As of its release in early 2007, Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced.

Fifteen years after the fall of Communism, Marcel Theroux goes on a personal journey through Putin's Russia. He discovers a country that's literally dying.

How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenised, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialise in?

Who was the primary author? Was there more than one author? And if so, then who were they? What were their thoughts? Why are some of the passages in the bible seemingly contradictory in terms of authorship? Why did they include certain things and exclude others?

This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was a polymath and arguably the main figure of the Renaissance. He set out to learn all there is to know, conceived new ideas and inventions that changed the world, and created artistic works of astonishing elegance and beauty, including the most famous painting in history, the Mona Lisa.

Earthlings is an eye-opening documentary about humanities many mischiefs (animal cruelty) on planet earth. Sometimes the recordings of a few hidden cameras is all that is needed to say a thousand words, and in this case also experience a thousand emotions. Each and every one of us are earthlings. We share this world with millions of other species, and yet we tend to abuse and damage them mercilessly, not realizing that we are completely dependent on other earthlings.

The Great scientist Tesla was racing towards zero point free energy when he ran into J.P Morgan, who refused to finance something he couldn’t directly profit from. The world as we know it lives in this dark shadow.

During the last decade, haute cuisine has undergone a scientific revolution. Leading chefs have taken an interest in the science of cooking and in scientific tools found more commonly in research laboratories. Centrifuges, freeze dryers, digitally-controlled water baths and liquid-nitrogen filled Dewar flasks are just a few examples of technologies that have transformed the modernist kitchen. The computer remains an underutilized tool for exploring the hows and whys of cooking.

An irregular heartbeat might be linked with a more serious medical condition such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia in the United States. Professors and physicians at Stanford University Medical Center stress the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment for a number of cardiac arrhythmias that affect more than 2 million Americans. What is the difference between a benign palpitation and a life-threatening affliction?

How have human hands molded the earths biomes? Dr. Erle Ellis, associate professor of geography and environmental systems, unveils the way humans are changing the planet with regards to land use in the biosphere. This University of Maryland at Baltimore County video is hosted by Karin Readel, lecturer in environmental science.

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