Read more about the article Rise of the Continents episode 4 – Eurasia
Rise of the Continents episode 4 - Eurasia

Rise of the Continents episode 4 – Eurasia

Rise of the Continents episode 4 - Eurasia: Professor Iain Stewart shows that where the south of Eurasia is today there was once an ocean and how, in 250 million years, all of the continents will collide together. Two hundred million years ago the continent we know as Eurasia - the vast swathe of land that extends from Europe in the west to Asia in the east - didn't exist.     To reveal Eurasia's origins, Professor Iain Stewart climbs…

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

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 Garden Secrets episode 4 – Pollinator Power
Garden Secrets episode 4 - Pollinator Power

Garden Secrets episode 4 – Pollinator Power

Garden Secrets episode 4 - Pollinator Power: Smithsonian's gardening specialists help home gardeners like you create pollinator-friendly habitats. How can you turn your backyard into an urban oasis for pollinators?     If you think managing your garden is hard, try handling three thousand floral species in one tiny area. Join the horticulture experts of the Smithsonian Gardens as they design everything from tight, formal displays to English cottage gardens, and learn how their design secrets can make your own…

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Read more about the article Garden Secrets episode 3 – Victory Veggies
Garden Secrets episode 3 - Victory Veggies

Garden Secrets episode 3 – Victory Veggies

Garden Secrets episode 3 - Victory Veggies: See how gardening tips used in the WWII effort and practiced by Native American Indians can make your garden grow!     Join the horticulturists and landscape architects caring for the Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, D.C., and see how the time-tested tips they use can help you create a bountiful vegetable garden in your own backyard. First, they recreate a World War II victory garden, then employ ancient Native American Indian techniques to…

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

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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