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The Sky at Night – The Forgotten Solar System

The Sky at Night - The Forgotten Solar System: Of the 100 probes that have been sent out into space, only one probe - Voyager 2 in 1989 - has ever sent back any information about the solar system's outer planets. From afar, they seem featureless and devoid of any significant geological activity.     Since then, long-range telescopes have shown that there is much more to Neptune and Uranus than previously thought and that they both warrant closer inspection.…

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Read more about the article H2O – The Molecule That Made Us episode 2
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H2O – The Molecule That Made Us episode 2

H2O - The Molecule That Made Us episode 2: Civilisations begins in the jungles of the Congo on the trail of a new theory that puts water at the centre of how humans first stood upright.     In Egypt and China, an investigation shows how civilisations were shaped by their relationship to the great rivers, and in Mexico we reveal how access to underground water changed humanity’s footprint on the planet. A new current is also explored, and at…

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H2O – The Molecule That Made Us episode 1

H2O - The Molecule That Made Us episode 1: Pulse investigates the inseparable bond between water and life. It reveals how a few drops of rain can cause deserts to bloom through a time-lapse sequence that took a decade to make, follows the journey of a molecule of water through trees in the Amazon to create giant rivers in the air and maps how the great animal migrations follow water around the planet. But the world is changing. Drought-chasing scientists…

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Read more about the article Size Matters episode 2
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Size Matters episode 2

Size Matters episode 2: This two-part special presented by Hannah Fry shows that when it comes to the universe, size really does matter. Hannah takes the audience into a thought experiment where the size of everything can be changed to reveal why things are the size they are.     Having discovered in the first episode that making things bigger ends in disaster, in episode two, Hannah is going the other way by asking whether everything could, in fact, be…

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Size Matters episode 1

Size Matters episode 1: Hannah Fry takes a spectacular look at the science of size by imagining a parallel world in which everything is made bigger or smaller.     This two-part special presented by Hannah Fry shows that when it comes to the universe, size really does matter. Hannah takes the audience into a thought experiment where the size of everything can be changed to reveal why things are the size they are. Hannah starts her journey by asking…

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