Biology


Don't Trust the Promise of Artificial Intelligence: A Debate 101 min.

As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence argue that it will help solve complex social problems and offer humans greater powers and virtual immortality. But critics of artificial intelligence argue that its rewards may be overpromised, and that the pursuit of super-cognitive computers and autonomous machines could have unintended—and scary—consequences. Should we...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Lifespans Are Long Enough: A Debate 84 min.

What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live to about age 79, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us. So researchers around the world have been working on arresting the process of aging through biotechnology and finding cures to debilitating diseases. What a...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control 51 min.

When it comes to regulating global temperatures, forget the Amazon rainforest. It’s the oceans that really deserve the title of 'lungs of the planet'. Their plankton provides us with oxygen. Their currents transport heat from the tropical regions to the poles, acting as an air conditioner. They absorb almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted annually. But so much of what they do and exactly...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Mosquitoes on the Rise 53 min.

In Brazil, in Africa, in Southeast Asia, and in the south of Europe, this film will follow the path of four mosquitoes, each of which is capable of transmitting viruses and dangerous parasites to humans. These mosquitoes are the carriers of dengue fever, malaria, Zika, and other infectious diseases. They take advantage of environmental changes, often caused by human activity, as well as a multitud...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Wonderful World of Blood 52 min.

This fascinating film sees Michael Mosley put himself through some extreme challenges to discover how our blood protects us from infection, heals us when we’re wounded, and powers our lives. He undergoes experiments including entering a low-oxygen environment to supercharge his blood and boost his physical fitness; poisoning his blood with a vial of viper venom in order to see it clot; doing a sta...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Secret Life of Twins (2015) 51 min.

Identical twins are fascinating. Born with the same DNA, they go on to develop both astounding similarities and staggering differences. This groundbreaking film meets some of these amazing human pairs. Millie and Daisy like the same subjects at school and get near identical exam results. Anais and Samantha discovered uncanny similarities in their looks as well as tastes and personalities when they...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 52 min.

Discover the mysteries of the Atlantic ocean in all its moods, from its darkest depths to its coastline and islands, and learn about the people and wildlife whose lives are shaped by its rhythms. The Atlantic is an ocean everyone thinks they know, but what we see from the shore is only a fraction of the story. This beautiful and dramatic series takes viewers on a mind-blowing journey from north to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

From Heaven to Hell (Tropical)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 53 min.

The warm, tropical Atlantic Ocean is home to dolphin, manatees, coral reefs filled with algae, fishermen, and many more species. As the temperature rises in the summer and is cooled by torrential downpours caused by hurricanes, the life cycles of the flora and fauna are affected in their oceanic habitats. This film features the Atlantic spotted dolphins, the lush sanctuary of the mangrove forest,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Life Stream (North)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 52 min.

The Atlantic Ocean stretches 10,000 miles, including a 90 kilometer stretch of a warm current called the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream propels the migration of many different animal species, creating unique feeding frenzies for the predatory whales of the Atlantic Ocean. Jellyfish, sea turtles, fish, plankton, and people are also affected by the Gulf Stream that warms Northern Europe and keeps the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Mountains of the Deep (South)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 50 min.

Underwater volcanic forces created the longest mountain range on Earth, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 60 million years ago. In this film, explore the undersea ridges and islands, and the animals that live among them— the crabs of Ascension Island and spinner dolphins of Fernando de Noronha. The strong circumpolar current brings life and sustenance to the creatures of the depths and the skies of the Atla...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015