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Forces of Nature with Brian Cox episode 1 - The Universe in a Snowflake

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox episode 1 – The Universe in a Snowflake

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox episode 1: Brian uncovers how the stunning diversity of shapes in the natural world are shadows of the rules that govern the universe. In Spain, he shows how an attempt by hundreds of people to build the highest human tower reveals the force that shapes our planet.     In Nepal, honey hunters seek […]

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The Planets episode 5 - Into the Darkness

The Planets episode 5 – Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds

The Planets episode 5: in the final episode, Professor Brian Cox journeys to the remotest part of the solar system, a place that the most mysterious planets call home. These worlds remain shadowy for a simple reason. Beyond Saturn we have only ever visited the most distant planets once.     Uranus – barely visible to the naked eye –

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The Planets - The Two Sisters - Earth & Mars episode 2

The Planets episode 2 – The Two Sisters – Earth & Mars

The Planets episode 2 – The Two Sisters – Earth & Mars: early in the story of the planets, there was a beautiful water world, an oasis of hope in a sterile universe. But this was not Earth – this was the young Mars. Professor Brian Cox continues his tour of the solar system revealing that it was once home

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Terrestrial Planets episode 1

The Planets – A Moment in the Sun – The Terrestrial Planets episode 1

In this major landmark series, The Planets – The Terrestrial Planets episode 1, Professor Brian Cox tells the extraordinary life story of our solar system. For four and a half billion years each of the planets has been on an incredible journey, filled with astonishing spectacle and great drama. Using the data from our very latest explorations of the solar

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Wonders of Life episode 3

Wonders of Life episode 3 – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

The universe is almost entirely devoid of life. Earth, the planet we call home, seems to defy the laws of physics. It is teeming with life in all colours, shapes and sizes. No-one knows for sure how many different species are alive right now, our best guess is close to 8.7 million. In this film, Professor Brian Cox asks how,

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Wonders of Life episode 2

Wonders of Life episode 2 – Expanding Universe

Wonders of Life episode 2 – Expanding Universe – Professor Brian Cox encounters the astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. Every animal on Earth experiences the world in a different way, using a unique suite of senses to detect its physical environment. Tracing the evolution of these mechanisms is a story that takes us through life’s journey –

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Wonders of Life episode 1

Wonders of Life episode 1 – What Is Life?

Wonders of Life episode 1 – What Is Life?: in this episode Brian Cox visits South East Asia’s ‘Ring of Fire’. In the world’s most volcanic region he explores the thin line that separates the living from the dead and poses that most enduring of questions: what is life? The traditional answer is one that invokes the supernatural, as seen

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