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The Mission to Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth
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The Mission to Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth

South Korean scientists are currently working to resurrect the extinct woolly mammoth by cloning the DNA of a well preserved specimen discovered in the Siberian snow. The hope is to find intact cells from the carcass of this 40,000 year old frozen mammoth, which could then be used to modify the genome of the its […]
When Will Humans Live on Mars?
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When Will Humans Live on Mars?

The Earth will not exist for ever, whether it’s destruction is brought about by climate change, an apocalyptic asteroid, or some other disaster. However, we are now in the midst of a new space race between explorers seeking to capitalise on Mars. The hope is that as these entrepreneurs seek to profit from the colonisation […]
Life: Destiny or Chance
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Life: Destiny or Chance

Life: Destiny or Chance probes a fundamental question of existence: Did life come about by chance, or are the universe’s physical laws are so fine-tuned that the formation of life was inevitable? This documentary seeks to find the answer to this question by thoroughly examining two important and integral components of life: dust and water. […]
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 13-part series investigating how the laws of nature and our position in the universe were determined. Narrated by famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, it presents scientific concepts in a way accessible to the layperson. Among the topics covered include how to determine the true age of earth and the […]
The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit up the World
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The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit up the World

The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit up the World explores how the world-renowned scientist and pioneering radioactivity researcher experienced setbacks and frustration before becoming the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She is also the only person to have ever won two Nobel Prizes in two different categories of science. However, […]
The Fabric of the Cosmos
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The Fabric of the Cosmos

Based on the cosmological book of the same name by Professor Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos is a four-part series offering startling and eye-opening insights on the very frontiers of cosmology and particle physics. It explains in everyday language what scientists are discovering as they attempt to piece together a logical picture of […]
Inside the Milky Way
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Inside the Milky Way

Inside the Milky Way delves into the vast expanse of the universe, spanning 100,000 light years, to see key moments in the history of our galaxy, the Milky Way. From the origins of the universe and our galaxy billions of years ago to its eventually expected collision and consolidation with the Andromeda Galaxy, this documentary […]
What Darwin Never Knew
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What Darwin Never Knew

The earth is abundant with a large variety of different animals, including 28,000 fish species, 9,000 types of bird, and over 350,000 kinds of beetles. What Darwin Never Knew seeks to shed light on the 1.4 million discovered species that live on the planet, in addition to millions of undiscovered ones, and how they came […]
Who’s Afraid of a Big Black Hole
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Who’s Afraid of a Big Black Hole

Black holes are one of the universe’s most destructive forces, being able to tear apart planets and consume entire stars. Scientists believe they could hold the key to answering the question of what was there before the Big Bang. Who’s Afraid of a Big Black Hole examines the theoretical and practical realities of black holes, […]
The Botany of Desire
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The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire, based on the book of the same name by Michael Pollan, looks at ways in which plants have found a way to advance their agenda by ensuring they are attractive to human beings. The film contains a lot of metaphors, most of them by Michael himself, as there are no words […]
Six Degrees of Separation
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Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation tests the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person by linking through no more than six people. The experiment begins by asking strangers to all deliver a piece of mail to the same person, but the catch is that they cannot send it directly to […]
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
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Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Journey to the Edge of the Universe enacts a virtual non-stop odyssey from the Earth to the very edges of the observable universe. Shot using cutting edge CGI technology, the documentary seeks to offer a seamless spectacle of what it would be like to travel through the vast immensity of space and time that makes […]