Biology


New! Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study 15 min.

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse research has been called one of the most important study’s of the 21st century. It is hugely significant for our understanding of both the epigenetic mechanisms that change gene expression and the relationship between Nature and Nurture in psychology and sociology. The film combines original interview and laboratory footage of Professor Jirtle to both tell the s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Rethinking Obesity: Nature vs. Nurture? 16 min.

As a species we’ve been getting larger over the past 50 years and obesity is at epidemic proportions in some Western societies. So why are we doing so much damage to ourselves, our health services and our planet? Is it mainly due to nurture, the environment? Or is it more to do with nature, our biology? In Rethinking Obesity, featuring contributions from two of the leading figures in this debate,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Special Edition: Global Warning 19 min.

On this edition of Nightline Matt Guttman will examine environmental issues including unusual phenomena caused by global warming.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5 30 min.

Focusing on endangered species, Part Five in the Saving My Tomorrow series highlights stories about animals in danger of becoming extinct, alongside scenes with kids who are working to protect the natural world around them – from the planting of oysters and banding birds to recycling. Also featured are readings and performances by Laura Dern, Stephin Merritt and They Might Be Giants, along with a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Saving My Tomorrow: Part 6—Kids Love The Earth 30 min.

The final installment in the acclaimed series includes stories about the importance of youth activism and the difference kids can make. Featuring young people dedicated to making the earth a cleaner place, the show explores issues ranging from fracking and water pollution to the benefits of local food and reducing our carbon footprints. Also featured are readings and performances by Audra McDonald...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! The Science of Sleep 44 min.

Sleep has long been regarded as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But what if it can control our weight, allow us to make memories, and help us to fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s? We travel the world to investigate how revolutionary new technology has revealed the sleeping brain as an energetic and purposeful machine.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Desert Heartlands 51 min.

Travel from the cold deserts of Nevada to the giant cactus-studded lands of Arizona and the scorching Mojave Desert in California. Discover how some of America’s most iconic animals like mustangs and coyotes have learned to survive.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The High Country 51 min.

The High Country is the land of grizzly bears and giant trees, of frigid winters and scorching summers, of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever. From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada, in this land of extreme seasons survival demands endurance. It’s all about taking what you need to stay alive by whatever means, from parasitic plants to thieving black bears, and tenacious pikas to battling bison.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Restless Shores 50 min.

Tectonic forces shape all life here, creating stunning landscapes like the San Andreas Fault reaching all the way north to the Pacific coast. Meanwhile elephant seals battle it out for mates, grey whales form a unique friendship with a small community of people and gulf grunion fish race ashore to spawn in their millions.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Wild West 150 min.

A legendary land known for its scorching hot deserts, red rock canyons, giant snow-capped mountains, and rugged shorelines. Welcome to the Wild West, home to a vibrant cast of tricksters, pioneers and outlaws, from the shrewd coyote to the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale to the spirited mustang. This series explores this fascinating area of North America—the canyonlands, the high country...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016