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Cooked: Earth

   2016    Culture
All cooking is transformation, and in that sense, it's miraculous, it's alchemy. But of all the different transformations we call cooking, fermentation is the most miraculous and the most mysterious. And that's because it doesn't involve any applied heat at all. Discover how microbes help turn raw ingredients into delicacies like chocolate and cheese as Pollan tackles the mysterious process of fermentation.
Series: Cooked

Raging Teens

   1998    Medicine
Raging Teens follows a group of young boys and girls throughout their teenage years and captures the changes that the body undergoes through puberty. Its main focus, however, is on Beatrice and the changes she undergoes such as shopping, growing breasts, pubic hairs and her first period (her mother bought her some Chocolate Éclairs to help celebrate which must be a British thing). The boy's side covers testosterone and what changes it spurs in a lad's body such as facial hair, their voice cracking at the wrong time, and parts of the body that have until now lain dormant. You also learn that a pubic hair only grows for 6 months, which keeps it short, and is actually flat oval and not round which is why they curl.
Series: The Human Body

How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works

   2014    Science
History of the World
History of the World

   2012    History
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
Chased by Sea Monsters
Chased by Sea Monsters

   2003    Science
How Art Made the World
How Art Made the World

   2006    Art
Dark Net
Dark Net

   2016    Technology
What is the Right Diet for You
What is the Right Diet for You

   2015    Medicine
Bible's Buried Secrets
Bible's Buried Secrets

   2011    Culture