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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: Professor Richard Feynman of Caltech talks about his life and career. In 1981, he gave Horizon a candid interview, talking about many things close to his heart. Richard Feynman was one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists and original thinkers of the 20th century. He rebuilt the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and it was for this work that he won the Nobel Prize in 1965.     This programme is part a collection of…

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Read more about the article Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 5 – Rare Earth
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Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 5 – Rare Earth

Earth: The Power of the Planet episode 5 - Rare Earth: Life on Earth prospers because it enjoys the right amount of heat from the sun, and the atmosphere prevents meteorite bombardment. Geography series with Dr Iain Stewart.     Our planet is unique within the solar system. Four-and-a-half billion years ago it had a twin named Theia which was absorbed into the Earth, increasing its gravity and allowing it to form an atmosphere. Iain travels to Meteor Crater in…

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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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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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