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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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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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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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