Two hundred million years ago there was an extraordinary development in the history of life: an ancient group of reptiles made a giant evolutionary leap into the skies. In this ground breaking, BAFTA winning, documentary, Travel back in time to discover how and why these pterosaur's took flight, and why after 150 million years of aerial domination they vanished. Using state of the art CGI, and based on new finds and the latest research, recreates these spectacular creatures and takes us into their world.
January 30, 2012 1:17 PM
This documentary follows the lives of three women who feel uncomfortably defined by their naturally large bust size. One is terrified of having breast reduction surgery but with her breasts causing her chronic back pain she knows it may be her only option. Another hopes that alternative therapies and an exercise regime will downsize her chest; and the third, a 19 year old fashion student, struggles to be taken seriously in a world where she feels only women with small boobs can look attractive.
Caution: R: rated.
January 28, 2012 12:37 PM
When the dinosaurs died off 65 million years ago, it was killer birds not mammals which dominated areas of South America. Killer Birds profiled include the flightless ratite Andalgaornis and the larger Titanis, and the huge extinct flying Argentavis. Bob Chandler (of Florida Museum of Natural History) discovers that the titanis wingbone was very dinosaurian, allowing it to grip prey. This Documentary series, produced for the Discovery Channel, using three-dimensional graphics, life-like robotics, skeletal reconstructions, and on-site visits to explore prehistoric animals.
January 26, 2012 1:33 PM
Follow the filmmakers from the Smithsonian Institute on a visual journey through the lush Pacific Ocean paradise that is home to some of the most precious flora and fauna on the planet. Scattered across the equator, this largely unexplored series of volcanic islands is host to a stunning array of endangered species that remain virtually unknown outside of the archipelago.
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January 25, 2012 1:07 PM
Todayís world has troubles unique to its time in history, from the global financial crisis to technological meltdowns to full scale, computerized global war. The men proposing these ideas are not crackpots living on the streets of New York, they are intelligent, learned men who come armed with the evidence to back up their claims. These men are historians as well, using all manner of information and patterns from the past to provide context for where we are going. Their predictions interpret the current state of affairs in our world as evidence that the America we know may come to an end.
January 24, 2012 1:16 PM
Why are aliens visiting our planet? This enchanting animated short film follows a visitor from another world as it starts its journey on Earth.
January 22, 2012 12:40 PM
Professor Brian Cox's epic journey across the universe, he travels from the fossils of the Burgess Shale to the sands of the oldest desert in the world to show how light holds the key to our understanding of the whole universe, including our own deepest origins. To understand how light holds the key to the story of the universe, you first have to understand its peculiar properties. Brian considers how the properties of light that lend color to desert sands and the spectrum of a rainbow can lead to profound insights into the history and evolution of our universe.
January 22, 2012 12:11 AM
Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view. A nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream, to live free from the world of careers, mortgages and the white picket fence. When British writer Richard Grant moved to the USA more than 20 years ago it wasnít just a change of country. He soon found himself in a world of travelers and the culture of roadside America Ė existing alongside, but separate from, conventional society. In this film he takes to the road again, on a journey without destination.
January 20, 2012 1:24 PM
This documentary explores the past, present and future of the starís unique importance to Earth. The SOHO and TRACE satellites, as well as the Swedish solar telescope on Las Palmas, provide viewers with some of the best images of the sun ever seen, and the special program provides knowledge of the many scientific discoveries being made about the sun.
January 19, 2012 12:18 PM
This is not the story of hippie communal "back to the landers", this is the story of what it takes to live with alternative power sources now to live with nature in this modern age. Thoreau said that if an emergency struck, a man should be able to leave his home with nothing more than the clothing on his back and feel like he left nothing behind. Self sufficiency is almost impossible to obtain in modern society. Did you know thereís a dream that still prevails now as strongly as it did in 1882 when Thoreau wrote Walden? Itís that of a return to the wild.
January 18, 2012 1:15 PM