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History,Places,Genetics,Life,Language

Lives of Neanderthals

April 25, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
It doesn't just take willpower to survive, it takes guts. Life needs energy to exist and almost all animals get their energy in the same way, with a built in power plant, a digestive system that turns food into fuel.

Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Guts

It doesn't just take willpower to survive, it takes guts. Life needs energy to exist and almost all animals get their energy in the same way, with a built in power plant, a digestive system that turns food into fuel.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Seeing is believing, not to mention evading, and surviving. Learn how the eyeball evolved from ancestors of jellyfish who developed light sensitive cells to the unique adaptations that allowed primates to better exploit their new habitat, while the ability to see colors helped them find food.

History,Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Eyes

Seeing is believing, not to mention evading, and surviving. Learn how the eyeball evolved from ancestors of jellyfish who developed light sensitive cells to the unique adaptations that allowed primates to better exploit their new habitat, while the ability to see colors helped them find food.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Speed can often mean the difference between life and death in the animal kingdom. Some animals have evolved into championship flyers, swimmers and runners. What are the forces that create this need for speed and how do animal bodies adapt.

History,Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Speed

Speed can often mean the difference between life and death in the animal kingdom. Some animals have evolved into championship flyers, swimmers and runners. What are the forces that create this need for speed and how do animal bodies adapt.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Can Eating Insects Save the World BBC full Documentary 2013 How would you feel about eating deep fried locusts, ant egg salad or barbequed tarantulas? This documentary sees presenter and food writer Stefan Gates immerse himself in the extraordinary world of hardcore insect-eating in a bid to conquer his lingering revulsion of bugs and discover if they really could save the planet.  With 40 tonnes of insects to every human, perhaps insects could offer a real solution to the global food crisis - where billions go hungry every day whilst the meat consumption of the rich draws vast amounts of grain out of the global food chain.  Stefan's on a mission to meet the people in Thailand and Cambodia that hunt, eat and sell edible insects for a living. But nothing quite prepares him for bug farming on this terrifying scale, from stalking grasshoppers at night to catching fiercely-biting ants. And it's not just insects on the menu. Stefan also goes hunting for the hairiest, scariest spider on the planet - the tarantula. Stefan asks if the solution is for everyone - the British included - to start eating insects too.

Civilization,Life,Zoology

Eating Insects Save the World

Can Eating Insects Save the World BBC full Documentary 2013 How would you feel about eating deep fried locusts, ant egg salad or barbequed tarantulas? This documentary sees presenter and food writer Stefan Gates immerse himself in the extraordinary world of hardcore insect-eating in a bid to conquer his lingering revulsion of bugs and discover if they really could save the planet. With 40 tonnes of insects to every human, perhaps insects could offer a real solution to the global food crisis - where billions go hungry every day whilst the meat consumption of the rich draws vast amounts of grain out of the global food chain. Stefan's on a mission to meet the people in Thailand and Cambodia that hunt, eat and sell edible insects for a living. But nothing quite prepares him for bug farming on this terrifying scale, from stalking grasshoppers at night to catching fiercely-biting ants. And it's not just insects on the menu. Stefan also goes hunting for the hairiest, scariest spider on the planet - the tarantula. Stefan asks if the solution is for everyone - the British included - to start eating insects too.
January 4, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Science,Places,Life,Zoology

Bugs A rainforest Adventure

December 18, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
The site of impact of an enormous comet, found in North America, has enabled scientists to model its catastrophic collision with the Earth, an event alleged to have wiped out the dinosaurs. What happened when the resulting fireball caused billions of tons of sulphuric acid to be released into the atmosphere - and could it ever happen again? Horizon reaches back in time and reconstructs how, in a brief moment, the fate of millions of species was sealed: from the new-found fossil 'horizon of death', to scientists modelling the blast itself; a million times stronger than the world's combined nuclear arsenals. Startling graphics reveal how in 30 seconds North America was scoured by a fireball. Within an hour the world was aflame. And new evidence shows that the asteroid chanced on the worst possible site on Earth to strike. It hit unique sulphate-rich rocks, vaporised them, and kicked billions of tons of sulphuric acid into the atmosphere.

History,Science,Life,Astronomy,Zoology

Crater of Death

The site of impact of an enormous comet, found in North America, has enabled scientists to model its catastrophic collision with the Earth, an event alleged to have wiped out the dinosaurs. What happened when the resulting fireball caused billions of tons of sulphuric acid to be released into the atmosphere - and could it ever happen again? Horizon reaches back in time and reconstructs how, in a brief moment, the fate of millions of species was sealed: from the new-found fossil 'horizon of death', to scientists modelling the blast itself; a million times stronger than the world's combined nuclear arsenals. Startling graphics reveal how in 30 seconds North America was scoured by a fireball. Within an hour the world was aflame. And new evidence shows that the asteroid chanced on the worst possible site on Earth to strike. It hit unique sulphate-rich rocks, vaporised them, and kicked billions of tons of sulphuric acid into the atmosphere.
December 6, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Peninsula Valdes is one of the priorities for naturalists visiting the South American continent, and it is perhaps beacuse this is the place where the observation of the great whales is easyer.  Every year during the month of July, the whales arrive to these shores of Patagonia to give birth and raise their calves. His gentle nature makes approaching to them possible to enjoying the wonderful spectacle of his jumps in the sea. Approaching the austral summer, in the month of November, these giants leave the coast of Peninsula Valdes to head south in search of more water rich in krill, their main food.  We will also witness the activities of large elephant seals during the breeding of their babies. This is the only continental enclave in the world where this happens.  Much of the Patagonian fauna is well represented in Peninsula Valdes. We also approach the guanaco and interesting Patagonian Hare or mara.

History,Places,Geology,Life,Zoology

Patagonia: Refuge of the Monsters

Peninsula Valdes is one of the priorities for naturalists visiting the South American continent, and it is perhaps beacuse this is the place where the observation of the great whales is easyer. Every year during the month of July, the whales arrive to these shores of Patagonia to give birth and raise their calves. His gentle nature makes approaching to them possible to enjoying the wonderful spectacle of his jumps in the sea. Approaching the austral summer, in the month of November, these giants leave the coast of Peninsula Valdes to head south in search of more water rich in krill, their main food. We will also witness the activities of large elephant seals during the breeding of their babies. This is the only continental enclave in the world where this happens. Much of the Patagonian fauna is well represented in Peninsula Valdes. We also approach the guanaco and interesting Patagonian Hare or mara.
December 6, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Human mutation has always been fascinating, but beyond the spectacle is science. Research is uncovering how mutation works and how mutants may benefit future medicine. They may even be the key to finding cures for life-threatening diseases.

Science,Medicine,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Mutation - The Science of Survival

Human mutation has always been fascinating, but beyond the spectacle is science. Research is uncovering how mutation works and how mutants may benefit future medicine. They may even be the key to finding cures for life-threatening diseases.
November 23, 2013 - [ 1 part ]


Genetics,Chemistry,Life

The Intelligence of Plants

November 23, 2013 - [ 1 part ]