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Planet Earth II Grasslands
The End of the Universe
Stardust
Wild South America: Lost Worlds
The True Cost
TT3D Closer to the Edge
Free to Play
Secrets of the Space Probes
The Story of India: The Meeting of Two Oceans
The Survivors
The Obama Deception
Champs
Restrepo
Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
The Power of Miracles
What is the Secret of Life
Shallow Seas
Do You See What I See
Last Human Standing
The 21st Century Race for Space
WWII In 3D
Tiny Giants
Everything
A Year in Space
Clash of the Gods: Odysseus I
Cold War 2.0
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
The Gatekeepers
Growing Up
Johnson Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal Of Fortune
Dinosaurs Alive
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
Bugs a Rainforest Adventure
Clinton Cash
The Magic of Mushrooms

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Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life
Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life  2013

Richard Dawkins explores what science can tell us about death. It's a journey that takes him from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York.Dawkins brings together the latest neuroscience, evolutionary and genetic theory to examine why we crave life after death, why we evolved to age and how the human genome is something like real immortality - traits inherited from our distant ancestors that we pass on to future generations.

Category:Culture  Duration:46:51   

Stardust
Stardust 2011

In the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of humanity's very essence to answer the biggest questions of all: what are we? And where do we come from? This film is the story of matter - the stuff of which we are all made. Brian reveals how our origins are entwined with the life cycle of the stars. But he begins his journey here on Earth. In Nepal, he observes a Hindu cremation. Hindu philosophy is based on an eternal cycle of creation and destruction, where the physical elements of the body are recycled on to the next stage. Brian draws a parallel with the life cycle of the stars that led to our own creation. Next, he explains how the Earth's resources have been recycled through the ages. How every atom that makes up everything we see, was at some time a part of something else. Our world is made up of just 92 elements, and these same 92 elements are found throughout the entire universe. We are part of the universe because we are made of the same stuff as the universe.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   Series: Wonders of the Universe

Are We All Bigots
Are We All Bigots 2015

If you had less than one second to make a life-or-death decision to shoot a man who might be armed with a lethal weapon, what would you do? Would the ethnicity of the man affect your decision? Are you sure? The outcome – whatever your race – will surprise you. Brain imaging studies are showing that negative cultural stereotypes hijack everyone’s subconscious decision-making. But some science says we can overcome bigotry through exposure, self-awareness and flexible social networks… and, most controversially of all, ultra-violent video games!

Category:Culture  Duration:45:00   Series: Through the Wormhole Season 6

The Buddha
The Buddha 2010

After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from India who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. He remains one of the most legendary and influential of all religious progenitors, but what of his actual life? In this biographical documentary, director David Grubin tells the historical tale of Gautama Buddha (563-483 BC), from his initial enlightenment through his death around the age of 80. In the process, Grubin makes an unusual point: that Gautama never once claimed to be God or God's emissary, but instead sought to find a way to bring peace and alleviation from suffering to others in a cruel and often insane world. In telling this story, Grubin combines a number of elements including original animations, testimony by contemporary Buddhists such as the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, glimpses of sculptures and paintings that help tell Gautama's story, and much more. Narrated by Richard Gere

Category:History  Duration:1:54:52   

 
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