ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE

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Two young scientific journalists travel the world to meet experts in their fields: astronomers, volcanologists, archaeologists… They are trying to find answers to big questions facing modern science and address the major challenges of tomorrow’s world: life on mars,...
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ANCIENT AMAZON

Searching for the African source of a South American river

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This is the account of an expedition searching the original source of the Amazon… in the African Sahara! Indeed, the Amazon didn't always fly eastward from the Andes to empty into the Atlantic. South America was once part of Gondwana, an ancient "supercontinent" that...
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ANTS!

Nature’s superpower

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They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength. They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien...
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BUGS AT BREAKFAST

A solution to world hunger

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Juab, a young farmer from Thailand, wants to start an insect farm. Indeed, many countries consume crickets, spiders, cockroaches, ants and many other species and the benefits to such eating habits are numerous. First, insects are plentiful and using them as food could be a solution to...
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COMING DISASTERS

Bad news from the future

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COMING DISASTERS is a glimpse into civilization’s near future, one that will be affected by natural disasters more than ever. After the tsunami and the New Orleans flood, what’s next ? Based on the best predictions scientists can supply for the decades ahead, COMING DISASTERS...
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CRIME SCENE SOLVERS

True Crime Series, Investigation

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When tackling a crime, the investigator’s only solution is to make the clues talk! There is no such thing as a perfect crime. Assault, kidnapping, murder… the culprit always leaves traces behind him. To hook the viewer, all the clues involved in the story are laid out in a...
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DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone

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In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of...
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DUGONGS AND MANATEES

One species, two destinies

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Evolution has it that some animals left the firm ground to live in the ocean. Among them were the “sirenians”, more known as the manatees and the dugongs, both cousins of the elephant. The manatee population resides in the warm Gulf waters off the coast of Florida. The dugongs...
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ESCAPE FROM EARTH

Can mankind survive in space?

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These captivating specials bring the future of space exploration to life as never before through dramatic reenactments completed by commentary from leading scientists. ESCAPE FROM EARTH tries to answer questions susch as: Would it be possible to live somewhere else in our solar...
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GIANT VIRUSES

Could mankind be descending from a giant virus?

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Mimivirus (for microbe mimicking virus), published in Nature in 2003, is the first member of a family of unsuspected organisms, all astonishing by their size, genes and performances – one of them has survived 30,000 years in the Siberian permafrost. These giant viruses seem to fill...
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HUMANS: WHO ARE WE?

The uniqueness of man

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In this two-part documentary, fossil hunters, linguists and psychologists come together for the first time to explain why humans are so unique. We alone can create spaceships and play music. Why? HUMANS: WHO ARE WE? answers this question and many more through spectacular re-enacted scenes...
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IN THE HEART OF IRIAN JAYA

An underground adventure

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Irian Jaya, the western part of New Guinea, concentrates a huge number of potholes and caves yet to be explored. In one of them flows the Baliem, said to be the largest underground river in the world. Nine British speleologists take enormous risks to explore, and try to map out this vast...
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JAMY’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS

Exploring the world

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This is the first of the great challenges of humanity, explored by Jamy. From the glowing slopes of Kilauea in Hawaii, to the Erta Ale lava lake in Ethiopia, the deck of a ship which bores into the Earth’s crust off Japan, the crater of Vesuvius or the ruins of Montserrat, Jamy takes...
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JOURNEY UNDER THE EARTH

The continent below our feet

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JOURNEY UNDER THE EARTH takes us on the discovery of what is referred as the “6th continent”. In this film, we follow a team of scientists and speleologists who tries to understand this peculiar world through the exploration of the most beautiful Under the Earth landscapes....
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LIMITS OF PERCEPTION

From macrocosm to microcosm

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Albert Einstein said: “It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.” We are indeed surrounded by mysterious worlds, hidden from us because they are too tiny or too vast to be noticed. Scientific and technological...
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LORDS OF THE OCEANS

A tribute to the seas most magnificent creatures

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Whales, sharks, walruses or dolphins. Be they marine mammals or fish, they reign over the world’s oceans. They are not afraid of storms, cold waters, isolation and predators. In fact, for them, the main danger is us, the Human. Everything seems to have been said on these big...
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MOSQUITO: THE ULTIMATE VAMPIRE

The greatest serial killer of all times

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From the swamps of the Everglades to the African savannah and the humid cities of South East Asia, the mosquito reigns supreme. An irritating pest to some, a malaria-ridden killer to others, this tiny blood-sucker is one of humankind’s worst enemies and has killed more humans than...
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NIGHT OF THE SALAMANDER

The mysterious world of a mythical creature

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The salamander has a mixed reputation. In ancient Rome it was rumored it could spit flames and even make water boil. This creature was also thought to be so evil that it would poison whatever it touched. But what do we really know about this harmless and beautiful animal? We think it is a...
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PROGRAMMED TO KILL

The diseases that puzzle science

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This 2-part documentary series investigates the most infamous and deadly tropical diseases: the dengue fever and the melioidosis. Dengue was first detected over 2 centuries ago. It is the world’s most debilitating, rapidly spreading and prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease and yet...
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SEARCHING FOR LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE?

A hatching of new worlds

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Men are born naturally curious of the Universe and the most so are certainly the scientists hunting for "exo planets", the ones outside our solar system. European researchers are far ahead in this field and, in this film, they share their professional curiosity about the...
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SHARK SEX

For grey sharks, sex is anything but bliss

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At the heart of the Pacific Ocean lies the atoll of Rangiroa. There lurks one of the world’s greatest concentrations of gray reef sharks, a fascinating species that arouses within us fear and curiosity. The place is a gift to any scientist wanting to observe these super predators...
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TARA OCEANS

A scientific odyssey

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TARA OCEANS is an exceptional 3-year marine expedition around the globe gathering an unprecedented international scientific team under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Program. Boarding expedition schooner Tara, researchers from all fields will study crucial yet still...
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TECHNOSEX

How will sex be like in the future?

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New technology is everywhere around us. At work, during our downtime and now it’s even invading our beds: vibrating underwear, connected sex toys, sex robots… Ecstasy is turning high-tech. Soon we will experience remote love making, bliss will be virtual and humanoids would...
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THE FUNNY SIDE OF SCIENCE

The advances behind ludicrous research

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How do roller coaster rides affect the treatment of asthma? Do we swim faster in water or in syrup? Hundreds of similar research subjects have won awards at the now famous “Ig Nobel” ceremony, the satirical equivalent of the Nobel awards. But the craziest questions can have...
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THE PEBBLE, FROM CLIFF TO MAN

A geological saga

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High white chalk cliffs overhanging a long beach and its pebbles. Nothing special. Yet these pebbles are the outcome of a long and fascinating process involving all natural elements. Issued from the cliffs, they take on their gentle shapes only after a long process of erosion. On this...
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THE SCI-FI FILES

In Science Fiction, where does science stops and fiction starts?

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Predicting the future is the very business of science fiction but how right have visionaries ever proved to be? THE SCI-FI FILES address this question by exploring science fiction, in particular its relationship to ‘’real science’’. Taking off from Mary...
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THE TECHNOLOGY OF SHIPBUILDING

Defying the floating logic

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In a short 30 years, South Korea has become one of the major players in the shipbuilding industry. Today, 5 of the top shipyards are Koreans. Building the humongous gas-boats or extra long tankers that sail the planet’s oceans are engineering and industrial challenges that this film...
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THEIR FROZEN DREAMS

A Polar tragedy

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In 1897, the Swedish Northpole expedition of S.A. Andrée, Nils Strindberg and Frænkel ended in tragedy. The explorers wanted to reach the pole in a balloon but after 65 hours of flight it was covered with ice and forced to land. Despite their desperate struggle, the three men...
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VIRUS HUNTERS

A new kind of war

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Last Century, the Spanish Flu killed some thirty million in only two years. Today the new world threat is the bird flu. A way of fighting pandemics is to go to their source, often in the depths of the tropical rainforests. This is where Ebola, SRAS and HIV once emerged to be eventually...
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