Read more about the article Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 4 – Oceans
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Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 4 – Oceans

Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 4 - Oceans: Iain travels to surfers' paradise Hawaii to learn more about oceans, explaining the difference between waves, tides and currents. In the Amazon, he rides the world's longest tidal bore. In the beginning, there were no oceans: they are thought to have gradually formed from volcano steam and melted comet ice.     Change continues today: a new sea is forming in Ethiopia, which will separate East Africa from the mainland,…

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Read more about the article Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 3 – Ice
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Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 3 – Ice

Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 3 - Ice : Documentary series in which Dr Iain Stewart reveals the natural forces that have shaped the earth's development. Ice isn't just something to put in a gin and tonic - it has carved out landscapes, unleashed catastrophes and shaped human evolution.     Now it could cause the destruction of our civilisation. Iain visits the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland which has retreated 10km in the last few years because of…

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Read more about the article Universe – The Big Bang: Before the Dawn episode 5
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Universe – The Big Bang: Before the Dawn episode 5

Universe - The Big Bang: Before the Dawn episode 5: It’s the ultimate question: why are we here? Cutting-edge space missions take us back 13.8 billion years to the very beginning – the origin of the Universe.     Professor Brian Cox asks the ultimate question: how did the Universe come to be? The Universe is daunting in its scale. We live on one planet of eight that orbit just one of the four hundred billion stars in our galaxy.…

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Read more about the article Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 2 – Atmosphere
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Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 2 – Atmosphere

Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 2 - Atmosphere: Dr Iain Stewart reveals the crucial natural forces that have shaped the earth's development. A flight in a jet plane, a trip to the Andes and a trip to Shark Bay in Australia are expensive but necessary to discuss atmosphere.     You can't see it, you can't taste it, you can't smell it and you can't touch it, yet without it almost all life on Earth would die instantly.…

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Read more about the article Universe – Black Holes: Heart of Darkness episode 4
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Universe – Black Holes: Heart of Darkness episode 4

Universe - Black Holes: Heart of Darkness episode 4: Prof Brian Cox journeys into a supermassive black hole - a monster that can destroy worlds, stop time, and is forcing us to reassess our understanding of reality.     Professor Brian Cox continues his epic exploration of the universe with a journey into darkness. The centre of our galaxy is home to an invisible monster of unimaginable power – a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A*. Weighing 4 million times…

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