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

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

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

Making Dogs Happy: Part 2—Catalyst 30 min.

In the second part of this two-part series, we learn how the challenge participants, Roxy, Poppy, and Angus are progressing in learning to find an object by smell. Hear how your personality traits can directly affect your dog's ability to learn and about new science, which reveals how you can adversely impact your dog via your emotions. Hear about an app that is designed to maximize your dog's qua...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Smell: Our Most Underestimated Sense—Catalyst 29 min.

Smell is our most ancient, but also our most underestimated sense. In a recent survey of young adults, just over half said they would rather lose their sense of smell than their access to technology, like laptops or smartphones. In this episode Anja Taylor investigates the hidden powers of smell, and how smell influences many aspects of our lives in ways we often overlook.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Why Are We Getting So Fat? 51 min.

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Over 60% of adults in the UK are currently classed as overweight or obese, and this figure is set to rise. Is it really as simple as eating less and exercising more? Cambridge geneticist Dr Giles Yeo meets some of Britain’s largest people to find out. From rare genetic mutations to the prevalence of energy-dense foods, our experiences in the womb to our...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016