Biology


New! Grow 55 min.

This is the story of incredible growth; from a single cell to an extraordinary walking, talking, being made up of 37 trillion cells. It looks towards the future, where we might push the boundaries of what a human lifetime can be.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Learn 55 min.

Explore the surprising ways your brain and body adapt to your environment throughout your life. See how your experiences can not only change your brain, but also your body, and even your genetic blueprint.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Survive 55 min.

Discover the everyday miracles within your body that keep you alive, and the extraordinary lengths your body goes through to keep it working every second of every day: fighting infection, repairing damage and keeping you safe from danger.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

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

Behind the Scenes - The Making of "Big Pacific" 54 min.

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific. This ‘Making Of’ special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Bird Brain 54 min.

Join NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, our feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But how smart are they? Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Passionate 54 min.

In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. There are forest penguins with a tenuous marriage, the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and the tale of male pregnancy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Voracious 54 min.

There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific we meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Audubon 57 min.

Naturalist and 19th century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized — and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Mysterious 54 min.

Man has explored land, the ocean’s surface, and large parts of the solar system...and in the 21st Century we are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean. We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific–but she does not give up her secrets willingly.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017