are treated at all stages of the criminal justice process. From the initial notification of a violation to the police, until the conclusion of the judicial process, we discover a postcode lottery initial care and medical forensic rape victims and there is no national standard for the number of agents Specialized police units trained against sexual violence.With many victims too afraid to engage in the judicial process, Nina also exposes the myths and misconceptions about rape in the hands of the jurors who must be challenged if the violators are to end up behind bars. The Government recognizes the conviction rate for rape is unacceptably low, Mike O’Brien, Attorney General tells Nina: “… There are a lot of rapists out there who are getting away with it and many of them are repeat rapists and therefore, we must address that. “But despite recent legislation and new initiatives to give victims more than say, Nina is a system that is failing to deliver justice for victims of rape.
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It is common theory that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years.However, as you can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, it can actually make the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, to discover what might lie beyond it, and maybe even discover a universe next to ours?With the exception of mathematicians and physicists, most people do not like infinity. We like to know the extent of things. We can wrap your head around the measurements. Your car can be 10 feet long, home is 2,000 square meters, the U.S. national debt is … Well, some things are more limited than others.But what about our universe? It’s great. How big and how it is consumed much of the debate in the world of cosmology. Calling our universe is important because most accepted theory today in the cosmos, string theory says ours is not just a bubble of space-time between an infinite army of other parallel universes and bubbly. They call this a multiverse intelligently, and is more complex than most people will want to know. List of all episodes here: through the hole.
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Is the hobbit a new human species or is simply a modern human with a crippling deformity? In the distant island of Flores in the Indonesian archipelago, a team of archaeologists found a tiny skeleton 18,000 years old. It was only a meter high. Is supposed to have found the remains of a young woman. But other signs suggested she was actually much greater. They had discovered one of the smallest human adults ever found.As the excavation continues, the stranger has discovered evidence. The diggers found elephants the size of cows, rats the size of dogs, lizards the size of crocodiles. It was like walking with Alice in Wonderland. It was not just humans that were peculiarly sized, everything great and small had dropped everything I had grown up. In addition to excavation spearheads found scattered among the bones of pygmy elephants that appear to have been roasted on fires. It seemed that their human rights tiny hunter must have been a skilled and intelligent. However, a closer look at its skeleton, discovered that his brain was smaller than any other human being knows and no bigger than a chimpanzee.The team began to realize that they had discovered a new species of human being. They called the Hobbit. She was the smallest species known in modern human history. She lived in an era during which he thought were the only human species left on the planet. He seemed intelligent, even with a brain the size of the animals. She was a world apart from everything we understand about our ancestors, who challenged what it means to be human. The Hobbit was hailed as the scientific sensation of the century.
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Based on best-seller by David Bodanis, and shot him in the place, this is the story of the most famous formula in history, E = mc ^ 2, and five great scientists who brought it to life.The docudrama, which premiered in 2005 and has a star-studded cast, spans 250 years, and tells the human story behind the science.Einstein’s youthful romance and his future wife, Mileva is intertwined with some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 19th century, which ultimately combined Einstein’s theory of relativity amazing.
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In the burning heart of Senegal, at a place called Fongoli, a chimpanzee holding a momentous act.Strips a branch of its leaves, bites the tip at one point and the tool jams in a hole in a tree, killing a bushbaby. In short, has been manufacturing and using tools for hunting.Only human beings are supposed to be capable of that. Anthropologist Jill Pruetz takes us deep into the fascinating world of creatures that has been studied for 9 years, giving us exclusive access to not only innovative hunting skills, but their other human strangely.They spend most of their days in soil, tap to swimming holes and caves to curl up in bed. With the help of experts in our early ancestors and newly discovered evidence of chimpanzee stone age, we take a scientific revealing journey that reveals both about ourselves and about the remarkable Fongoli chimpanzees.
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Professor Robert Winston presents his ten scientific breakthroughs of the last 50 years.Tracing these momentous discoveries and powerful, Bionic Woman meets a real life, one of the first couples to test the male contraceptive pill, and some of their patients first in vitro fertilization.That explores the origins of the universe, probes the inner workings of the human mind and sees the world’s most powerful laser. Finally, Professor Winston reveals the great progress he believes is most important.The 10: stem cell research, bio-mechanics, the pill, the decoding of the human genome, the Internet, IVF, laser, microchip, MRI scan and increasing evidence of the Big Bang.
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Call Snow Lion is a new documentary series Tibet Foundation revealing a history of the Tibetan diaspora unresolved.In 1949, the Chinese people’s Liberation Army entered the region of Eastern Tibet Kham creating unprecedented turmoil in 1959 led thousands of Tibetan movement in exile in India, Nepal and beyond.Sixty years later, in 2010, we look back on the reality of the history of the Tibetan diaspora unstable, expectations, hopes and vision for the future.From November 13, 2010, which takes you on a journey through India with a witness selected by past and current events – was born in Tibet, which has been a monk, a freedom fighter, a diplomat , representative of the Dalai Lama and a member of Parliament before founding a charity single he has been working successfully in the past 25 years, both in Tibet and in exile.Beyond what we hear and what they tell us, we will look into the daily lives of people – young and old, monks and nuns, students and teachers, artists and musicians, ordinary people and officials, and many others, including professional writers and filmmakers.We will try to take a look at this exciting community and discover the complexity between Tantric Buddhism and modern life, theocracy and democracy, and resignation and determination. The story is the eighth end of our trip, found an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Also check out the Cry of Snow Lion.
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The true story of Christopher Columbus’ discovery was not only a victory, but has also been marked by disaster, accusation, and betrayal.Ten years shortly after his discovery of the New World, Columbus languished in a prison in the Caribbean.There, waiting for the gallows, he planned what he called his most dangerous trip – which ended with the loss of four ships and left Columbus and his crew shipwrecked with little hope of survival.Now, the History Channel brings to life the triumphs and disasters of vertigo dangerous past Columbus’ voyage.Popular historian, explorer, and acclaimed author of The Last Voyage of Columbus, Martin Dugard, travels in the wake of the great explorer, visiting key sites of the discoveries of Columbus and disasters, such as Panama, Jamaica and Spanish, reviving a of history s most epic – and forgotten – adventures.Interviews with local experts and dramatic recreations reveal the truth about the last trip, no story, and paint an intimate portrait of this complex and courageous hero.
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The God Father of Ecstasy' is a documentary about a mad chemist named Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin who discovered the effects of Ecstasy (aka MDMA) and over 200 other mind-altering drugs. Alecander earned a name of "The Godfather of Psychedelics" as he was one of the greatest chemists in the 20th century. He used his wife and himself as a couple of test bunnies which has led him to some health problems. Nevertheless this guy has made a huge influence to our world making this world a more interesting place to live in.