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Music of the Brain
Music affects our development from the womb to the grave. This documentary examines the role of music in developing our brains as humans.
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The Discoverers tells the story of some of history’s most important discoverers and discoveries - from the early mathematical theories of Archimedes to the groundbreaking ideas of Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.
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See how new technology can strip away the effects of the atmosphere, giving better images than you can get from space! And join astronomers hunting for exploding stars at the edge of the Universe.
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Beauty is one of the great subjects of art. From the earliest cave paintings that we know about, art has always searched for that unity of proportions, that transcendent pleasing-ness of appearances.
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The Hobbit Enigma examines one of the greatest controversies in science today: just what did scientists find when they uncovered the tiny, human-like skeleton in Indonesia in 2003? The discovery forces us to rethink some of the most fundamental questions of our origins.
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In this four-part series artist and critic Mathew Collings explores the changing ways in which cultures of the past - from the ancient Greeks to modern times - have shaped our civilisation. This is a history of civilisation through the art it has left behind.
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What is happiness? Can it be defined? What is the science behind happiness? How do we measure it? How do we attain it? Host Adrian Pang seeks to unravel the mystery behind happiness through a series of happiness experiments and discussions with happiness experts.
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Connected examines the baffling idea of a pervasive law that nature uses to organise itself, a fundamental law, governing networks from viruses to people. It's a discovery that may prove as important as Newton's observations of gravity or Darwin's theory of evolution.
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The film tracks the historical evolution, showcases the destruction, and unravels the science behind tuberculosis. Along with re-enactments of Robert Koch and analysis of this disastrous strain, a modern-day investigation highlights the plight of this global disease.
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This environmental special investigates some of the most critical questions of the 21st century. Visit parts of the world suffering from human overcrowding, hunger and despair - places where disease is rampant, but also hear stories of hope and courage.
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Jimmy Doherty, farmer and entomologist, follows Darwin’s intellectual journey, recreating ground breaking experiments on natural selection. Filmed in the gardens and greenhouses of Darwin’s home in Kent, this series rediscovers the science underpinning evolution.
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