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The Day The Earth Nearly Died

The Day The Earth Nearly Died
250 million years ago, long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the land and oceans teemed with life. This was the Permian, a golden era of biodiversity that was about to come to a crashing end. Within just a few thousand years, 95% of the lifeforms on the planet would be wiped out, in the biggest mass extinction Earth has ever known. What natural disaster could kill on such a massive scale? It is only... 
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Human Body: Pushing The Limits

Human Body: Pushing The Limits
Human Body: Pushing the Limits takes you across continents and introduces you to people who have pushed their bodies to the max. This groundbreaking documentary uses CGI technology and hi-tech camera work to examine their physical ordeals in vivid detail both externally and internally! From mountain climbing, martial arts and desperate rescues to medical breakthroughs and professional sports, here... 
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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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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Stress: Portrait of a Killer
Prolonged, sustained, excessive stress and your similar response to it, not only causes deterioration of your brain, but it also compromises your immune system; your ability to fight off diseases. Thousands of years ago, we mostly lived until we either starved, were accidentally poisoned or we were eaten by another animal. Now, we have the distinct ability to slowly kill ourselves over a period of... 
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Search for the First Human (Sahelanthropus Tchadensis)

Search for the First Human (Sahelanthropus Tchadensis)
Sahelanthropus Tchadensis is one of the oldest known species on the human family tree. This species lived sometime between 7 and 6 million years ago in West-Central Africa (Chad). Walking upright may have helped this species survive in the diverse habitats – including forests and grasslands. Though we only have cranial material from Sahelanthropus, studies so far indicates this early human had a... 
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The Shape of Life

The Shape of Life
This relatively obscure series (2002) is a real find. 7 hour long episodes tell the story of primarily invertebrates of the sea (sponges, anemones, flatworms, molluscs, arthropods, jellyfish, sea stars, etc…) over the course of time and how we relate and in some cases depend on these seemingly lowly creatures. The Shape of Life tells the gripping and magnificent tale of the beginnings of all animal... 
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Did Darwin Kill God?

Did Darwin Kill God?
There are some who believe that Darwin’s theory of evolution has weakened religion, fueled in part by Richard Dawkins’ publishing phenomenon The God Delusion. Conor Cunningham argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Cunningham is a firm believer in the theory of evolution, but he is also a Christian. He believes that the clash between Darwin and God has been hijacked by extremists... 
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Moon For Sale

Moon For Sale
After 40 years, man is preparing to return to the Moon. But this time the astronauts won’t just land on the Moon – they plan to stay. From his office in Nevada, Dennis Hope has spawned a multi-million dollar business selling lunar real estate. But scientists believe the real prize is trapped in the Moon’s rocks. It contains large deposits of an extremely rare gas called Helium-3. Could Helium-3... 
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