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Light Darkness and Colours

Science | 07 Apr, 2013 | 1 Comment

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[...]

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Drugs | 19 Feb, 2013 | 4 Comments

Over an average human's lifetime they are most likely to be prescribed and take more than 14,000 pills. Anti-depressants, antibiotics, cholesterol lowering tablets, painkillers, even tablets to extend youth and improve sexual performance in bed. These drugs perform small miracles daily, but how much is really known about them? Drug discovery often owes as much[...]

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Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong?

Science | 30 Nov, 2012 | 3 Comments

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[...]

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Ötzi: The Iceman Murder

Science | 06 Nov, 2012 | No Comments

Ötzi, the Iceman is the modern name of a well-preserved natural mummy of a man of around 3300 BC, found in 1991 in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps, near the border between Austria and Italy. The nickname comes from the valley of discovery. That rivals the Egyptian "Ginger" as the oldest known human mummy, and[...]

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Earth Story

Science | 01 Nov, 2012 | 11 Comments

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[...]

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Jungle Trip

Nature | 28 Oct, 2012 | No Comments

Lost in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, is a vine that is said to talk to humans, suggesting the secrets of life. The custodians of this plant are the healers, or shamans. The divine is not to reveal their secrets easily.  Apparently, the botany of the plant is only half the story. To know[...]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight

Health | 31 Aug, 2012 | 9 Comments

"This documentary discusses the issue of weight loss. Every year millions of people in Britain try to lose weight, and most fail. The film talks about how we continue to hear advices on the need to reduce weight and the dieting and the latest slimming fads doing the rounds. But what really works? In this[...]

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Hoffman’s Potion

Drugs | 29 Aug, 2012 | 2 Comments

Hofmann’s Potion offers a sensitive and insightful portrayal of the chemists, biochemists, psychiatrists, and psychologists in the 1940s and ’50s who studied the model of mental illnesses based on brain chemistry over and above the psychoanalytic model in trend at that time and made unprecedented, ground-breaking discoveries in treating mental illnesses with LSD or D-lysergic[...]

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Heavy Watergate: The War Against Cold Fusion

Science | 26 Aug, 2012 | No Comments

On March 23, 1989, respected chemists, Dr. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleishman made an announcement that shook the world of science. Desktop experiments with heavy water, a renewable resource available in the water of oceans, produced large amounts of thermal energy. The proper name of "cold fusion", challenged this development many basic scientific concepts. In response, a[...]

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Ten Commandments of The Mafia

Crime | 20 Jul, 2012 | 32 Comments

In 2007, Italian police make a startling discovery during a raid on a village head of the mafia ": a list of the most sacred laws of the Mafia. It is a startling discovery: a code of conduct for the mafia. Now for the first time, the former Evil Empire talk about the rules governing the[...]

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Beautiful Minds

Science | 14 Jul, 2012 | 1 Comment

Who are the modern men and women who will be remembered for the brilliance of their minds? What are your legacy and what you can to tell us his extraordinary discoveries about the nature of science and the nature of truth? In the first of a three-part series, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell describes how she[...]

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The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco

History | 07 Jul, 2012 | No Comments

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[...]

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Cold Fusion: Fire From Water

Science | 22 Jun, 2012 | 86 Comments

This definitive documentary television and home video explores the resurgence of one of the most important scientific discoveries in history. Cold Fusion burst onto the world scene in 1989 with a press conference at the University of Utah, ironically, less than 12 hours before the Exxon Valdez disaster. This much maligned, but now confirmed the[...]

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Phages: The Virus that Cures

Science | 06 Jun, 2012 | 8 Comments

This specific playlist looks at superbugs and the mechanism to combat these using Phages. Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) threatens to infect a large number of patients who make short trips, even in the hospital, and the gradual increase in the number of bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics, scientists are turning to new[...]

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