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Addicted to Plastic

Addicted to Plastic
Documentary that explores the history of plastic and how it came to dominate our lives. From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost. For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has... 
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The Ascent Of Money

The Ascent Of Money
Professor Niall Ferguson examines the origins of the pillars of the world’s financial system, and how behind every great historical phenomenon – empires and republics, wars and revolutions – there lies a financial secret. Episode 1: Dreams of Avarice. From Shylock’s pound of flesh to the loan sharks of Glasgow, from the ‘promises to pay’ on Babylonian clay tablets to the Medici banking... 
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How Animals Do That

How Animals Do That
Produced in association with the Discovery Channel, this documentary has assembled some of the most fascinating facts now known about the animals on this planet. The film footage is fabulous, and the explanatory graphics help us understand how the survival mechanisms of certain animals work. Starting with the harsh temperatures of the Arctic winter, we see how polar bears endure the climate with their... 
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California Dreaming

California Dreaming
California is a strong brand, a land of dreams, movie stars, surfers and has a wonderful climate all year. But the state is practically bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles has no more cash. Public services are being scaled back and unemployment has been steadily increasing. But even in these dire financial times, feelings of entrepreneurship, optimism and a belief in America are stronger than ever... 
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Do You Want To Live Forever?

Do You Want To Live Forever?
Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey (born 20 April 1963 in London, England) is a British biomedical gerontologist educated at Cambridge University in the UK. He is the author of the Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging. He is now working to develop a tissue-repair strategy that would rejuvenate the human body and thereby allow an indefinite lifespan — a medical goal he calls engineered negligible... 
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Don’t Swallow Your Toothpaste

Don’t Swallow Your Toothpaste
We all want the best for our children, including sparking white teeth. Children today have fewer fillings than ever before, but what is the truth behind this great success story? Better care of our teeth or the magic ingredient in our toothpaste fluoride? Some parts of Britain like Birmingham already add fluoride to the water and there are now plans to extend this to other cities: Liverpool, Manchester,... 
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The Disappearing Male

The Disappearing Male
The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now far more at... 
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Global Dimming

Global Dimming
Since measurements began in the 1950s, scientists have discovered that there has been a decline of sunlight reaching the Earth; they called it global dimming. But according to a paper published in the journal Science, the dimming did not continue into the 1990s and indeed since the 1980s scientists have observed a widespread brightening. What caused the dimming to go down and what effect will it have,... 
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