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Read more about the article Rise of the Continents episode 3 – The Americas
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Rise of the Continents episode 3 – The Americas

Rise of the Continents episode 3 - The Americas: Geologist Iain Stewart reconstructs how North and South America were created. Professor Iain Stewart uncovers clues hidden within the New York skyline, the anatomy of American alligators and inside Bolivian silver mines, to reconstruct how North and South America were created. We call these two continents the New World, and in a geological sense they are indeed new worlds, torn from the heart of an ancient supercontinent - the Old World…

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Read more about the article Rise of the Continents episode 2 – Australia
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Rise of the Continents episode 2 – Australia

Rise of the Continents episode 2 - Australia: Professor Iain Stewart uncovers the mysterious history of Australia, and shows how Australia's journey as a continent has affected everything from Aboriginal history to modern-day mining, and even the evolution of Australia's bizarre wildlife, like the koala.     Iain begins searching for the platypus - a strange creature that is half mammal and half reptile. 200 million years ago reptile-like mammals were found across much of the world because at this…

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Read more about the article Rise of the Continents episode 1 – Africa
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Rise of the Continents episode 1 – Africa

Rise of the Continents episode 1 - Africa: Geologist Prof Iain Stewart shows how the continent of Africa was formed from the wreckage of a long lost supercontinent. Professor Iain Stewart reveals how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today. It features, among other things, creation of Victoria Falls, diamond mines of Sierra Leone, skeletons of early whales buried in the sand, and the nutrient-rich grass of the Serengeti Plains.    …

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Read more about the article Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal episode 2
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Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal episode 2

Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal episode 2: Angela and Adam also ask if eugenic-style attitudes towards the poor and disabled continue to shape today’s society, and explore if breakthroughs in medicine, such as screening and gene editing, will combine with prejudice against the disabled to bring a form of eugenics back. They weigh the undoubted benefits of modern medicine with the possibility of their misuse in the name of human enhancement. They look into the story of the first attempts to…

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Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal episode 1

Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal episode 1: Journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson explore the shocking origins and legacy of eugenics in Britain and its continued influence today.     Science journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson, reveal that eugenics - the controversial idea that was a driving force behind the Nazi death camps - originated in the upper echelons of the British scientific community. The presenters uncover how shocking eugenic beliefs permeated the British…

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