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‘Is Alcohol Worse Than Ecstasy?’ takes a scientific look towards the current ranking system of drugs.In a surprising outcome, alcohol, solvents and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) are rated more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA and LSD (all class A drugs). If the current ABC system is retained, alcohol would be rated a class A drug and tobacco class B.The drug policies have remained unchanged over the last 40 years; this film highlights that it is now high time for a change in the current ABC System, which is arbitrary and unscientific in the context of the new research findings.The scientists involved, including members of the government’s top advisory committee on drug classification, have produced a thorough assessment of the social and individual harm caused by 20 of the UK’s most dangerous drugs and assert that this should form the basis of future ranking.
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"“This documentary discusses the issue of weight loss. Every yearmillions 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 film, medical journalist Michael Mosley investigates the latest scientific breakthroughs in slimming down and losing weight.He uncovers ten of the simplest ways to shed those pounds. The film attempts to change the way we think about dieting and weight loss. Michael does not look like he is at all overweight. While shooting this film he discovered the internal body fat around his kidneys and liver that he needs to lose. With this life saving discovery he tries out the scientific tips himself. The film ends with him succeeding in losing the weight he wants. Besides, musician Alex James, a passionate cheese maker, tries out an intriguing scientific discovery – that low-fat dairy products help you excrete more fat from all your food.Amy Lame, Radio Presenter learns how very small changes in her daily routine can help burn more calories. The film shows Actress Debbie Chazen, who eats healthy foods gets her metabolism checked and keeps a food diary to keep a watch on her weight.The film highlights the scientific reasons behind soup keeps you feeling fuller for longer than solid food and gives practical tips and scientific insights, and individual experiences enabling people to lose weight easily and understanding the science behind shedding those extra kilos. We discover how anyone can lose weight more easily. “"
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At the beginning of Religulous, Bill Maher shows a bar graph illustrating the number of people in America who are not religious. That figure is 16% more than blacks, more than Jews, more numerous other minority groups who seem to have no problem making themselves heard and getting Congress to do his bidding. Maher wonders aloud why non-religious people are so underground, and why they are having an impact on the national debate. His film is aimed directly at that 16% of the country, and almost anyone else. His goal, and it clearly has one, is to give people the motivation they need to come out and do something … before it is too late.Religulous begins with Bill Maher, alone in Israel at a place called Megiddo, a useless pile of rubble that many of the world’s religions believe the end of the world will begin. From there, Maher pushes us to an intense discussion, sincere, funny and brutal of blind belief, presenting the possibility that maybe we should all consider doubt instead. Next in the world, as it travels from place to talk with people of different faiths on different continents. What is surprising is that even though Maher definitely has an agenda, does not distort his film in the field of propaganda.It is not propaganda, because Maher is not exhausted and the search for rare birds for use in smear tactics against the devout. Usually anyone who tries to make a case against God goes right to the pedophile priests and the suicide bombers, but Maher makes it a focal point in normal people, religious reasonably correct. Not stack the deck in your favor, do not need it. He talks to truckers in a chapel of the road, talking with random, middle class tourists in an amusement park of Christian themes.He talks to religious shop owners, small town preachers, televangelists, Jews for Jesus, fundamentalist U.S. Senators, Vatican priests, religious scientists, secular Muslims, Muslims, gays, people in United States, Utah (c’mon, we all know that is not really America), Europe and even in Jerusalem. Despite a clumsy excuse to discredit him may claim otherwise, it is not extremists or lunatics. These are mostly healthy, rational people, even intelligent to believe something which Maher believes is insane.
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From producer Nick Polizzi, this incredible documentary follows 8 people with life-threatening disease into the Amazon for a month-long ‘healing’ from local tribes people who claim to know of special herbs and treatments that science hasn’t yet discovered. As the last hope for most of these people, they leave their lives behind and hope that this sacred healing works. Out of the 8 people on this journey, 5 come back with real results, 2 come back disappointed and 1 doesn’t come back.Follow this epic story, and help support the film makers by purchasing the documentary here: http://www.thesacredscience.com
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This short documentary brought to you by the people at VICE explores the ‘Water Bear’ which is known as the first organism that can withstand the vacuum of space. The European Space Agency experimented with these invertebrates and found that they can survive the harsh conditions, vacuum and radiation found in space.
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Comedian Ben Miller returns to his roots as a physicist to try to answer a seemingly simple question: What is a degree of temperature?His search leads him to the frontiers of modern science as it meets the researchers who work in hot and cold temperatures in the universe, and a laboratory where they experienced some of the strange effects of quantum physics – a place where the super-cooled liquid simply pass through a solid crystal.Ben set up your own weather station Met home office and research in this personal, passionate film highlighting the importance and accuracy of measurement in the 21st century.In general, this program will communicate positively about science and about the importance of measuring temperature.
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One of the most interesting aspects to the human brain is the ability to remember, and more specifically beyond remembering language or shopping lists, to ‘travel’ back in time within your memory. How Does Your Memory Work? takes us on a trip through the brain, focusing on some unique people, including a man with no memory, and a women who is using pills to erase traumatic memories.With these stories, as well as with information provided by some of the world’s top memory researchers, we learn that memory develops early, but as time progresses some parts of memory can disappear. We also find out that our memory shapes who we are, including our personalities.
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The Money Programme's Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to Bill Gates as he prepares to step down from full-time involvement with Microsoft, the company he helped found. Gates's company has changed the world, but he's a controversial figure, with his ruthless business leadership contributing to Microsoft being sued by the US government.In a special one-hour edition of the Money Programme, Fiona Bruce presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he embarks on his latest challenge: giving away the billions he's amassed. She examines the fortunes of Microsoft as it faces up to competition from internet-based companies, and the programme asks an array of well-known friends, colleagues and rivals what the future holds for the company in a post-Gates world.
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There are many psychopaths in society, in fact, practically know nothing. These are not necessarily psychopaths who commit murder, commit acts of serious violence, or even come to the attention of the police. They can be successful entrepreneurs. They can be successful politicians. Research can be performed successfully. They can be priests success. There are in all areas of society. There is a growing awareness that psychopathic behavior is all around us in all areas of life.According to popular wisdom, psychopaths are serial murderers and bloodthirsty madman. Reality is not so simple. While many psychopaths do not commit violent crimes, not all psychopaths are criminals and not all criminals are psychopaths. Psychopaths are found in many aspects of life and are often successful in competitive professions. However it was also ruthless, manipulative and destructive. Equinox reports on techniques developed by psychologists to determine whether a person is psychopathic and shows how brain scientists are getting closer to mapping the malfunctions in the brain that causes a person to be a psychopath. In Britain, one person in 200 is probably a psychopath. However, psychopaths are thought to be responsible for half of all reported crimes, which represent between 15% and 20% of the prison population.The program analyzes the latest research on brain and behavior of psychopaths and assesses the prospects for the treatment or containment of this antisocial group of people who create a disproportionate amount of destruction. Psychopaths who have been convicted of heinous crimes to clearly explain what motivated his behavior disturbing violent and destructive. They speak without shame, guilt, remorse or empathy for their victims.Though articulate and, at times, plausible and charming, they lack the range of emotions experienced by the rest of society. They know the difference between good and evil, but not sorry. Robert Hare, professor of psychology at the University of Vancouver, has devised a system of assessment called the Psychopathy Checklist. Specialized In interviews, psychologists assess individuals on a scale of 0 to 40 for a series of character traits, including callousness, superficial charm, lack of empathy and many others (for more details on How to recognize a psychopath ). Anyone whose score is greater than 26 were diagnosed as psychotic.
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Scientists have transformed the way we think and live throughout the centuries.What are the most important scientific discoveries of all time? Without any particular order, are the top 100 in eight different categories.Explore the universe, the world around you, the world under a microscope, things of the earth under their feet, the past, making the evolution of health and how it works.Episodes include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Origin and Evolution of Life, Genetics, Medicine and Physics.
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Professor Brian Cox reveals how fundamental scientific principles and laws to explain not only the history of the universe, but the story of us all.Destiny. Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox boldly steps an even bigger stage – the universe. Who are we? Where do we come? For thousands of years mankind has turned to religion and the myth of the answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian has a different set of answers – answers of science.Stardust. At the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of the essence of humanity to respond to the most important questions of all: what are we? Where did we come from? This film is the story of matter – the material they’re made of.The Fall. In the third episode, Professor Brian Cox in the history of the force that shapes the entire universe – gravity. Gravity seems so familiar, and yet it is a strange and striking forces in the universe. From a zero gravity flight, Brian experienced the feeling of weightlessness total, and considers that the amount of density effect has had on the world around us.Messengers. In the last episode of the epic Professor Brian Cox across the universe, he travels from the Burgess Shale fossils in the sands of the world’s oldest desert to show how light is the key to our understanding of the entire universe, including our own deepest origins.
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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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For many years, our place in the universe was the subject of theologians and philosophers, not scientists, but in 1960 a man changed all that.Dr. Frank Drake was one of the references in the new science of radio astronomy, when he did something that was not only revolutionary, but it could have cost him the race. He worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Virginia in Greenback, said one of his new radio telescopes 25 meters to a star called Tau Ceti twelve years Earth light, hoping for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.Although Project Ozma was silent, which led to one of the most influential equations in the history of science – the Drake Equation – which examined the seven key elements necessary for ET intelligence exists, since the formation of stars the probable duration that a particular intelligent civilization can survive. When Frank and his colleagues entered the numbers, the equation suggested that there was a surprising 50,000 civilizations capable of communicating across the galaxy.However, in the 50 years of hearing that followed, not a single beep is heard from ET. This Drake and his followers wrong and no way of life out there able to communicate? Drake’s own calculations suggest that would have to analyze the radio spectrum of ten million stars to make contact. But what the equation and the search for life science has done isfocus on some of the other questions about life in the universe, biogenesis specifically, the development of multicellular life and the development of intelligence itself.The answers to these questions suggest that, far from being a one, life can not only be common in the universe, but once started will inevitably lead to intelligent life.To learn more about the influence of the equation, Campbell Dallas will travel around the world to meet scientists who have dedicated their lives to focus on its different aspects.
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Professor Jim Al Khalili delves into over 50 years of archive BBC science to tell the story behind the appearance of one of the great theories of modern science, the Big Bang.The remarkable idea that our universe started from nothing, just not always been accepted with the conviction that it is today and, since early left fiercely contested, took the better part of 20 century to emerge as the triumphant explanation of how the universe began.Using curious horn-shaped antennas, U-2 planes to spy satellites and particle accelerators, scientists have gradually rebuilt the cosmological puzzle, and this documentary charts the overwhelming evidence for a universe created by a Big Bang.
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Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions of our species: Are we still evolving?There is no doubt that we are a product of millions of years of evolution. But thanks to modern technology and medicine, we miss Darwin’s law of survival of the fittest?Alice follows a trail of clues to ancient human bones, the remarkable studies of people living in the most inhospitable areas of the planet, to the frontiers of genetic research to find out if they are still developing – and which could be the game.
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Join Dr. Andrew Weil and other leading physicians and scholars in this often-surprising look at the long history of drug use in different cultures worldwide.Since mankind’s beginning, in every civilization, human beings have found ways to alter their consciousness in search of something greaterthan everyday reality.To this end, we have indulged in and experimented with all manner of frightening, toxic, even potentially lethal substances, in many different rituals.Ancient Drugs delves into mankind’s psyche in search of the key to our pervasive drive to experience something beyond. Psychologists and physicians, including Dr. Andrew Weil, world-famous author of the bestselling Spontaneous Healing, offer insight into the physical and mental mechanisms and motivations behind this universal desire.Historians and spiritualists explore the ancient rituals of cultures worldwide that have sought visions and truth through altered consciousness, and illuminate the terrifying, exquisite visions that are revealed to those who journey beyond the constraints of the conscious mind.
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A BBC documentary reveals for the first time, the original manuscript where Newton forecasting doomsday date. Newton, the father of modern mathematics, has devoted much of his life to the quest to decode the Bible which he believes is the word of God. For over 50 years, studied the Bible trying to unravel God’s secret laws of the universe.He was fanatical in his quest to discover the date of the second coming of Christ and the end of the world. Scholars have spent years trying to unravel the writings of Newton on the Book of Revelation to establish when I thought the apocalypse was near.For the first time, Newton: The Dark Heretic reveals the projected date in the lives of many people – 2060.The BBC had infrequent access to Newton’s original manuscripts in Hebrew National Library in Jerusalem. Buried in his papers, Dr. Stephen Snobelen, University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, which is the original document where Newton had written his prediction. In 2060, Newton believed that the dramatic events planned in the apocalyptic book of Revelation would occur: the plagues and massive fires, the terrible battle of Armageddon between good and evil and destruction and eternal damnation of the wicked.Producer Neaum Malcolm says: “Newton prayed daily for the end of the world that he believed that announce the second coming of Christ. This may mark the beginning in 1000, the rule of the saints and Newton believed that then take place as San boss."
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In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point.Mass extinctions are relatively rare events; however, isolated extinctions are quite common. Only recently have extinctions been recorded and scientists have become alarmed at the high rates of recent extinctions. Most species that become extinct are never scientifically documented. Some scientists estimate that up to half of presently existing species may become extinct by 2100.Watch this documentary and learn about the potential scenario in which all life could be wiped out on planet Earth.
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This documentary is about the technological, cultural, commercial and social revolution that has drastically and fundamentally changed our lives forever; this is a story in which 20-year-olds become overnight billionaires, create, destroy and re-create an immense amount of wealth in a mere ten years. The men and women who made it possible come forward to speak on the subject in this documentary.The founders of eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, Netscape, Google and many others tell amazing stories of how, in ten short years, the Internet took over our lives. These extraordinary men and women tell us how they went from being computer obsessed nerds to being 21st-century visionaries in merely a decade. And, also how they made untold billions along the way!The style of the story-telling is very anecdotal and personal. With first-hand testimony from the people that matter, a story is told that has all the excitement of a thriller — full of battles and back-stabbing, moments of genius and moments of sheer hilarity.Download is hosted by technology journalist John Heileman, whose edgy and combative style enthralls and captivates the audience changing their outlook towards internet forever!
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The Bethlem Royal Hospital in London turn out to be notorious in the 1600′s in respects to the callous and cruel care of its patients as exposed by psychiatric historians.Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital exposes why Bedlam came to represent the very concept of insanity itself.It was lampooned for centuries as both a humanoid zoo and a academy of lunacy and for century was one of London’s foremost vacationer enticements, as Madame Tussauds is nowadays.Britain’s foremost psychiatric historians deliberate Bedlam and its residents as we divulge the unbelievable past of one of U.K’s most dishonorable foundations.
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The ascent of man is a thirteen-part documentary series produced television by the BBC and Time-Life Films first broadcast in 1973, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski.Conceived as a series of documentaries of view in the form of Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series 1969, the series received the applause of well-informed analysis, but simple eloquence of Bronowski, unscripted monologues long and extensive location shoots.The title alludes to The Descent of Man, the second book on evolution by Charles Darwin. Over thirteen episodes of the series, Bronowski around the world to follow the development of human society through their understanding of science.Series schedule:The evolution of man from ape-proto 400,000 years ago – less than the angels.The harvest of the season – early human migration, agriculture and the first settlements, war.The grain of the stone – development tools architecture and sculpture.The hidden structure – The fire, metals and alchemy.Music of the Spheres – The language of numbers.The Starry Messenger – Galileo’s universe.Majestic mechanics – Explore Newton’s laws and Einstein.The drive for power – the Industrial Revolution.The ladder of Creation – Darwin and Wallace’s ideas on the origin of species.World within the world – The history of the periodic table.Knowledge or certainty – Physics and the clash of absolute knowledge, the oppressive state, and realize their doubts the result of its terrible outcome.Generation after generation – life, genetics and cloning identically.The long childhood – treated Bronowski on the commitment of man."
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Before 9/11, this is the last documentary about The World Trade Center, which was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City that were brought down to the grounds on the 11th of September, 2001 by attacks by terrorists. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the people who died because of the attacks.Minoru Yamasaki designed the original World Trade Center in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. In gaining approval for the project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to take over the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad which became the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH).Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center took place on August 5, 1966. The North Tower and The South Tower was completed in December 1970 and July 1971 respectively. The Battery Park City on the west side of Lower Manhattan was made by using the large amount of material excavated for the construction of The World Trade Center.
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01 Nov 2012 – Update: this documentary is currently for preview only (sorry). Full version can be bought here. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course.
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This documentary was only broadcast once in five US states in 1995, then it was shelved and never broadcast again. This version is the complete uncut feature, recorded to VHS video when it was first broadcast on tv
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Travel time horizon is a thrilling journey deep into the strangeness of cutting-edge physics – a place where beautiful ideas, baffling sometimes confused with the completely insane. On this trip, we found a pizza back in time, a brilliant mathematician in a ski mask and even God. The trip ends with a strange and dark conclusion – one that calls into question our very existence.Since Einstein showed it was theoretically possible, seeking to travel through time has drawn eccentric amateurs and brilliant scientists in almost equal numbers. Fans are Aage Nost, who demonstrates his time machine in front of the cameras. Professionals are the likes of Professor Frank Tipler of Tulane University. His time machine sounds good – but weigh half the mass of the galaxy.There are, however, in a way that time travel into the past could be possible. And it would be much more convenient. Future civilizations could use computers to create exact replicas of the past. Unfortunately, that idea has physics tremor in his socks. Because if you can generate a perfect virtual reality version in the past, who can say that we are one of the replicas?
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Technocalyps is the brainchild of Frank Theys, a Belgian visual artist and filmmaker, wherein he explores the intriguing prospect of trans-humans being the next in the series of evolution after human beings.The three part documentary includes interviews by top experts and thinkers on the subject worldwide and focuses on this core issue of exceeding human limitations as the latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but with no analysis of their all surpassing aim. Inquiry is conducted into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of technological development.
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The biological and geological future of the Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences. These include the chemistry at the Earth's surface, the rate of cooling of the planet's interior, the gravitational interactions with other objects in the Solar System, and a steady increase in the Sun's luminosity. Over time intervals of hundreds of millions of years, random celestial events pose a global risk to the biosphere. This documentary takes you 100 million years into the future and gives you a possible scenario of what Earth might look like. The Earth, as we know it today, is gone. The climate has changed and the continents merged into a single land mass. This is not a documentary about the potential disastrous event that could wipe out all life on Earth. It is a glimpse into the future of the Earth that is shaped by the nature in the course of many millions of years.
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A shocking and controversial look into the effect of religion on on our society with special focus on the contradiction between religion/faith and Science. Written and presented by Richard Dawkins, in which he argues that the world would be better off without religion.
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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 human face is a part of the BBC 4 series examining the science behind facial beauty, expression and fame in an entertaining way. John Cleese, actor, comedian, visiting professor, and author of best seller on psychology, she embarks on an odyssey to discover the mysteries of identity, perception, creativity and sexuality hidden behind the mask of life itself. This four-part series combines art, technology and deeply moving human interest stories to discover the secrets of the human face.Here’s Looking at. The series opens with an epic journey to discover the secrets of the human face. In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique. That reveals their personality, genetic and cultural identity, and can be read like a book. Family resemblances, facial recognition and purpose of the face and its features are part of a story that begins in the oceans 500 million years ago.The fame and infamy. Famous Faces are everywhere. They keep us from billboards, magazines and movie screens, emitting faces messages.These sell sex, politics, the glamor and power. Diana, Jackie O, Marilyn Monroe, their faces are sometimes more familiar to us than our nearest and dearest.The survival of the prettiest. What is beauty? Is it just a matter of personal taste? Apparently not, reveals that the same things that appeal to enthusiasts worldwide. A pretty face is a face suggests fertile and ugliness of ill health. Big eyes, smooth skin and symmetrical features that will win fans everywhere.Secrets and lies. Each face contains a million secrets. And we like it or not, the face reveals our feelings and what is really going on in the background. Secrets and lies about how you communicate your face without saying a word, these expressions, the costume and the mysterious art of face reading.
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This astonishing series takes us on a breathtaking journey turns the most complex biological mechanism on earth – the human body.Using a technique that allows us to see changes in time photos, graphics, technical drawing and illustration software calculated to investigate any act, due to a corner of the human body at different stages of growth, maturity and the final state – decay.Tuition, girls, pains of adolescence, the complex activity of the brain and eventually death is shown in steps with a detailed explanation.Offering a clear voice of Dr. Robert Winston allows a 10-year-old child, even to acquire knowledge and understand the human body like never before.Life Story – Every second, a world of miraculous microscopic events take place within the body.A daily miracle – The drama of conception activates the machine most sophisticated life support on earth.First Steps – In four years, the newborn child learns all the skills of survival.Raging Teens – The hormone-driven roller coaster known as adolescence!Brain Power – The adult human brain is the most complicated – object in the universe – and mysterious.As Time Goes By – is much more complex – and fascinating – simple reduction.The end of life – even in death, the body reveals remarkable secrets.
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"Learn about what is going on under your feet as National Geographic plunges into Earth’s depths to reveal the history of our world and what is below us.This documentary includes info on how the earth was formed, what major changes have happened since the dinosaurs and how the world is changing now."
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Where did everything come from? How did it all begin, the universe and everything? Easy. There was a big bang, 13.7bn years ago, since when the universe has been expanding, right? Well, that used to be correct. But now a bunch of pointy heads are beginning to question this, and Horizon: What Happened Before the Big Bang? attempts to put their thinking across in a way that might make some sense to those of us whose heads are less pointy.
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250 million years, long before dinosaurs roamed the earth, the earth and the oceans teemed with life. This was the Permian, a golden era of biodiversity that was about to come crashing to an end. Within a few thousand years, 95% of life on the planet would be destroyed, Earth’s biggest mass extinction has ever known. What natural disaster could kill such a massive scale? Only in recent years the test has begun to emerge from the rocks in Antarctica, Siberia and Greenland.The disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years (so called K / T boundary), it was nothing compared to the Permian mass extinction. The K / T event ended with 60% of life on Earth, the Permian event 95%. The geological data to explain the destruction have been hard to find, simply because the rocks are very old and therefore subject to all kinds of erosion processes.It seems plausible that some kind of catastrophic environmental changes have made life unbearable in vast regions of the planet. In the 1990s, the search for evidence was directed to a region known as the Siberian Traps. Today is a sub-Arctic wilderness, but 250 million years, more than 200,000 km ² of a stream of molten lava. The Siberian Traps are experiencing a “flood basalt eruption,” the largest volcanic effect on Earth. Instead of lava spewing volcanoes isolated division of the cortex and the curtains of lava were released. And the eruption of Siberian flood lasted for millions of years. Could the volcanic activity on such a long period alter the climate enough to kill 95% of life on Earth? The Day the Earth Nearly Died on BBC Hoizon
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The universe has always existed? How did a place that could harbor life? NOVA presents some startling new answers in Origins, a new series of 4 parts. New clues from the frontiers of science are presented by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. As the host of Origins, Tyson leads viewers on a journey to the beginning of time and deep space in search of the first movements of life and its traces on other worlds. The documentary is very scientific, taking into account all options / possibilities as possible. Everything is well done. Just when you think you are going to jump from one idea or just a hint that they do a good job addressing the issue. Topics include: How the Earth was formed, how common is a planet like Earth, the search for extra-solar planets, the chemistry of life, the formation of molecules of life, big bang theory, cosmic microwave background and more?. If you like documentaries about the origins of life and space, then this is a chance that you will enjoy. I strongly urge all members of “”Planet Earth”" for a couple of hours of entertainment and information to understand what we know today about the origin of the Earth. Even if you disagree, which gives an idea of what consensis popular in the scientific community today.
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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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Two parties, documentary about two of the deepest questions there – is everything, and what is not?In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding movies, Professor Jim Al-Khalili seeks an answer to these questions, exploring the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind nothing apparent.The first part, everything is Professor Al-Khalili set out to discover what the universe might actually be similar. The journey takes him from the distant past the limits of the known universe.Along the way he traces the extraordinary story of men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos and investigates how our understanding of space has been shaped by mathematics and astronomy.
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A stellar explosion, the supernova is the sensational death of a star. Can shine as bright as 100 billion Suns and radiate as much energy as the Sun emits more than 10 million years.Jets of high-energy light and matter are propelled into space and cause enormous bursts of gamma rays and emit intense X-ray radiation for thousands of years.Astronomers believe this process creates the same building blocks of planets, people and plants. Meet the world’s leading supernova hunters, and take a look at recorded supernovas throughout history.
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This is a documentary created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It is concerned with the state and the future of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and financed by Adam Lewis and Pierre André Senizergues. The distribution credits go to the Warner Independent Pictures.Some of the contributors to this documentary include over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists such as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, journalist Armand Betscher and Paul Hawken. The documentary gives you the insight into the grave problems of the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are some of them. The primary issue addressed in this documentary is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.This documentary also proposes some of the potential solutions to the above mentioned issues by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.
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Objectified is the second part of a three-film “design trilogy” by Gary Hustwit and had its world premiere at the SxSW Film Festival in March 2009.It is a documentary film encompassing the complexity in our relationships with manufactured, inanimate objects and thus also with their creators. It is about the innovators and architects, who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a regular basis putting their creativity into everything ranging from simple household objects like toothbrushes to extremely complicated tech gadgets. It is as much about personality as it is about the reflection of our value systems.Through in-depth conversations with these product designers, the film chronicles the creative processes of some of the most influential product designers of our era. Quite accurately, the objects we surround ourselves with tells tales about who we truly are and what are our aspirations.
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This documentary challenges all scientific theories to explore the possibility of time travel. The figures, numbers, timescales, speeds, quantities and sizes are simply staggering and requires considerable lateral thinking in order to gain the most from the documentary.Time warps, wormholes, blackholes and stars are all investigatd to determine whether time travel could be possible.Einstiens theories are discussed with relation to the speed time comparison indicating that by travelling at an incredibly high speed would effectively alter the time and this has been proven in experiments in space.The vision and dream here are incredible but everything in this documentary can be recognised as feasible in the distant future. This is certainly worth the watch to stimulate your mind and be part of the dream.
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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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Acting out is an old eight-part series for television history that will apply modern analysis to some of the most infamous rulers of the classic story.The trials of life of these people come from very limited and biased sources. Like all stories that are written by the victors, if the dynasty that usurped the line of Nero and Caligula, and therefore had a vested interest in smearing, or history of the Mongols, a hagiography of Genghis Khan written by his successors designed to make it look great.Because of their bias, how much of these stories can we trust? These men were depraved or noble as the stories suggest?This series will answer these questions. Using the physical evidence, archeology and modern knowledge of science of toxicology to ballistic re-evaluate his life to separate fact from fiction.Experts will lead to historic sites of some of the most momentous events or infamous rebuild his life and what really happened. Very stylish two and a half Chart D is used to bring violent crucial moments of his life to life.And the psychiatric profile will help us rebuild what was going on inside their heads and then see how to match other brutal rulers in our unique old psycho-graphic Behaving Badly.Looking at these tyrants with a modern look, the series aims to show as real people who behaved and think and act in ways that we can recognize. It will test the stories about them in the crucible of the modern world.
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All that is about to read here seems impossible and insane, beyond science fiction. However, all true.Scientists now believe that can really be a parallel universe – in fact, may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we live in one of them.These other universes contain forms of space, time and strange exotic matter. Some of them may even contain a slightly different way.Surprisingly, scientists believe that these parallel universes exist less than a millimeter away from us. In fact, our gravity is only a weak signal coming out of another universe into ours.
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This documentary does a wonderful job of conveying the genius that was Nikola Tesla. Watch this documentary and then look around your house. You'll be amazed in the ways in which Tesla impacts our everyday lives. His death ray is also examined and a good discussion of particle beam weaponry follows. Reagan's Star Wars program is also discussed, along with HAARP, the super secret microwave array in a remote part of Alaska.Tesla was truly a man who knew the secrets of electricity. His thoughts on capturing free energy and transmitting it around the world was truly a humanitarian concept and the video explains how he was stopped by the greedy capitalists and how he died as a penniless man.Like many geniuses, Tesla was not a conventional man. He gave his life to realize his visions, while others made millions with his inventions. Tragically, he died nearly forgotten.
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Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a high blood sugar level occurs over a prolonged period of time. Some of the symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause a number of complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Some of the long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes. This is an independent documentary that chronicles six Americans with 'incurable' diabetes that are changing their diet and getting off insulin. The documentary follows the story of each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by the diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse diabetes* and change lives.
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The Earth is doomed. How do we evacuate the entire population of mankind? What challenges lie ahead? Were can we go to & how long does it take to get there? How will we survive? Who will we trust to keep us alive?
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This guy was deeply plugged into the machinery of the universe, to an extent no-one has since been. His entire life revolved around maths. If he were alive today he would be diagnosed with aspergers, but he had fully productive aspergers.He was quite eccentric, and never really owned his own house, he made most of his money by placing bets on mathematical problems with his friends, travelled the world all his life flying from university to university, and gave out awards for people who solved hard mathematical problems he set them.A curious fact about Paul is that he was a daily user of amphetamine in his later years. After his mother's death in 1971, Erdös became quite depressed. His physician prescribed amphetamines. Erdös took Benzedrine or Ritalin almost every day for the last twenty five years of his life. Sometimes he took both. Long-term use of amphetamines often exacerbates depression. When used chronically, too, amphetamines usually induce stereotyped thought and behaviour rather than creativity. But Paul Erdös seems to be an exception.He felt living on speed helped him to create maths. At an age when most mathematicians have long since burnt out, his output was certainly prodigious. Strong dopaminergic drugs also tend to provoke or exacerbate obsessive-compulsive behaviour. Here their effect on Erdös may be more typical. Erdös hated to be touched; and he washed his hands some 50 times a day.Colleagues worried that Erdös might have become addicted. In 1979, he accepted a $500 bet from his friend Ronald Graham. Graham challenged Erdös to abstain from speed for 30 days. Erdös met the challenge, but his output sank dramatically. Erdös felt the progress of mathematics had been held up by a stupid wager. In an article by Paul Hoffman published in November 1987, Atlantic Monthly profiled Erdös and discussed his Benzedrine habit. Erdös liked the article, "except for one thing...You shouldn't have mentioned the stuff about Benzedrine. It's not that you got it wrong. It's just that I don't want kids who are thinking about going into mathematics to think that they have to take drugs to succeed."
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What if in the distant realms of our galaxy there is a planet similar to ours where life can exist?Using the latest technology and telescopes, scientists are exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, searching for life, and reexamining how they perceive life on other planets. This documentary shows us the sights and sounds of distant worlds, as astrobiologists explain how life could exist on them. With the most modern telescopes, scientists are now seeing more complex ecosystems on our neighbouring planets than they had thought to exist. Vast salt water oceans, active volcanoes and molecules that could start life are present in many of the planets. Could life be starting on other planets? Is a primitive form of life that once was the beginning of humans now possibly active on other planets? We may not be alone.
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This great lecture summarizes scientific research that explains why humans have an inclination to create divinity.It is not a defense of atheism, but rather shows what science says about the various modules & capabilities that humans have developed over thousands of years that lend themselves to the creation & acceptance of religious explanations.Although the presenter made clear that he is not a man of faith, the conference is not an attack on the church as much as an explanation for why people might believe. Very current and a good intro for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.