Biology


New! Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5 30 min.

Focusing on endangered species, Part Five in the Saving My Tomorrow series highlights stories about animals in danger of becoming extinct, alongside scenes with kids who are working to protect the natural world around them – from the planting of oysters and banding birds to recycling. Also featured are readings and performances by Laura Dern, Stephin Merritt and They Might Be Giants, along with a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Saving My Tomorrow: Part 6—Kids Love The Earth 30 min.

The final installment in the acclaimed series includes stories about the importance of youth activism and the difference kids can make. Featuring young people dedicated to making the earth a cleaner place, the show explores issues ranging from fracking and water pollution to the benefits of local food and reducing our carbon footprints. Also featured are readings and performances by Audra McDonald...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Best of Big Blue Live 56 min.

Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in Monterey Bay, California, to view its once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

9 Months That Made You 165 min.

Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature. Using the latest research and advances in medicine, we can reveal this hidden world in forensic detail. Zeroing in on milestones along the road to creation--where critical events can change...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Final Countdown: 9 Months That Made You 56 min.

Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

The First 8 Weeks: 9 Months That Made You 56 min.

Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

One of a Kind: 9 Months That Made You 56 min.

Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people—even “identical” twins—are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you’re likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Coral Bleaching—Catalyst 30 min.

Coral reefs have been on this planet for millions of years, but if climate trends continue this century could be their last. In a warming world, reefs and all the marine life they support are on the frontline. A change of just a few degrees can be the difference between life and death. This summer, large parts of the Great Barrier Reef saw the hottest sea temperatures and the most severe coral ble...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Gene Editing Made Simple and Is There Life On Mars?—Catalyst 31 min.

CRISPR is a powerful gene-editing technique that is transforming the field of genetics. Faster, easier and cheaper than previous gene modification methods, the dream of treating cancer or curing hereditary gene diseases is one step closure. However, with the power to change DNA come ethical implications. CRISPR gives us the ability to alter the evolution of an entire species. Scientists are excite...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Making Dogs Happy: Part 1—Catalyst 28 min.

In this instructional video, we learn how to tell when our dog is stressed or anxious. See an experiment that debunks the myth that dogs show guilt. Follow along with three owners and their dogs as Ryan Tate instructs them in learning theory using a bridging reinforcer to teach their pets to sniff out objects.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016