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1. Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds (2015)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at how birds evolved from dinosaurs.

Director: Dan Levitt | Star: Julia Clarke

2. Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods (2014)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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A first-hand account of the painstaking search for Tiktaalik, a creature with a mix of features common to fish and four-legged animals.

Director: Rob Whittlesey | Star: Neil Shubin

3. Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans (2014)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the origins of mankind.

Director: Rob Whittlesey | Star: Sean B. Carroll

4. The Day the Mesozoic Died (2012)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Holt | Star: Sean B. Carroll

5. Building Scientific Knowledge: The Story of Plate Tectonics (2012 Video)

58 min | Documentary

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Dr. Oreskes explores past scientific models of the processes responsible for shaping the physical features of our planet and describes the current theory of plate tectonics. She brings her ... See full summary »

Star: Naomi Oreskes

6. Climate Change: How Do We Know We're Not Wrong? (2012 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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Dr. Oreskes shares her insights into why the growing scientific consensus on climate change continues to be debated. She describes how a Cold War-era think tank became an influential source... See full summary »

Star: Naomi Oreskes

7. Earth's Climate: Back to the Future (2012 Video)

88 min | Documentary

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Dr. Schrag discusses climate change in the geologic past and explains how that knowledge can help us understand the impact of human activities on future climate. Climate researchers agree ... See full summary »

Star: Daniel Schrag

8. The Deep History of a Living Planet (2012 Video)

Documentary

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Dr. Knoll takes viewers on a tour of the life forms that have existed on our planet since its origin. The history of animals etched in the fossil record represents merely the most recent 15... See full summary »

Star: Andrew Knoll

9. Genetics of Human Origins and Adaptation (2011 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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The analysis of DNA sequences reveals the genetic heritage of modern humans. Using genetic evidence, scientists established that modern humans (Homo sapiens) originated from Africa. As ... See full summary »

Star: Sarah A. Tishkoff

10. Human Evolution and the Nature of Science (2011 Video)

27 min | Short

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One of the most profound questions we can ask is "Where have we come from?" Charles Darwin addressed this question in his book on human evolution, The Descent of Man, which was published in... See full summary »

Star: Tim D. White

11. The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans (2011)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Working in East Africa in the 1950s, Tony Allison was the first researcher to find a connection between the infectious parasitic disease malaria and the genetic disease sickle cell anemia. ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Anderson | Star: Sean B. Carroll

12. Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Behavior (2011 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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Archaeology is the study of human residues using the scientific method to reconstruct human behavior. Residues are anything that results from human action, including stone tools. Tools are ... See full summary »

Star: John J. Shea

13. The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes (2011)

13 min | Documentary, Short, History

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For life to survive, it must adapt and readapt to an ever-changing Earth. The discovery of the Antarctic icefish has provided a stunning example of adaptation in an environment both hostile... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Holt | Star: Sean B. Carroll

14. The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation (2011)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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The rock pocket mouse is a living example of Darwin's process of natural selection. Evolution is happening right now everywhere around us, and adaptive changes can occur in a population ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Holt | Star: Sean B. Carroll

15. Hominid Paleobiology (2011 Video)

93 min | Documentary

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In 1994, scientists discovered the remarkably well-preserved fossil of "Ardi," a member of the 4.4-million-year-old species Ardipithecus ramidus. Fossils found with Ardi indicate that she ... See full summary »

Star: Tim D. White

16. The Virus Hunter's Toolkit (2010 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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Lecture on how new technologies like the Virochip harness DNA's properties to identify and fight new viruses.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Sean B. Carroll, Joseph L. DeRisi

17. Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Eva Harris on developing safe vaccines for dengue and other diseases.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Eva Harris, Dennis Liu

18. Solving SARS and Other Viral Mysteries (2010 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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The Virochip has been used to identify the infectious agents of SARS and other diseases.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Joseph L. DeRisi, Robert Tjian

19. Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Eva Harris lectures on research aimed at thwarting dengue fever in the lab and in communities.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Eva Harris, Robert Tjian

20. Building Brains: The Molecular Logic of Neural Circuits (2008 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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Thomas M. Jessell lectures on how nerve cells get their identity, how they send axons, and how they make connections with other cells.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Peter J. Bruns, Thomas M. Jessell

21. Plan of Action: How the Spinal Cord Controls Movement (2008)

59 min | Documentary

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Understanding the neural circuits in the spinal cord that control movement.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Thomas R. Cech, Thomas M. Jessell

22. Mapping Memory in the Brain (2008)

59 min | Documentary

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Eric Kandel lectures on memory and the brain.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Thomas R. Cech, Eric Kandel

23. Memories Are Made of This (2008)

59 min | Documentary

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The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Thomas R. Cech, Eric Kandel, Dennis Liu

24. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2006 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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The Darwinian revolution was the first revolution in biology.

Stars: Sean B. Carroll, Thomas R. Cech

25. Adult Stem Cells and Regeneration (2006)

58 min | Documentary

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The role of stem cells in regeneration, and ongoing research to improve mammalian regeneration potency.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Peter J. Bruns, Nadia Rosenthal

26. From Butterflies to Humans (2006 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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The story of animal evolution is marked by key innovations such as limbs for walking on land, wings for flight, and color patterns for advertising or concealment.

Stars: Sean B. Carroll, Thomas R. Cech, Dennis Liu

27. Selection in Action (2006 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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The products of natural, and human, selection are all around us. Humans have transformed wild plants into useful crops by selective breeding. Human selection has also produced pets and ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter J. Bruns, David M. Kingsley

28. Understanding Embryonic Stem Cells (2006)

59 min | Documentary

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An overview of embryonic development, the progressive differentiation of cells, and properties of embryonic stem cells.

Director: Wally Ashby | Stars: Thomas R. Cech, Doug Melton

29. Fossils, Genes and Embryos (2006 Video)

59 min | Documentary

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Recent studies have identified important genes that direct embryonic development. Specific developmental regulators control the formation of heads and tails, backs and bellies, forelimbs ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas R. Cech, David M. Kingsley

30. Brave Heart: Circle of Life (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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The heart acts as a dual pump, sending oxygen-depleted blood to the lungs and pumping oxygen-rich blood to vital organs throughout the body.

Stars: Purnell Choppin, Christine Seidman

31. The Kidney's Tale: Of Salt and Hypertension (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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Molecular genetic research has identified genes that, when mutated, cause either increased or decreased blood pressure.

Stars: Purnell Choppin, Richard Lifton, Joseph Perpich

32. Heartbreak: Of Mutations and Maladies (1998)

59 min | Documentary

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Although heart disease typically occurs after middle age, seemingly fit and healthy young individuals can die suddenly from heart disease.

Stars: Joseph Perpich, Christine Seidman

33. Telltale Genes: Charting Human Disease (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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The discovery of DNA as the basis of heredity led to an explosive growth of knowledge about the human genome.

Stars: Purnell Choppin, Richard Lifton



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