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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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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 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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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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"“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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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One of the first efforts of Richard Dawkins in his identification and attack the rise of creationism in the U.S. rising star fundamentalist Christian population. In the important documentary, Dawkins shows how easily refute some of the most common creationist arguments.Dawkins starts with the question, “Is everything in Creation fall together by chance, or was there an intelligent designer as God?”It then looks at the spread of disaffection with Darwinism and argues that it should be discarded worn as a statement of scientific faith.Although this is an old documentary, which was an important key step in the growing affirmation of science as the only paradigm worthy of consideration to a highly developed species.
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The Great Global Warming Swindle is a contentious documentary film which implies that the threat of global warning is pushed upon us by scientists who are influenced by funding and political factors. The filmmaker talks to scientists and other experts on weather and atmospheric science who dispute the claim that global warming is a scam.Watch for yourself and you be the judge!
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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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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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Imagine a world like ours, only 6.5 light years away – but filled with life forms unlike anything found on Earth. Take a simulated trip in the near future, where astronomers and biologists alike admire the potential to Darwin IV, a nearby planet with two suns, 60% gravity and an atmosphere capable of supporting life.Having identified Darwin as a likely home for life, scientists send a series of unmanned probes to the planet. Initially, the expectation is to find microscopic life. But the probes soon find themselves in the middle of a developed ecosystem, filled with various creatures of all sizes.Looking through the “eyes” of the probes, marvel strange inhabitants of the planet – like the heavy Groveback, which supports a small forest vegetation in the rear; Prongheads deadly hunt in packs, like wolves, and the elegant Gyrosprinter, an elk-like creature with a body of luminescent biolights points.The look and the biology of each animal is based on the laws of evolution and physics, then the model to fit the hypothetical environment of Darwin IV. Leading experts in the fields of paleontology, astrophysics and astrobiology explain how these creatures could evolve the characteristics of another world, such as hollow bodies, propulsion “jet” and skewers pierced tongue.
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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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Our behavior is actually more than a matter of animal instinct? Of gorillas using sign language to make obscene suggestions pinheader people who can not use the language at all, the pigs learn to Hoover and the sheep who fall in love, this series explores what really distinguishes us from the beasts .Evolutionary scientist Dr. Armand Leroi explores how and why he became a man, but instead of looking for clues in ancient fossils, looking for rarities, aberrations and mutations that surrounds us today.What separates us from our animal cousins and makes us essentially human? For centuries, philosophers and archaeologists have asked this question, but at a fundamental level responses have been a mystery until now.Having argued that the essential difference between ape and man is the big smart brain, Dr. Armand Leroi explores how the special qualities of the brain have allowed us to dominate the planet.
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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.
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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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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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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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“It’s hard to describe the film, combining talking-head documentary footage with a fictional narrative, attempts to explain quantum physics in terms the public can understand.The extent to which it largely achieved the degree to which a viewer grasps the complex theories that are addressed in these terms. How important is existence? Do you spend time in one direction?This documentary is a radical change in the convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed not even dreamed of since Copernicus.This is a documentary. It’s a story. It’s amazing special effects.This film is immersed in a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated – that the neurological processes and perceptual changes are involved and lived by its protagonist – where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.
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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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For most of our history, we rested easy on the idea that there are three dimensions that have existed over time, length, width and height. Ah, the good old days. In the 20th century, Albert Einstein and Hermann Minkowski connected our comfortable three dimensions with a fourth time, the definition of special relativity with a space-time continuum.This type of work, but still does not explain a new theory called problem of quantum gravity, which arose around the same time of Minkowski and Einstein were working on their theories. Quantum mechanics has its own rules that contradict the concepts behind space-time continuum. Scientists try this incompatibility as the time for decades, discuss it, but actually does nothing.Although the increase in the theoretical dimensions began with Descartes in 1600, string theory in 1970 extended this idea as physicists tried to tie everything together in an elegant explanation of the universe. The variations of string theory requires the existence of eleven dimensions and a lot of universes, our universe forming three-dimensional membrane floating some higher dimensional donut. According to this theory, every point in space has six dimensions than wrapped in super-small flame geometries Calibio-Yau varieties.A string theory suggests that the reason why only three spatial dimensions is that all universes with higher dimensions got into a car accident and destroying cosmic each other, leaving our paltry three-dimensional membrane intact. List of all episodes here: through the hole.
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‘Sacred Weeds’ is a 50 minute documentary film, produced by Sarah Marris, and her production company TVF.It is a four part television series investigating the cultural impact of psychoactive plants on early civilizations.This series was hosted by Dr Andrew Sherratt, The Reader in European Pre-History at the University of Oxford, and later appointed as a Professor of Archaeology.In each episode the series investigated one psychoactive plant and its cultural significance. Three specialists of various scientific disciplines were invited to monitor two volunteers who had taken each plant. Each episode began and ended with Sherratt inscribing his diary with his reflections on the series’ scientific and cultural investigations.
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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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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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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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This documentary examines the fact that perhaps one in every hundred people suffer from a mixture of the senses. Imagine if every time you saw someone called Derek you got a strong taste of wax in your mouth. It happens to James Wannerton, which has a pub. Derek is one of the owners. Another common is the name given the taste of wet diapers. For some inexplicable reason, the sense of James’s sound and taste are intertwined.Dorothy Latham sees words as colors. Every time I read a black and white text, is tinged with every letter in the shadow of his own colorful alphabet – although who knows the reality of black and white text. Words have an even more bizarre. She sees them, explained letter by letter, on a tape recorder in front of colored head.James and Dorothy have a mysterious condition called synesthesia, in which his senses have become linked. For years scientists dismissed it, putting it in the same category as séances and bend the spoon. But now, synaesthesia is causing a revolution in our understanding of the human mind.
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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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This documentary presents the ancient artifacts that contradict the official historical perspective that humanity has advanced scientifically since the beginning of human history.It is not necessarily a deliberate conspiracy in the sense that some people meet in a smoky room and saying “we’re going to fool people.” It happens automatically within the scientific community.So when a particular test, you do not agree with the prevailing theory, automatically people do not want to talk about it, do not report, which means that science can not progress in the way one would expect.Although much of the evidence in this presentation has been much debated and contested, there is some evidence that it is very difficult to refute. The main objective of this paper is that the official view of human history is very questionable, particularly the progression of knowledge in the sciences, mathematics, and spirituality
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This documentary is co-produced by James Bamford, an investigative journalist and the best-selling author of ‘The Puzzle Palace’ and Emmy Award-winning producer Scott Willis. It follows the secret undertakings of The US and The USSR, who were both running parallel space programs so as to launch military astronauts on spying missions prior to the race to the moon by both the countries in the 1960s.This documentary reveals new clues about the space programs undertaken by both of them in a desperate attempt to undermine the military and nuclear superiority of the other. The public and even the astronauts were initially not told about the main mission of the Air Force run program of the U.S., named Manned Orbiting Laboratory, disguising the orbiting spy station under the pretext of scientific research. In fact, the Manned Orbiting Laboratory was designed in a way that two astronauts could operate an array of intelligence-gathering instruments, including a telescope capable of resolving objects on the ground as small as three inches. In footage broadcast for the first time, a mock-up of the Orbiting station’s interior as well as astronauts training for different phases of the mission was demonstrated.
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There are some who believe that Darwin's theory of evolution has weakened religion, fuelled in part by Richard Dawkins' publishing phenomenon The God Delusion. Conor Cunningham argues that nothing could be further from the truth.Cunningham is a firm believer in the theory of evolution, but he is also a Christian. He believes that the clash between Darwin and God has been hijacked by extremists - fundamentalist believers who reject evolution on one side, and fundamentalist atheists on the other. Cunningham attempts to overturn what he believes are widely held but mistaken assumptions in the debate between religion and evolution.He travels to the Middle East where he shows that from the very outset, Christianity warned against literal readings of the biblical story of creation. In Britain, he reveals that, at the time, Darwin's theory of evolution was welcomed by the Anglican and Catholic Churches. Instead, he argues that the conflict between Darwin and God was manufactured by American creationists in the 20th century for reasons that had very little to do with science and religion and a great deal to do with politics and morality.Finally, he comes face to face with some of the most eminent evolutionary biologists, geneticists and philosophers of our time to examine whether the very latest advances in evolutionary theory do in fact kill God.
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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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A documentary that explores how humanity came to understand the universe and its origins in the Big Bang.Since the first people who looked at the sky and wondered about the nature of modern physicists like Einstein, Gamow, Alpher and Guth.The universe began with a massive expansion, billions of years ago and continues to grow with each passing second.The idea that the very existence of the universe and of man, began with a “Big Bang” is no longer a topic of debate among most scientists – which is essentially taken as fact.
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Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch are the tools most of us rely on perceiving the world. However, some people say it also can perceive things beyond the reach of conventional senses, through some other channel for which there is no anatomical or neurological explanation. Scientists who study the skills as we call extrasensory perception (ESP), but lay people often refer to them as the sixth sense.Any of the terms is actually a generic term for a variety of different skills course vary from person to person. Some people claim that the power of telepathy – that is, the ability to perceive the thoughts of others without having to communicate verbally or in writing. Others say they have the power of clairvoyance, which is the ability to perceive events and objects that are hidden from view because of barriers or distance. Still others claim to be gifted with precognition, which allows them to look ahead and envision what has not happened yet.The belief in ESP or sixth sense can be traced back thousands of years. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that Croesus, who ruled a kingdom in what is now Turkey in the sixth century BC, consult oracles – that is, groups of priests claimed to be able to predict the future – before going to war. In ancient India, Hindu holy men are believed to possess the power to see and hear at a distance, and communicate through telepathy.In late 1700, the Viennese physician Franz Mesmer claimed that he could give people powers ESP hypnotizing them. Just before his assassination in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln told his friends that he had dreamed of his own body lying in state at the White House. In the 20th century, Edgar Cayce and Jean Dixon attracted wide fans, claiming they could predict future events. During the Cold War, U.S. the military and intelligence agencies, driven by reports that the Soviets had at their disposal psychic even tried to use clairvoyants who claimed power to remote viewing for espionage purposes. List of all episodes here: through the hole.
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Ben Stein shows us a world where freedom of the Academy of the research may not be so free. This should be a concern to all and sundry. This undermines the notion that going to teach us the facts and truth in our universities. However, if you see how this documentary is the format that you will find that this film is too biased, deepening the spectra of the propaganda! Let me explain. Stein tries out his premise interviewing scientists who have been rejected by the establishment. Scientists reportedly have had their lives ruined because of their belief in something called “Intelligent Design”. Science is not here to persecute the beliefs and the concept that this is likely to anger anyone … that is, until you realize that the length is going to paint science as the root of this evil.Therefore, we Stein interviews scientists who have had their titles in ruins by the establishment, do not you think Stein should interview people working in the scientific community at the time on this subject? If the persecution of dissidents was going on I think he go and talk to people still working in the field and cite examples for scrutiny. This never happens. Either Stein is a terrible host only for a documentary and should stick to game shows, or has an agenda. Stein interview with PZ Myers, Michael Ruse, Eugenie Scott, and the powerful Richard Dawkins for his grand finale, but never once asked about the people who were fired or denied tenure. He just sticks to the questions about how life began.Not even really talk to them about why intelligent design is rejected by the scientific community against why evolution is taught. You never ask these questions. Michael Ruse, who is not even credited in his interview (the most neglected documentary work), suggests a possible life scenario involving starting windows. This results in Stein asked again how it is possible … after Ruse simply said that the results can be interpreted as a rude response Ruse. This style of filming to show scientists unwilling to accept the idea of intelligent design leads the viewer to see science as intolerable.
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For years scientists have been trying to find the mysterious key teacher responsible for the evolutionary transformation of the dinosaurs in the world of winners. In the early Jurassic, 200 million years ago, were a relatively small group of primitive creatures. By the late Jurassic, 50 million years later, he had become the magnificent array of carnivores and giant plant eaters that dominate the planet for millions of years. In between lies the mysterious Middle Jurassic period in which all these changes must have occurred. But what were they? What was it that transformed the dinosaurs?Was there a terrible mass extinction? If there had been a striking change in the environment? All this was speculation and theory. How and where evidence come to light? Middle Jurassic fossils are very rare. All one had to go to a few outcrops of rock were scattered throughout the world smaller.Here is a treasure trove of fossils emerged in the middle of a desert of Argentina in the 1990s, thousands of square kilometers in the mid-Jurassic. In his first season in the field, Oliver Rauhut paleontologist and his team unearthed two carnivorous dinosaurs and giant six huge long-necked dinosaurs. And there’s more: the first mammals, crocodiles, fish and even plant life. They had discovered a complete Middle Jurassic ecosystem, a wonderful picture of life in this dark age of the dinosaurs.“It’s like someone has discovered the Holy Grail of dinosaur paleontology,” says British geologist, Dr. Phil Manning. Oliver Rauhut describes the site as “an extraordinary window to the mid-Jurassic.” Above all, the hope is that this site can contain all the information they need to find the mysterious evolutionary forces that have eluded paleontologists for a long time .
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The particle physicist and ex D: Ream keyboardist Dr. Brian Cox wants to know why the universe is built the way it is.He believes that the answers are in the force of gravity. But Newton thought gravity was powered by God, and even Einstein did not completely solve it.Heading out with his film crew on a journey across the U.S., Brian laser fire to the moon in Texas, goes mad in the desert of Arizona is the curvature of space and time in a maximum security military base, tries to detect ripples in our reality in the swamps of Louisiana and the search for hidden dimensions just outside Chicago.
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"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attributions of maps and ponder over the stories that they tell. The film focuses on matters concerning data visualization.The attempt of BBC to take up this subject shows how visualization is becoming an interesting feature in popular press. The varied locations continue to interest trend analysts and location-based applications take over the mobile landscape1. Medieval Maps – Mapping the Medieval MindThe Hereford Mappa Mundi, largest intact medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking. It pictures all of human knowledge in a single image. It is a work compiled by a team of artists. They portray a world overflowing with life. It features Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe. The infamous ‘monstrous races’ believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth are too part of this picture.2. City Maps – Order out of Chaos. It’s the story of how urban maps try to impose order on chaos. The British Library has 4.5 million maps, most of which are not hidden in its basement. The series takes us behind the scenes to explore some amazing treasures in more detail. This is the story of three maps, three ‘visions’ of London over three hundred years. What we witness is visions of beauty that celebrate as well as o distort the truth.3. Atlas Maps – Thinking Big. The Dutch Golden Age saw map-making reach a fever pitch of creative and commercial ambition. It was a period the first ever atlases. The atlases were– elaborate, lavish and beautiful. It was the great age of discovery and gave an unprecedented opportunity to mapmakers. Theses mapmakers sought to record and categorize the newly acquired knowledge of the world.4. Cartoon Maps – Politics and Satire. The series delves into the world of satirical maps. Graphic artist Fred Rose captures the public mood in 1880 with his general election maps that feature Gladstone and Disraeli. He uses the maps to comment upon crucial election issues and takes advantage of technology. This advent of technology allowed printing larger runs at lower cost. His views are still familiar to us today."
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For most of us, pain as a concept is something that does not spare a second thought: you stub your toe, it hurts a little, then it disappears. But to scientists, the experience of pain makes for fascinating study and an understanding that can potentially unlock new methods of treatment and pain relief.Horizon displays the latest research on pain and progress has been made through studies around the world from a woman in London who has felt no pain in his life, a man in the U.S. he cut his arm to survive, after being housed in an oven.Geneticist Dr. John Woods travels the world looking for people who feel strange pain or not feeling any pain, and believes that the secret of pain is in our DNA. In fact, after two years of studying the DNA of three generations of an Italian family who are not extreme temperatures, he discovered the family share a mutation in the gene that blocks the path to certain types of pain and therefore the names of the syndrome after them.Similarly, a woman in London who feels no pain at all (remember an early experience where his mother, the smell of burning flesh, who is kneeling on a radiator and had to tear the skin), described his relief finally able to explain their condition.Meanwhile, we learn about the importance of early life experiences and their importance in the development of our pain pathways. An experiment on brain activity in premature babies (which is therefore subject to intensive care treatment) compared with full-term infants show a marked difference in brain activity, suggesting that premature babies have increased sensitivity to pain.
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For thousands of years we struggled with the great questions of existence. Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? The quest to answer these is the history of science.Each week, medical journalist Michael Mosley charts the often unpredictable path we have taken. In recreating a famous alchemist experiment, following in the footsteps of Galileo and placed in the hands of a hypnotist unpicks Michael, how science has changed the way we see ourselves and how we view our world.It is a story of courage and fear, hope and disaster, persistence and success. That weaves the great forces of history – revolution, the voyages of discovery and artistic movements – with practical inventions, inventive and stubbornness of the experimenters and scientists.This is the story of how the story made science and how science has made history, and how the ideas that emerged made the modern world.1. What you need? How do we understand that our planet was not at the center of everything in the cosmos.2. What is the world made of? How the atomic theories and concepts of quantum physics underlying modern technology.3. How did we get here? Michael Mosley tells how scientists came to explain the diversity of life on earth.4. Can we have unlimited power? The story of how power has been harnessed by the wind, and vapor from inside the atom.5. What is the secret of life? Michael Moseley told the story of how the secret of life has unraveled through the prism of more complex organisms known – the human body.6. Who are we? The twin sciences of brain anatomy and psychology have offered different visions of who we are. Now, these sciences have come together and in the process revealed some startling and uncomfortable truths about what really shapes our ideas, feelings and desires.
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The Machine That Changed the World, produced by Jon Palfreman, was released in 1992 and is available only in the VHS Format. It is the longest and the most complete documentary about the history of computing. This documentary gives a brief view of the computing industry before the widespread use of the web and includes archival footage and interviews with key players of the computing industry. It is also available in the form of a book written by Jon Palfreman. This documentary is divided into a series of 5 parts:Part 1: Great Brains: In the first part we see a succinct introduction to the series, and highlighting the versatility of computers leading to their high influence on our lives. It is then followed by the history of computing, beginning with the original definition of “computers”, that were human beings like William Shanks that calculated numbers by hand and ending by concluding how Charles Babbage was led to develop his difference engine, the first mechanical computer, after being frustrated with inaccuracy caused by humans.Part 2: Inventing the Future: The story of ENIAC’s creators is picked up in the second part as they begin their journey of building the first commercial computer company in 1950, and ends with the moon landing in 1969 and the beginning of the Silicon Valley. The documentary gives detailed information on how after the war ended, ENIAC’s creators founded the first commercial computer company, the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation in 1946.Part 3: The Paperback Computer: The third episode of covers the advancement of the personal computer and the modern graphical user interface which made computing easy to use for everyone. Highlights of this part include interviews with Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, drawing with a computer in 1963, great footage from Xerox PARC, apart from some 1992-era predictions of the future from Apple and others.Part 4: The Thinking Machine: The history of artificial intelligence and the challenges that come from trying to instruct computers to think and learn like us is charted in the fourth part.Part 5: The World at Your Fingertips: The fifth and final part of The Machine That Changed the World focuses on global information networks including the Internet, and the communication benefits and privacy risks they threaten us with.
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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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Dogs decoded reveals the science behind the extraordinary bond between humans and their dogs and investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of the dogs – with startling implications for the evolution of human culture. Other studies are showing what dog lovers have suspected all along: The dogs have a great ability to read and respond to human emotions.Humans, in turn, meet the dogs with the same hormone responsible for binding mothers to their babies. How has this amazing relationship between humans and dogs become? And how can the dogs, so closely related to wolves fearful, they behave differently?
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"This documentary takes an in depth look at the phenomena of releasing chemicals into the atmosphere in order to in some way alter the weather on the planet. Although widely refute by politicians around the world there is a growing body of evidence that this is indeed happening.Furthermore it is having a catastrophic affect upon the rest of the planetary resources. Documentarytube released “What in the World are they Spraying” and this has seen considerable interest from many sources and this revealing documentary opens the subject even further.Thousands of people are noting that the planet’s weather is dramatically changing and we can all witness the jet like vapour trails left behind aircraft. The general consensus is that these represent the reality of chemtrail/geo-engineering programs to adjust the weather and subsequently play into the hands of those corporations which will benefit and seek to control resource and mankind.The documentary investigates links between the trails and severe weather across the planet. Political agendas exist too ensure these programmes continue in their destructive way…some corporation will benefit at the detriment of many. Evidence is widespread and pointing directly to geo-engineering being used to control the weather.Aerosols are sprayed into our sky and are used in conjunction with other mechanisms to modify our weather. The majority of geo-engineers maintain that their models are only designed to combat the affects of global warming but it is now further evident this control can convey massive amount of fiscal and political power into the clutches of the few in power.Control of the weather is like a Midas touch to those who wield the power…..the resultant will be further wealth where it is not needed to the detriment of millions of poor and needy around the world…this should not be allowed to continue.You can watch our other valid documentary “What in the world are they Spraying” by clicking this link.Further information on Chem Trails can be found here http://educate-yourself.org/ct/"