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Simply the Best Documentaries

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Life: Birds
The Spiral
African Cats
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
Asteroid Attack
Flying Monsters
Journeys in Space and Time
Amazing Africa
Life of a Universe Creation
Exoplanets
The Future
Nature Microworlds: Galapagos
The Story of Everything
Second Earth
Blood Of The Vikings: The Sea Road
How Small is the Universe
Last of the Giants
Cocaine Cowboys
Adaptation
Africa Fishing Leopards
Oceans
Is Alcohol Worse than Ecstasy
Sharks
Gravity
The Mediterranean Sea
Countdown to Zero
January to March
Deliver Us From Evil
Inside The Dark Web
Tofu: Good Sex Bad Sex
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
Erasing Dad
Cooked: Water
Fukushima Is Nuclear Power Safe
Let there be Life
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places

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Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower 2014

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point. Through interviews profiled at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and Sebastian Thrun's Udacity-among several others-IVORY TOWER reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. Along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women's college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure.

Category:Culture  Duration:01:30:00   

Memory Hackers
Memory Hackers 2016

Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. Without it, we’d be prisoners of the present, unable to use the lessons of the past to change our future. From our first kiss to where we put our keys, memory represents who we are and how we learn and navigate the world. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory". By studying a range of individuals ranging —from an 11-year-old whiz-kid who remembers every detail of his life to a woman who had memories implanted— scientists have uncovered a provocative idea. For much of human history, memory has been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays intact. But now, researchers are discovering that memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others. We are discovering the precise mechanisms that can explain and even control our memories. The question is— are we ready?

Category:Medicine  Duration:54:00   

D-Day: As it Happens (1)
D-Day: As it Happens (1) 2013

D-Day: As It Happens D-Day: As It Happens tells the story of this pivotal event in 20th-century history in a completely new way. Using newly-analysed archive footage, viewers can track the progress of seven people who were there on the day, each of them a real participant in the 1944 invasion. And they can do so moment by moment in real time, encountering the twists and turns of the fighting at the same time as the D-Day seven did, and learning their fate as the action unfolds in parallel with the present, Narrated by Peter Snow, with Channel 4 presenter and former marine Arthur Williams, and experts including former British Army officer Colonel Tim Collins and front-line journalist Lorna Ward. The first programme tells the back stories of the real people that the event is following in real time and sets out their missions over the following 24 hours. The D-Day seven include a paratrooper, a midget submariner, a nurse and a military cameraman.

Category:History  Duration:59:00   Series: D-Day

Asteroid Attack
Asteroid Attack 2010

What are the latest discoveries in the deadly world of asteroids? Will a recently returned Japanese spacecraft become the first to bring an asteroid sample back to our planet? What would happen to America's East Coast if the massive asteroid impact that helped form Chesapeake Bay 35 million years ago struck today? And why did President Barack Obama choose an asteroid as the destination for the next great manned mission into space? Learning about these huge space rocks isn't just about science, it's about survival.

Category:Science  Duration:46:00   Series: The Universe

 
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