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Zoology,Science,Places

Hippos

January 7, 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.

Zoology,Life,Civilization

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 ]
The deadliest natural weapon employed in the animal kingdom, venom has independently evolved in creatures as diverse as jellyfish, insects, snakes and even mammals. Scientists from around the globe show how evolution adapted venom to fit the needs of the animals who wield it.

Genetics,Science,Zoology

The evolution of venom

The deadliest natural weapon employed in the animal kingdom, venom has independently evolved in creatures as diverse as jellyfish, insects, snakes and even mammals. Scientists from around the globe show how evolution adapted venom to fit the needs of the animals who wield it.
December 22, 2013 - [ 1 part ]


Zoology,Science,Places,Life

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.

Zoology,Astronomy,Science,History,Life

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.

Zoology,History,Places,Geology,Life

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 ]
Periodically an ocean current brings death to the Galapagos Islands. Climatic phenomena such as 'El Niño' warm waters of the Pacific coast and causes a dreadful mortality among animal species.  But Galapagos does not die. The arrival of 'El Niño' is only part of its ancient cycle of death and resurrection. A reminder of its origins and a repeat infinitely smaller scale of how life colonized these islands to turn them into a paradise on earth.

Places,Geology,Genetics,Zoology,History

Genesis - Final Point

Periodically an ocean current brings death to the Galapagos Islands. Climatic phenomena such as 'El Niño' warm waters of the Pacific coast and causes a dreadful mortality among animal species. But Galapagos does not die. The arrival of 'El Niño' is only part of its ancient cycle of death and resurrection. A reminder of its origins and a repeat infinitely smaller scale of how life colonized these islands to turn them into a paradise on earth.
November 30, 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.

Genetics,Science,Life,Medicine,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,Life,Zoology

Evolution - What Darwin Never Knew

November 16, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.  The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.  For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.  HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

Science,Geology,Genetics,History,Chemistry,Life,Zoology

Home

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
October 7, 2013 - [ 1 part ]